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Avocado Chocolate Balls in a glass jar with a small fork

chocolate avocado truffles

  • Author: Christiane
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 15-25 balls 1x


Guilt-free chocolate truffles! Made from dark chocolate and avocado, sweetened a little with dates and rolled in cocoa powder. Enjoy as dessert or with your afternoon tea and coffee!



Recipe makes 1525 balls, depending on the size you choose

1 ripe avocado

150g dark chocolate – 85%+ of cocoa content

3 dried dates for sweetening

1/2 tsp vanilla powder

zest of 1/2 lemon

Pinch of sea salt

1 tbsp coconut oil

12 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder for coating


  1. Before starting to prepare the balls, soak dates in water for up to an hour or until soft. Then chop them into small pieces.
  2. Coarsely chop the chocolate and melt it together with the coconut oil by placing both in a small pot that is immersed in a larger pot filled with water (double boiler)
  3. While the chocolate is melting, open the avocado, put the flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork. It is important that you use a ripe avocado that is soft enough to create a smooth mixture. Add vanilla powder, dates and lemon zest – and mix with an immersion blender. Stir in the warm chocolate and add a pinch of salt. If you use cocoa nibs for a bit of a crunch, add them now a well. Mix well until the dough is completely smooth. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes to allow it to solidify.
  4. When the truffle mix has cooled and easy to mold, form small balls with either your hands, a small scoop or two teaspoons. Roll the balls in cocoa powder for coating.



  • If you would like to experiment a bit, add other things such as 1 tbsp of cocoa nibs for extra crunch, 1/2 tsp chili flakes for some spice or 1 tsbp of ground nuts or almonds.
  • In a sealed container, these truffles last for several days.
  • Nutrition facts are for one ball are calculated for a recipe yield of 20 balls.
  • Category: sweets
  • Method: raw prep
  • Cuisine: International


  • Serving Size: 20 balls
  • Calories: 67
  • Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.2g net carbs
  • Protein: 1.1g