No technique needed here unless you don't know the easy way to pit an avocado: strike the pit sharply with a paring knife so that the blade sticks in the pit. Twist the knife sideways and the pit comes free!
ALL OF THESE (EXCEPT THE TRUFFLES) ARE JUST TWO INGREDIENTS
Butterscotch wafers - melt equal amounts of butterscotch chips and chocolate chips, and spoon out onto parchment paper or wax paper. It's cute to add a butterscotch chip on top. Ice tea spoons are perfect for making these. Blondie wafers are butterscotch chips with white chocolate.
Dipped dry fruits - melt chocolate and dip any of these: dried apricots, candied ginger, pitted dates, apple slices…whatever you love.
Clusters - melt together equal amounts of chocolate chips and the filling (chopped walnuts, whole hazelnuts, toasted puffed wheat, dried blueberries), mix and spoon out onto parchment paper or wax paper.