surrendering to my sweet tooth

“Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.” – Ernestine Ulmer

I can do without the salty snacks or junk food, fried food and fast-food, but with dessert, I’ll take seconds, please! During my childhood, I recalled eating ice-cream everyday for breakfast for a week straight until my parents restricted my ice-cream intake. They were such party poopers, but obviously, I needed the ice-cream locked up and out-of-sight. To this day, I honestly live by the quote above. Seriously, life is too short, so let’s skip the entrée and eat dessert first. 

Look at it this way, while you’re at the restaurant eating the entrée.. BAM AND BOOM! A meteor hits the table or a tornado comes by, and life as you know it is gone. You would leave Earth without having dessert. I know, how upsetting!  I avoid this tragic story by eating dessert first. My boyfriend has a hard time catering to me because I drive him nuts, demanding dessert before dinner. He can’t eat sweets before a meal because my poor baby will get a tummy ache [eyes-rolling]. He takes and watches me as the sweet, delicious dessert mesmerizes me. I mean, seldomly, I would compromise and allow dinner to precede dessert. I am reasonable at times, but being a woman, I tend to be right. Unwillingly, I order my entrée and eat half the food, satisfying my hunger enough while leaving PLENTY of room for dessert. The entrée gets packed up and dessert is ordered. 🙂 Well, as far as I remember, you spell dessert with two S’s because you want seconds [vs desert has only one S]!

You’re probably thinking that I am crazy and exaggerating! Trust me, my obsession with sweets is ridiculous from eating cheesecake for breakfast to consuming only cookies all day. Ask me to go to the store to buy ice-cream, I’ll come back with 7 different flavors and in various sizes. You can never get bored of ice-cream! Enough of my wandering… let’s get back to the purpose of this post.

Over the weekend, I made dark chocolate avocado truffles, which were better alternatives for my sweet tooth. [If your family doesn’t like dark chocolate, like mine, I would suggest making it extra dark, so you’ll have more to yourself. 🙂 If sharing is caring and you’d like to care,  pick a lower percentage of cocoa to reduce the bitter taste, gratifying their palates.]

Serving Size:

About a dozen truffles

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of  mashed avocado [about one small avocado]
  • 6 oz of dark chocolate [I used a 6oz Guittard 70% cocoa bar]
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt [I used about a teaspoon for a more sweet & salty taste]
  • cocoa powder for coating [optional]

Directions:

Bear with me on directions, I am not the ideal person to give instructions due to my forgetfulness and tendency to wander off.

1. Combine the 6oz dark chocolate, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and a pinch of salt over a double boiler. [I used an oven safe bowl over boiling water in a small saucepan for this and broke the chocolate bar into pieces for easier melting.]

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2. In a separate bowl, cut the avocado in halves and discard the pit. Mash the avocado with a fork until no lumps are visible. Pour mashed avocado into chocolate mixture, fold in and incorporate ingredients evenly, resulting in a smooth consistency.

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It tastes better than it looks here.. 🙂

3. Refrigerate for about half an hour or until harden.
4. Scoop with a tablespoon and roll between hands until ball rounds off smoothly. Coat with ball with cocoa powder. [This step is really optional, but why would anyone skip it?! Chocolate heaven!] **Beware – this step can get a little messy and dirty**
**Step 4: You can coat balls with ground nuts or shredded coconut, if desired.**

5. Enjoy and try not to devour all of them in one sitting.

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dearly yours,
the food enthusiast

sharing is caring - spread the love, xoxo

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  4. nick0166nicole

    March 24, 2017 at 11:07 am

    sound great. do you need to keep them in the fridge and how long do they keep? Was thinking of using for gifts too…

    1. thi

      March 24, 2017 at 3:18 pm

      That would be a great idea! Yes, you should definitely store them in the refrigerator. I typically keep mine no longer than 7 days, but it was never an issue with finishing them in a few days. 🙂

      Hope this helps! xoxo

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  7. Marceline Dementori

    January 17, 2017 at 8:16 am

    I always look for something sweet right after I eat a meal. There should always be room for dessert especially when it comes to chocolate! I think this is a lovely recipe.

    1. thi

      January 18, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      YES, girl!! Sweets come first in my book. 🙂

      Thank you for reading. xoxo

  8. Husna Favaz

    January 15, 2017 at 3:33 am

    I am not that much into sweets! This one sounds good though. I will like to make it for my toddler:

  9. Chuck Vargas

    January 14, 2017 at 12:52 am

    I’m not into sweets but I’m pretty sure based on the comments above they would all love to have it. Great recipe anyway!!

  10. Fatima

    January 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I’ve always seen these avocado mixes in chocolate desserts and have yet to try it. This looks like the perfect recipe to try.

  11. Sondra Barker

    January 13, 2017 at 3:22 am

    I would’ve never thought to include avocado in chocolate truffles, but you’ve made me curious! I’ll be trying your recipe very soon!

  12. Elizabeth

    January 13, 2017 at 12:40 am

    What a super, quick and easy recipe to make! Dark chocolate and avocado are health foods, no, so this definitely qualifies as good for you! 🙂

  13. Sumudu

    January 12, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    I am not a sweet eater. I like savories more. These do look yummy, but I am not sure about the avocado.

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:39 pm

      It’s worth a try! I think the avocado adds more elements to the dark chocolate to kind of replicate if it was butter. Plus, dark chocolate isn’t too sweet and add more salt. 😉

      thank you xoxo

  14. Nicole Aguilar

    January 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I’ve tried using avocado in a few chocolate desserts and I hated it! I can taste it and it’s funky.

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:38 pm

      Aww, I’m sorry. You tasted the avocado? Was it fully ripe? Did you use dark or milk chocolate? I would love to know more about your experience!! I didn’t taste mine one bit! xoxo

  15. kaitbrough

    January 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    Hmmm I would have never thought of putting these together. I will definitely have to try it! I love avocado.

    Kaitlyn
    http://www.mypostpartumlife.com

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      It’s definitely worth a try! xoxo

  16. Krysten

    January 12, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    I am so a dessert before dinner type of person too! Also, I think it’s hilarious that you make your chocolate items a little more dark so that you can get them to yourself. I would so do the same thing!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm

      Haha! I mean sharing is caring, but when it comes to my sweets. I’m sorry honey. You’re on your own! 🙂 xoxo

  17. george

    January 12, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Thank you for sharing, you could never have to many good recipes. Chocolate with a healthy twist sounds like you combine the best of two worlds, great tip!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      thank you for reading xoxo

  18. Julie Porter

    January 12, 2017 at 1:05 am

    It seems to me that since these truffles contain avocado, they actually qualify as dinner 🙂 I totally support you in your belief that dessert should come before dinner, and I would actually have no problem eating ice cream for dinner every day! These truffles look wonderfully decadent and I will definitely have to try them.

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      Umm, yes! You’re my soul sister! I’ll replace my dinner with maybe two bowls of ice cream, depending on what flavors I have! You’re so brilliant! People substitute a whole avocado as a meal, so we can eat all the truffles to get the whole avocado benefits. 🙂

      xoxo

  19. cre8tone kylie

    January 12, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Lovely recipe.. I’m tempted to make it and more tempted to try it out and eat it! Must be yummy! http://www.cre8tone.com

  20. Neha kumari

    January 11, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Nice post 🙂 Thanks for sharing. I will try it.

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:27 am

      thank you for reading xoxo

      It’s worth a shot! 🙂

  21. Sarah

    January 11, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    This post is helarious and entertaining!! I love sweets too!!

  22. Life in Spandex

    January 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm

    A girl after my own heart! I will eat chicken breast and broccoli for dinner every night in order to have some dessert pver the weekend haha 😉 These look soooo yummy!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:26 am

      Great minds think a like! Haha! Gotta sacrifice some to reward yourself with others! Sometime, I’ll just have ice cream for dinner. 🙂 xoxo

  23. Steve Goodwin

    January 11, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I’m a pretty big deSSert lover myself as well! I love almost anything chocolate! These look pretty good too!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Gotta love deSSerts! 🙂 xoxo

  24. Emily Davis

    January 11, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Oh yum! I’ve been avoiding sugar for the past few days. Might have to try this 🙂

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:24 am

      Avoiding is good but never deprive yourself of it ! Haha! Just pick and choose what’s “worth” it and how much you can “afford”! But def try and enjoy these 🙂 xoxo

  25. Lianne

    January 11, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    I totally have a sweet potholes so these being a little healthier with the avacado sounds fab! Will have to try next time I have some in!
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    1. Lianne

      January 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      I typed tooth so I have no idea why it now says potholes 😂😂😂😂

    2. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:22 am

      Lol! Gotta love autocorrect? Haha! xoxo

  26. Katja Knox

    January 11, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    The avocado makes them creamy right? I’ve used it to add texture to some dinner but never thought to use it on sweets. Will definitely give these are go!
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    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

      Yes! Adds texture and richness! Can’t taste the avocado ! xoxo

  27. theboutiqueadventurer

    January 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

    these sound and look delicious! Does adding the avocado turn them into a health food???

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:21 am

      I think it does! Meaning that we can definitely make this more often without feeling guilty! 😉 xoxo

  28. Adriana

    January 11, 2017 at 11:02 am

    I’ll definitely try this!! Looks so delicious!

  29. Author Brandi Kennedy

    January 11, 2017 at 9:56 am

    These look so simple and sound so amazing! My kids would totally love how easy they are to make.

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:19 am

      Yes! They’ll also love that they can use their hands to roll them! When I was a kid, I love getting my hands dirty! Haha ! Enjoy this with your kids! xoxo

  30. infocultureweddingca

    January 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

    Did you just mix two of my most amazing fav food items together! Amazing! I could go for some of these right now. Thank you for the recipe but the photos help a lot too!

    Divine

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:18 am

      I think I just did! You should do so as well ! 🙂 xoxo

  31. GiGi Eats Celebrities

    January 11, 2017 at 8:52 am

    I’ve done the chocolate/avocado thing and people think it’s so weird but no. It’s SO SMART and so stinkin’ delicious!!! This recipe sounds insanely tasty and I loveeeee that there is no added sugar!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:17 am

      Glad we’re on the same page with mixing these two together! 🙂 xoxo

  32. Shannon

    January 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

    May be one of the most interesting desserts I’ve seen! Definitely willing to try!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:15 am

      Oh! And it’ll be one you’ll never stop eating ! xoxo

  33. Amber

    January 11, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Ooo I’d certainly try this out. I’m all about the sweets too!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Yes! It’s def worth a try! xoxo

  34. Ana Rose | Roads and Pages

    January 11, 2017 at 5:51 am

    Your post made me crave for chocolates and ice cream. I can understand you because I do love ice cream too. Whenever my boyfriend and I will travel, my boyfriend knows already what will give me energy when I get exhausted. Of course, it is none other than my favorite ice cream. Haha!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:14 am

      Haha! I think we share a passion for ice cream! Ice cream makes me feel better, gives me energy and causes me to be happy! What’s there not to love about ice cream? 🙂 xoxo

  35. athomefeelin

    January 11, 2017 at 4:39 am

    Lol, I love this post! I too love my desserts. Give me chocolate (milk chocolate though) and desserts everyday, and I’m a happy woman! Great recipe however for me, I like my desserts for a reason, because they are unhealthy! lol

  36. robin masshole mommy

    January 11, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I am drooling over here. These sound so yummy. I can’t wait to make them.

  37. srisk

    January 11, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Brilliant recipe! I SO need to make this. I love avocado season!

  38. Sandra Crespo

    January 11, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Wow these look amazing!!! I am not an avocado fan at all but I know it so good for you I need to try these and see if I can eat them without noticing the avocado taste Ty for sharing!!!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:11 am

      Omg ! You don’t even taste the avocado! So this is a good way for you to eat them without tasting them! They just give it the creamy and buttery texture and enhances the richness!

      Thank you for reading xoxo 🙂

  39. Twin Pickle (@Pickle_Mom)

    January 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm

    Anything chocolate is a win in my book!! Yum!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:10 am

      thank you for reading xoxo

  40. Leah

    January 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    These sound fantastic! I love healthy desserts like this!

    1. thi

      January 12, 2017 at 12:10 am

      Well as healthy as desserts get ! 🙂

      Thank you xoxo

  41. Jolina

    January 10, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    These look so rich and decadent! I can imagine the avocado making them so smooth and creamy.

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:08 pm

      The avocado makes it so buttery and rich, as if the chocolate isn’t rich enough, but they’re so delicious! I wish I would dip some truffles into chocolate again and roll them in coconut! 🙂

  42. Kristen Kavan

    January 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm

    I cannot imagine what avocado is going to taste like with this, but I cannot wait to try! I am a sucker for sweets so anyways to combat that is great in my book! Thanks for the recipe!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Oh you’re so very welcome! Thank you for reading xoxo

      You cannot even taste the avocado, but it makes the truffles creamy and buttery. I know it might sound gross, but the GOOD fat in the avocado creates a smooth texture in your mouth. I’m big on flavors and textures. 🙂

  43. Rachel

    January 10, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    Sounds interesting enough to try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you xoxo

      Trust me, it’s worth a try. It’s interesting and delicious! 🙂

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm

      They taste yummmmmy as well. 🙂 xoxo

  44. Helene Cohen Bludman

    January 10, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Now that sounds interesting. Never would have thought of putting avocado and truffles in the same sentence!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:15 pm

      Just think of the avocado replacing the butter in your baking. You get the smooth and creamy taste! 🙂 xoxo

  45. C. Poly (@CPoly69)

    January 10, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Avocado in truffles? Oh my. This is new to me but sounds and looks amazing!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:17 pm

      YES! Why not? Lol, I’m trying to get crave my sweet tooth, so mind as well add something healthy and not feel guilt. 🙂

      It’s worth a shot! xoxo

  46. Willow

    January 10, 2017 at 11:27 am

    These look and sounds amazing! I have used avocado to make chocolate pudding and it tasted wonderful, so I bet these do too!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:18 pm

      Best substitute for butter! Well, it’s tie with coconut oil. 🙂

      thank you for reading xoxo

  47. Stefanie Flynn

    January 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

    These look so yummy! Truffles are my weakness! I’m pretty sure that I could survive on these and coffe entirely. They also look super easy to make!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:20 pm

      They’re super easy to make – doesn’t take long at all! They’re fun to make too. Reminds me of playing with mud when I was younger. 🙂

      Thank you xoxo

  48. alpluslex

    January 10, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Mmmm is it okay to eat these for breakfast?! Would be so satisfying but I wouldn’t feel bad about eating!

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    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Umm, I mean they suggest eating avocados for breakfast.. so why not? Plus, they exist to make you smile. 🙂

      xoxo

  49. Meghan

    January 10, 2017 at 10:00 am

    These look amazing! I will definitely be making these:) I love that I can still have my chocolate with a healthy twist! Thanks for sharing!

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Thank you for reading xoxo

      Yes, have to get your good fat intake on a daily basis. 🙂

  50. Laura @ Little Ladies Big World

    January 10, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Your dessert love knows no bounds and it really made me laugh. These look delicious though and I am definitely going to make them for my daughter as she can only have dark chocolate. Perfect x

    1. thi

      January 10, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      Glad to hear that someone found humor in my blog. LOL That’s really great to hear. I think you won for the best comment yet! xoxo

      It’s perfect to make WITH your daughter as well! She can get her hands dirty and roll the truffles. Good bonding time.

  51. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.

    January 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

    These look amazing! I have such a sweet tooth so I have to find healthy ways to satisfy my cravings!

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