What if I told you I could make fabulously delicious chocolate truffles out of an avocado. I sound like a magician, right? Well I’m not, but you guys, this recipe is magic. Honestly, it blew me away! Not only that, but these tasty truffles are vegan and gluten free!
I would have never expected it to turn out so well, these truffles taste just as rich and delicious as the ones made with loads of sugar and heavy cream! Not only do they taste outstanding, they are made with just a few simple and real ingredients that come together to make something wonderful. I know avocados and chocolate don’t strike you as a match made in heaven, but trust me on this one! There is only a hint of avocado in the flavor, but the only thing that comes to mind when I bite into one is “oh my gosh”, then I proceed to drool all over myself.
Wonderful Reviews from Wonderful Readers!
“I never comment on blogs, or anything really, but these turned out amazing, so I had to!
I used a 90% chocolate bar I had, so had to balance the bitterness by adding condensed milk. If I had used a lighter chocolate, the milk would have been skipped cuz it made the mix too soft to keep its shape.
Thanks so much for the recipe!”
“Made these yesterday & the family loved them so much I’m making them again today. A lovely sweet treat absolutely amazing & no one guessed the special ingredient Avocado Did cover some of the truffles with the cocoa powder but also tried chopped nuts, cranberries and melted milk chocolate all delicious
Will be sure to make these at Christmas will make wonderful gifts <3″
“Just made these with my 5 year old. We did the cocoa pwder version and it was heavenly. Polly Malone (2 posts up) put me onto this recipe and it is simply child’s play. We had a wonderful sticky time with the mix and it was wonderful…
They are fab. Haven’t even told the family they have avocado in. Going to impress the team in my new job soon and look like a total Nigella!!”
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Adapted from Alex’s Recipe at Chowvida!
- Serves: 20
- Serving size: 1 truffle
- Calories: 59
- Fat: 3.9g
- Trans fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 7.5g
- Sodium: 120mg
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Protein: 0.7g
- Cholesterol: 1mg
- 1 ripe avocado
- 5 oz dark chocolate (try to avoid using chocolate chips)
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 2½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder (separated)
- Pit the avocado and mash the flesh with a fork until completely smooth and lump free.
- Melt the chocolate in either the microwave or on the stove, taking care not to burn it. Once melted, stir in the mashed avocado, brown sugar, vanilla extract, salt, and 1½ tbsp of the cocoa powder until thoroughly combined.
- Place the truffle mixture into the fridge for 30-40 minutes and let cool until partially set.
- Use a small ice cream scooper or tablespoon to dollop out the truffles and form balls with your hands. Roll in the remaining 1 tbsp of cocoa powder.
- Stuff 5 in your mouth.
Make these. You’ll love me forever.
Today’s plans include an agonizingly awesome “Killer Abs” class at the gym, working on my freelance writing project for my new job, and a homemade dinner date with Kyle! Since we probably should eat more than just truffles for dinner, I’m open to suggestions on recipes to make!
I’m linking up with the rest of my lovely What I Ate Wednesday bloggers so I can share these delectable bites! Thanks, as always, to Jenn for hosting!