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You won't believe the secret ingredient in these delicious-looking truffles. You will never look at an avocado the same way again!

 Chocolate avocado truffles

Avocados aren't just for guacamole and tacos. We have taken these healthy little gems and turned them into a decadent vegan dessert. These truffles are fudgy and full of rich chocolate flavor. You won't believe that the secret ingredient is avocado!

Chocolate avocado truffles recipe

Yields about 20 truffles


  • 1 ripe Haas avocado
  • 5 ounces dark chocolate (make sure it's vegan friendly)
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract)
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. Remove the flesh from the inside of the avocado and mash till smooth. You can also do this in a food processor or mixer. You want the mixture very smooth. Set aside.
  2. Slowly melt dark chocolate in the microwave. Make sure to stir it every 15 seconds.
  3. Once fully melted, add in avocado, dark brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, salt and 1-1/2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder. Stir until smooth and combined.
  4. Cover the mixture with plastic wrap and let set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Once the mixture has firmed up, take a small (2 teaspoons) scoop and scoop out truffles. Quickly smooth into a ball in your hand and roll in remaining cocoa powder. Continue until all the truffles have been rolled.
  6. Keep refrigerated for firmer truffles or at room temperature for soft truffles.

For a similar take on chocolate avocado truffles, check out Apple of My Eye's recipe.

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Comments on "Chocolate avocado truffles"

Brandy O'Neill October 27, 2013 | 1:46 PM

Hi Wendy: We used a medium sized avocado to create this recipe.

wendy September 23, 2013 | 8:44 PM

avocados come in different sizes. Is this recipe using a large or a small one.

Christine@ Apple of My Eye September 19, 2013 | 6:51 AM

Hi there. I ask that if you use my recipe you link back to my site so I get credited for it. http://apple-of-my-eye/2013/08/06/dark-chocolate-avocado-truffles/ Thanks Christine

Codie September 17, 2013 | 12:40 PM

I made these over the weekend. They are delicious! I received so many compliments on them, even from a person that hates avocados. I used my immersion blender to make the avocado really creamy before I added the chocolate. They remind me of the French truffles that come out around Christmas time at Costco. This recipe is a keeper. Oh, I forgot the brown sugar and thought they were plenty sweet enough. YUM!

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