Chocolate and Black Pepper Goat Cheese Truffles
You can never have too many hor d'oeuvre recipes, so give Chocolate and Black Pepper Goat Cheese Truffles a try. This recipe covers 2% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. One serving contains 58 calories, 2g of protein, and 4g of fat. This recipe serves 20. A mixture of coarse sea salt, chocolate, vanillan extract, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so tasty. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free, fodmap friendly, and vegetarian diet. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 1 hour and 20 minutes.
Place about 2 inches of water in a small saucepan, and place chocolate in a heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over, but not touching, the simmering water to melt the chocolate. Once chocolate is melted, remove bowl from the pot and set aside to cool slightly.
In a medium bowl, whisk together goat cheese, melted chocolate, sugar, vanilla, and peppercorns until fluffy and well incorporated. Cover the mixture in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
Once firm, portion a heaping teaspoon of the goat cheese mixture into clean hands and roll into a ball. Coat the bottom half of the ball in cocoa powder, place on a cookie sheet, and top with a few flakes of coarse sea salt.
Truffles will last, in an airtight container, in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.