Easy, High Protein Snack Idea | Chocolate Covered Quark Balls

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Recently I made quark/curd (in Hungarian: túró). I was missing the flavors of home, and I craved some túró rudi. Túró rudi is a popular well-known snack in Hungary. I found this chocolate-covered quark ball / túró rudi ball recipe on a Hungarian website made some changes on changes on it and here are the results.

Túró rudi golyók | How to make chocolate covered quark balls | High protein snack idea

This easy high protein snack idea is my new favorite. Sweet, a bit tangy, absolutely delicious. If you don’t have access to quark, you can make this from cottage cheese. It makes a delicious high-protein snack. Pop it in the fridge and you will have a great, sweet snack for days.

Happy baking/cooking! Jó étvágyat!

Let me know if you try this recipe…Use #cutecuisine on Instagram. I would love to see your creations.

How to make Easy High Protein Snack | Chocolate Covered Cottage Cheese Balls

Quark Balls Ingredients

  • 50 g biscoff biscuits (1/2 cup) (other biscuits are fine too, but this is my favorite)
  • 250 g quark or cottage cheese ( 1 and 1/2 cup)
  • 3 tbsp. honey or agave syrup or maple syrup
  • vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • zest of one lemon or lime
  • 100 g dark chocolate (3/4 cup)
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. poppy seeds

High Protein Snack Instructions

  1. Use a food processor to pulse the biscuits to a breadcrumb consistency or put the biscuits into a strong, clean plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin.
  2. In a bowl fluff up/mash the quark into a smooth consistency. If you are using cottage cheese, add it to the biscuits and pulse them together until smooth.
  3. Add the salt, vanilla bean powder, lemon zest, poppy seeds (optional), and honey to the biscuit-quark mixture.
  4. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll the mixture between your hands to form small, smooth balls, or use a cookies scoop to scoop out evenly shaped piles of dough.
  6. Put these balls into an air-tight container, and put them into the freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, fill a medium saucepan with 4 cm of water.
  8. Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan so that it fits snuggly but doesn’t touch the water.
  9. Lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
  10. Break up the chocolate and add to the bowl, then leave to melt for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly.
  11. Dip the quark balls into the melted chocolate and let them cool on a baking sheet covered baking tray or a baking rack.

Stays fresh in the fridge for up to 2-3 days.

This amount makes about 12 quark balls.

Nutritional value

1 ball provides about 112 calories, 5 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fat.

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