Avocado Chocolate Truffles

Happy Monday, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m still studying for my finals, so mine wasn’t the best, but I got to ran almost a full 13.1 miles while I trained on Saturday, which made me incredibly happy! Also, my weekend was full of delicious treats *enter: chocolate truffles, (healthy) burger and fries, chocolate chip cookies, Christmas bread (recipe coming soon!) and homemade Baileys* so I guess I can’t complain, right?

 

 


 

Thank you all for your kind wishes, I’m sure your words will help me cope with the stress of the following week. Or that’s what I hope! Anyway, if things get real serious and weary and stuff, I can always pop a couple of these babies into my mouth. Chocolate and healthy fats?? Oh well, they’re bound to make me feel better!

 

 

Isn’t dark chocolate supposed to make you more clever? I think it’s got something to do with the antioxidants and suchlike… That has to justify the fact that I just ate twice my bodyweight on these truffles. Woops, sorry not sorry. I mean, chocolate is good for your brain. So are avocados. Which equals in a more intelligent me, right? Right. Heck, I might even become a math genius or something like that! See? Truffles are the answer. Excuse me while I go and grab seven more.

 

 

Oh, kidding. Do you think there is any single truffle left?

If it wasn’t for the fact that the kitchen is still downright covered in sprinkles, you’d never know that truffles had happened here a couple of moments ago. That’s how quickly they disappeared, one second and they were all  g o n e.

 

 

Don’t worry though. They’re so quick to make that you can go whip a batch at this very moment and you’ll find yourself with a box full of truffles in less than three hours. And bonus points for the fact that they’re good for you and only 57 kcals each. Now, how cool is that?? Being surrounded by cookies, Christmas breads and the like all the time, I really appreciate having something lighter (but still indulgent!) to snack on! 

Avocado Chocolate Truffles
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These avocado chocolate truffles taste 100% indulgent, but they're actually good for you!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
3 hr
Ingredients
  1. 5 oz. dark chocolate
  2. 1 ripe avocado
  3. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  4. 2 tablespoons cacao powder
  5. 1/8 tsp. salt
  6. 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. You can mash the avocado with a fork if it's very ripe, but I suggest using a blender if you're bothered by green chunks in the truffles.
  2. Blend avocado, melted chocolate, cacao, sugar, salt and vanilla together until smooth.
  3. Chill mixture for 15 minutes.
  4. Shape mixture into balls and chill for at least three hours.
Notes
  1. You can use cocoa powder, coconut flakes, sprinkles or whatever you fancy to cover the truffles!
  2. Make sure that the avocado is really really really ripe.
  3. Keep leftover truffles in the fridge.
Adapted from Apple Of My Eye
Adapted from Apple Of My Eye
earthly taste https://earthlytaste.com/

 

Don’t you guys love it when you get a healthy version of something typically unhealthy to taste amazing? Oh man, I love that feeling!

Happy baking, cookie and truffle devouring!

Consuelo 

 

81 Comments

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen December 16, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    These look delicious! I love how festive they are – and popable! Oh yea – I could pop a few of these in my mouth right now! YUM! Have a great week!

    • Reply Consuelo December 16, 2013 at 7:25 pm

      Thank you Kristi! You too have a nice one! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Meghan @ Spoonful of Flour December 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    I love the combination of avocado + chocolate, it makes me feel better about eating tons and tons of chocolate!

    • Reply Consuelo December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      It does the trick for me too! Thanks! x

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life December 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Dang girl, 13.1 miles? That’s great! I’ve been a big wimp ever since it got down to 15 degrees πŸ™‚ And these truffles sound melt in your mouth amazing. Those sprinkles are so fun!

    • Reply Consuelo December 16, 2013 at 7:24 pm

      It’s so cold here too that I’m still feeling sore from that run πŸ™ Thank you!

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven December 16, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    These look so good!!!!!! I love avo + chocolate and you know I’m a sucker for anything with sprinkles.

    • Reply Consuelo December 16, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Sprinkles rule ;D

  • Reply Laurel y Menta December 16, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Aguacate, chocolate, vainilla…, puede haber una combinaciΓ³n mejor??
    Te han quedado de lo mΓ‘s apetitoso, nos encantan.
    Besitos.

    • Reply Consuelo December 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Β‘Gracias!
      Un beso πŸ˜€

  • Reply ashley December 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I ran a half marathon once – not easy!!! These truffles are amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

      So did I, and it was so hard indeed. But so worth it, right? Thanks!

  • Reply danguole December 16, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Only the smartest people turn avocado into dessert! I think it’s working, my friend.

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you girl! ;–)

  • Reply Julia | JuliasAlbum.com December 16, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Happy Monday to you too! Gorgeous truffles! I love to see recipes that use funky ingredients, such as avocado in a chocolate truffle! Sounds so interesting, intriguing, and “skinny”! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you so much Julia! You too have a nice day! x

  • Reply Ashley December 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    I love the way these look with all the sprinkles! So fun and festive! And with the avocado – I really need to use it more in sweet treats. I wish I had a few of these truffles to pop at the moment!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      So do I Ashley! Thank you πŸ˜€

  • Reply Jessiker Bakes December 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    This sounds rich and delicious! While 57 calories for each is wonderful I’m not sure that would make a difference once I’m done devouring these … πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Oh you’re right πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Reply Christine@ Apple of My Eye December 17, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Yum! These truffles are some of my favorite things to make. Thanks for linking back to me and I’m glad you liked them as well! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      They’re fabulous, aren’t they? ;–) Thanks for the recipe! x

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor December 17, 2013 at 3:18 am

    Pass me a few please! I would really love these, especially with the avocado and chocolate combination. And they look so festive with the sprinkles!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm

      Thanks Ashley! I’m glad you like them πŸ˜€

  • Reply Carmel Moments December 17, 2013 at 3:41 am

    OH yum! Healthy truffles? I must try. If you can get me to love avocado I’d be ever so grateful!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Don’t you like it? ;O These might change your mind about it ahah!

  • Reply Kammie @ Sensual Appeal December 17, 2013 at 4:02 am

    Oh my goodness – how creative and delicious!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks Kammie! x

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments December 17, 2013 at 4:11 am

    I really need to try using avocado in sweets. Everybody says how great it is. These truffles look delicious, Consuelo, and I know I would not be trusted with them!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:04 pm

      So great indeed πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

  • Reply Erin | The Emerging Foodie December 17, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Love this idea, Conseulo! And good work on the long run! So fun! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Thank you Erin! x

  • Reply anecdotesandapples December 17, 2013 at 5:01 am

    What a great idea! I made truffles this weekend too, but now I want to try your version! Thank you so much for sharing it!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Yours looked amaaaaazing! Thank you! x

  • Reply Kelly December 17, 2013 at 11:41 am

    These look dee-licious Consuelo! I love all the sprinkles, they look so pretty and festive πŸ™‚ This healthier version with avocado sounds incredible!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Yay Thank you Kelly! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Joanne December 17, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Healthy bites of chocolatey deliciousness, eh? THese would definitely re-energize me after a long day of studying!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thanks Joanne!

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon December 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Avocado truffles is such an amazing idea! I seriously cannot wait to try this recipe it looks so amazing! Chocolate avocado pudding might just be my favourite thing ever so I think I would probably eat every single truffle the minute I made them… Good luck in your exams!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      I love avocado pudding too, yum! I hope you like these πŸ˜€

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner December 17, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Hang in there and good luck on your exams!
    Adore your pictures!! These truffles look gorgeous and delicious. I’ve never tried avocado and chocolate together but I’m willing to try anything this pretty. πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      It’s a really nice combo! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Reply Dolega December 17, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Vaaaale ya sΓ© que me repito mΓ‘s que el ajo, pero esto es un blog de cocina ΒΏno?
    ‘‘‘Me encantan tus fotos!!! Cada día me gusta mÑs el blog. Lo haces genial, chiquilla.
    Besazo
    PD: Voy donde tu madre.

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      MuchΓ­iiiiiiiisimas gracias.
      Un beso πŸ˜€

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes December 17, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    I JUST made truffles – great minds! – but they weren’t nearly as healthy as these! plus these look super fudgy and rich, which I’m totally loving!!! great recipe πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      I’m sure they are delish as well, can’t wait to see them! Thanks πŸ˜€

  • Reply Josefine {The Smoothie Lover} December 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    I love adding avocado to chocolate things. These truffles look so good.
    Good luck on the rest of your exams

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Josefine πŸ˜€

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg December 18, 2013 at 12:01 am

    I absolutely love this idea of chocolate and avocado – they look amazing and I’ll just bet they taste even better! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe! Good luck with your finals and I know you’ll do great – hang in there! πŸ™‚ Pinning!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you so much Cindy dear! x

  • Reply Natalie @ Tastes Lovely December 18, 2013 at 1:39 am

    I bet the avocado makes this so moist and velvety. Can’t wait to try them. Good for you for running 13.1 miles this weekend! And I’m going to have to hear more about this homemade Bailey’s, yum!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Yes, it does ;–) Thank you so mcuh Natalie! x

  • Reply makingthymeforhealth December 18, 2013 at 3:26 am

    Great job on 13.1! I have yet to try avocado in dessert but it sounds heavenly. These truffles are adorable and I’m sure they taste even better!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner December 18, 2013 at 4:26 am

    What a great idea! They look so yummy!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Thanks Deb! x

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife December 18, 2013 at 4:27 am

    Way to go on your run!! That’s amazing. Also, I cannot wait to try these. I”m chocolate obsessed, so healthier treats that are still indulgent are a total must for me. Pinned!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so so much, Erin! x

  • Reply Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods December 18, 2013 at 4:51 am

    A healthy truffle that can make me smarter ?!! I’m all over that. I love they are small enough to pop in your mouth. I’ll be a genius!! Haha

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hahaha thank you! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Monica December 18, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Such a smart way to indulge! You will definitely ace all your exams. Can’t wait til you are all done and can really go crazy in the kitchen and party!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Neither can I! πŸ˜‰ Thank you!

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker December 18, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I won’t feel bad eating a dozen of these since they have avocado in them. So technically, they’re healthy for you. πŸ˜€ Great recipe Consuelo. Enjoy the rest of your week!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you so much Anne! πŸ˜€

  • Reply blahnikbaker December 18, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    How did I miss these? I’ve been slacking this week in my reading and commenting on blogs. These are so amazing and I could eat a dozen before I knew what’s up!! Amazing recipe girl!!

    • Reply Consuelo December 18, 2013 at 10:03 pm

      So could I, hey! Thank you! x

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl December 19, 2013 at 12:03 am

    High 5’s to a fellow avocado chocolate lover, these truffles look amazing!

    • Reply Consuelo December 19, 2013 at 12:06 am

      *high five* Thanks Pamela!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment December 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    These are so cute! And I’m sure they must taste so creamy with the avocado. Brilliant! Hang in there, Consuelo! xoxo

    • Reply Consuelo December 21, 2013 at 12:27 am

      They’re super creamy indeed! ;–) Thanks Allie! x

  • Reply Vicky and Ruth - May I Have That Recipe? December 19, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t need an excuse to eat chocolate, but if these truffles are going to make me smarter, then I am going to have to eat them every day! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Consuelo December 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

      So am I! Thanks! x

  • Reply Julie @ This Gal Cooks December 21, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Ok you are AWESOME! You ran almost 13.1 miles?! What an inspiration! πŸ™‚

    And these little truffles look awesome. Dark chocolate is my favorite type of chocolate so these are totally for me. Pinned. Have a lovely weekend, Consuelo!

    • Reply Consuelo December 21, 2013 at 1:07 am

      When I first started running two years ago, I wasn’t able to run 500m without stopping, so I’m sure you’ll get there in no time! ;–)
      Thank you so much! And you too have a great weekend! xo

  • Reply Hailey December 21, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    Great recipe! Trying this tomorrow. Any idea approximately how much avocado, by weight, I should use? The avocados I have are quite small so I think I might need more than one if this was based on an ‘average’ ripe avocado… Thanks!

    • Reply Consuelo December 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm

      Hi Hailey! The avocados I usually use weigh around 230-250 grams. I hope that helps!
      Let me know what you think, and I hope you like these! ;–) xo

      • Reply Hailey December 23, 2013 at 12:19 am

        Thank you! Just as I suspected, I needed two of my ~120g avocados. These are great!

        • Reply Consuelo December 23, 2013 at 7:42 pm

          Thanks Hailey, I’m so happy you liked them! πŸ˜‰

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  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite January 9, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    My mind is blown. Avocado chocolate truffles?! Amazing. Such a rad idea. I’m definitely going to need to try this πŸ™‚

  • Reply Surian May 21, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Looks like “brigadeiros” from Brazil…. πŸ˜‰

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