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.
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!
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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
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the salt, vanilla bean powder, lemon zest, poppy seeds (optional), and honey to the biscuit-quark mixture.
- Mix until incorporated.
- 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.
- Put these balls into an air-tight container, and put them into the freezer for 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, fill a medium saucepan with 4 cm of water.
- Place a heatproof bowl on top of the pan so that it fits snuggly but doesn’t touch the water.
- Lower the heat to a gentle simmer.
- Break up the chocolate and add to the bowl, then leave to melt for 4-5 mins, stirring regularly.
- 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.
1 ball provides about 112 calories, 5 grams of protein, 14 grams of carbohydrates, 4 grams of fat.