Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles: a creamy chocolate dessert that's healthy and gluten-free. | ibakeheshoots.com
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles!

The thought of it had my brain twisted. If somebody told me two weeks ago that melted chocolate plus whipped avocado equals a wonderfully creamy dessert, I would’ve laughed in their face. Ok, maybe not “in their face”, but as soon as they turned their back to me…

I gotta thank Dorothy Kern from Crazy for Crust. I found her recipe on Pinterest and was mesmerized.  I mean, look at these truffles!

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles!  I know, right? Melted chocolate plus whipped avocado equals a wonderfully creamy dessert. | ibakeheshoots.com

Usually, I don’t give a damn about healthy desserts. When the sweet craving hits me, I’m looking to be satisfied. Wait, that sounded dirty. Whatever, it’s the truth. Give me the full fat cake, the fully loaded cookies, and the chocolate waffles covered in peanut butter sauce. I’m just saying…fat equals flavor. Y’all know it’s true.

The fat in truffles typically come from cream, but of course, that won’t cut it in a vegan dessert. The cream has been replaced with whipped avocado which is combined with melted chocolate. To give the chocolate flavor a boost, I added a little bit of espresso powder. Add some vanilla extract and voilà, you’re almost there.

Now, you have to wait. Or not. I suppose you could grab a spoon and go to town on the truffle mixture. Go ahead….your business is your business. However, if you want your truffles to be cute-as-hell (yeah, I just wrote that), it must chill for a few hours.

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles: a creamy chocolate dessert that's healthy and gluten-free. | ibakeheshoots.com

I suggest you wait. The result is magnificent when you do.

 

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Recipe for Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles from Crazy for Crust

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles
 
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Makes 20 truffles
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1 c quality semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 small avocado, mashed
  • ½ t vanilla extract
  • ¼ t espresso powder, optional, but you should really add it
Instructions
  1. Place avocado meat in food processor.
  2. Whip until smooth, making sure to scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl and heat for 90 seconds.
  4. Every 30 seconds, remove bowl and stir chocolate.
  5. Once the chocolate is fully melted add the whipped avocado and mix well.
  6. Add espresso powder and vanilla extract and mix well.
  7. Cover with seran wrap and chill until solidified, approximately 3 hrs.
  8. Use 2 t scoop to make truffles, I used a leveled size 70 scoop.
  9. Coat with sprinkles, powdered sugar, chopped roasted walnuts or whatever your heart desires.
  10. Enjoy.
Notes
Be sure to add the avocado to the melted chocolate before you add the vanilla extract. Adding the vanilla extract first may make the chocolate seize, thereby making it difficult to mix in the avocado.

 

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  1. May 16, 2014
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