Crushed Candy Cane Truffles
An simple yet sumptuous Christmas gift to pass on to your loved ones
2 large, ripe avocados (about 110g-115g each)
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs chopped semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate chips (at least 60% dark)
3 Tbs unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk cashew milk blend, almond milk will suffice
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp kosher salt
Optional: 1-3 tsp light agave nectar or maple syrup (okay to substitute pure maple syrup, though the flavor will change somewhat).
For serving: fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate shavings.
Place the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring between each and watching carefully so that the chocolate does not burn. When the chocolate is almost completely melted, remove it from the microwave and stir until smooth.
Set aside and let cool until just barely warm. Halve and pit the avocados, then scoop them into a food processor fitted with a steel blade. Add the melted chocolate, cocoa powder, almond milk cashew milk blend, vanilla extract and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, stopping to scrape down the bowl as needed. Taste and add a few teaspoons of agave if additional sweetness is desired.
Spoon into glasses. Enjoy immediate as a pudding, or for a thicker, mousse-like consistency, refrigerate until well chilled, 2 hours or overnight. Serve topped with raspberries, cream, and chocolate shavings.
Credits: Erin Clarke