Easy Avocado Chocolate Truffles

A bowl full of simply decorated dark chocolate avocado truffles.

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.

Close up of a rich dark chocolate avocado truffle.

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!

A bowl full of simply decorated dark chocolate avocado truffles.

Ingredients

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
  • Avocado
  • 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.

Ingredients used to make chocolate avocado truffles.

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.

A white mixing bowl with melted chocolate and mashed green avocado.

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.

Process shot of a pair of hands rolling a chocolate truffle.

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.

A bowl full of simply decorated dark chocolate avocado truffles.

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.

A bowl full of simply decorated dark chocolate avocado truffles.

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.

Close up of a bowl of dark chocolate avocado truffles with one missing a bite.
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Yield: 15

Easy Avocado Chocolate Truffles

A bowl full of simply decorated dark chocolate avocado truffles.

Follow this easy plant based recipe to create the most decadent dark chocolate treats for any occasion. Avocado Chocolate Truffles are low in sugar and packed full of healthy fats. Enjoy these sweet treats yourself or gift them to friends and family.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  1. Use a fork or stick blender to mash the avocado until it is completely smooth. No lumps!
  2. 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.
  3. Add the melted chocolate to the mashed avocado. Mix until combined.
  4. Mix in the sugar/monk fruit and vanilla extract. Mix well. Add the cocoa powder and stir to combine**.
  5. Let the mixture chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Use your hand to roll 1 - 2 Tablespoons mixture into a truffle ball.
  6. Roll each ball in a coating to finish (cocoa powder, powdered sugar, nuts, Oreo crumbs, or sprinkles)

Notes

*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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

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.

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32 comments

  1. Terri

    I love that I can have healthy chocolate that’s so easy! These are perfect for Valentine’s Day and I love that my Dad (who’s a diabetic ) can have them too!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      I’m so glad to hear Terri. Desserts can be tricky for diabetics but that doesn’t mean they don’t have a sweet tooth.

  2. Sadia Malik

    Such a good way to get avocado in , love these healthy turffles

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      So easy…and maybe a little less traditional.

  3. Jenny

    Another winner recipe! These are truffles heavenly. I agree, they are decadent and healthy! I had never tried avocado in a dessert before, and I was impressed. Your recipe goes into our all-time-favorites collection.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      This is so great to hear Jenny. I’m so glad you enjoyed the truffles.

  4. Hayley Dhanecha

    These easy avocado chocolate truffles are irresistible. My dad bought so many avocados over the last weekend, and they are getting so soft very quickly definitely going to make these.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      Such a great (and tasty) way to use up excess avocados.

  5. Marie

    I regularly make a silky-rich, super easy chocolate avocado pudding my whole family loves, and for some reason, I had never thought of using that clever combo in any other dessert! These truffles are absolutely irresistible and truly easy to make.

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      The flavours are almost exactly the same so I’m sure your family will love them as truffles too.

  6. Sean

    These are so cool. Avocados really are pretty neutral, so using them this way makes a lot of sense – even if it does seem a little crazy at first! I love the dark chocolate basic idea here, but I can definitely imagine trying some twists on the theme too!

    Reply

    1. Bernice Hill

      I love that you can’t taste them but they really give the truffles a smooth rich texture. Sometimes crazy is good!

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