Creamy Mexican Chocolate with Avocado Truffles

Creamy Mexican Chocolate with Avocado Truffles

Sweet, creamy, and chocolaty. Creamy Mexican Chocolate with Avocado Truffles are as delicious as they are nutritious. Plus they pack a little kick, thanks to a small addition of cayenne pepper.

Chocolate and Avocado Truffles

Dear valued reader and friend, Thank you so much for being here. It is because of you that I have a lot to celebrate and share. As of January 1st, my blog has launched a brand new, easy to navigate design, which I’m over-the-moon thrilled about. Because of this, I’m celebrating with a self-sponsored giveaway that includes a bunch of great prizes (see details at the end of this post), which I know you’ll find useful in your kitchen. So, without further adieu, let’s get on with the recipe… and the giveaway.

Chocolate and Avocado Candy

Surprise your Valentine this year by gifting them with candy you’ve made yourself. These Mexican Avocado Truffles are super easy to make and require no cooking whatsoever. Plus, your sweetie will never even know these delicious candies are good for them (because they’re made with heart-healthy avocados), unless you tell them. So mum’s the word. Or, I should say Rose is the word, but that makes no sense at all!

Chocolate and Avocado Candy Truffles

This recipe is one I’ve adapted from What The Fork Food Blog. The changes I’ve made were that I used regular semi-sweet chocolate chips (not dairy free chocolate chips). I also added espresso powder, along with some cayenne pepper for that little bit of heat. For rolling the balls, I’ve chosen toasted almonds and cocoa powder, and What The Fork Blog rolled hers in coconut.

Avocado and Chocolate Truffles

Mexican Avocado Truffles
 
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Sweet, creamy, and chocolaty. Mexican Avocado Truffles are as delicious as they are good for you. Plus they pack a little kick, thanks to a small addition of cayenne pepper.
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Makes: 27
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon espresso powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • 1½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup toasted, slivered almonds, crushed to form crumbs
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • mini paper candy cups, optional
Instructions
  1. Remove the flesh from the avocados and place in a large bowl.
  2. Add the vanilla, salt, espresso powder and cayenne to the avocados.
  3. Mix thoroughly with a hand mixer until blended (scraping down the sides as needed).
  4. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips on medium power, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the melted chocolate to the avocado mixture and blend with the hand mixer (scraping down the sides as needed).
  6. Spoon the mixture into a container and refrigerate at least 60 minutes.
  7. Using a spoon or melon baller scoop approximately ½ tablespoon of chocolate out and roll into 1: balls.
  8. Roll each truffle into your choice of toasted almonds crumbs or cocoa powder.
  9. Place in mini paper candy cups if desired.
  10. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Notes
Chilling of the finished mixture is key to success.
Chill for a minimum of 60 minutes, but longer is even better. I chilled mine overnight.
From time to time you'll need to rinse your hands with water when forming the balls. This will make the rolling process a little easier, and neater.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 2491 Fat: 177g Saturated fat: 61g Unsaturated fat: 107g Carbohydrates: 256g Sugar: 168g Sodium: 209mg Fiber: 57g Protein: 38g
 

That was easy, right? I hope you enjoyed this recipe and will try making it a home. I know you’ll have complete success with it!

And now, on to the giveaway portion of this post. It is because I love you, my readers, that I’ve decided to share this giveaway along with this particular Valentine’s Day recipe.

You’ll notice in the video that I’ve used three of the items included in this giveaway in the making of these Mexican Avocado Truffles. I’ve used the avocado scoop (from Wolfgang Puck’s garnishing tool set), the Hamilton Beach blender, and the melon baller (again from Wolf’s garnishing set).

Just in case you’re wondering, I am not gifting you with previously used tools and equipment. These are items I already own in my Kudos Kitchen, and I’ve purchased a second set, for this special occasion, specifically with you in mind.

Here are the items I’m offering to one lucky winner:

Mexican Avocado Truffles and Giveaway

Wolfgang Puck Kitchen Knives

Wolfgang Puck Garnishing Tools

Wolfgang Puck Garnishing Tools Set

WP garnishing tool set

WP garnishing tool cookbook

Hand mixer and measuring cups

All the gifts included total more than $75 worth of merchandise, but the results you’ll receive from using them in your kitchen…priceless. For your chance to enter to win, please follow the instructions. This giveaway is valid to US residence only. This contest will run from Sunday, January 17, 2016, to Monday, January 25, 2016, when one lucky winner will be chosen by random drawing from all entries received.

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So there you have it. I guess the only thing left for me to do is to share one of my hand painted Valentine inspired wine glasses. Well, it’s actually inspired from ABC’s “The Bachelor,” but it seems to fit with the post and the occasion…Will you accept this rose?

Will you accept this rose?

If there is ever anything I can paint for you, from glassware to fabrics (aprons and tea towels), please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit my shop on Etsy and Wazala. Custom orders are always welcome, and I will happily paint and design from any photo or description you send my way.

Kudos Kitchen by Renée ~ Where food, art, and fun collide each and every day!

Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

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69 Comments

  1. Looks yummy!

  2. Congrats on your new site Renee! It looks fabulous. The Avocado Truffles sound really fantabulous too!

  3. I love all the pictures. Makes me want to make the recipes

  4. Love the blog redesign. Looks fabulous and professional! Goes perfect with you.

  5. Love the look of your site. The candy looks so easy and good. Pinned. Thanks.

  6. I like the layout it is bright & makes me want to explore more

  7. This is a really refreshing new layout, love all the white! I see the artistic side of it too

  8. I love it!! Congratulations!!

  9. Your new blog set is lovely. A great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  10. Love your new design! And I’m crazy about these truffles too 🙂

  11. I think your blog design is very nice. It’s cool clean and very simple. I love your top picture. I believe this is my first time here, so I really don’t know what was replaced.

  12. I love the new blog design! Congrats!

  13. I just love the new site. Love all of the pictures and the clean look to it all!

  14. Love that you used avocado in the truffles. I’ve made a chocolate mousse with avocado but never tried truffles, awesome idea!

  15. Oh Renee!!! I love the new design and these Truffles! I’m so excited that we both made the switch to wordpress. Your new site is beautiful!

  16. Love your new blog design! I have blog design envy 🙂 These truffles are wonderful and thanks for the generous giveaway 🙂

  17. I absolutely LOVE that you made these with avocado! Your site looks great too 🙂

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  22. I made chocolate pudding once with avocado and cacao powder, this looks even yummier with your additions, perfect bite sizes also. Love the design layout. Congrats on the changes.

  23. What a fun giveaway, Renee – and these truffles look entirely dangerous (and deeeelicious)!

  24. The truffles looks so yummy. I never have added avocadoes to truffles before.

  25. OMG these are the bomb. I can’t believe these are made with avocados. What a great recipe!

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  27. These truffles are EVERTYHING! I adore anything chocolate with a kick of heat and these are perfection – much like the new look, Renee!

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  34. Congrats on the new digs! It’s always nice to get a fresh start for the new year, huh?
    I’m loving these clever healthy truffles. I’ve had an avocado-based chocolate pudding before, but I never thought to use the same trick to make truffles. Totally genius!

  35. Lovely Avocado!! I really love chocolate and I will definitely try this recipe. And yes, your blog looks phenomenal. Thanks Renée for sharing the recipe 🙂

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  38. I sooo want to do a site redesign as well. Congrats… and what an interesting recipe. I want to try it out 🙂

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  42. I love you site redesign, this giveaway but especially these truffles! I’m a huge fan of no-bake candy (even though they are made with avocado so they seem lighter than traditional candy) and these truffles look awesome!

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  45. The coffee cup would say, “Chocolate Espresso Dry, Not Liquid”.

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  53. Never thought to use avacodes to make Chocolate truffles. Thanks for chance to win great products.

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