Raw avocado truffles with cacao, coconut and matcha dustings
This article is from our guest blogger Luca Bogen, you can view more of her amazing recipes here
Okay, so it might sound very strange to use avocados to make truffles but I guarantee you that it tastes absolutely divine, the result is a super creamy yet soft chocolate texture.
I’ve created an assortment of truffles by using different flavours to dust the truffles. Raw cacao for a super intense chocolate hit, desiccated coconut for a lighter and crunchier taste and matcha green tea powder for a unique and contemporary taste – this one being my absolutel favourite flavour as the avocado and matcha work together beautifully.
You can play around with flavourings, perhaps adding some into the truffle as well as on the coating. I have chosen these three as they are each different in taste, and create a perfect variety for your own homemade truffle box to enjoy on Christmas Eve.
Makes about 25 truffles
40g Raw Cacao Powder
2 Avocados (the softer the better, even if they are a tiny bit brown)
3 Tbsp Cacao Nibs
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
1 Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
6 Medium Dates
5 Tbsp Maple Syrup
First soak your dates in hot water for 10 minutes and set aside.
Once the dates have soaked, remove the stones and put in a blender. Add in all the other ingredients except for the matcha, coconut and extra cacao for dusting and blend until you achieve a creamy consistency. Add a little water if necessary to create a creamier consistency.
Scoop your mixture into an airtight container and leave in the fridge overnight.
In the morning your mix will be ready to roll into truffle sized balls. Your hands will become super sticky when you do this so roll your balls first before coating.
Pour a little matcha powder onto a plate and roll your truffles until coated. Repeat with desiccated coconut and raw cacao powder until you have a set of truffles. You can also coat them in anything else you like at this stage!
Line a tray or box with tissue paper and place your truffles on top and serve to your friends and family.
Make sure you keep these stored in the fridge as after a while they will melt at room temperature. They should keep for about 3 days but I’m sure you will have eaten them all well before then! : )