To start, you are welcome. I hear the thank you's. These confections are made with healthy organic ingredients. No added sugar. Just medjool dates and avocado blended with raw cacao powder for creaminess. Trust me, they work to satisfy cravings like the "I can't eat sugar blues." One of my clean eating recipes at its best! If you like this recipe, you might want to check out the Pistachio Lemon Coconut Truffle version. These recipes fall into the the clean eating recipes | healthy cooking recipes | gluten free recipes genres.
Not sure about the addictive value, meaning you might not just want two. Healthy fats, but calories added. So limit your intake to two a day if you are watching your weight. Such an easy recipe. And your best bet to finish off the decadence factor is to roll these babies in Cuisine Soleil organic gluten free coconut flour. Other options for rolling are more raw cacao, chopped nuts, organic raw sugar and/or cinnamon. Nutrition information may change with those toppings though. Delish!
Chocolate Nut Truffles
Makes 12, a serving is two truffles
1 small avocado, mashed
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
2/3 cup high fat nuts, chopped (nuts like Brazil nuts, macadamia nuts, and cashews)
3 to 6 medjool dates, depends on the sweetness level you desire. I used 3 large dates.
Few drops almond, anise or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
For dredging: 1/2 cup coconut flour
Add all the ingredients into a Vitamix or food processor, except for the coconut flour.
Process until creamy. Some small pieces nuts and dates will remain.
Line a 9 x 12 pan with parchment paper.
Using a small portion scoop or large tablespoon scoop the mixture to form balls. Roll each ball in your hand and then coat with the coconut flour.
Place on the prepared cookie sheet and repeat.
Refrigerate or freeze to keep these food safe.
Place into a plastic bag to refrigerate and freeze until your chocolate craving hits.