SATISFY YOUR SWEET TOOTH

By Paige Green, Hy-Vee Dietitian on Wednesday, February 13, 2019


Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Yields: 10

truffles

Recipe adapted from: www.eatingbirdfood.com

February brings paper valentines, candy hearts and lots and lots of chocolate. Here is a  dessert you can feel good (and not guilty) about this Valentine's Day.

Here's what you need:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • Sea salt

Here's what you do:

  • Skin and de-pit avocado. Place avocado and a sprinkle of salt in a bowl and mash together until smooth.
  • Melt chocolate chips by placing them in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 20 seconds or until all the chocolate chips have melted.
  • Pour melted chocolate into the bowl with the avocado and mix until mix until well combined, and the avocado is no longer visible.
  • Place mixture in the fridge to set for 30 minutes. Once the mixture has firmed up, remove from fridge and make the truffles by rolling a tablespoon at a time into a 1-inch ball.
  • Sprinkle a few sea salt flakes on each truffle. Store in fridge until ready to serve.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts per truffle: 75 Calories, 5 g Fat, 8 g Carbs, 2 g Fiber, 6 g Sugar, 1 g Protein

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