These cute little chocolate spoons give the term “bite-sized” new meaning. Prepared on a disposable spoon, sprinkled with your favorite toppings, and individually wrapped, they’re the perfect treat to offer at a bake sale…or anytime, really! With their silky truffle texture, you’d never know avocado is the secret ingredient—and more importantly, neither will the kids!
Serving Size: 1 truffle
- Calories: 89
- Fiber: 1g
- Total Fat: 6g
- Protein: 1g
- Total Carbohydrate: 11g
- ½ cup mashed avocado
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, regular or sugar-free (nutrition facts calculated with regular)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 12 teaspoons topping of choice (melted milk or white chocolate, cocoa powder, sprinkles, shredded coconut, hazelnut, etc.)
- 12 plastic spoons
- 12 clear plastic treat bags with ties
How To Make It
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Add mashed avocado to the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted, stopping to stir every 20 to 30 seconds.
- Add vanilla and avocado to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until smooth and thickened.
- Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours until the mixture is thoroughly chilled and slightly firm.
- Using a 1-tablespoon cookie scoop, drop mixture onto the prepared baking sheet, making 12 even balls. If needed, roll the balls in your hands to create a smooth surface.
- Place one truffle ball on each spoon. Press with your fingers to make sure it is secured to the spoon. Add 1 teaspoon of your favorite topping to each truffle; for example, drizzle with more melted chocolate, dust with cocoa powder, or sprinkle with chopped nuts or shredded coconut. (Nutrition facts were calculated for a truffle topped with cocoa powder; other toppings will affect final carbohydrate count.)
- Place each truffle spoon in a clear plastic treat bag and secure with a tie. Though the truffles are shelf-stable, place them in the refrigerator to firm them up until ready to serve or sell.
Disclaimer: The experiences and suggestions recounted in these articles are not intended as medical advice, and they are not necessarily the "typical" experiences of families with a child who has type 1 diabetes. These situations are unique to the families depicted. Families should check with their healthcare professionals regarding the treatment of type 1 diabetes and the frequency of blood glucose monitoring.