Dark Chocolate Truffles

Easter wouldn’t quiet be complete without treating yourself to some much loved chocolate! Since everyone is going to be greeted by the Easter bunny with an abundance of chocolate eggs, why not give the gift to someone you love of a box of these dark chocolate truffles instead!

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To blow my own trumpet, these are deliciously indulgent yet made with ingredients that are beneficial to your health. Guilt-free truffles, why wouldn’t you?! As well as been good for you, these are simple to make and don’t take a lot of your time up over the busy holiday period.

Makes 9 truffles

Ingredients

  • 40g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa)
  • 80g avocado
  • 20g honey
  • 10g cocoa powder, plus a little more for rolling

Method

  • Begin by  removing avocado from its flesh and mash up in a small bowl.
  • Melt down the chocolate over a pan of boiling hot water. I placed my bowl in a sieve over the pan to protect the bowl and stop the chocolate loosing its  smoothness too quickly. Continually stir until all the chocolate is melted.
  • Once the chocolate is done, remove avocado from its flesh and mash up in a small bowl.
  • Add the chocolate to the avocado as soon as possible so that is combines with the avocado throughly in a liquid form
  • Next smoothly stir in the cocoa powder and then the honey
  • Leave to set for around 5-10 minutes in the fridge to cool down and form a workable sticky texture*
  • Once chilled, start rolling the mixture into ping pong sized balls
  • In a cup add a little cocoa powder, enough for one or two balls to be coated and roll around in cup to cover the truffle evenly or simply roll in cocoa powder.
  • Best stored in the fridge for at least 1 hour before enjoying…if you can wait that long!

*you want the texture to stick together but not so that it is sticking to your hands too much. If you find this then leave a little while longer or add a little more cocoa powder

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This recipe is adaptable to your favourite type of chocolate, so if you are a fan of milk or white simply swap the dark chocolate for your favourite flavour!

Please share your box of chocs with me using #ButterflyBakes and tag me in any of your posts, as I would love to see you loving this simply beautiful recipe.

Remember sharing is caring!

Also check out my other Easter inspired creations…

Coconut Easter Nests & Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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