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Dark chocolate Avocado truffles

Classic chocolate truffles, except made even better with avocados! Decadent, rich, sweet and chocolatey!!!

Holy creamy goodness.

This is what dreams are made of.

An indulgent chocolate truffle BUT with all the benefits of nutritious avocado.

This was a game changer and has been a family favorite ever since.

You can NOT taste the avocado. I promise!

Perfect way to sneak in some nutrition into those Holiday treats.



Skill level – Easy

Dark chocolate Avocado truffles


5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (refer notes), 3/4 cups

1/4 cup mashed ripe avocado, about 1/2 large

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 pinch salt

1/4 cup sliced almonds, chopped or crushed


1. Place chocolate chips in a medium microwavable bowl, microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes (stirring every 30 seconds), until full melted. Stir in mashed avocado, vanilla extract and salt until completely smooth. Let cool completely at room temperature for several hours, until firm.

2. Pinch pieces of dough to make 10-12 balls. Place chopped almonds in a plate and roll the balls in the nuts, pressing slightly to adhere.

3. Store truffles in the refrigerator for several days. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 10-12 truffles.


Try to the best quality chocolate that you can find. I used my all time favorite Ghirardelli.

Confectioners sugar, cocoa powder, other types of chopped nuts, shredded coconut are all great options instead of sliced almonds.




heather (delicious not gorgeous)

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

you are some sort of recipe developing magician!!! chocolate + avocado, happiness + health, decadence + healthy fats... all the good things (:

Maria Doss

Wednesday 6th of December 2017

Awww...thank you dear:)

Ashika | Gardening Foodie

Monday 4th of December 2017

Oh this looks like a great snack Maria, so easy to make and healthy too :)

Maria Doss

Tuesday 5th of December 2017

Thank you Ashika:)


Monday 4th of December 2017

I hate avocado..But since you assert that I can NOT taste it! I love these!! Your truffles are so round and perfect Maria!

Maria Doss

Monday 4th of December 2017

This is a great treat for avocado haters:)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Monday 4th of December 2017

How do you make your truffles look so perfect? Mine are always misshapen! I love that there's avocado in here because I need a bit of healthy in my treats right about now!

Maria Doss

Monday 4th of December 2017

Thank you so much dear:)

Katherine | Love In My Oven

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

I definitely need these in my life!! So many sweets and treats right now, it's totally time for something a bit healthier. Plus I love how sneaky it is ;)

Maria Doss

Monday 4th of December 2017

Oh yes, we could all use some healthy-ish treats:) Thank you Kathy