The secret behind these creamy chocolate truffles that taste sinfully good? A powerful, healthy ingredient: avocado!
Made with just a handful of ingredients, these treats are free of the refined oil and sugar found in store-bought treats. Instead, these homemade truffles are naturally sweetened with dates, while avocado creates a silky texture and adds a dose of healthy fat.
Start by blending the ingredients for 5 minutes until the batter is smooth and creamy. Depending on the size of your avocado, a little extra coconut flour may be required. Add a tablespoon at a time, until the right consistency is reached. The batter should be thick enough that it can be rolled into balls.
Next, roll the batter into bite-sized balls. Then transform them into decadent truffles by rolling them over a piece of parchment paper with dark cocoa powder sprinkled on top. The “dusting” gives the truffles a coating of chocolatey goodness.
Once they’re dusted, transfer to the refrigerator to harden 1-2 hours. Store them in the refrigerator when they’re not being eaten to maintain their firmness.
Eat these cacao avocado truffles as a healthy snack on-the-go or bring them to a party to share with friends. But between you and me, you may want to keep them to yourself.
Silky Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
- Parchment Paper
- 1 ripe, medium avocado
- ½ cup dates, soaked and drained
- ¼ cup dark cocoa powder + 2 T reserved for dusting
- 1 ½ T melted coconut oil
- 1 ½ T coconut flour
- dash of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a blender (except for the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, which are reserved for dusting).
- Blend on high for 5 minutes (until silky smooth).
- Prepare an assembly line with a plate and a parchment paper. Tape the paper down to prevent it from moving. Sprinkle it with the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.
- Scoop one tablespoon of the batter and roll into a ball.
- Roll the ball over the cocoa powder on the parchment paper. Place it on the plate.
- Repeat until all batter is rolled into balls and covered in cocoa powder.
- Refrigerate balls 2-3 hours until hardened and enjoy!
- You can make these truffles extra-decadent by adding cacao nibs and shredded coconut flakes to the dusting!
- For a super smooth texture, soak the dates for a minimum of 3 hours before draining.
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