Super-dark chocolate avocado truffles rolled in flavorful cocoa powder. Decadent and rich, and incredibly easy to make! Gluten-free, grain-free, ketogenic, low-carb, vegan, vegetarian and dairy-free.
One thing you may not know about me is that I am head over heels in love with avocado. There was a period of time where I thought I had a food allergy to avocados, and crushed doesn’t even begin to describe how devastated I was.
I eat avocados in some form almost every day. It turns out that I do not have an issue with avocados (cue the singing cherubs), but instead peppers, which I used to eat alongside avocados almost all of the time.
Luckily, I do not have nearly as much of an attachment to peppers, and was willing to give them up knowing I still got to keep my beloved gooey green goodness.
Sometime recently, a craze started popping up where people are using avocados in baked goods. While this sounds utterly delicious and healthy to boot, cooking with avocados is typically not recommended.
Avocados are a delicate fruit that is mainly made up of healthy monounsaturated fat. It also contains a lesser amount of polyunsaturated fat, which is the type of fat that should not be exposed to heat, as it quickly becomes rancid. That’s why when it comes to avocados, I try to not heat them, and find that they are best eaten cold or at room temperature.
These chocolate avocado truffles are a really fun way to add some extra healthy fats to snacks and desserts. There is no baking or heating involved, other than the microwaving to melt the chocolate and butter or coconut oil, which happens to be the first step!
After that, mix in your sweetener and some more cocoa powder, and mix to combine. Simply allow the mixture to cool back down before adding in the mashed avocado, and there is no risk of the fat in the avocado going rancid!
Place the batter in the fridge for anywhere between a half hour and an hour, and it should become a thick, truffle-like consistency. Simply roll it out into one inch balls and return to the fridge to chill further.
Coat with cocoa powder, if desired. These store best in the fridge. I recommend consuming them within a few days, if they last that long!
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