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Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles is a vegan and gluten-free candy recipe for the best, easy to make, chocolate dessert or snack—with only 5 grams of sugar!

These incredible tasting dark chocolate avocado truffles are absolutely the easiest and best tasting vegan chocolate dessert you’ll ever experience! Better still, they’re super simple to make, which will make you love them even more. Also, avocado and chocolate truffles are healthier than traditional truffles, which may make you feel like making a homemade batch more often than you’ll care to admit.

They store well, too. You can easily make a decadent batch ahead to keep in the fridge—these vegan truffles made from scratch are just the right size for a chocolate fix when a craving hits!

And yes, truffles are indulgent, but hey—this recipe is far healthier than most!

Once you try this recipe, these avocado truffles will be one of the first things that come to mind when you think of satisfying, easy to make, vegan chocolates.

hand held vegan and gluten free chocolate and avocado truffle with a bite taken out of it revealing a dark chocolate center

Can You Taste the Avocado in Chocolate and Avocado Truffles?

First, I want to share that these truffles taste better than many traditional truffles I’ve had in the past, which is pretty wild. I use to make homemade truffles using heavy cream. And these vegan chocolate and avocado truffles are dairy-free with no added oils and they’re still the best tasting vegan chocolate ever!

To me, there is nothing more indulgent than relaxing with a sweet bite while knowing full well that I’ve made a health-minded choice. Feeling good about what I eat and how I treat myself is essential to my sense of well being. How about you?

Okay, so back to the question; can you taste the avocado in these dark chocolate and avocado truffles?

The answer is no— you do not taste the avocado, but wow, can you ever feel it! The avocado and dark chocolate work so well that you’d think it was the dynamic duo of Batman and Robin or, whoops, peanut butter and chocolate!

The avocado makes these dairy-free truffles creamy beyond belief! These truffles are one of the best vegan chocolate candy treats you’ll ever eat.

bright red, white, and natural colorful vegan truffles in a row sitting in brown parchment paper mini cupcake liners on marble surface

Are Avocado and Chocolate Truffles Healthy?

To keep this recipe article on the up and up, let’s clearly define these chocolate balls of vegan truffle goodness as a healthy treat or dessert.  

As much as we love these easy dark chocolate avocado truffles, we do not mean to suggest that you should begin eating vegan truffles for breakfast.  But if you were to spread this vegan chocolate candy recipe on a slice of hearty, nutrient dense toast, who could blame you—it’s basically avocado toast with a twist, right?

But because the ingredients are decidedly healthier than those in traditional truffles, when it comes to treating yourself to the occasional sweet, these chocolate candy balls are the healthier choice. 

Even when you compare this recipe to other vegan truffle recipes, this recipe stands heads and toes above the rest.

For when it comes to choosing healthier vegan chocolates, dark chocolate recipes that do not add oil are the smartest choice. The avocado in this truffle recipe takes the place of empty-calorie oils, replacing them with a nutrient-rich whole food ingredient.

vegan chocolate truffles with a variety of toppings in a white glass bowl along with all sorts of truffles sitting in brown parchment paper cupcake liners

Health Benefits of Avocados

While some folks may run in the other direction at the mere mention of avocados due to fat content, avocados are worth every freaking calorie.  Numerous studies show that those who eat avocados tend to weigh less.

Avocados provide a lengthy list of beneficial nutrients. They’re rich in folate, potassium, and healthy fiber. Avocados are thought to be good for your eyes and even provide “good fat,” which helps prevent heart disease. Only one other fruit or veggie can make that claim—olives.

Read this article to learn more about the many benefits of eating healthy avocados.

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The Health Benefits of Dark Chocolate

That’s right; we’re now going to boast about a few of the health benefits of dark chocolate.  

Boast is probably not the most accurate word, but we’re going to attempt to clarify why it is beneficial for most people to enjoy a moderate bit of dark chocolate. 

Have you ever noticed how dark chocolate recipes seem to catch your attention? Well, as it turns out, the reasons aren’t all bad.

Dark chocolate is a superfood because it is rich in antioxidants—more than green tea or red wine.  The darker the chocolate, the better!

And dark chocolate is thought to be heart-smart! Studies show that regular intake of dark chocolate has a positive effect on combating cardiovascular disease.

Dark chocolate desserts are also a wise choice because dark chocolate provides valuable minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc—to name just a few.

Read this article if you would like to learn more about the benefits of gloriously dark chocolate.

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What Do You Need to Make Easy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles?

There are only two or three main ingredients in this healthy vegan truffle recipe. But the list of optional toppings or coatings could go on forever.

To make these vegan truffles, you need the following:

  • Chocolate Chips: The more you enjoy the taste of the chocolate you use in this recipe, the better you’ll like the results. Use the chocolate you prefer to eat. While we suggest vegan dark chocolate chips for this easy truffle recipe, you can also opt to use semi-sweet or bitter sweet.
  • Avocado: You will need one ripe (or even overripe) medium-size avocado to successfully make this creamy dark chocolate recipe. 
  • Optional Toppings:  When it comes to toppings, the delicious options are endless! We were playful and added crushed freeze-dried strawberries for a low-cal, gorgeous looking, fantastic tasting, and unexpected coating! Shredded coconut, cacao or cocoa powder, hemp seeds, crushed nuts, cacao nibs, and matcha are other truffle toppings we’ve tried and enjoyed.
a white bowl holding four chocolate and avocado truffles in four different coatings with one truffle with a bite out of it revealing its dark chocolate center

How to Make Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Melt, mash, stir, chill, shape, roll, and devourthat’s how to make avocado truffles!   

You’ll find all of the details of each lovely truffle making step in the recipe portion of this easy dark chocolate truffle article.  

Here’s a quick rundown of how to make this vegan dark chocolate dessert or snack:

First, melt the dark chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop.  

Next, mash the avocado using a fork or food processor.

Then, stir the melted chocolate and avocado to combine until smooth and lump-free.

Allow the truffle mixture to chill by placing it in the freezer for about 15 minutes or so.

After the mixture has firmed up, shape the truffles by rolling a small spoon teaspoon at a time into bite-size, one-inch balls of chocolate. You should end up with about 16 truffles, more or less.

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Optional Toppings or Coatings for Dark Chocolate Truffles

Speaking of toppings, we had a lot of fun decorating the truffles in this vegan chocolate candy recipe. The chocolate balls of yum are super customizable, so your imagination is the only limit!

Coat them in something you enjoy, like maybe crushed pistachios, walnuts, or even some of your favorite playful sprinkles! And we love how these truffles taste when rolled in raw cacao powder or cocoa, which is a very classic finish.

For ours, we crushed some freeze-dried strawberries to add a pop of color—and we’re pleased with the flavor, too!

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How to Store Homemade Truffles

When chilled, vegan chocolate truffles keep very well. So, rather than letting them sit out on the counter, it’s best to keep this vegan chocolate candy recipe chilled.

And on that note, one of the things you’ll appreciate about this recipe is how easy it is to make these dark chocolate avocado truffles ahead.

Making this chocolate candy or dessert ahead, well, it’s what makes these vegan and gluten-free treats the perfect bite to share at parties or give as an edible holiday gift!

You can safely store homemade vegan avocado truffles in an airtight container in the fridge for about five days or so. For more extended storage, keep your truffles in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To thaw previously frozen avocado truffles, allow your dairy-free avocado truffles to sit at room temperature for five to ten minutes to soften the chocolate.

pink plate full of colorful vegan and gluten free chocolate and avocado truffles coated in coconut, hemp seeds, crushed freeze dried strawberries, and truffles coated in chocolate cocoa and cacao powder with toppings in bowls to the back

Thank You for Exploring Vegan Truffles with Us!

The next time you happen to be in the mood for chocolate, remember this easy homemade truffle recipe. And after that, try to pace yourself because you will fall head over heels in love with this vegan chocolate candy recipe—promise!  

It’s as if these easy to make beauties are too good to be true—and yet, here they are!

Happy Eating!

vegan chocolate and avocado truffles candy recipe, truffles coated in red freeze-dried strawberry crumbs, white coconut flakes, brown cocoa or cacao powder, and earthy colored hemp seeds on a pale pink dessert plate with a small bowl of brown cacao powder, red crushed freeze dried strawberries, and an empty used mixing bowl with dark chocolate on the sides
a bunch of easy vegan dark chocolate avocado truffles coated in white coconut, cacao powder, or crushed freeze-dried strawberries on a pale pink dessert plate

Easy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles Candy

  • 25
  • 5
    Cook Time:
  • Yield: 16 Servings

Using minimal ingredients, these easy to make chocolate and avocado truffles are a crowd-pleaser, vegan or not! And you’ll be amazed at the smooth and creamy, decadent, and chocolate shop-worthy impression these health-minded treats create.   This quick, dairy-free recipe is an ideal go-to for a gorgeous, last-minute, gluten-free dessert or gift during the holidays or anytime!



  1. First, in a heat safe glass mixing bowl, microwave your dark chocolate for 30-second increments, stirring in between until it's melted and smooth. Alternatively, use the stovetop and place a glass bowl with the chocolate over a pan of hot water to gradually melt the chocolate.
  2. Next, add the mashed avocado into the smooth, melted chocolate and stir until fully incorporated. Taste and add a tiny bit of salt, if you like. Then, freeze the blended chocolate and avocado mixture for about 15 minutes or so.
  3. While the blended mixture chills, prepare small bowls of your preferred coatings such as additional powdered cacao or cacao, crushed freeze-dried berries, hemp seeds, or shredded coconut. Cacao nibs, vegan mini chocolate chips, or chopped or ground nuts are also terrific options.
  4. After the mixture has thickened up enough to be handled and rolled, use a small spoon to scoop out bite-size portions of chocolate and roll them into one inch balls. It's a little messy, your hand will be covered in chocolate, but it's so worth it! Try wetting your clean hands before proceeding to roll the scoop of chocolate—it helps. Now roll the shaped truffles in your chosen coating and enjoy!  And if you any questions or helpful comments, by all means, ask—it's a pleasure to hear from you and help you get the most out of our recipes!


  • Stovetop: The water needs only to be hot—do not boil the water as it's too dangerous to work over boiling water safely.
  • Avocado Mashing: It's pretty easy to use a fork to mash an overripe avocado, so that's what we usually use. Still, you may opt to use a food processor to mash the avocado into a puree.
  • Quantity:  This recipe makes about 16 truffles plus enough for the necessary (calorie-free) nibble or two to sample while mixing.  By the way, the calorie-free nibble line is a joke—if someone's looking, those tidbits count.
  • Storage:  You may easily keep your gorgeous homemade truffles in the fridge for a few days or so in an airtight container. Or, for more extended periods, store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a month.
  • Nutrients:  The nutritional info provided below accounts for truffles dusted in cacao powder—alternative toppings will alter the nutritional content accordingly


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 87
  • Total Fat 7.4 g 11 %
  • Saturated Fat 3.7 g 19 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 12.3 mg 1 %
  • Carbohydrates 9.2 g 3 %
  • Fiber 2.9 g 12 %
  • Sugar 5 g ---
  • Protein 1.4 g 3 %
  • Vitamin A 0 %
  • Vitamin C 1 %
  • Iron 16 %
  • Calcium 0 %

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