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Avocado Truffle Chocolates

These chocolate truffles are made with avocado rather than the traditional cream yet the result is just as rich and creamy but healthier.  Especially if you are dairy free.  A vegan and Paleo dish that is a tasty treat.  I dare you to stop at two!

These avocado truffle chocolates would be a great gift in fancy casings and a cute box.  Just don’t tell anyone that there is avocado in them as they might not know.   The joy of avocado is that it is a great replacement for butter and dairy substitutes in cooking.  I’ve even made cookies with them instead of butter.

truffle-chocolate

If you like avocado chocolate pudding you will love these chocolate truffles.  They are easy to make and can be flavoured to your own tastes.  I rolled some of mine in cocoa powder, but had I had some desiccated coconut in my cupboards, would have rolled half in them.  Finely chopped nuts would be great too.  Oooh, I’m initially thinking hazelnuts..but willing to change nuts for the right flavour combination.

chocolate-truffles

I added a couple of teaspoons of coconut oil simply to make sure the mixture held together and it gave the truffles a slight glossy sheen too! You could always leave this out if you are not too keen on coconut oil. 

The flavour combination of nutmeg and chocolate is divine and purely as a result of a visit that I had to a local chocolate factory.  That was a delicious afternoon as well as fascinating as to how the chocolate was made.  The samples as we went through the tour were an additional delight and I came away purchasing every bar they made.  

If you are not a fan of nutmeg use other flavourings.  Cinnamon perhaps?  Or orange essence.  

avocado truffle chocolates
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 avocado, peeled and stone removed
  2. 6 oz chocolate, dark and high cocoa solids
  3. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  4. 2 teaspoon erythritol (or sugar substitute)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  6. 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  7. 1/4 teaspooon salt
Cocoa powder for dusting
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate in a Bain Marie or in the microwave.
  2. Mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl.
  3. Add the sweetener and seasoning and blend well.
  4. Add the melted chocolate and stir until combined.
  5. Taste and adjust.
  6. Place in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
  7. Remove and scoop walnut sized balls from the mixture.
  8. Using your clean hands, fashion the mixture into a ball shape. Repeat.
  9. Dip the truffle balls into the cocoa power or other topping you wish to use.
  10. Eat and enjoy!
  11. Makes 15 truffles.
Notes
  1. Nutritional Info per truffle - 99 Calories, 8g Fat, 1g Protein, 6g Total Carbs, 2g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs
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