Follow this easy plant based recipe to create the most decadent dark chocolate treats. Avocado Chocolate Truffles are low in sugar and packed full of healthy fats. Enjoy these sweet treats all by yourself or share them with friends and family.
How do you like to eat avocados? Do you love them all mashed up in a tasty Guacamole or do you prefer them in a fresh salad? I think they taste equally amazing when paired with citrus fruit (such as grapefruit) or with chocolate pudding or mousse.
Avocado Chocolate Truffles
Sometimes, you just need a little chocolate dessert. These rich and decadent Avocado Chocolate Truffles are the perfect solution. They are satisfying without being full of sugar and calories. Believe me when I say this; you don’t even taste the avocado!
Made with only five ingredients, you’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make…and eat! Ever since I discovered how delicious Avocado Chocolate Mousse is, I’ve been wanted to find another way to showcase this unique ingredient combination.
These truffles have a soft, creamy textured inside. However, you can decide how to finish the truffles. Will you keep them smooth and creamy or add a textural crunch? It’s up to you!
The great thing about these truffles is the simplicity of the ingredients. They’re all very healthy too, creating the perfect healthful indulgence.
- Dark Chocolate
- Vanilla Extract
- Cacao Powder
- Confectioner’s Sugar or Powdered Monk Fruit
For the ultimate chocolate treat, use high quality dark chocolate with minimal ingredients and a cacao content of at least 50%. This includes chocolate liquor, sugar, cocoa butter (yes, this natural cocoa fat is vegan!), and vanilla. The fewer ingredients, the purer the chocolate. In a pinch, you can also use dark chocolate chips.
Texturally and flavour wise, the best cacao powder to use for these chocolate avocado truffles is Dutch processed. It has an alkaline solution added to the chocolate liquor during the refining process. This addition neutralizes the natural acidity of the cocoa powder. The flavour is slightly sweet, while the powder is more soluble than regular cocoa powder.
These truffles are naturally gluten and dairy free, if you use dark vegan chocolate. For those following keto diet, feel free to substitute powdered Monk Fruit (a no calorie natural sweetener) in place of the confectioner’s sugar.
The Humble Avocado
Who knew avocados could be so versatile? Though avocados are the key ingredient in classic Guacamole, they taste amazing in a wide range of dishes from sandwiches to desserts. Better yet, this luxurious fruit (yes, fruit!) is full of heart healthy unsaturated fats.
The avocado is a nutritional powerhouse. It’s common knowledge that this green fruit is full of the good kind of fats, also known as monounsaturated fats. These good fats work to lower LDL cholesterol which can build up along arteries. This, along with the high levels of Potassium in avocados, helps to lower blood pressure.
Adding avocados to your every day diet will add fibre which is great for gut health and keeps you feeling fuller for longer. Lastly, avocados are rich in folate which is excellent for brain health and function.
How to Make Chocolate Avocado Truffles
It is so important to use perfectly smooth and creamy avocado in this recipe. This ensures there are no weird green chunks in the finished truffle. To make the avocados as smooth as possible, use a food processor or stick blender and blend until smooth.
Next, melt the chocolate. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving (and stirring) in 15 second increments until the chocolate is almost melted. Stir until no lumps remain.
Combine the melted chocolate with the mashed avocado in a large bowl. Next, add in the sugar/monk fruit and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the cocoa powder and stir to combine**.
Let the chocolate mixture chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Use your hands to roll 1 – 2 Tablespoons mixture into a truffle ball. Set the rolled truffles on a wire rack and allow to cool for a few minutes before coating.
How to Finish the Truffles
You can leave the truffles plain, coat them in a layer of melted chocolate, or roll them in a variety of coatings. The simplest coatings are cocoa powder or powdered sugar.
However, if you want to add a little texture and visual interest to the avocado truffles, use coarser toppings such as chopped nuts (walnuts, pistachios, pecans, or peanuts). Shredded coconut, freeze dried fruit, and Oreo or Graham cracker crumbs also work nicely.
How to Store Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Store the chocolate truffles in an airtight container in the fridge. They will keep for up to five days. They freeze well too, just in case you want to prep sweet treats for the next few months.
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- 3.5 oz dark chocolate*
- 1 cup mashed avocado (2 small avocados or 1 large)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons cacao powder
- 4-6 Tablespoons powdered sugar (or 3 Tablespoons powdered Monk Fruit)
- Use a fork or stick blender to mash the avocado until it is completely smooth. No lumps!
- Melt the chocolate. Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds. Remove and stir. Continue microwaving (and stirring) in 15 second increments until the chocolate is almost melted. Stir until no lumps remain.
- Add the melted chocolate to the mashed avocado. Mix until combined.
- Mix in the sugar/monk fruit and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the cocoa powder and stir to combine**.
- Let the mixture chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Use your hand to roll 1 - 2 Tablespoons mixture into a truffle ball.
- Roll each ball in a coating to finish (cocoa powder, powdered sugar, nuts, Oreo crumbs, or sprinkles)
*The type of dark chocolate you choose will impact on the final flavor. I’ve used a 75% Lint chocolate and the result was delicious but not super sweet.
**Use 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to make soft truffles. Add more cocoa powder to make denser, harder truffles. Note that the truffles will harden a bit as they cool so it's best to add the extra cocoa after chilling them.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 72Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 2gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.