Avocado Truffles

Sometimes I get an incredible craving for chocolate, but when you’re trying to watch what you’re eating, it’s not exactly in your best interest to pig out on the stuff. I came across this recipe somewhere and lost the original, so unfortunately I can’t link it up like I normally would. There are a lot of recipes for Avocado Truffles out there, but I really liked how simple this one was.

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Avocado Truffles

1 medium avocado
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoon cocoa powder (for dusting)

Put the avocado meat into a smallish mixing bowl and mash with a fork until smooth. If you’re impatient like me, you can use your immersion blender to speed this process up. Potato mashers are also good. Forks work just fine though.

Set up a double boiler with a medium bowl over a small pot of boiling water. You don’t need very much water for this to work, just enough to generate some steam. Just make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of your bowl. Add the chocolate chips into this bowl and set it on the pot. Stir occassionally to get the chocolate melting. Keep and eye on the chocolate so it doesn’t burn and keep stiring.

Once the chocolate is melted, take the bowl off the pot of water. Mix in the mashed avocado and mix the two thoroughly. Put the bowl of chocolately avocado in the fridge for an hour to set. WARNING: it’ll be really hard to not just eat this now.

Once the mixture is set, use a spoon to portion out the chocolate and roll between your hands to make truffle balls. This can get pretty messy though if the mixture gets too warm. Roll the balls through cocoa powder and set on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until set. THEN EAT. OMG SO GOOOOOOOD.

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