Everyone has a weakness in their life and mine happens to pertain to food..mostly sugar. I’m pretty good at not eating a lot of sugar, after all I never really cared for it as a kid (shocking I know!). I spent a lot of money on braces and keeping my teeth clean and healthy I didn’t want to risk cavities or ruining them in any way due to consuming a lot of sugar and causing my own teeth to rot.
I think I may crave sugar because I lack it in my diet? Just a guess… When I do decide to go for dessert to cure my itch for something sweet I try to go light. Usually I hit up the go-yo (frozen yogurt) down the street or I’ll make a small batch of cookies with as little refined sugar as possible. Now that summer has just begun to show its pretty face, many people are looking to eat lighter meals including desserts. Truffles are an excellent one bite treat to enjoy and they wont have you feeling guilty from eating a few.
I have 2 delicious versions for you. The first is a peanut butter and honey truffle with the second being an avocado and chocolate truffle. Both are amazing and they go great with summer cocktails. If your planning a picnic on the beach or a cookout for dad, grab a bottle of bubbly and make these truffles!
Peanut Butter & Honey Truffles
Dairy free/vegan (omit honey for agave)/vegetarian
Yield: 12 Each
Mise en Place:
-1/4 Cup Rolled Oats
-1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
-1/4 Cup Honey
-1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
-1/4 Cup Shredded Coconut (Unsweetened)
-Small cookie scoop (melon ballers work well too)
Method of Preparation:
-Pulse oats in blender until powdery.
-Stir peanut butter, honey, vanilla, and oat flour together into a small bowl.
-Roll into 1″ balls (or scoop).
-Coat with shredded coconut
-Line up on a parchment paper lined sheet tray and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes until firm.
Avocado & Cocoa Truffles
Yield: 25 Each
Mise en Place:
-8 Tablespoons Butter
-1 Large Haas Avocado
-1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
-1 1/4 Cups Unsweetened Cocoa
-2 Cups Powder Sugar
-1 Cup Chopped nuts of choice (I used Almonds)
Method of Prep:
-Melt butter over medium heat in a small sauce pan.
-In a food processor, puree avocado until smooth. (You can add in a little bit of the melted butter to help with the blending).
-Add the avocado puree, vanilla, cocoa and powder sugar into the butter. Stir until evenly incorporated.
-Place the chocolate mixture into the refrigerator until it hardens (30 minutes).
-Remove hardened chocolate from refrigerator and roll into 1″ balls.
-Coat in Chopped nuts or powdered sugar, whichever you prefer.
-Place truffles back into refrigerator until set.