3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate California Avocado Truffles

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Total Time:

30min

Prep Time:

30min

Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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80
Calories
6 g
Total Fat
5 g
Total Carbs
1 g
Protein
132 mg
Potassium

With 3 simple ingredients, these truffles are sure to be a favorite and can easily be customized with a variety of your favorite toppings.

Ingredients

Serves: 15
oz.  high-quality dark chocolate, roughly chopped (see notes)
  ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded peeled and mashed (approx. 3/4 – 1 cup)
1/4  tsp.  vanilla extract
1/8  tsp.  sea salt (optional)
    Optional for finishing:
  Maldon flaked sea salt
  Cacao/cocoa powder
  Freeze-dried raspberries
  Shredded coconut
  Hemp seeds or any other nut or seed

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. In a double boiler, melt the roughly chopped chocolate. You can also microwave in 20-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Add the avocado, vanilla extract and salt (if using) to a large bowl and use an electric hand mixer or add to a food processor. Mash with a fork or process the avocado until there are no more chunks.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the bowl (or food processor) with the avocado and mix until well-blended together and there is no avocado visible.
  4. Chill the mixture for 20-30 minutes until it’s firmed up enough to roll.
  5. Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using your palms. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  6. If using optional finishing, put the cocoa powder, crushed dehydrated raspberries, shredded coconut, etc. on a separate plate or in a shallow bowl. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder until they’re completely covered. Or skip the cocoa powder or raspberries and just sprinkle with flaked sea salt.
  7. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Will keep for up to 3 days.

Notes: The author prefers 85% dark coconut sugar sweetened chocolate. If you prefer sweeter, look for more like 70% dark or use semi-sweet chocolate chips.

Serving Suggestion: If using optional finishing, put the cocoa powder, crushed dehydrated raspberries, shredded coconut, etc. on a separate plate or in a shallow bowl. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder until they’re completely covered. Or skip the cocoa powder or raspberries and just sprinkle with flaked sea salt.

Beverage Pairing: Pair with some refreshing sparkling water, or a glass of dry red wine to enhance the chocolate flavors.

Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 80
Total Fat 6 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 2.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Total Carbs 5 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 0 mg
Potassium 132 mg

Vitamin A 1 mcg; Vitamin C 1 mg; Calcium 9 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 11 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.02 g.

 

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 0%; Iron 6 %; Vitamin D 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Beth Brickey

Beth, the cook, photographer, writer and inspiration behind Tasty Yummies, is a Certified Nutritional Therapist and yoga instructor. She believes that everyone, no matter their individual dietary issues, can find their own path to wellness through exploration, experimentation and intuition. Her goal is to provide support, tools and knowledge along the way, empowering her readers to make better decisions about their diet and their health. Beth brings authority and personal experience to the conversation on Tasty Yummies—not to mention a gift for creating deliciously healthy, gluten-free, whole-food recipes.

Beth is a brand advocate for the California Avocado Commission. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.

 

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