I’ve always loved chocolate truffles, if you’re a regular follower of my blog and posts, you will also know that I am addicted to chocolate. I really can’t live without it. When I was a kid, I used to love Teddy Grays. Now Teddy Grays is a sweet shop owned by the late Teddy Gray and it is famous in the Black Country part of the West Midlands, which is where I was born and raised. I loved to go in and get 50 pence worth of chocolate truffles, and I have been thinking about them lately, as I’ve forgotten what they were made of, what they tasted like and if they were possibly gluten free. But instead of looking back on old things, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands and make some of my own. Some relatively healthy ones that everybody can share!
These ones are made with avocado instead of butter. Avocado is an amazing food, packed full of minerals, vitamins and healthy fat. And I really dig avocado. This recipe is so simple and would make a great gift for any occasion.
Zest of 1 orange
150g Dark vegan-friendly chocolate
1 Ripe avocado
1tsp Orange extract
1tsp Vanilla extract
Cacao powder for dusting
Dark vegan friendly chocolate strands
- Mash up the avocado in a bowl until smooth.
- Melt the chocolate over a bain-marie and stir in the orange zest, vanilla and orange extract.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the avocado, and mix it all together. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Scoop the mixture and roll into small balls, I usually find 1tbsp makes a good size.
- Roll half of the truffles into cacao powder and half into the chocolate strands.
- Serve and enjoy!
So there you have it! These can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container, or in a fancy little treat box as a gift for your friends. They taste so indulgent, a little bit like booja-booja.