Wonderfully decadent and super easy to make, you would never guess these dark chocolate avocado truffles are made with mashed avocado in place of unhealthy and heavy cream. Like our dark chocolate fudge made with sweet potato, avocado adds a creamy texture. This is why we included them in our Easter picnic edition as a healthier chocolate treat.
We love easy picnic dessert ideas, and these healthy, creamy and chocolatey sweet bites only need a few ingredients. They also have easy variations to make them a super decadent grown-up treat, perhaps for a romantic Valentine’s picnic or light and sweet for a kids picnic. They are also a great dessert idea for a keto or low carb picnic menu.
Note: this recipe uses powdered monk fruit instead of sugar as a healthier alternative. You can replace it with regular powdered sugar or another sweetener of your choice.
Recipe Tips & Variations
This avocado truffle recipe uses 75% Lindt chocolate for a delicious but not super sweet flavour. Use lighter chocolate such as 50% or less for a sweeter truffle which is great for kids. For a darker, slightly more bitter finish, use 85% chocolate or higher.
These chocolate truffles are soft and creamy thanks to the avocado. If you prefer a denser, harder truffle, add an extra tablespoon of cacao powder. It is best to do this after the mixture has chilled before rolling to make sure the texture is right.
There is no end to the coatings you can finish the truffles with. You can use cacao powder, shredded coconut, crushed nuts, melted chocolate or even colourful candy sprinkles for kids.
Melt chocolate and mix all ingredients together until well combined. Leave to set for 30 minutes. Roll into balls and coat as desired.