Roses are red, avocados are green, this is the best Pinterest recipe you've ever seen! Okay, while you might not be opening a card with that poem written in, it's true that this Valentine's Day is all about the mighty avocado. Pinners are going crazy for one avocado truffle recipe and you've got to check it out.
When I first saw the numbers - the pin has been saved over 20,000 times - I couldn't believe a dessert recipe containing avocados would be the frontrunner this year. But just wait, this chocolate truffle makes total sense.
Bakers have been using avocados as a substitute for butter and oil for a while. In fact, according to California Avocados Direct, you can substitute 1 cup of pureed avocado for every cup of butter. Using avocados in place of butter not only helps reduce cholesterol and calories, it also provides about 20 vitamins and minerals to your baked goods.
And the taste is indistinguishable. Don't fret by thinking your truffles are going to taste like a bowl of guacamole (would that really be a bad thing?).
Today's top Valentine's Day recipe comes from food blog Yummy Healthy Easy. The name rings true-this recipe truly is yummy, healthy and easy. And with only five ingredients this recipe is also super fast to put together. Like, oops-I-forgot-to-buy-a-Valentine's-gift fast.
How to Make Avocado Truffles
Start by melting dark chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. The best way to do this is to microwave the chocolate in 20-second intervals and stir between each.
In a separate bowl mash the avocado. You can also do this in a food processor or blender. Add in the chocolate and stir both together until smooth. Add in some vanilla extract, a touch of cinnamon, and stir to combine. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden.
Once half an hour has passed remove the chocolate mixture from the fridge and scoop and roll into balls. Roll each truffle in cocoa powder (or any other topping like sprinkles, coconut, powdered sugar) and serve.