Healthy Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Healthy Chocolate Truffle Recipe

By Chef Vijitha at Al Nakhla Residential Resort, Riyadh

GLUTEN FREE*, HIGH PROTEIN & LOW FAT

This quick and easy, chocolate truffle recipe is a favorite of Chef Vijitha and is made with avocado and absolutely zero butter! It is an ideal power snack before a workout or a healthy munch for those mid-day cravings ladies!

Another key player here is the chocolate protein powder, the addition of almond extract and coconut flakes which makes for a healthy version of a delicious dessert. All ingredients for this recipe are easily found at Danube Supermarket adjoining Al Nakhla Residential Resort.

 Prep Time 10 minutes

 Cook Time 2 hours

 Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes

 Servings 14

Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Avocado mashed. (About 1 large)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Chocolate Casein protein powder of choice OR sub unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Almond extract omit if you just want straight up chocolate
  • 2/3 Cup Milk chocolate chips (or dairy free*)
  • 1/2 Cup Sweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Blend the avocado in a food processor until it is very smooth.
  2. Add in the protein powder, vanilla extract and almond extract and blend until well combined.
  3. In a medium, microwave safe bowl microwave the chocolate chips for about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds, until the chips are melted.
  4. Add the avocado mixture into the bowl of melted chocolate and stir very well until the chocolate is mixed well.
  5. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and place the sweetened coconut flakes in shallow plate.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop the mixture and roll around in your hands to create even balls.
  8. Roll each ball around in the coconut flakes and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Devour!