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CHOCADO TRUFFLES

Do you love chocolate truffles as much as I do?  Then these decadent little cacao & avocado beauties are a dream-come-true.  Super creamy, super fudgy, super easy to make, and healthy to boot!

Don’t let the avocado in here scare you off.  Avocado & cacao are a match made in heaven.  Even if you think you don’t like avocado, trust me and give this recipe a whirl.

Avocado is a relatively unique fruit in that it is low in carbohydrate (most of which is actually fibre!) but high in healthy fat.  Avocados are incredibly nutritious and contain powerful disease-fighting antioxidants like lutein & zeaxanthin along with a wide range of vitamins & minerals, including vit K, folate, & potassium.  Research suggests that avocado consumption may help to lower cholesterol levels; relieve arthritis symptoms; promote eye health, healthy blood pressure & weight control; and even reduce the risk of certain cancers.

Along with these amazing health benefits, avocado has a lovely creamy texture and mild taste that work perfectly for truffles!  

Chocado Truffle Recipe

Ingredients for approximately 12 truffles:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted

  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder

  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter

  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

  • optional monkfruit sweetener, stevia or sweetener of choice to taste

  • optional: unsweetened desiccated coconut, crushed nuts, finely diced candied ginger, or cacao powder for rolling

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in food processor container.

  2. Blend until a uniformly silky smooth texture is achieved, stopping to scrape the sides and bottom with a spatula as needed.

  3. Put the truffle mixture in the fridge until firm, approximately 1 hour.

  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop out the truffle mixture and roll into balls.

  5. Roll the formed balls in coconut, nuts, ginger, or cacao as desired.

Enjoy as-is or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.