No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles (No Sugar Added, Vegan)

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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!

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

These truffles are delicious and nutritious making them perfect for when you want a sweet treat! Dark chocolate is packed with antioxidants that help protect against the damage caused by free radicals. Avocados are high in monosaturated fat, which has been linked to reduced inflammation, lower cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. Hazelnuts contain a high amount of manganese which aids in the metabolism of amino acids, fats, and carbohydrates and is essential in brain and nerve function. These truffles are packed with nutrition making them a great option if you are in need of a sweet treat.

By Camryn Goldstein
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No-Bake Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles (No Sugar Added, Vegan)

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: N/A
  • Servings: 16

Ingredients

1 cup dairy-free chocolate chips, melted
1 large ripe avocado
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts, chopped

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler on the stove or in a microwave safe dish in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat in 30-second increments, stirring in between to prevent the chocolate from burning.
  2. Mash avocado with a fork in a medium-sized mixing bowl getting as many of the clumps out as possible. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the hazelnuts, and mix until smooth and velvety.
  3. Place mixture in the fridge to harden for about an hour. Once firm, remove from fridge and roll into tablespoon sized balls. Then, roll in chopped hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler on the stove or in a microwave safe dish in the microwave. If using the microwave, heat in 30-second increments, stirring in between to prevent the chocolate from burning. Mash avocado with a fork in a medium-sized mixing bowl getting as many of the clumps out as possible. Add the rest of the ingredients, except the hazelnuts, and mix until smooth and velvety. Place mixture in the fridge to harden for about an hour. Once firm, remove from fridge and roll into tablespoon sized balls. Then, roll in chopped hazelnuts. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 96; Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 3 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 28 mg; Potassium: 44 mg; Carbohydrate: 7 g;  Fiber: 2 g; Sugar: 4 g; Protein: 1 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 2%;

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