Easy avocado fudge truffles that will cure your late night sweet tooth!
As I mentioned in my banana bread post, things in my house are getting very ripe, very quickly. The lack of central AC is definitely the culprit for this but it is causing me to be very thoughtful when purchasing my produce for the week. I used to be able to buy everything on Sunday and have it last me throughout the week, but I’m finding that by Wednesday, my groceries have started to turn.
My roommate and I are both not home during the day, so we don’t typically run our AC units while we are gone. And since it is the middle of summer, temperatures are rising and let’s just say our coconut oil remains at a liquid state throughout the entire summer. So you can only imagine what the heat is doing to the sugars in our fruit.
In keeping with the overripening theme, I bought a couple of avocados last week, all at different stages of ripeness. Of course I completely forgot about the heat in my apartment and ended up with 2 very ripe avocados that I didn’t have plans to use. I remembered seeing a video of someone creating avocado truffles and I instantly knew what I wanted to do with them.
Enter, the chocolate avocado truffle. These truffles are so delicious, fudgy, chocolatey and don’t taste like an avocado. The green fruit (yes, avocados are a fruit) actually just adds a very creamy and buttery consistency, but has a very mild taste in general and doesn’t add any weird taste in these truffles. Don’t worry, these aren’t guacamole avocados :).
They couldn’t be easier to make either. All you need to do is pulse the ingredients together in a food processor, let chill for an hour, roll into balls + dip in cacao powder. Done! I store mine in the freezer for added wow-factor.
They take on the flavor of the chocolate and are perfect little bites for your after dinner treat. Next time you have ripe avocados and don’t want to turn it into guacamole, trying putting a sweet twist on it and make these easy avocado fudge truffles.
- 1 overripe avocado (medium sized)
- ½ cup pitted dates
- ¼ cup cacao powder + 2 T reserved for dusting
- 1½ Tbsp. melted coconut oil
- 1½ Tbsp. coconut flour
- dash of sea salt
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
- You may need to scrape down the sides and add a little bit of water to get the process moving.
- Once silky smooth, refrigerate for an hour or until able to clump together.
- Roll into one tablespoon size balls and coat in remaining cacao powder.
- Refrigerate for minimum three hours.