Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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These dark chocolate avocado truffles are made with avocado instead of heavy cream. They’re rich, creamy and absolutely delicious. Made with just 4 simple ingredients they come together quickly! Gluten-free + vegan.

I have a sweet tooth… which isn’t a bad thing! I just like to make sure I have upgraded treats prepped so when the craving hits, I have something that I can feel good about eating.

These truffles hit the spot! They’re made with avocado instead of heavy cream, but you can’t taste the avocado at all. All you taste is creamy deliciousness.

An overhead photo of a bowl of avocado truffles. The top truffle has a bite taken out of it.

WATCH HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOCOLATE AVOCADO TRUFFLES

They’re the perfect dessert for any occasion, but they would make a great healthy Valentine’s Day dessert.

Ingredients measured out to make chocolate avocado truffles: dark chocolate chips, avocado, cocoa powder and sea salt.

Chocolate Avocado Truffle Ingredients

You only need four simple ingredients to whip up these truffles and if you’re like me you probably have all of the ingredients sitting in your kitchen right now!

  • avocado – you only need one avocado, but you could easily double the recipe to make a bigger batch. Trust me when I say these truffles don’t last long! Make sure you use ripe avocados! The flesh should give slightly when you press on it. Avocado is what makes these truffles super creamy and adds healthy fats!
  • dark chocolate chips – I used Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips, which are dairy-free, vegan and soy-free, but I also love Lily’s dark chocolate chips because they’re lower in sugar and calories and they’re also dairy-free.
  • cocoa powder or cacao powder – this is just to roll the truffles in. It makes them look so cute.
  • sea salt – if you don’t want to roll your truffles in cocoa powder, you can sprinkle them with sea salt! I recommend a course sea salt.
Collage of 8 photos showing how to make chocolate avocado truffles: processing avocado, adding melted chocolate, rolling into truffles and coating with cocoa powder.

How to Make Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Pulse avocado – Add avocado and a sprinkle of sea salt to a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.

Melt dark chocolate – Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave using 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until completely melted and smooth. It will likely take 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave). Make sure you don’t scorch the chocolate! Stop heating as soon as it’s melted. You can also melt the chocolate with a double broiler if you have one.

Add chocolate – Pour melted chocolate into the food processor with the avocado and pulse until mixture is completely combined and chunks of avocado are no longer visible. If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the avocado with a fork and combine it with the chocolate until smooth and lump-free.

Chill – Place truffle mixture in the refrigerator to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Make truffles – Once the mixture has firmed up a bit, remove from the fridge and make the truffles. Scoop mixture using a tablespoon or small cookie scoop and roll into a 1-inch ball using your hands. You should get about 20 truffles.

Roll in cocoa powder or sprinkle with salt – Fill a shallow bowl with cocoa powder and roll each truffle until coated. Place on parchment paper. Another option is to skip the cocoa powder dusting and simply sprinkle a few sea salt flakes on each truffle. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

A bowl of chocolate avocado truffles. One of the truffles has a bite taken out of it.

Flavor Variations

Plain chocolate is great, but I’m already dreaming about different flavor variations of these truffles:

  • Chocolate nut – roll truffles in 2-3 Tablespoons of chopped nuts instead of cocoa powder.
  • Berry Chocolate – crush up freeze dried strawberries or raspberries to roll the truffles in. This would be so cute for Valentine’s Day
  • Coconut chocolate – coat truffles in 2-3 Tablespoons of shredded coconut.
  • Chocolate espresso – how delicious would a coffee variation be? Roll truffles in espresso powder for an extra zip.
An avocado truffle with a bite taken out of it.

How to Store Avocado Truffles

Store avocado truffles in the fridge for about 7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. If you keep the truffles in the freezer, be sure to bring them out and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before eating because the chocolate will be really hard.

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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

5 from 38 votes
These dark chocolate avocado truffles are made with avocado instead of heavy cream. They're rich, creamy and absolutely delicious. Made with just 4 simple ingredients they come together quickly! Gluten-free + vegan.
An overhead photo of a bowl of avocado truffles. The top truffle has a bite taken out of it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20

Ingredients

Instructions
 

  • Add avocado and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
    Avocado and a pinch of sea salt in a food processor.
  • Melt chocolate chips by placing them in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave for another 20 seconds or until all the chocolate chips have melted. (You can also do this with a double boiler).
    Chocolate melted in a bowl. A wooden spoon rests in the bowl.
  • Pour melted chocolate into food processor with the avocado and pulse until mixture is completely combined and avocado is no longer visible. If you don’t have a food processor you can mash the avocado with a fork and combine with the chocolate until smooth and lump-free.
    Melted chocolate poured into the pureed avocado in a food processor.
  • Place truffle mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
    Two hands rolling the chocolate avocado mixture into a ball.
  • Once the mixture has firmed up a bit, remove from fridge and make the truffles. Scoop mixture with a tablespoon or small cookie scoop and roll into a 1-inch ball. You should get about 20 truffles.
  • Fill a shallow bowl with cocoa powder and roll each truffle until coated. Place on parchment paper. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1truffle Calories: 35kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 1g Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 8mg Potassium: 89mg Fiber: 2g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado truffles

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    56 comments
    1. helene
      February 20, 2022 AT 3:10 am

      5 stars
      excellent post thank you for sharing

    2. Nyssa
      February 17, 2022 AT 9:22 am

      5 stars
      You’d never know these were made with avocado! Delicious, quick to make, and not overly sweet

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 20, 2022 AT 1:19 pm

        Yay! I’m so glad these were a hit for you, Nyssa! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review.

    3. Gwenne Becker
      February 15, 2022 AT 7:00 am

      5 stars
      Amazing recipe. Enthusiastic reviews from my Valentines.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 15, 2022 AT 5:33 pm

        Yay! I’m so happy to hear that, Gwenne! Thanks for making these and coming back to leave a review and star rating, it means the world to me.

    4. Sandy Mayer
      February 11, 2022 AT 10:18 pm

      These truffles are taste like they’re made with heavy cream and and super easy to make.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 14, 2022 AT 8:36 am

        Hi, Sandy! I’m happy to hear this recipe was easy! Thanks for coming back to leave a review.

    5. Janine
      January 25, 2022 AT 1:07 pm

      5 stars
      These are delicious but a lot of chocolate to avocado ratio. That said they wouldn’t taste like truffles if you didn’t do this. They are amazing and I used up my avocado’s that have been ignored lately. Definitely a treat. Thanks for this recipe

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 25, 2022 AT 4:44 pm

        So glad you loved this recipe, Janine! Thanks for making these and for the review. I appreciate it!

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