Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Makes 12

OMG these are so good! I made them over the last week.

This recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients, they are quick and easy to prepare, and taste amazing!

While most recipes rely on heavy cream or butter, these truffles get their creaminess from a ripe avocado. If you don’t care for the flavor of avocado, don’t worry– all you’ll taste is the chocolate! Depending on your sweet tooth and dietary needs, this recipe is completely adaptable to your tastes. I used NESTLÉ dark chocolate chips, which creates a very dark, bittersweet truffle, but if you’d prefer something a little sweeter, you can always use semi-sweet chocolate chips, instead. You can even make them sugar-free by using unsweetened baking chocolate, and adding stevia to taste.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz. dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup mashed avocado (about 1 small avocado)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rolling (optional)

Directions:

Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and pinch of salt over a double boiler, and melt until completely smooth. Mash the avocado with a fork until smooth, then stir it into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 to 30 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch.

Once the mixture has been chilled and is slightly firm, use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate and roll between the palms of your hand to create a ball. Just an FYI that this can get messy! Set on parchment paper.

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 photo courtesy of detoxinista.com

Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in small bowl, and roll each truffle into the cocoa to coat.

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photo courtesy of detoxinista.com 

 

Serve at room temperature, but store in the fridge for a lasting shelf life.

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