An unbelievably smooth, creamy and decadent truffle chocolates recipe made with…wait for it… AVOCADO! Only 94 calories per truffle!
Avocado + Dark Chocolate = Heaven.
This is truth, guys. Sounds crazy though, right? When I first heard about this, it seemed to me like saying that green beans and cake will taste good together. Yeah, um, no. It just seems wrong.
But seriously, it’s amazing. Have you ever baked with avocado in place of butter or oil? It’s cool how you can’t even taste the avocado and it makes such a rich texture.
The best part about using avocados in a sweet treat is that they’re full of healthy fats, the good kinds that lower cholesterol. They also have more protein than most other fruits. The average avocado has 4 grams of protein in it! They have less sugar than other fruits, lots of great vitamins and of course, fiber. All around, avocados are pretty much the coolest fruit ever.
Add in the dark chocolate and you got yourself a winner of a treat. Dark chocolate has less sugar than other chocolates. Plus it’s full of antioxidants and fiber too. Oh, and it tastes good. 😉
Now, I’m not saying these truffles are the healthiest of all desserts, but I think they’re pretty dang close!
With a little under 100 calories per truffle, these are such a cute and healthy Valentine’s treat for your sweeties!
- 1 ripe avocado mashed
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate melted
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- cocoa powder
- Melt dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash avocado. When chocolate is smooth, pour into mashed avocado and stir together. Add in vanilla and cinnamon.
- When combined and clump-free, place in refrigerator for about a half hour. When cooled and hardened, scoop into 10-12 balls and roll until smooth.
- Roll each ball in cocoa powder and serve. Place any remaining truffles in air tight container.
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- Orange Creamsicle Truffles: Tastes of Lizzy T
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
These truffles looks amazingly good, Jen. I love seeing avocado in sweet treats like this!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
YUM! I love avocado truffles! Thanks for linking to mine chica! Pinned!
GiGi Eats says
OH MY JEEZE! I just got some stevia sweetened dark chocolate so this recipe right here is ON THE AGENDA!! 🙂
•The Health Blog for the Lazy Girl•
oh no! I just made 40 truffles that I first have to eat before making yours! So far for the new-years resolution 😉
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
These avocado truffles look fantastic, Jen! I’ve always wanted to make them this way, so now I have the perfect recipe. Can’t wait to try these out!
You will love these, Gayle! Thanks so much!
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
oh my goodness, I love that you made these with an avocado!!! I seriously can’t wait to try these! I’ve made chocolate avocado brownies before and loved them!
Isn’t avocado the bomb?! Love adding it into baked stuff! Thanks Alice!
Melissa @ProShapeFitness says
These look awesome Jen! Just shared with my clients & readers! Thanks =)
Yay! It’s the best of both worlds – sweet but healthy too. I hope you and your clients enjoy!
Cara's Healthy Cravings says
I look forward to making these!
Such a great healthy treat.
They definitely are! Thanks Cara!
Thanks for this recipe Jen 🙂 Just made some today! Ohh It’s so good!! 🙂
Yay! So happy you liked them!
These look fabulous! One question, how long do you think they will keep? Want to make of a function but didn’t know how many days in advance I can make them. Thanks!
Hi Rachel! Since they have avocado in them, they don’t last too long. It’s best to make them the day of if possible and refrigerate any leftovers. I hope this helps!
How big is the avocado you use?
I just use the normal size ones!