These delectable vegan truffles are a healthier version of the classic indulgence.
2 large ripe avocados (makes about ¾ cup mashed)
8-10 oz vegan dark chocolate (I use Green & Black’s 85% dark and/or Tree of Life vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips)
1 tsp vanilla
Pinch of salt
Ground cacao or additional melted chocolate for decorating, if desired
Puree avocado in high speed blender according to blender directions and set aside.
Break chocolate into small pieces. Melt chocolate in a medium sized glass bowl over double boiler or in microwave, stirring several times during melting.
Add vanilla, salt and mashed avocado to melted chocolate and stir well until fully blended.
Cover and refrigerate mixture about 20 minutes.
Remove chocolate mixture from refrigerator. Using a cookie scoop or your hands, form balls about 3/4-inch diameter and set on parchment paper. If desired, decorate truffles by rolling in ground cacao or drizzling with additional melted dark chocolate. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate if not serving immediately.