Avocados are the addiction of many Californians and chocolate is a girl’s best friend. I’m a California girl and therefore, must share these with you.
Several weeks before I went to Europe this year, my roommate made a batch of these glorious little desserts and since then, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them. I’ve only been home for two weeks and I’ve already made four batches (for sharing, too, of course)! I may have eaten more than I’ve shared to be honest.
These truffles may sound a little weird at first– Avocados and chocolate? Bizarre, but it’s actually quite delicious.
Over Labor Day weekend, my old roomies and I got together for a little lunch gathering and we all brought some light food and snacks and enjoyed a few glasses of wine. It was so awesome to see everyone together again in addition to the newest member, Sagan (you can check out his momma’s blog, here). He’s just too adorable!!
I lived with these wonderful people for nearly two years and now they are like a second family to me. I can only hope that we will all be good friends for years to come. I love that there are some people in the world that you won’t see for months and when you do, it’s as though you were never apart. As I’ve learned over the past few years, genuine friends are not easy to come by.
Anyways, back to these truffles…
I’ve adjusted the original recipe I found to call for a bit of powdered sugar because the cocoa powder on the outside is much too bitter without it and I have quite the sweet tooth. These are a healthy alternative for dessert. Try them out and let me know what you think! 🙂
- One 10 oz. bag dark chocolate chips
- One large avocado, pitted and peeled
- 2 T. dark chocolate cocoa powder
- 1 T. powdered sugar
- Mash or blend the avocado in a small bowl until there are no visible chunks. Set aside.
- Pour the dark chocolate chips into a medium sized microwavable bowl. Begin heating the chocolate in about 15 second increments, stirring between each. Continue until fully melted and creamy, about a total of a minute and a half or so. (Note: You don’t want to burn the chocolate!)
- Once chocolate is fully melted, scoop the mashed avocado into the chocolate and mix well.
- Refrigerate for 45 minutes to an hour.
- Combine the powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Set aside.
- Remove the chocolate-avocado mixture from the fridge and begin scooping out and rolling it into balls.
- Roll each ball in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
- Refrigerate until served.