are made with just 3 ingredients! Just avocado, cocoa powder and powdered sugar. They are
healthy at the same time. And let’s not forget it needs to be food allergy friendly like gluten free,
dairy free, egg free, peanut free/ tree nut free. These cover all the bases. Win-win. I love
avocados. And why not, there’s so much to love. Avocados contain monounsaturated fat (the
good fat), fiber, potassium and othervitamins. Most people are not familiar with avocado as the
main ingredient but there are many great recipes. Trust me, this is one of those you just have. to.
try. Avocados contain alot of fat… BUT… it’s the good kind. Monounsaturated fats are needed to help absorb nutrients.
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Here’s a list of more nutritional values of an average avocado:
23 grams of monounsaturated fat
760 mg potassium
allergen free pumpkin seeds, buy some. I found these in our local Health Hut store. Simply
pureed and combine ingredients, it’s that’s easy. The truffles will be soft and taste very rich.
They are not overly sweet, more like a rich semi-sweet dark chocolate. I used dutch processed
cocoa for the deep chocolate color. The roasted and salted pumpkin seeds added a wonderful
texture and depth of flavor. One truffle is only about 42 calories, so you won’t feel guilty eating
more than one 🙂
The Original Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Author: Laura @Petite Allergy Treats
Ingredients makes about 12 medium truffles
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup + 2 T dutch processed cocoa + extra for dusting
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped pumpkin seeds for rolling (optional)
- If you using pumpkin seeds, chop in a food processor until a crushed “nut” consistency. Set aside. Clean processor.
- Puree avocado until smooth. Add in sugar and cocoa powder and mix until blended.
- Using a cookie scoop, gently drop and roll balls into coating of choice.
- Serve and enjoy right away.
won’t be enjoying them right away, cover and chill in the refrigerator. Add coating right before serving. Special note about Pumpkin Seeds: many brand use the same equipment to process peanuts, tree nuts and sunflower. I have found only one brand that is safe for us: SuperSeedz.
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