Make These ASAP! Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

We’re closing out Heart Health month on a sweet note with dark chocolate avocado truffles. Not only are these truffles easy to make, they’re packed with healthy fats from the avocado along with antioxidants and flavanols from the dark chocolate—all of which can help keep your ticker going strong. Already avocado obsessed? Try these the next time you want a decadent treat—and you’ll develop an even greater love for the superfruit.

Makes 12 small truffles

Ingredients:

6 oz dark chocolate

1/3 cup mashed ripe avocado (about 1 small avocado)

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

2 tablespoons cocoa powder for rolling

*Additions: I added 1 tsp of a cocoa adaptogen mix I had on hand as well as used some dissected coconut and hemp seeds for additional rolling options.

Directions:

1.     Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and pinch of salt over a double boiler and melt until completely smooth.  You can also use an oven safe bowl over a small saucepan.

2.     Mash the avocado with a fork until no lumps are visible, and then stir into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes or until slightly firm to the touch. (I found that letting it set a little longer worked better for rolling).

3.     Once the mixture has been chilled and is slightly firm, use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate into 12 balls. Place them on a pan lined with parchment paper and roll the balls between the palms of your hands to create a smooth surface (yes, you’ll get a little messy).

4.     Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in a small bowl (and any other rolling ingredients in separate bowls), and roll each truffle into the mix to coat.

5.     Serve at room temperature, but store in the fridge for a longer lasting shelf life.

Blogpost by Ascend Content Expert, Ashley Hart

Recipe source: Detoxinista & our local friends at True Whole Human