I love dessert. There is no better way to finish a lunch or dinner by following up with something sweet And chocolate? Mmm I was a fan of it ever since I can remember. I remember I could eat a whole chocolate bar or a full bag of Tesco chocolate chip cookies at a time (by the way, I do not recommend this type of eating now) and have no hang ups about it.
Now, however, I see dessert as a treat and little indulgence. I do not need to stuff myself and have self control when it comes to it. There is no way my life can exist without dessert however, so I know how important it is to have it occasionally, and try to have ‘healthy’ dessert. Even a fruit salad can be considered a dessert!
These chocolate truffles satisfy two things: simplicity and healthiness. How healthy you want it to be depends on you because there is sugar and chocolate involved. You can use dark chocolate to minimize the amount of sugar and use coconut sugar instead of white sugar for a healthier alternative. However, it is up to you and what you have on hand. Also, a dessert that doesn’t have to be baked and takes literally 5 min to make? (besides the 30 min refrigeration period) Sign me up!
To make sure the recipe turns out really well, it is so important to make sure you use a very ripe avocado. The ripest you can find. Otherwise, the truffles will taste highly of avocado and they won’t be that nice. You can try to lessen the taste of avocado by increasing the amount of the other ingredients to subdue it.
The recipe requires these ingredients:
- Half a ripe avocado
- 100g of chocolate (60g and above will be fine too)
- Coconut sugar
- Cocoa powder
- Start by heating a small pot of water and placing a flat plate to cover it. Bring to boil and place the chocolate on the plate to let it melt.
- Meanwhile, scoop half an avocado into a bowl and use a fork to press and mash it as much as possible until smooth.
- Combine the melted chocolate into the avocado and mix well. Add a tablespoon of coconut sugar into the mixture.
- You want to make sure the mixture is smooth but not too runny so to thicken it you can add some nut butter or some milled flaxseeds.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 min. Prepare a bowl with some cocoa powder in. After the mixture has cooled down and solidified, use a spoon or your fingers to take a bit at a time and roll it in your palms into a small ball. It can still be a bit sticky but try to manage it and pop into the bowl of cocoa powder and cover it. Remove the ball and place onto a flat plate. Repeat until all th emixture has been used.
- If hungry, serve immediately, otherwise refrigirate as much as you want so it solidifies even more before you eat it. You can even freeze it and eat them when they are slightly defrosted but still hard.
Enjoy! I know I will when craving a small bite after a good dinner.