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Carob Truffles

Ingredients
  Part skim ricotta cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), processed in food processor until it is the consistency of powdered sugar
  Carob chips 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
2. Prepare a double boiler pan, by placing a small saucepan, filled with 3 inches water over medium low heat.

MAKING
3. In a medium bowl, combine the ricotta, honey, vanilla, and 1/4 cup of the prepared coconut sugar.
4. Use a wire whisk to beat the mixture until light and smooth.
5. In a small pan (one that fits snugly over the saucepan of simmering water) combine the carob chips and the butter and place it over the double boiler pan.
6. Allow the carob and butter to melt until smooth. Stir occasionally.
7. Gradually pour the melted carob butter into cheese mixture, in a steady stream, while whisking constantly.
8. Allow the mixture to cool until it is easy enough to handle.
9. Shape the mixture into walnut size balls, rolling the mixture between palms you palms.
10. Coat each Truffle with Coconut Sugar by rolling in it and arrange of the baking sheet Place baking sheet in the refrigerator to chill and harden the Carob Truffles.

SERVING
11. Place each ball in a foil or paper sweet case and serve cold.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Chilling
Dish: 
Candy
Interest: 
Holiday, Party, Healthy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Carob
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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