Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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What? Seriously? You can use avocados for desserts and have it not taste terrible? I would’ve been skeptical about this a year ago, but it works so darn well I applaud whoever it was that came up with the idea of using avocados to make a chocolate dessert.

I think I first started using avocados as an ice cream base and ever since then, I learned that you can totally replace butter for avocado in just about anything. What’s great about a sweet version is the sweetness completely overrides the avocado taste, which all you really taste is a rich, chocolatey treat.

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I had a lot of experiment making avocado mousse but I was never able to make it hard enough for a truffle. I believe the key ingredient is coconut oil, as it seems to be able to harden everything else much faster.

I also think it’s better to use date paste for this as I’ve tried putting dates, and turned out all chunky and parts of it wasn’t even sweet. I guess you will need to make at least three times the size to be able to use dates without it going chunky.

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The taste of these are so good that I felt as if I was eating some rich, delicacy chocolate, and at the same time I almost cannot even behind to comprehend how this can be healthy. Yeah, the mind does play a lot of tricks on you! I dare you to make these and give it to someone who usually hates avocado and see what they say! I’m totally curious.

Now I’m so totally tempted to make another one of those Photoshop pics where the truffles have faces and expressions and are freaking out about being eaten! Oh man, I’m so evil!

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles

2 small avocados
2 tablespoons date paste (*grind a packet of pitted medjool dates until it forms a paste)
1/4 cup carob powder (or 3 tablespoons cacao powder, also add more date paste as cacao powder is more bitter)
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Note: You will need to make the date paste beforehand, so be sure you have a packet of dates and grind them until they form a paste.

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Add all the ingredients into the blender. Do note that if you are using carob, you only really need 2 tablespoons date paste, but if you are using cacao, you will probably need more. Taste to see what fits you. Blend until everything is very smooth, then spoon it out into a bowl and put it it the freezer for about 40 minutes to an hour so it can harden.

Once it’s mostly hard, take it out and roll it into a ball with your hands. Coat with carob powder or shredded coconut if you want, and put it back into the freezer for another 15 minutes to harden more.

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 2 small avocados
  • 2 tablespoons date paste (*grind a packet of pitted medjool dates until it forms a paste)
  • ¼ cup carob powder (or 3 tablespoons cacao powder, also add more date paste as cacao powder is more bitter)
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions
  1. Note: You will need to make the date paste beforehand, so be sure you have a packet of dates and grind them until they form a paste.
  2. Add all the ingredients into the blender. Do note that if you are using carob, you only really need 2 tablespoons date paste, but if you are using cacao, you will probably need more. Taste to see what fits you. Blend until everything is very smooth, then spoon it out into a bowl and put it it the freezer for about 40 minutes to an hour so it can harden.
  3. Once it’s mostly hard, take it out and roll it into a ball with your hands. Coat with carob powder or shredded coconut if you want, and put it back into the freezer for another 15 minutes to harden more.

 

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