These delicious snacks are the best: chocolatey, rich … and sugar-free.
You will need to make these ahead of time; they require at least a few hours of refrigeration. But then they last for a long time if you keep them cool.
These are an excellent way to use up those avocados that aren’t bad, but too brown or extra-ripe to be appetizing anymore. (And make sure you scrape the healthy goodness from the inside of the avocado!)
First, a word about the cacao nibs: they taste awful by themselves. They resemble chips of tree bark and in general, do not taste remotely chocolatey. However! Once you boil them, add things to them and then allow them to cool, the chocolate flavor comes out much more.
These are perfect if you’re on a paleo, ketogenic, or just low-carb diet. It helps curb those sugar cravings without cheating.
Easy Keto Chocolate Truffles
- 1 cup cacao nibs
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 large ripe avocado (or 2 small ones), mashed
- cinnamon, crushed nuts or coconut flakes for the outside (optional)
Put the cacao nibs and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Allow to boil rapidly for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chips are soft. (Note: they will not melt, but they will get soft). Strain out the water. Briefly (about 1 minute) chop using an immersion blender. Slowly add the mashed avocado and peanut butter.
Once the mixture is semi-solid, scoop with an ice-cream spoon and form the balls in your hands. Let cool for at least 3 hours and then dust with cinnammon or roll in coconut or crushed nuts.
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