PALEO CHOCOLATE ALMOND TRUFFLES
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2½ medium ripe avocados
  • 1 cup Hersheys 100% cacao special dark dry cocoa, (unsweetened powder) or 1 cup raw (dry)organic cacao powder
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 TB melted coconut oil
  • 3 TB regular or organic honey
  • 2 drops liquid stevia or 2 packets dry stevia
  • 2 TB chia seeds
  • 2 Tb ground flaxseed
  • ⅓ cup crushed walnuts (pecans or almonds may be substituted)
Instructions
  1. Peel and scoop avocado out of its shell and place in a medium bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the avocado until it is smooth in consistency. Melt the coconut oil in a small pan over low heat on your stove or microwave. Add the melted coconut oil, almond extract,honey and stevia to the avocado mixture. Next, add the cocoa powder gradually ¼ cup at a time to the mixture and stir or beat in well with a hand mixer on low speed. Add the chia seeds and ground flaxseed to this mixture and stir in until well combined. Add the crushed walnuts to the mixture and mix thoroughly. Place the mixture into the freezer for 15 minutes. Remove from freezer and using a small cookie dough scoop, scoop the mixture out and roll into balls. if desired dust with powdered sugar. Refrigerate or freeze until serving time. If you freeze them, take the truffles out of the freezer, 10 minutes prior to serving time.
Notes
One serving ( one truffle) counts as 1 carbohydrate choice on a diabetes carbohydrate counting meal plan. If you would like to lower the carbohydrate content further in this recipe, experiment with reducing the amount of honey in the recipe and adding some additional stevia.

This food blog is not intended to provide medical advice to people. Please contact your own health care professional for personal medical and nutritional advice.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 truffle Calories: 162 Fat: 12 grams Saturated fat: 4 grams Trans fat: 0 grams Carbohydrates: 14 grams Sodium: 75 mg Fiber: 4 grams Protein: 3 grams Cholesterol: 0 mg
Recipe by Vintage Nutrition Kitchen at https://vintagenutritionkitchen.com/2017/12/22/paleo-chocolate-almond-truffles/