Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Makes about 15 truffles
Serving Size: 1 truffle
Each Serving Provides:
6.25:1 Ratio 72 calories
Carbohydrate: 0.60 grams
Protein: 0.62 grams
Fat: 7.63 grams
200 grams or 2 medium ripe avocados
50 grams or about ¼ cup cacao butter, melted
24 grams or 2 generous tablespoons melted coconut oil
30 grams or 4 tablespoons cacao powder
pinch of salt
Truvia or other sweetener of your choice
Optional: coatings of your choice, crushed nuts, cocoa powder, Truvia mixed with orange zest, chia seeds, etc.. (coatings not included in the KetoDietCalculator recipe calculation. Please adjust accordingly)
1. Remove the skin and pits from the avocados. Using a food processor, pulse the avocado until completely smooth, scraping the sides several times. If you are using powdered sweetener, such as Truvia, add it to the avocado during this step so it has time to dissolve.
2. Add the remaining fats and cacao powder to the pureed avocado. Pulse several more times until the mixture is completely combined. Continue to scrape the sides of the processor to ensure there are no lumps.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl and cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate until the mixture has cooled completely and set, at least 2 hours. You should be able to easily scoop and roll the mixture into a ball without it falling apart.
4. Divide the mixture into 15 equal portions and roll into round ball shapes. Coat them in your choice of ingredients and enjoy.
*Note: Many stevia based liquid sweeteners will impart and sharp, bitter flavor (similar to alcohol) if too much is used. Combined with the unsweetened cocoa powder, sometimes this effect can be intensified. Powdered sweetner is reccomended for this recipe for that reason. It may take a little trial and error to acheive a flavor that best suites your taste. If your diet allows, consider adding natural sweetness with a few dried prunes.