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Chocolate Avocado Truffles

A smooth and decadent treat that you'd never guess was vegan (or made with avocado!)

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Dessert, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Heart Health, Heart Month, Valentine's Day, vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Refrigeration Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 truffles
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado (or 2 small avocados)
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips melted
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocado in half, remove peel and pit and scoop the avocado into your food processor. Process for about 30 seconds. 

  2. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 30-second increments to avoid burning. Once melted, pour chocolate into the food processor with the avocado and process until smooth and creamy with little to no green colour visible. Add the cocoa powder and process again. 

  3. Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract and salt and process until well-combined and the mixture is smooth and creamy with no lumps or chunks. 

  4. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for a minimum of 60 minutes or overnight until it is firm enough to roll into balls.

  5. Blend/process the coconut and sprinkles together (as mentioned above). Roll the chocolate mixture into 12 small balls. Coat truffles in the coconut/sprinkle mixture by rolling the chocolate balls into it. 

  6. Enjoy! And store in the refrigerator.