I remember making truffles years ago, but only once or maybe twice a year because they were so rich. Traditionally they are made with butter or cream to make them so smooth and creamy, with the incredible texture that only truffles have. If you love truffles, these Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) are going to change your life.
Avocado, which is today’s butter, oil, cream, cream cheese, and mayo substitute, couldn’t be more popular. This creamy green fruit is used to replace fat in all kinds of recipes from ice cream, brownies, pudding and cheesecake to the ever popular avocado toast. When combined with dark chocolate in these truffles, it makes a rich, decadent, heavenly dessert that is delicious yet healthy too.
Can truffles be healthy?
Avocado and dark chocolate are very heart healthy foods. Avocado is made up mostly of fat, but predominantly heart healthy monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce cholesterol. It is also high in antioxidants and is nutrient rich. Flavonoids and phytonutrients in dark chocolate have anti-inflammatory, anti-clogging, and antioxidant properties all of which benefit the heart. Much of the fat in chocolate (cocoa butter) is heart healthy as well. When choosing chocolate, try to find one with seventy percent cocoa or more. In moderation, these truffles are a heart healthy treat.
More healthy chocolate treats?
These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (with Black Beans) are deliciously moist and fudge like.
Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles
If you love truffles, these Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) are going to change your life.
- 1/2 cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
- 140 grams dark chocolate 70% cocoa
- 1/2 avocado,, ripe 70 grams
- 6 tbsp Seville orange marmalade
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
Using a food processor, add avocado and pulse. Add marmalade, salt, vanilla and process until smooth.
In a medium size, heat proof bowl, melt chocolate and then let cool slightly. Slowly add avocado mixture to warm chocolate and stir to combine. Let cool and if mixture is too runny to make balls, refrigerate or freeze for a short time to firm up.
place chopped hazelnuts into a shallow bowl or plate. Spoon truffle mixture onto nuts and roll until coated. Store in refrigerator.