This Valentine’s Day, delight your loved ones with creamy, fudgy, tasty chocolate avocado truffles. Now, we know what you’re thinking: avocados and truffles sounds like a combination made by someone with a severe lack of taste buds. But, you naysayers will be surprised with how delectable swapping heavy cream for avocado can be.
The beauty of these chocolate avocado truffles is that you can customize them however you like, and they’ll be sure to please every member of the family. But, first, the basic recipe!
1 rich and creamy Avocado From Mexico (darker green avocados that give a little when you squeeze them in the palm of your hand are perfect…watch this video to see how to pick the best one!)
6 ounces of chocolate chips
Pinch of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Heat for 30 seconds, stir, and put back in the microwave for another 20 seconds or until the chocolate chips have melted. Place in a food blender with the avocado flesh (this video shows you how to slice and dice it first), the salt, and the vanilla extract. Pulse until the mixture is well combined. Let it cool in the refrigerator for about a half-hour or until it has firmed up. Roll a tablespoon of mixture between your hands to form a ball.
Now that you’ve mastered the basic recipe, you can get creative to cater to everyone’s taste. Choose 90 percent cacao dark chocolate chips for dark chocolate snobs, or milk chocolate chips for younger palates. You can sweeten the truffles with two tablespoons of maple syrup or brown sugar if you prefer. Enjoy immediately. In the unlikely event that there are leftover truffles, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
The sky’s the limit when it comes to toppings. Roll the truffles in cocoa powder or sprinkle a little smoky chipotle chile powder on them (or both!). Roll them in shredded coconut, graham cracker crumbs, sprinkles, or finely chopped nuts. Add some color with a sprinkling of green matcha powder or red beet-root powder. No matter what you choose, your edible gift will be a hit!
This February, celebrate love and chocolate with these mouthwatering truffles.