November is National Diabetes Awareness Month. I am partnering with the Haas Avocado Board – Love One Today, to show how you can incorporate heart healthy avocados into a sweet treat.
When I told my son-in-law Jacob about adding chipotle peppers to these truffles, he about threw up in his mouth. But I wanted to counter balance the bitterness of the cocoa powder, the sweetness of the chocolate and creaminess of the avocado – and basically you have the best sweet treat bite.
Two truffles are 110 calories and 13 grams of carbs, but I will tell you, I ate one and was perfectly satisfied. The heat isn’t overpowering at all – in fact you just get it at the very end – a little spicy surprise at the end.
Roman totally wanted a bite, but dogs can’t have chocolate. Seriously this is the easiest dessert to make. I just store them uncovered in the fridge.
Spicy Avocado Chocolate Truffles
These spicy avocado chocolate truffles are the perfect sweet treat. The avocado is so creamy!
1.5 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 fresh avocados
1 canned chipotle pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Put the chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted. My microwave took two minutes.
In a food processor, blend the avocado with the chipotle pepper. Stir that into the chocolate and add in the cinnamon, vanilla and salt. Mix until combined, then refrigerate for 30 minutes.
I used a heaping teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and rolled into 32 balls. Once rolled, toss in the unsweetened cocoa powder.
Two truffles are 110 calories and 13 grams of carbs and the perfect sweet treat. These are not overly spicy, you’ll just feel the slight spicy heat at the end.
Who wants one or ten?! 🥑
I put these into the WW recipe builder, and two truffles are 4 WW points. Enjoy!
Happy Tuesday! Come back tomorrow – I am sharing Safe + Fair’s new seasonal granolas – you won’t want to miss it!
Make it a great day!