You already know avocados taste great in guacamole and smashed on top of toast. But avocados and chocolate? Trust us, it’s totally a delicious combo. Take any of our countless healthy recipes as proof, such as chocolate-avocado smoothies, brownies, frosting, and pudding. The avocado lends a smooth, creamy texture to each of these treats, plus a dose of healthy fats. Intrigued? Here’s another delicious chocolate-avocado combo to try out: Truffles!
These tasty, guilt-free treats contain just four ingredients: dark chocolate, avocado, salt, and cocoa powder. Since they’re made with dark chocolate, they’re naturally low in sugar and high in antioxidants, making these chocolatey indulgences a pretty healthy dessert.
Watch this video to learn how to make dark chocolate avocado truffles at home! The process is pretty simple, all you have to do is melt your dark chocolate in a double boiler over a pot of boiling water, or in a bowl over warm water. Then add the avocado and salt, and stir until the mixture gets thick. Chill this bowl in your fridge for about 25 minutes. Next, scoop up bite-size pieces of the thickened ganache, and form them into balls. After letting the truffles cool in the fridge or another 30 minutes, roll them in cocoa powder and voila: delicious truffles to satisfy your sweet tooth in a healthier way!
You can also add some unique flavor and texture to these truffles by adding a few drops of peppermint extract to the mix or rolling them in some toasted coconut before cooling. Plus, each one contains just 62 calories, meaning you can go ahead and savor a second helping as a post-dinner treat!
3 tablespoons pureed avocado, fresh or frozen and defrosted
Pinch of sea salt
1/8 unsweetened cocoa powder
Calories per serving 62
Fat per serving 5g
Saturated fat per serving 2g
Cholesterol per serving 0mg
Fiber per serving 2g
Protein per serving 1g
Carbohydrates per serving 5g
Sodium per serving 5mg
Iron per serving 1mg
Calcium per serving 8mg
How to Make It
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over a pot of boiling water or in a bowl over warm water. Stir in avocado and salt. As you stir, it should thicken to a frosting-like texture.
Cover and chill bowl until ganache thickens, about 25 minutes. Using a melon baller, scoop bite-size pieces of ganache and roll them in your hands to form balls. If balls just aren’t forming, refrigerate ganache for 30 minutes more.
Place cocoa powder in a small bowl, then roll each of the truffle balls in cocoa powder to coat. Store them in a cool spot or in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
Adapted from An Avocado a Day: More Than 70 Recipes for Enjoying Nature’s Most Delicious Superfood. Copyright 2016 by Lara Ferroni. All rights reserved. By permission of Sasquatch Books.
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