Chocolate Truffles

by COLETTE PIENAAR

 

1 oz Cocoa butter
3 tbsp Cocoa powder
2 tbsp Vanilla Protein Powder (vanilla)
½ Avocado
Agave syrup to taste
A few drops of Valencian orange extract, peppermint extract or cinnamon, cayenne pepper etc
Chopped roasted hazelnuts, dried cherries, dried apricots, desiccated coconut, roasted almonds, etc (use anything you want to put in them!)

Melt the cocoa butter gently on the hob or in the microwave. Mix in the cocoa until well combined. Add the avocado and blend until smooth (a wand blender works best). Mix in the protein powder and agave to taste. Add your flavours and nuts or dried fruit to taste. Combinations that work well are – hazelnut and dried cherry (rolled in chopped hazelnuts), cranberry and orange  (rolled in desiccated coconut), roasted almonds rolled in cinnamon sugar, cayenne pepper (rolled in cocoa powder), peppermint extract, or just plain!  When smooth roll into small balls and coat if you want – the mixture will seem soft at this point but as the cacao butter cools they will firm. Leave in the fridge to cool, then enjoy!