Five ingredient sweet, rich and smooth honey avocado truffles with pistachios, tahini and cocoa powder. Simply irresistible and practically healthy. A guilt free treat. Gluten Free and Dairy Free too. No cook, ready in 15 minutes, 100 calories a truffle with only 3.4 grams of sugar!
I am in love with avocados. Literally cannot get enough of them and don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t eat them everyday. I mean every single day. While it may seem like I don’t post recipes with avocado all the times it doesn’t mean that I’m not eating it.
My daily breakfast is boiled eggs with avocados. Pretty much every day. Consistent and delicious. And then I’ll usually add avocado to a salad for lunch. And for dinner I’ll make an avocado sauce to drizzle on quinoa bowls, or make an avocado crema for tacos, you get the idea.
Avocado all day everyday. So it’s only natural that I feel the urge to start experimenting more with avocado desserts. Yep, the healthy and delicious avocado is perfect even in dessert recipes. Sounds a bit strange?
Trust me you won’t even know there’s an uber healthy avocado hidden in your sweet and chocolaty bite sized balls of heaven. I’ll tell ya, D had no idea these were avocado truffles.
I even gave him the hint that there was an ingredient included in the short list of five total ingredients that didn’t normally belong in a dessert.
He still didn’t get it. And even after I finally told him these were in fact avocado truffles, and he sampled another one – he still didn’t taste the avocado flavor. So have I convinced you yet?
Well the honey crystals are back for yet another delicious dessert truffle recipe. And these are Christmas themed with the strong green pistachio color showing itself off.
Aren’t pistachios the best? Second to cashews of course, but coming in at a close second for the best nut ever.
These rich and dense truffles are perfectly complemented by the roasted and lightly salted crunchy textures of crushed pistachios. A real medley of flavors in your mouth.
And since it’s just past holiday season how about a giveaway?! Enter below to win your very own jar of Nektar Honey Crystals. This is a great product that I love to incorporate in my recipes – think honey in crystal form aka honey without the mess.
Serves 1 truffle
20 minPrep Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons Nektar Honey Crystals
- 1/4 - 1/3 cup shelled pistachios
- In a food processor pulse pistachios until broken down into fine pieces - not completely crumbs though. Remove and set aside.
- In food processor process tahini, cocoa powder, Nektar honey crystals and avocado. Process until smooth.
- Freeze chocolate mixture for 15-20 minutes, just until easier to form into truffles.
- Form into six round truffles with your hands. Roll in the pistachio crumbs. Eat as is or refrigerate/freeze for firmer consistency.
**This post is spondored by Nektar but as always all opinions expressed here are my own