{Recipe} Delicious No Bake Faux Chocolate Truffles
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{Recipe} Delicious No Bake Faux Chocolate Truffles

Today I’ll be sharing another favourite from my gran’s recipe file. The are very much literally balls of yummy chocolate goodness and super easy to make. I had to rename them a bit for the purposes of this post because literally translated they’d be chocolate balls and that doesn’t sound as fun as it does in Afrikaans. So here with go with No Bake Faux Chocolate Truffles.

We used to make these every Christmas and depending on how many people we’re having over for the festive season we’d easily make the recipe times five! But way back when this post a whole other challenge of how to crush 5 packets of marie biscuits. We had a lot of fun stuffing them in a bunch of plastic bags and then running them over with the car a bunch of times. Modern times luckily (or shall I say awww no, because the car method was kinda fun) comes with a whole array of kitchen appliances to help you out.

{Recipe} Delicious No Bake Faux Chocolate Truffles 1

Faux Chocolate Truffles

Faux Chocolate Truffles

Easy to make chocolate treats that looks just like chocolate truffles.
Course Treat
Servings 3 Dozen
Author Lizna


  • 250 ml Icing Sugar Sifted
  • 100 ml Cacao Sifted
  • 1 packet Marie Biscuits Crushed using a food processor or any method of your choice
  • 125 g Butter Softened
  • 125 ml Apricot Jam The smooth one works better
  • 5 ml Vanilla Essence Or any liqeur of your choice
  • 125 ml Coconut


  • Sift the icing sugar and cacao together in a mixing bowl.
  • Add the crushed marie biscuits, mix together.
  • Add the butter, apricot jam and vanilla, mix really well.
  • Roll the mixture into bite sized balls and roll each one in the coconut.
  • Store these in the fridge or freezer.


You can use the blender, hand mixer or spoon to make these! We've even made them with Amarula.
As a variation you can hide a nut or cherry in the center of each Faux Chocolate Truffle.
Another Sweet Treat – Rooibos Tea Chocolate Cake

Faux Chocolate Truffles

Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”
― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

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