Coconut Cacao Truffles
Phase 3 & Maintenance | Makes 14 truffles
Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes (includes chilling time)
2/3 cup mashed avocado (about 1 large)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 teaspoon almond extract (omit if you just want straight chocolate)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup carob chips
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Blend the avocado in a food processor until it is very smooth. Add the cacao powder, optional almond extract, and vanilla extract and blend until well combined.
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, microwave the carob chips for about 1 minute, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Add the avocado mixture to the bowl of melted carob and stir until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and place the coconut flakes in a shallow plate.
Using a small cookie scoop or a melon baller, scoop the chilled carob mixture and roll around in your hands to create even balls. Roll each ball in the coconut flakes and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 2 truffles is a serving of healthy fat.