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Valentine Truffle

A luscious cacao filling surrounded by a crispy chocolate shell.
Prep Time25 mins
Chill time1 hr
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado, cacao, strawberries
Author: Chef Kim

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup strawberries or use 1/4 cfreeze dried berry powder
  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream solids from a can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 pinches stevia powder or a dropper (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter, cashew or tahini butter
  • 1/2 tsp coconut aminos or tamari substitute 1/4 tsp sea salt

For the coating

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, coconut syrup or yacon syrup
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/4 Cup virgin coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp cacao butter, grated or more coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • berry powder for garnish optional

Instructions

For the filling

  • Add berries to a blender and puree.
  • To the puree, add the avocado, coconut cream and cacao powder and blend well, stopping and scraping down sides when needed.
  • Next, add in the sweeteners, nut butter and aminos or salt. Blend well.
  • Transfer mixture to a small bowl. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a small scoop or tablespoon to portion the filling into small dollops on the parchment paper.
  • Place cookie sheet in the freezer while you make the coating.

For the coating

  • Melt the coconut oil and cacao butter in a bowl in a warm oven or over boiling water. Whisk to melt evenly.
  • Add the liquid sweetener you're using along with the cacao powder and vanilla and whisk together until its shiny and smooth.

Assembly

  • Remove filling from the freezer when its firm to the touch.
  • You can dip the filling balls in the cacao coating, and place back on the parchment paper.
  • To garnish each truffle, sprinkle with a pinch of berry powder. This is optional.
  • Or you can drizzle the cacao coating over the filling, chill them to set the coating, turn them over and drizzle again to completely cover them in chocolate.
  • Chill until ready to serve.

Notes

Freeze dried berry powder can be found online at nuts.com or you can crush the freeze dried berries found in packages in the grocery store, usually located by the raisins.