Don't just a recipe by it's name. Trust me, one bite of these truffles and you won't believe that avocado is in them. The avocado adds a creamy flavor without having to add milk. This recipe also contains no eggs, nuts, flour or gluten, and it is made with whole/real-food ingredients!
What You Need
1 stick (1/2 cup) of real butter (not margarine)
1 large, very ripe avocado
1.5 tsp pure vanilla extract
1+1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar (here is a great recipe for unrefined powdered sugar)
What You Do
Peel avocado and remove pit. Place in blender or food processor.
Melt butter. Add to avocado. Puree until no chunks remain.
Add pureed avocado/butter mixture to a mixing bowl. Stir in vanilla, cocoa and powdered sugar until thoroughly combined. Let chill in refrigerator until hardens, about 15-20 minutes.
Once chocolate has hardened remove from refrigerator. Roll portions of chocolate mixture into 1/2"-to-3/4" balls (a mellon baller works nicely). If chocolate mixture softens place back in refrigerator until hardens again. Place on wax paper or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Place truffle balls into refrigerator until firm. Remove and roll truffles in powdered sugar to lightly coat the outside (optional). Store, refrigerated, in airtight container until ready to serve. Can serve chilled or at room temperature.