Avocado Truffles

Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope your week has blown by faster than mine has.  Something about this week just dragged along.  I have been a bit under the weather the past week.  Hopefully I am able to continue to fight it off and be fully-charged for the weekend!

When I originally saw Brittany from one of my favorite blogs post this recipe, I knew that I had to try it.  I am a sucker for any sort of dessert with chocolate, but chocolate and avocado?!  Something that combines two of my favorite foods had to be good…

Her recipe combines only 4 ingredients!  It can be thrown together in a flash for a get-together with friends, or in my case on a Sunday afternoon to satisfy a serious chocolate craving.

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Combine the avocado in a blender, food processor, or with a fork until it is nice & smooth and creamy.  I used my NutriBullet and it worked pretty well.

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 20 seconds at a time stirring it thoroughly in between until it is fully melted.

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Pour the melted chocolate into the blended avocado, and blend the mixture until smooth.  It may take a few minutes, a few stops, and a few scrapes to achieve the perfect consistency.

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Once the chocolate and avocado is mixed evenly throughout, pour it into a small bowl.  Place the bowl in your fridge for at least 2 hours.  I refrigerated mine for 4 and it came out perfect.

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You will notice that when you take the truffle mixture out of the fridge, it will have significantly firmed up.

Use a 1 inch cookie scoop or a spoon to form small balls for the truffles.

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Roll the balls in the palms of your hand, and then either leave as-is, or roll the truffles around in cocoa powder.

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If you do not want to roll the balls in cocoa powder, sprinkle a tiny bit of sea-salt on top of each one.

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The truffles are so incredibly smooth and luscious!  The cool and creamy texture hits the spot and will satisfy your chocolate craving perfectly.

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Be sure to chill the truffles in the fridge if you do not plan to immediately serve them.  They are extra delicious when they are freezing cold out of the fridge!

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I had TJ try one and he could not tell that there was ANY avocado in them.  When I told him the ingredients, he almost didn’t believe me.  I promise that you will love these truffles!

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 medium ripe avocados

1 cup chocolate chips/baking chocolate

2 tsp. sea salt

1/2 cup cocoa powder

 

Questions for you:

What is your favorite healthy dessert? Are you an avocado lover?  Do you prefer truffles or solid chocolate?