Easy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles


With Valentine’s Day coming up, I’ve got chocolate on the brain.

dark chocolate avocado truffles

Instead of relying on a box of store-bought confections this year, I highly recommend making these dark chocolate truffles. Calling for just a handful of ingredients, they are quick and easy to prepare, and will impress the socks off your loved ones!

While most recipes rely on heavy cream or butter, these truffles get their creaminess from a ripe avocado. If you don’t care for the flavor of avocado, don’t worry– all you’ll taste is the chocolate! Depending on your sweet tooth and dietary needs, this recipe is completely adaptable to your tastes. I used 67% dark chocolate chips, which creates a very dark, bittersweet truffle, but if you’d prefer something a little sweeter, you can always add a touch of natural sweetener, or use semi-sweet chocolate chips, instead. You can even make them sugar-free by using unsweetened baking chocolate, and adding stevia to taste.

However you make them, they’re sure to disappear as quickly as they come together!

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
makes 12

Adapted from Apple of My Eye

Ingredients:

6 oz. dark chocolate (I used 67% chocolate chips)
1/3 cup mashed avocado (about 1 small avocado)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tablespoons cocoa powder, for rolling (optional)

Directions:

Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and pinch of salt over a double boiler, and melt until completely smooth. (I just use an oven safe bowl over my small saucepan for this.) Mash the avocado with a fork until no lumps are visible, then stir it into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch.

melted chocolate

Once the mixture has been chilled and is slightly firm, use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate into 12 balls. Place them on a pan lined with parchment paper, and roll the balls between the palms of your hand to create an smooth surface. (Be warned: this can get messy!)

pan of dark chocolate truffles

Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in small bowl, and roll each truffle into the cocoa to coat.

dark chocolate avocado trufflesServe at room temperature, but store in the fridge for a lasting shelf life.

4.95 from 18 votes
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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

A quick and easy truffle, calling for heart-healthy avocado instead of dairy!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 93 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 6 oz . dark chocolate
  • 1/3 cup mashed avocado (about 1 small avocado)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder , for rolling (optional)
Instructions
  1. Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and pinch of salt over a double boiler, and melt until completely smooth. (I just use an oven safe bowl over my small saucepan for this.) Mash the avocado with a fork until no lumps are visible, then stir it into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch.
  2. Once the mixture has been chilled and is slightly firm, use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate into 12 balls. Place them on a pan lined with parchment paper, and roll the balls between the palms of your hand to create an smooth surface. (Be warned: this can get messy!)
  3. Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in small bowl, and roll each truffle into the cocoa to coat. Serve at room temperature, but store in the fridge for a lasting shelf life.

Notes:

  • These truffles can be dairy-free and/or sugar-free depending on the type of chocolate you buy. Be sure to read labels carefully!
  • Feel free to roll these truffles in ground nuts or shredded coconut, if you prefer.

Reader Feedback: What’s your favorite Valentine treat? I’m a big fan of anything chocolate– especially this Flourless Chocolate Cake!

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Comments

Erica

I’m actually really intolerant to caffeine (chocolate included. LAMEST intolerance, I know), but I made these for my neighbor. At first, she was pretty skeptical when she found out there was avocado in them, but a few seconds into a bite and her eyes grew wide with utter delight. She absolutely loved them! So much so, I keep thinking about biting into one myself, but it’s just not worth the consequences 🙂

A Latte Lipstick - Chloe

Cannot wait to try this! Those look scrumptious!

XO Chloe
A Latte Lipstick

Sarah

What is the carb, calories and fat content?

Alison Charbonneau - Natural Tasty Chef

This recipe was fantastic! I cook for clients who follow food combining principles, and this is perfect for an after dinner dessert! Thanks for sharing 🙂

Lizzie

Just made these the other day and they were fantastic!
I added a tablespoon of coconut oil for health and taste and I used my very favorite Lily’s dark chocolate chips because they use stevia and not sugar. Amazon has them and Vitacost has them for less than Amazon.

Eileen

If I melt the chocolate in the microwave, would I have the vanilla and salt in with the chips, or add them once the chips have melted, right before I add the avocado, or does that matter?
These look delicious, thanks, in advance, for your answer!

Eileen

And forgot to ask, how long do they keep in the fridge?
Thanks again!

SBordeaux

These were amazing, so rich and creamy! I also love the fact that this recipe didn’t include dates of any sort. I’m a fan but everything ends up tasting the same with dates. These were different, thank you!

Dee

I did a carb count on these & if my calculations are right if you use Lindt dark chocolate it comes to about 4 carbs per serving.

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