5 Ingredient No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles are sure to get you in the holiday spirit! This recipe is vegan, dairy-free, can be made gluten-free and requires no-baking!
No-Bake Gingerbread Man Truffles
The holiday season is officially here and you know what that means…. GINGERBREAD!
My gingerbread truffles are the perfect quick and easy dessert recipe to get you into the Christmas spirit. They’re creamy, lightly spiced and full of delicious flavour. They make for amazing Christmas gifts, edible treats for guests at your Christmas party or even to decorate a Christmas gingerbread cake! Something super special about these truffles, is that not only are they gingerbread flavoured, they are shaped into mini gingerbread men! How stinking adorable and chubby are they?!!!
What you need to make Gingerbread Man Truffles
- A set of electric scales
- Baking tray
- Food processor
- Measuring spoons
- Grease proof paper
- Cake pop sticks
- Heat proof bowl
How to make No-Bake Gingerbread Truffles
Here is how you make homemade gingerbread man truffles. The full recipe and written ‘step by step’ method is in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. Enjoy!
Line a baking tray with grease proof paper. Blitz biscuits in a food processor until crumb like, then mix in the cream cheese. Mix with clean hands until it forms a dough. Roll the dough into 8 (30g balls) and 8 (20g balls). This will be for the gingerbread man ‘head and body’.
- Melt the chocolate
Melt the chocolate then dip the end of a cake pop stick in. Insert the cake pop stick through the truffles so they’re on the stick. Twist mini oreo’s in half, dip in chocolate and press onto the sides of the truffle, creating the gingerbread man shape. Freeze for 5-8 minutes. Once set, remove from the freezer and dunk each truffle in chocolate. Drip off any excess and freeze until set.
- Melt white chocolate
Melt the white chocolate, then transfer into a piping bag, snip off the tip. Decorate the truffles with the white chocolate and allow to set. Serve and enjoy.
Tips for making gingerbread man truffles
- You can use either store bought vegan gingerbread, ginger biscuits / cookies or homemade gingerbread man biscuits. I have THE BEST Vegan Gingerbread Cookie recipe in my book, click here to get your copy.
- Use a combination of dairy-free dark and white chocolate to help achieve the lighter ‘gingerbread colour’ for the chocolate.
- To ensure the truffle doesn’t fall off the stick, dip the cake pop stick in chocolate before inserting into the truffle. Same goes with the head, dip the base of it in chocolate then press onto the stick.
- Be sure to leave your cream cheese at room temperature for 5 minutes before you make the truffles. It makes the mixing process so much easier.
- You can make the truffles in advance and store in the fridge before coating in chocolate. This also improves the richness of ginger flavour.
- Be careful when melting white chocolate as it can burn very easily. Keep it stirring.
- Make sure to dip the Oreo’s in chocolate before sticking into the truffle. If you don’t, you risk them falling off when you dunk the truffle in the chocolate.
Gingerbread truffles FAQ
Is this recipe vegan?
- YES! There is no animal products in this recipe at all. I use dairy-free cream cheese and dairy-free chocolate.
How do I store gingerbread man truffles?
- Keep the truffles in the fridge, and allow to sit at room temperature for 5-8 minutes before serving. Best enjoyed within 6 days of making.
Can they be made gluten-free?
- Yes of course! To make this entire recipe gluten-free and suitable for coeliac, simply use a gluten-free ginger biscuit. You could even use some gluten-free plain biscuits and add in a dash of ground ginger as an alternative.
What dairy-free cream cheese to use?
- My favourite vegan cream cheeses are Violife, Nush, Supermarket own brand Free from Cream Cheese,
Looking for more Christmas recipes, check these out
Melting Snowman Pop Tarts (vegan)
Coconut Snowman Sheet Cake (vegan)