I had a couple of avocados that were overly ripe, and rather than make guacamole, which I would have made any other day, I wanted to switch it up and make something different while testing out a new recipe. I heard of the idea of avocado chocolate truffles before and I was curious to see how they would taste. At first thought, you wouldn’t think the two ingredients would tango well together, but I was very wrong.
So there I was, with avocados and chocolate. That’s essentially all you need to make these truffles. I added some essence and spice to give them a little flavour. Traditional truffles are enrobed in cocoa powder, but you can also use matcha, icing sugar, nuts, sprinkles, or anything else that would adhere to them.
To my surprise, the truffles are creamy and you don’t taste the avocado at all! Its buttery texture lends richness to the dark chocolate. Serve at a dinner party or package them in a box to give as a gift. It’s so quick and easy to make, your friends and family will think that you slaved away in the kitchen for hours to make these. They also won’t believe that they’re made with avocados.
what you’ll need
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- dash of salt
- Cocoa powder, matcha, icing sugar
what you’ll do
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in increments of 30 seconds, stirring with a silicone spatula in between.
- In a separate bowl, mash avocado. Stir in vanilla extract, cinnamon and salt. When chocolate is fully melted and smooth, stir in with avocado until fully incorporated.
- When combined and clump-free, place in refrigerator for about a half hour. When cooled and hardened, scoop into 10-12 balls with a mini ice cream scooper and roll until smooth.
- Roll each ball in cocoa powder, matcha or icing sugar and serve. Place any remaining truffles in air tight container.