Dark Chocolate Truffles

Time: 20 active minutes, 1 hour cooling
Makes: 20 truffles / 10 servings


  • 10 oz 70% cacao dark chocolate (I like Hu)
  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • ¼ teaspoon fleur de sel
  • ½ teaspoon high quality vanilla extract
  • Toppings: high quality cocoa powder (Navitas is great), dried coconut, cinnamon sugar, sprinkles


  1. Cut the avocado in half and scoop out the flesh. Mash it until it is creamy and no lumps are left.
  2. Break or chop the dark chocolate and melt it in a double boiler, over simmering water until smooth. (Alternately, you can use your microwave in 10 second intervals, stirring in between until smooth).
  3. Add the chocolate, salt, vanilla and avocado together and mix until combined completely. Refrigerate for an hour.
  4. Scoop out 1 teaspoon of the mixture and roll into a ball, using the palms of your hands and light pressure. Repeat until all of the truffles are formed. Roll the truffles in your favorite toppings and refrigerate again, if needed.