About this recipe:Love chocolate truffles but want something kinder to your waistline? These truffles skip the butter and use goat's cheese instead. The result is just as chocolaty, just as rich and just as delicious!
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or bain marie. Stir until smooth, take off the heat and set aside to cool slightly.
Beat together the goat cheese, sugar, vanilla, salt and cinnamon until fluffy. Slowly beat in the melted chocolate. Tip mixture into a shallow dish and chill for about an hour until firm.
Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper. Shape chilled truffle mixture by rounded teaspoons into small balls (a melon baller also works well for this part). Roll the truffles in the cocoa powder, then place on the tray. Chill until firm, about 30 minutes.
Use the softest, freshest goat's cheese you can find. The spreadable kind works a treat. Also ensure your cocoa powder is unsweetened, 100% cocoa.
Instead of cocoa, you can roll the truffles in ground nuts, desiccated coconut or a mixture of cinnamon and icing sugar.