Creamy Chocolate TrufflesJan 26 2011 by
There are no words to describe how wonderful these truffles are. They melt in your mouth and are simply divine! Aside from being 100% clean they are so simple to make! I teach a cooking class for children and I will be using this recipe in our upcoming class. Yes, they are so easy a child can make them!
- 6 ounces chocolate chips (I use Sunspire Grain Sweetened Chocolate Chips)
- 6 ounces soft goat cheese, brought to room temperature
- 2 tbsp low fat buttermilk
- 2 tbsp brown rice syrup or coconut nectar
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup walnuts, very finely chopped (optional)
- Start by making the ganache. In a microwave safe bowl add chocolate chips and buttermilk. Microwave on high for 20 second intervals until chocolate is completely melted. Stir well. (You can also use a double boiler on the stove if you prefer, to melt the chocolate.)
- Add goat cheese, vanilla and brown rice syrup to chocolate mixture and heat for 20 seconds more or until the cheese is completely melted. Stir well. The mixture should be smooth and silky.
- Let the ganache cool down before putting it in the fridge for at least an hour and a half. (You can also make this the night before and leave it covered, overnight in the fridge.)
- When you are ready to make your truffles, remove the ganache from the fridge and form into 1 inch balls.
- Roll the balls in either cocoa powder or walnuts and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
- Place the truffles back in the fridge for 30 more minutes or until completely firm.
Makes approximately 2 dozen truffles.
Serving size 1 truffle.
Nutrients per serving: Calories: 56.5, Cal. from Fat: 29.5, Total Fat: 3g, Sat. Fat: 2g, Carbs: 4g, Fiber: .5g, Sugars: 1.5g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 46.5mg, Chol: 5.5mg
I love chocolate and I love goat cheese but I NEVER thought I would like them together. Boy, did this recipe knock my socks off! The goat cheese makes the chocolate oh so creamy and gives it a great silky texture. You will not be disappointed with this recipe!
Leftover truffles can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.