These dark chocolate truffles have a hidden, healthy ingredient: avocado! They’re so rich and chocolatey, no one would ever guess they’re secretly healthy!

truffles on a plate
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I love desserts that hide secretly healthy ingredients! Just like these chocolate avocado cookies, no one would ever guess there is avocado in these truffles! These dark chocolate avocado truffles only take a few minutes to whip up and they’re gluten-free and vegan.

Avocado Truffle Ingredients

  • Avocado– You’ll need a ripe avocado that is nice and soft. Be sure it’s not overly ripe. It should blend easily but it shouldn’t be mushy.
  • Chocolate chips– If you want to keep this recipe vegan, be sure to use dairy free chocolate chips.
  • Coconut oil– This is optional but it helps the chocolate melt smoothly.
  • Salt– A pinch of salt balances out the sweetness.
  • Cocoa powder– Roll the finished truffles in cocoa powder so they’re easier to eat.
blended avocado truffles

How to Make Avocado Truffles

  • Be sure your avocado is ripe, meaning it should give slightly when squeezed. If your avocado is overly ripe, it can give off a banana flavor. You want it just ripe enough to be soft but not on the verge of going rotten.
  • Use a food processor for the best consistency. This helps blend the truffles completely, so there are no pieces of visible avocado.
  • Place it in the fridge for a few hours to let it firm up, so it’s easy to roll.
  • Roll in cocoa powder or coconut flakes!

It’s almost crazy how easy these dark chocolate avocado truffles are! And a dessert recipe that only requires 5 ingredients? Yes, please. This is a good one to make when you’re low on groceries or you have half an avocado lying around.

chocolate avocado truffles

How to Store Avocado Truffles

Store these truffles in an airtight container in the fridge, as they tend to soften at room temperature. I do not recommend freezing these, as they’ll be too hard to eat.

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vegan and gluten free dark chocolate truffles

Chocolate Avocado Truffles

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  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert


These dark chocolate truffles have a hidden, healthy ingredient: avocado! They’re so rich and chocolatey, no one would ever guess they’re secretly healthy!


  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1/2 large avocado (about 1/3 cup)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder


  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and the coconut oil.
  2. Microwave for 1 minute at a time at 1/2 power, stirring occasionally until melted.
  3. Scoop the avocado out of the peel and into a food processor or blender.
  4. Blend until smooth.
  5. Add in the melted chocolate and sea salt and continue to blend until combined.
  6. Put it in the fridge for 2 hours or until firm.
  7. Once it’s hardened a bit, roll into 1 inch balls.
  8. Roll the balls into cocoa powder until coated.
  9. Store in the fridge until ready to serve!

Dark chocolate avocado truffles

I took these to a party and they got two thumbs up! Everyone had trouble guessing what the secret ingredient was, and they were surprised to learn it was avocado!

Looking for more avocado dessert ideas?

Try these chocolate avocado cookies!

avocado cookies

Or whip up a chocolate avocado smoothie!

What’s your favorite way to use up an avocado?