Just because Valentine’s was last week doesn’t mean you can’t have chocolate – Happy Chocolate Month! Toast to the rich taste of these yummy truffles with a glass of Rosa Regale from Banfi. The Brachetto d’Acqui grape is the perfect partner to chocolate.

Deep Dark Truffles with a Surprise Ingredient

Three things to remember when making this recipe:

  1. Make sure to use 70% or higher chocolate
  2. Shake up your toppings
  3. Keep them in the fridge in a sealed container to keep them fresh
  • 6 OZ 70% + Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 TB Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 TB Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 TB Maple Syrup or Honey

Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil together in the microwave or in a pan on a low heat setting. Put the avocado, melted chocolate mixture, cocoa powder, vanilla and syrup or honey together in a food processor and puree til smooth. Scrape into a small bowl and place in the fridge at least 1 hour to firm up. When chilled, scoop with a spoon and using plastic gloved hands, roll into balls. Roll in your favorite toppings.

Topping ideas: Unsweetened Coconut Flakes, Finely Chopped Toasted Nuts, Cocoa Powder


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