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No-Bake Lemon Truffles

These mini vegan no-bake lemon truffles are deliciously sweet, soft, creamy, with vibrant zest of fresh lemons. Made using only 4 ingredients, no-bake and ready in under an hour, they’re a summer must make!

Lemon truffles on a small plate with flowers on

No-Bake Lemon Truffles

Say hello to the zestiest little truffles. My no-bake vegan lemon truffles are a delightful fusion of melt in the mouth creamy lemon biscuit truffle and a creamy white chocolate and lemon coating. These bite-sized treats offer a perfect balance between the sweetness of the white chocolate and the tangy and fresh citrus flavour, creating an indulging treat that is both refreshing and decadent! Whether you are preparing them for a special occasion or simply to enjoy as a scrumptious snack, these lemon truffles are sure to impress with their unique and irresistible taste and gorgeous appearance.

Looking for more lemon desserts? Check out my Vegan Lemon Tiramisu, No-Bake Vegan Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, Vegan Lemon Sandwich Cookies, Vegan Lemon Creme Brûlée Cookies and Mini Lemon Curd Cheesecakes.

Close up of a no-bake lemon truffle

Why you’ll love these lemon truffles

  • 100% vegan: This recipe is 100% vegan and free from any animal derived ingredients.
  • Can be made gluten-free: Easily made gluten-free by switching to a gluten-free / wheat-free biscuit. Always make sure to check all ingredients before making!
  • Perfect flavour combination: Combines the rich creaminess of the white chocolate with the zesty freshness of lemon for a delightful fresh and fruity taste.
  • Luxurious texture: Super smooth and velvety truffle center that melts in the mouth!
  • Simple to make: Easy-to-follow recipe that doesn’t require advanced baking skills!
  • No-Bake: This recipe is completely no-bake meaning you won’t need your oven to make them.
  • Impressive presentation: They are decorated to look like little lemons, making them perfect for gifts or special occasions.
  • Refreshing twist: This recipe offers a refreshing alternative to traditional chocolate truffles, with a bright and tangy flavour.!
  • Crowd-pleaser: Sure to be loved by both lemon and chocolate enthusiasts alike, making them a hit at any party, special occasion or gathering!
Close up of a lemon truffle

Ingredients you need:

Here is a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these lemon truffles. You can find the full recipe and ingredients list in the recipe card at the bottom of this page.

  • Golden Oreo’s – You want to use a plain / vanilla biscuit for this recipe. I opted for golden Oreo’s as they have a delicious sweetness which pairs really well with the zesty lemon and creamy cream cheese. Swap them out for a gluten-free biscuit to make this recipe gluten / wheat-free and suitable for Coeliacs.
  • Cream cheese – Make sure to use a good quality dairy-free cream cheese. My go-to’s are Violife Original Creamy and supermarkets own branded vegan cream cheese. If situated in the US, Mykonos is great!
  • Lemons – As we’re using the zest of the lemons, make sure to pick up un-waxed!
  • Dairy-free white chocolate – Use your favourite vegan friendly white chocolate. I love iChoc Vanilla, Sainsbury’s deliciously Free From White Chocolate and Moo Free White.
  • Lemon extract / flavouring – This is completely optional but add a small drop into the melted chocolate for ultra zingy lemon flavour.
  • Yellow food gel – Optional but use a dot of yellow food gel to colour the chocolate a lemon colour.
  • Mint leaves – Add a fresh mint leaf to the top of the truffles to make them look like little lemons, they’re adorable!
Lemon truffles

Tools you’ll need:

Here are a few tools I used to make these truffles. I have linked them below (aff links).
Heat proof bowl
Mini food processor
Mini ice-cream scoop

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lemon truffles on a small plate

No-Bake Lemon Truffles

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How to make quick and easy vegan lemon truffles, which is creamy, sweet and zesty. Perfect for Summer!


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Ingredients you’ll need

  • 150g of golden Oreo cookies
  • 60g of vegan / dairy-free cream cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon (un-waxed)
  • 200g of dairy-free white chocolate




  1. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Set aside.
  2. Place the cookies in a food processor or blender and whizz up until crumb-like. You could crush them using a rolling pin if you don’t have an electric mixer.
  3. Pour the cookie crumbs into a large mixing bowl & add in the dairy-free cream cheese and lemon zest. Mix the cream cheese, lemon & cookies together until fully incorporated.
  4. With clean hands, roll the mixture between your palms until you have small ‘truffle’ like balls and place them onto a lined tray. I like to roll them into 20g balls. TIP- Add a toothpick into each truffle, this makes it easy for coating in the chocolate.
  5. Pop the tray into the freezer and allow to set for around 25 minutes.
  6. About 5 minutes before the balls are ready to come out of the freezer, pop the white chocolate into a bowl on top of a saucepan with boiling water, creating a bain-marie and allow the chocolate to fully melt. Optional, but you an add in a dot of yellow food gel and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon flavouring / extract.
  7. Remove the truffle balls out of the freezer & dunk them in the chocolate! Tap the toothpick against the side of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl.
  8. While the chocolate is wet, place on a small mint leaf (optional but gives the lemon effect). Watch the video tutorial here. 
  9. Place the truffles back onto the lined tray and place them into the freezer to set. As the truffles are very cold, the chocolate will set almost immediately so they’ll only need to be in the freezer for around 5-10 minutes.
  10. When the truffles have set, remove the toothpicks.
  11. Serve and enjoy!


To store: Keep the truffles fresh by storing in an air-tight / sealed container in the fridge and enjoy chilled. Don’t leave out in the sun or in a warm atmosphere as they may melt.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: truffles
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  1. Jenan
    June 27, 2024 / 10:57 am

    So summery ☀️ thanks for the recipe!

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