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!

Nutritional Information

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 truffle

  • Calories: 89
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Total Fat: 6g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 11g

Ingredients

  • 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

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add mashed avocado to the bowl of a food processor; blend until smooth.
  3. Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and heat in the microwave until melted, stopping to stir every 20 to 30 seconds.
  4. Add vanilla and avocado to the melted chocolate mixture and stir until smooth and thickened.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.)
  8. 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

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.