Avocados aren't just for guacamole and tacos. We have taken these healthy little gems and turned them into a decadent vegan dessert. These truffles are fudgy and full of rich chocolate flavor. You won't believe that the secret ingredient is avocado!
Chocolate avocado truffles recipe
Yields about 20 truffles
- 1 ripe Haas avocado
- 5 ounces dark chocolate (make sure it's vegan friendly)
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)
- Pinch kosher salt
- 2-1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- Remove the flesh from the inside of the avocado and mash till smooth. You can also do this in a food processor or mixer. You want the mixture very smooth. Set aside.
- Slowly melt dark chocolate in the microwave. Make sure to stir it every 15 seconds.
- Once fully melted, add in avocado, dark brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, salt and 1-1/2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder. Stir until smooth and combined.
- Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- Once the mixture has firmed up, take a small (2 teaspoons) scoop and scoop out truffles. Quickly smooth into a ball in your hand and roll in remaining cocoa powder. Continue until all the truffles have been rolled.
- Keep refrigerated for firmer truffles or at room temperature for soft truffles.
For a similar take on chocolate avocado truffles, check out Apple of My Eye's recipe.
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