These chocolate hazelnut truffles only have about a handful of ingredients, require no baking (only melting chocolate), and you make them in a mixing bowl with no special kitchen gadgets or tools. I mean, does it really get much easier than that?
There is a chocolate hazelnut spread you can buy at grocery stores that is SOOOO full of sugar and other not so great ingredients. These chocolate hazelnut truffles have these familiar flavors of that unnamed spread I referred to, but with real food ingredients, you can pronounce and WAY less sugar! Plus, I managed to sneak avocado in them, so they’ve got good-for-you fats!
These chocolate hazelnut truffles have six ingredients in them, all of which you will recognize and can pronounce. First, there are chocolate chips. We get dairy-free dark chocolate chips or a dark chocolate bar with clean ingredients to melt. Then, there is a large, ripe avocado, which gives these truffles that velvety texture where your teeth just sink right in and the center feels like it’s just going to melt away. After the chocolate and avocado, it’s just vanilla, cinnamon and sea salt to make the truffle base. Mix it all up and then let it set in the fridge! Once set, roll them into balls and then add in chopped up hazelnuts, and bam – you’ve got a bite-sized indulgence that is just the right amount of savory and sweet!