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This Is How You Make Avocado Taste Like Chocolate

And it was a good thing.

There are few things better in life than a perfectly ripe avocado. You can make toast with it. You can turn it into guacamole. You can even bake an egg into it -- if you're into that kind of thing. But did you know that you can also make dessert with avocados? And not just any dessert, but the most chocolatey of chocolate desserts.

If your first reaction is one of complete and total disgust, we urge you to hear us out. Avocado is Mother Nature's butter. This green fruit is creamy, buttery and oh so rich. With those qualifications, it's only natural that it should find its way into desserts, replacing butter and oil for a healthier take on some of our favorite recipes. Delicious and nutritious -- it's win win, guys.

But don't take our word for it, let these recipes show you the light.

Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Crazy for Crust
Get the Chocolate Avocado Truffles recipe from Crazy for Crust
Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado Frosting
Love and Lemons
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
How Sweet It Is
Get the Chocolate Avocado Pudding recipe from How Sweet It Is
Creamy Chocolate Soft Serve Avocado Ice Cream
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Adventures in Cooking
Get the Chocolate Avocado Mousse recipe from Adventures in Cooking
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins
The Gouda Life
Chocolate Avocado Banana Silk Pie
Petite Allergy Treats
Get the Chocolate Avocado Banana Silk Pie recipe from Petite Allergy Treats
Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies
Two Peas and their Pod
Get the Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies recipe from Two Peas and their Pod
Chocolate Avocado Truffles With A “Kick”
Whole New Mom
Get the Spicy Chocolate Avocado Truffles recipe from Whole New Mom
Dark Chocolate Avocado Mousse With Coconut Caramelized Bananas
Half Baked Harvest
S'Mores Ice Cream
Petite Allergy Treats
Get the S'Mores Ice Cream recipe from Petite Allergy Treats

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