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!

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces grain sweetened chocolate chips (I use Sunspire brand)
  • 6 ounces soft goat cheese, brought to room temperature
  • 2 tbsp low fat buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, very finely chopped (optional)

Preparation:

  1. 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.)

    Chocolate Chips and buttermilk mixed together

  2. 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.

    Add in goat cheese, vanilla and brown rice syrup

  3. 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.)

    Smooth and silky ganache

  4. When you are ready to make your truffles, remove the ganache from the fridge and form into 1 inch balls.
  5. Roll the balls in either cocoa powder or walnuts and place on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
  6. Place the truffles back in the fridge for 30 more minutes or until completely firm.
  7. Store in an airtight plastic container, chilled, for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Info:

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

Notes:

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!

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13 Comments

 
  1. Food Frenzy says:

    Never really thought about how truffles are made. This was educational and the end results looks wonderful.

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  2. Janine says:

    You have the best recipes! Thanks for sharing

  3. I love this idea and these look really good.

  4. I love the idea of using goat cheese for truffles

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Kat,

      I would have never thought to add goat cheese but it was so yummy. You have no idea it’s goat cheese but it adds such a creaminess that totally makes the truffles!

      ~Sarah

  5. Kita says:

    Oh! Where does one find brown rice syrup? Thank you!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Kita,

      I get brown rice syrup from my local Whole Foods but you can usually find it at any health store. You can also order it online through amazon and a few other retailers.

      ~Sarah

  6. diva says:

    can u sub something else for the brown rice syrup? Honey? Agave?

  7. Vicki Newman says:

    Could you use yogurt cheese instead of goat cheese?

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Vicki,

      In this recipe yogurt cheese would not hold up the way goat cheese does. You could substitute for another type of soft cheese but the taste would be altered and it may not end up tasting very good. Although with a little experimenting you might end up with something better!

      ~Sarah

 
 

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