Chocolate & Goat Cheese Truffles

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 3 h 30 min
  • Chill Time 1 h
  • Makes: 24 truffles

Ingredients

  • 6 oz bittersweet dark chocolate (at least 70% cacao), finely chopped 175 g
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 60 mL
  • 3 oz goat cheese, room temperature 90 g
  • 1/4 cup icing sugar 60 mL
  • 2 tbsp seedless raspberry jam 30 mL
  • 1 tsp instant espresso powder 5 mL
  • 1 cup finely chopped unsalted pistachios 250 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Melt chocolate with butter in top of double-boiler. Cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, beat goat cheese with icing sugar, jam and espresso powder until light and fluffy. Mix in melted chocolate mixture. Chill 2 hr. or until firm.

  • Step 2

    Roll heaping teaspoons of goat cheese mixture into balls. Then roll in pistachios to coat. Place truffles on baking sheet. Chill 1 hr., or until firm, before serving. Store refrigerated in airtight container 3 to 5 days.

Tip

Instead of nut coating, roll in cocoa powder or dip in melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 truffle):
  • Calories 110
  • Fat 8 g
  • Saturated Fat 3 g
  • Carbs 7 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Cholesterol 5 mg
  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 15 mg

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