Chocolate certainly has some scientific support for nutritious benefits, but almost everything you can buy in a store has so much sugar, milk, and preservatives, it doesn’t actually qualify as a real food anymore. So, what’s a chocoholic to do? Make you own, of course. Truffles are one of the simplest homemade candies to make. These truffles would be fun to prepare with friends and family for a laid back party activity, or as delicious homemade gifts. After all, is there really anything that can beat homemade chocolate?
- 2 ripe hass avocados, pitted & skinned
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil
- 1/2 cup premium cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp. xylitol
- 1/4 tsp. liquid stevia extract
- 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup melted baker’s chocolate
- 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- Put the avocados, coconut oil, stevia, cream, and vanilla in a blender or food processor.
- Stir the xanthan gum, xylitol, and cocoa powder together in a small bowl and slowly sprinkle it in, blending in what you just added before adding some more.
- Slowly pour in the melted chocolate and blend it. If the mixture looks too runny to form into balls, you can blend in a tiny bit more xanthan gum, but if it is so stiff you’re afraid it isn’t blending well enough, add a tiny bit more cream.
- Transfer the mixture to a large bowl, cover it, and refrigerate it for one hour. Chop up the pecans and spread them out on a plate.
- After the chocolate mixture has chilled, spoon out a small amount and form a one inch sized ball.
- Roll the ball through the pecans, coating it evenly and set it on another plate. Repeat these steps until all of the chocolate has been rolled into truffle balls and covered in pecans.
- Refrigerate the truffles overnight, or until nice and firm before serving them. Be sure to store them in the refrigerator since they’re perishable.
If you want to change this recipe up, you can use finely shredded coconut or crushed peppermint candy to roll the truffles in.
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