The Best 3 Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Truffles (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 0 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 to 10Category: Desserts
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My delicious Three Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Truffles are so rich and indulgent you would never know they are made using nutrient dense ingredients – an avocado of all things!

Believe it or not I don’t actually eat avocados that often so tend not to use them in recipes, however, when I saw loads of them reduced in my local supermarket I decided to buy a couple and get my thinking cap on. Due to their light flavour and creamy texture I had always been curious about how they would work in sweet recipes as opposed to savoury, (I went through a phase of making avocado chocolate mousse in my early twenties so knew they could work well), so decided to create some.

I really like bitter, dark chocolate so enjoy these truffles made with just melted dark chocolate and cocoa powder. If you prefer sweeter treats you might prefer to swap the dark chocolate for a dairy free milk chocolate alternative or even try another of my truffle recipes. If you’re set on this recipe you could experiment by adding a little maple syrup or honey to the mixture to add sweetness, however, you would also need to amend the amount of cocoa powder used to combat the additional liquid.

Once blitzed together in the food processor this should form a smooth but firm mixture that resembles a ganache in consistency. When you are rolling these truffles into balls you will end up with some chocolatey residue on your hands, however, it should not be a sticky mess. Once these truffles are rolled into balls you can place them into a bowl containing additional cocoa powder and gently roll them around until the outside of each truffle is lightly coated in a dusting of the powder, however, this is completely optional.

Although I have noted you will need thirty minutes to make these truffles, twenty of that is to allow the truffles to set meaning that these will actually only take ten minutes to throw together. I have also noted that the amounts listed below will result in eight to ten truffles, however, the amount this recipe yields obviously depends on the size of the truffles you make.

Once frozen, these bars are best stored in the freezer. This will not only help them retain their firm texture but it will also extend their shelf life! Simply allow a few minutes to thaw out before eating!

If you like my Chocolate Avocado Truffles and are looking for more sweet treats made using avocados you may also want to try my Creamy Chocolate Chip Avocado Bars, which you can find here.

If you are looking for more healthy truffle alternatives why not try my popular Black Bean Chocolate Truffles, my 5 Ingredient Healthy Hazelnut Chocolate Truffles or my 10 Minute Oreo Protein Truffles which you can find here.

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  • 1 large avocado
  • 70g 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 50g 1/4 cup dark chocolate


  1. Melt the dark chocolate using a Bain-Marie method and allow to cool slightly
  2. Add the flesh of the avocado to a food processor along with the cocoa powder and melted chocolate, blitz well until a smooth mixture forms
  3. Divide the mixture evenly into eight to ten chunks and roll each one into a ball using your palms
  4. If desired you could roll each truffle in additional cocoa powder so they are completely coated in a light dusting of powder
  5. Pop the truffles in the freezer to set for a minimum of twenty minutes to firm up


  1. Dani

    Hi, by freezer you mein freezer or fridge?

    • Natasha Gelder

      I store them in the freezer and just give them a few minutes to thaw out before eating. You could keep them in the fridge instead if you want but they won’t be as firm. Up to you!


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