Nutella and Oreo Truffles

August 12, 2019mayurisjikoni



This week India will be celebrating both Raksha Bandhan day and Independence Day on the same date – 15th Aug.

What is Raksha Bandhan?

Raksha means protection and bandhan means to tie. India and Nepal are unique in the sense that the Hindus celebrate Raksha Bandhan every year during the holy month of Shravan. This is a special day for brothers and sisters. A bond that is so special between both. I know there are some families where sister brother bond is a bit frayed because of differences. However, eventually they come round and look out for each other. Raksha Bandhan symbolizes the eternal bond between a brother and sister, they can be blood related or not. I know of people from different faiths and yet they celebrate this eternal bond. You may say we don’t need a special day to remind ourselves of the love between a brother and sister, but it just gives us an opportunity to celebrate it with good food, gifts, good wishes and keeps family bonds alive.

As the sister ties a rakhi, which can be just a simple cotton thread or a gold bracelet round her brother’s wrist wishes him good health and prosperity, the brother in return vows to protect her and she also gets a gift from him.

According to the Hindu mythology the following are the main reasons given for celebrating Raksha Bandhan:

  • Lord Indra was about to be defeated during the war between gods and demons, and his wife Sachi asked Guru Brihaspati for help. Brihaspati instructed her to tie a sacred thread around Lord Indra’s wrist. Sachi tied the sacred thread around Lord Indra’s wrist, and consequently, the gods were victorious.
  • When Lord Krishna cut his finger, Draupadi tore a strip from her saree to bind the wound. In gratitude, Krishna promised to become her protector. He came to her rescue by covering Draupadi with endless yarns of cloth when Dushasana tried to disrobe her. It is believed that Lord Krishna treated Draupadi like a friend and his little sister.
  • Demon King  Bali was a great devotee of Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu took up the task to guard his devotee’s kingdom and left Vaikunth. Vishnu’s wife Goddess Laksmi, missed him and wanted him to come back to Vaikunth.She went to Bali disguised as a Brahmin woman to seek refuge till her husband came back. During the Shravan Purnima celebrations, Laxmiji tied the sacred thread to the King. Upon being asked she revealed who she was and why she was there. The king was touched by her goodwill for his family and her purpose and requested the Lord to accompany her. He sacrificed all he had for the Lord and his devoted wife.Thus the festival is also called Baleva that is Bali Raja’s devotion to the Lord.It is said that since then it has been a tradition to invite sisters in Shravan Purnima for the thread tying ceremony.
  • It is said that the Raksha Bandhan was a ritual followed by Lord Yama (the Lord of Death) and his sister Yamuna. Yamuna tied rakhi to Yama and bestowed immortality. Yama was so moved by the serenity of the occasion that he declared that whoever gets a rakhi tied from his sister and promised her protection will become immortal.

When I was young, I was encouraged by my mum to tie rakhis also to my cousin brothers and as a result the bond between my cousins and me is still very strong. In this modern age distances as people live in different countries, doesn’t help as we can’t be together always to celebrate raksha bandhan. However, I make sure I still post the rakhis, try and call them and make something sweet on that day. It has been over three years since I had that opportunity. However, I know for sure that my brothers along with my bhabhis are always there for me. It is such a comforting feeling and I feel so blessed. Modern technology has made it easier to stay in touch with siblings and I use it to the fullest.

Message to all my wonderful brothers and bhabhis:

I thank you so much for the unconditional love and support. You may not be near me always but you’re always in my heart. Thank you so much for all your understanding and support, always. Wishing you all the happiness in the world and may Lord Krishna bless you with good health and happiness.

To celebrate this Meethe Bandhan, a theme suggested by Archana, I was curious to find out how she celebrates the day in Goa. What better place to find out than her blog, The Mad Scientist’s Kitchen. She suggested anything sweet or savory to celebrate the sweet relationship between a brother and sister. I was totally surprised when she chose to make French Onion Soup to celebrate Raksha Bandhan a few years ago. If you read the post then you’ll understand why she chose that recipe.

As for me, though I will not be with my brothers and cousins this year too, what did I decide to make? Something easy and sweet of course as we are a family with huge huge sweet tooths…. teeth…whatever! I just love teasing them with photos of delicious chocolates or desserts every year. Doing the same this year! evil me …heheee! 😉

On a serious note, as I was browsing on the internet I came across this clay rakhi that Ferns N Petals in India sell online. The clay rakhi contains seeds of vinca rosea (periwinkle) which has medicinal value too. I love that idea. Usually, after a certain period of time the brother removes the rakhi and leaves it near a tulsi plant or is thrown away in the water body. Hubby has a whole bagful of rakhis from his sisters that are not biodegradable! The clay rakhi comes with a bamboo basket and a packet of soil. Once you remove the rakhi, plant the rakhi in the soil which you’ve tipped into the bamboo basket and the seeds will grow. I’m definitely going to send these next year to my brothers if they ship them outside India.

NB: I’ve not been paid by Ferns N Petals. This is just my opinion and I liked the idea so thought of sharing it here.

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36 Oreo cookies

1 cup Nutella

1 cup (8oz) cream cheese

  1. Crush the Oreo Cookies in a food processor till it resembles bread crumbs.
  2. Add cream cheese and Nutella and process for a few minutes till everything is mixed.
  3. Take about a tablespoonful and roll into a ball. Put the ball on a lightly greased tray.
  4. Repeat step 3 till all the mixture is used up.
  5. Put the truffles in the fridge for 30 -60 minutes till they set and become a little hard.
  6. Serve them chilled as dessert or as a snack.

Coating options:

  • Roll them in chopped hazelnuts or any nuts.
  • Roll them in chocolate sprinkles, colored sprinkles.
  • Roll them in cocoa powder.
  • Dip them in melted chocolate, leave on a parchment paper to set in the fridge or paper cups.


  • Store them in the fridge in an airtight container as it has cream cheese in it.
  • Add flavoring of your choice like vanilla, orange etc. I just loved the flavour of hazelnuts from the Nutella.
  • These truffles are ideal as gifts, for baby showers, for festivals, as a snack in between meals, as a dessert.

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Nutella and Oreo Truffles

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You may want to check out some other recipes which I made for Raksha Bandhan Day:

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  • The Girl Next Door

    August 13, 2019 at 9:57 am

    Who wouldn’t love these beautiful truffles? I’m sure they tasted absolutely amazing and melt in the mouth. 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 13, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      They were a hit Priya when I made them for my niece’s pre wedding parties.

      1. poonampagar

        August 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

        Love these no cook truffles ! So easy to make and addictive ! Thanks for the wonderful share !

  • poonampagar

    August 14, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Love these no cook truffles ! So easy to make and addictive ! Thanks for the wonderful share !

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 19, 2019 at 9:10 pm

      Thanks Poonam.


    August 16, 2019 at 10:41 am

    Awesome! this is one truffle with nutella and oreo al the things I love. ! ke sath 2 free! Absolutely love the way you have made it.
    The bond between a brother and sister is something that is a totally different and lovely bond. The fights and arguments of the younger days help strengthen the bonds we share in adulthood.
    As for the mythology I only knew of Draupadi and Krishna the other stories are new to me. Thanks.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 19, 2019 at 9:05 pm

      Thanks Archana, take it from me, my brother and I are like as thick as thieves but till date do land up arguing over silly things.

      1. Batter Up With Sujata

        August 20, 2019 at 11:41 am

        Loved these no cook truffles. Looks super yummy. Perfect for celebration time. Awesome share

      2. mayurisjikoni

        August 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm

        Thanks Sujata.

  • Preethi Prasad

    August 18, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    These Nutella and oreo truffles look so scrumptious.A perfect treat to celebrate Rakshabandhan.Loved the idea of Biodegradable rakhis .I am sure the truffles were polished off soon.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 19, 2019 at 9:00 pm

      Thanks Preethi, they definitely were.

  • Renu Agrawal Dongre

    August 18, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    We till date follow the practice of tying rakhis to our cousins at least when I am in India. Those truffles look very delicious and a perfect no bake treat for ur dear ones

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 19, 2019 at 8:59 pm

      Thanks Renu, even I follow the tradition. Though they all are far away, I still post rakhis to them.

  • Vasusvegkitchen

    August 18, 2019 at 7:23 pm

    Very well written about Raksha Bandan di, clay rakhi sounds amazing and environmental friendly too. Oreo truffles looks very delicious a perfect treat for chocolate loving people. Awsome 👌

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 19, 2019 at 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much Aruna.

  • Heiei Roberts

    August 20, 2019 at 9:23 pm

    These look perfect for any party or gathering.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2019 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks Heidi.

  • shobhakeshwani

    August 21, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Truffles look deliciouswith colourful decoration… a perfect sweet for Rakshabandhan festival..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you so much Renu.

  • namscorner18

    August 22, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Loved reading about raksha bandan. Oreo truffles looks so delicious and addictive. So easy to prepare for any parties/occasions.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 23, 2019 at 2:28 pm

      Thanks Narmadha.

  • Swati

    August 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Truffles looks so tempting and delicious.. loved the combo of Nutella and Oreo in these no bake truffles.. liked the idea of biodegradable Rakhis..

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 25, 2019 at 10:26 am

      Thanks Swaty and I too like the biodegradable rakhi idea.

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    August 29, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    OMG! THESE are crowd pleasers! Double chocolate – YUMMMM!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      The sure are GiGi, I made them for a pre wedding party and they disappears in minutes.

  • Stacie

    August 29, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    Those sound so good! You combined my two favorite things into one super treat! I have to make these.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:31 pm

      Thank you so much Stacie.

  • Erin Knight

    August 29, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    These nutella and oreo traffles looks amazing. I remember making similar ones with my roommate. It is a perfect way to bond with people.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      That’s true, the easy recipe is something that can be done as a team.

  • Brandy (@brandyellen)

    August 29, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    These nutella and oreo truffles look so delicious. I bet I can’t eat just one. I’m going to try to make them, I bet they become one of my new favorite sweet treats.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Brandy, I had to keep my family away when I was making them 🙂

  • Emily Fata

    August 29, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks like such a delicious recipe! With so many autumn parties coming up in the near future, this would be a great thing to make when either hosting your own, or being invited to someone else’s!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks Emily, this recipe is so easy and you can store them in the fridge till required.

  • Emman Damian

    August 29, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Nutella and Oreo Truffles sound like a perfect treat for kids. I hope I can make one this weekend. It sounds so yummy!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:29 pm

      Thanks Emman, not only for kids but adults too love them.

  • Kelly Martin

    August 30, 2019 at 12:38 am

    These Nutella and Oreo truffles look amazing! Yum!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Kelly.

  • Katrina Kroeplin

    August 30, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Those look amazing! I have to try these. I know my family would love them.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:28 pm

      Thanks Katrina, please share a photo whenever you make them.

  • Angela Ricardo Bethea

    August 31, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Who wouldn’t want those delicious truffles? This would be a great snack to make and it’s easy too.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:26 pm

      Thanks Angela, they are so easy, I made about 100 for a party in no time.

  • Shannon Gurnee

    August 31, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Wow this looks like an amazing recipe! I bet my family would go nuts over it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      September 1, 2019 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Shannon and easy to make.

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  • Pankaj

    August 25, 2020 at 11:49 am

    Those look amazing! I have to try these…

    1. mayurisjikoni

      August 25, 2020 at 5:17 pm

      Please do as they are not delicious but easy to make too.

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