Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Super Simple Low-Fat Chocolate Truffles

Usually to make truffles, you have to melt chocolate with another high-fat ingredient, usually cream.  In this case, I've substituted amazing, fat-free, high protein quark and the results are fantastic.  I use this kind: 
Fresh Quark Cheese

With just a few ingredients, these are simple to make and make an impressive treat to serve at holiday gatherings or to give as a hostess gift.

Super Simple Low-Fat Truffles

1/2 of a 375g tub quark
270g chocolate* (use chips, or chop into pieces), melted and cooled slightly
2 tbls agave syrup
1/8 tsp salt

Stir everything together until smooth.  Place in the freezer until firm (about 1 hour).  Form into small balls and roll in cocoa powder, or finely grated coconut, or crushed candy canes, nuts, etc.  Keep refrigerated for up to 2 weeks...but don't worry, they'll never last that long!

*I decided to try President's Choice new naturally flavoured mint semi-sweet chips, because everyone in our house loves chocolate mint.  Most dark or semi-sweet chocolates will work.  White and milk chocolate might work too, but I would omit the agave syrup.

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