Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Indulgent Avocado Chocolate Truffles are made with creamy ripe avocado instead of heavy cream. Naturally gluten free, they are simple, delicious and easily made into vegan!

a plate with chocolate avocado truffles

Chocolate truffles are one of the Holiday staple!!!! If you guys remember these chocolate truffles made with condensed milk that we shared couple of weeks ago, then you know that we love truffles around here. They are perfect for an after dinner treat or gift giving.

If avocado is not your favorite, then don’t ya worry. Because these truffles do not taste like avocado at all. So next time your chocolate craving strikes, don’t forget about these homemade truffles. 

We are very much aware of the nutrition factor of avocados – they contain a wide variety of nutrients, including 20 different vitamins and minerals, contains more potassium than bananas and is loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (check out more details here). So, these are a healthier alternative when compared to all your holiday baked goodies

Avocado chocolate truffles are –

  • Healthier with the addition of avocados
  • Easy microwave recipe
  • Just 2 main ingredients
  • Decadent
  • Not-too-sweet
  • DELICIOUS

Main ingredients:

There are only 2 main ingredients – Semi sweet chocolate chips and mashed Avocado.

Other add-ins include coconut oil, vanilla extract and salt.

How to make Avocado Truffles?

Microwave semi sweet chocolate chips and coconut oil until melted and smooth. Stir in mashed avocado, vanilla extract and salt, mix well and leave aside for a few hours to thicken.

Pinch about a tablespoon of dough, shape into balls and then roll in toppings of your choice.

glass bowl with healthier truffle mixture with a spoon and bowls of nuts for topping
glass bowl with avocado truffle dough with a cookie scoop scooping some dough to make into truffles

Expert tips:

Mash avocado until smooth and lump free – If you are doubling or tripling the recipe, then avocado can be processed in a small grinder or mini food processor, until smooth.

Else, cut a medium ripe avocado in half, score the flesh with a small pairing knife and using a spoon, scoop out the flesh onto a plate. Using the back of a spoon, mash avocado until very smooth and lump free.

Do not mash avocado ahead of time – Avocado tends to darken by the minute after being cut. So, cut and mash avocado just before melting the chocolate.

Butter can be used instead of coconut oil

To make it vegan – Use vegan semi sweet chocolate chips

Gluten free – These truffles are naturally gluten free since most chocolate chips available in the market are gluten free.

Toppings – Truffles can rolled in any of the following toppings :

  • Finely chopped pistachios
  • Finely chopped sliced almonds
  • Sweetened or unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Cocoa powder
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Chopped toasted pecans
white plate with chocolate avocado truffles rolled in nuts

How to store homemade truffles?

Truffles can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to a week. Leave at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before eating.

Gifting suggestions :

Pack dark chocolate avocado truffles in sweet little boxes with tissue paper and tie with ribbons or in little cellophane bags <— perfect for valentines day or Christmas

white plate with chocolate truffles and one truffle half bitten to show the inside

Keeping track of all the avocado recipes around here?

Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Avocado Muffins

Baked Chicken Avocado Meatballs

Mexican Style Avocado Toast with Scrambled Eggs

Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwich with Avocado

Baked Barbecue Chicken Meatballs with avocado

Chocolate Avocado Oatmeal Balls

Avocado Jalapeno Crema

No Knead Avocado Dinner Rolls

If you make these chocolate avocado truffles be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how they turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the KAH team and our readers!

Yield: 8 Truffles

Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Indulgent Avocado Chocolate Truffles are made with avocado instead of heavy cream. They are simple, delicious and easily made into gluten free or vegan.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips (1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado (1/2 medium)
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt

Additional ingredients (for topping), optional

  • Finely chopped pistachios / shredded coconut / finely chopped almonds /  cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwavable safe bowl, microwave for 90 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds (Chocolate might not look fully melted at this point but the residual heat will melt it further).
  2. Remove from microwave and stir until completely melted and smooth.
  3. Add mashed avocado (make sure that avocado is mashed until very smooth and lump free), vanilla extract and salt. Stir until mixed well and leave at room temperature for few hours for it to thicken to a soft dough (or place in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes to thicken).
  4. Scoop mixture into a tablespoon measure balls, gently roll between the palm of your hands until smooth and round.
  5. Roll balls into your favorite toppings.
  6. Truffles can be stored at room temperature for 2 days or in the refrigerator for several days (bring to room temperature before eating).

Notes

Mash avocado until smooth and lump free 

How to mash avocado? Cut a medium ripe avocado in half, score the flesh with a small pairing knife and using a spoon, scoop out the flesh onto a plate. Using the back of a spoon, mash avocado until very smooth and lump free.

If you are doubling or tripling the recipe, then avocado can be processed in a small grinder or mini food processor, until smooth.

Do not mash avocado ahead of time – Avocado tends to darken by the minute after being cut. So, cut and mash avocado just before melting the chocolate.

Butter can be used instead of coconut oil

To make it vegan – Use vegan semi sweet chocolate chips

Gluten free – These truffles are naturally gluten free since most chocolate chips available in the market are gluten free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82 (without toppings)Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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