Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Published Feb 09, 2022, Updated Oct 07, 2022
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More Easy Treats to Try
- 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Healthy Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Covered Snickers Stuffed Dates
- 4-Ingredient Samoas
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
- Healthy Almond Joy Bars
More Avocado Recipes to Try
- Avocado Ice Cream
- Avocado Mango Smoothie
- Avocado Egg Salad
- Hard Boiled Egg and Avocado Bowl
- Creamy Avocado Lime Tart
- Avocado Chocolate Pudding
Be sure to check out all of my avocado recipes as well as all my popular dessert recipes here on EBF!
Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
- ⅔ cup mashed avocado about 1 avocado
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips I like Lily's chocolate chips
- pinch sea salt
- 2-3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- Add avocado and a pinch of sea salt to a food processor and pulse a few times to combine.
- 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).
- 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.
- Place truffle mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
- 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.
Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.
These truffles are taste like they’re made with heavy cream and and super easy to make.
Hi, Sandy! I’m happy to hear this recipe was easy! Thanks for coming back to leave a review.
Amazing recipe. Enthusiastic reviews from my Valentines.
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.
I made these as a gift for a friend who is an alternative medical practitioner. She was so impressed with them, she said that they should be made a food group!!! Easy to make, and somewhat healthier than the originals. Thank you
Excellent! I am excited to hear that these are a hit, Elizabeth. Thank you for sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!
You’d never know these were made with avocado! Delicious, quick to make, and not overly sweet
Yay! I’m so glad these were a hit for you, Nyssa! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review.
excellent post thank you for sharing
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