These dark chocolate avocado truffles are tasty, but have the added benefit of actually being pretty good for you, considering what a delicious sweet treat they are! I’m making these as a snack, and may take some more to a new years party we are attending if they go down well.

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Ingredients

  • 280g 70% Dark Chocolate (at least 70%)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup (or just plain old caster sugar)
  • Toppings – cocoa powder, dessicated coconut, chopped nuts

Method

Break chocolate into chunks and place in a glass mixing bowl above a pot of water. Just simmer the water and stir the chocolate as it’s melting. Once fully melted stir in the agave syrup (or sugar). Set aside to cool.

Scoop out the avocado flesh, add the salt and using a fork mash to a pulp.

Gently fold the avocado into the melted chocolate. Put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until it firms up. When nearly ready put your chosen coatings in small bowls.

Roll the chocolate mixture into balls, dip the balls into the coatings and cover. Continue until all the chocolate mixture is used up.

Put truffles in an airtight container and chill for another 30 minutes. Use within two days.

I will update with pictures once I’ve made them, but I have made similar truffles previously and they were delicious! Here you can see my full christmas menu and feel free to follow me on facebook, twitter and instagram.