Easy Chocolate / Carob Avocado Truffles with a Kick – paleo & vegan

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These paleo & vegan easy healthy chocolate avocado truffles are sure to become a favorite in your home. Warning - they are quite addictive!

I'm so excited to share these chocolate truffles with you all today.  It's easy and sooo delicious – even my “I don't like chocolate” hubby was swooning over them.

Plus it's a super easy dessert so you can pull it together quickly to bless your family, someone you love, or just make an indulgence for yourself.

I do.

I have 3 truffle recipes on my blog already.

But that clearly wasn't enough.

One can never have too many truffles, I say.

First of all, they are typically chocolate, which is not easily passed up.

Second, they are an easy no-bake dessert so they come together in a flash – perfect when you're in a hurry (um…story of my life these days) and in the summer months when the though of turning on the oven is a bit daunting.

Third, they are yummy.

I used to make chocolate truffles every year as a Christmas gift for friends and loved ones.

Those were loaded with expensive chocolate bars, heavy cream and white sugar.

Alas. Since candida has become a household word around here there's not going to be any of those around any time soon.

Chocolate Avocado Truffles – with a Kick

These truffles, however?

That's a different story.

These chocolate avocado truffles are loaded with the healthy goodness of plain cocoa, avocado, coconut butter, and a low carb sweetener.

Sigh – this much deliciousness with a bunch of health thrown in?


I dare say that these give the cream and white sugar laden truffles a real run for their money.

These are that good.

How good? Let me tell you – my husband is NOT a fan of chocolate. It gives him a headache sometimes and he typically passes it up.

But he sure didn't turn down these morsels of  yumminess.

He ate one and said:

These. Are. Good.  I mean real good.

And they're good for you too.

Chocolate Avocado Truffles Ingredients - Avocados, Cocoa, Coconut and Pumpkin Seeds

Health Benefits of Avocado

The base is avocado, which is a nutritional powerhouse:

– loaded with anti-inflammatory benefits
– high in Omega-3 fatty acids
– supports cardiovascular health
– promotes blood sugar regulation
– anti-cancer benefits – improves inflammatory and oxidative stress levels.

This resource has more on all of the above points. I think you'll find it to be fascinating reading and will surely inspire you to whip up some of these truffles asap.

I must say, I will feel especially good about getting my next big bag of avocados at Costco the next time I am there :).

Health Benefits of Coconut

– high in fiber
– low glycemic index
– improves heart health
– has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-parasitic healing properties (Source)

The health benefits of cocoa were harder to substantiate.  The information is kind of all over the board so I am not going to mention it here. Maybe in a future post after I have more time to digest it (pun intended.)

Looking for a healthy sweet treat? This low carb paleo Chocolate Truffle Recipe is full of healthy ingredients like avocado, and is sugar free and dairy free too. They come together in a flash and are decadent enough for gift giving (if you don't eat them all yourself!)

Regardless of whether or not cocoa is super good for you or not, these truffles are way healthier than most other dessert you could make.

And if you use stevia in these chocolate avocado truffles, you are getting a nutritional boost there as well. I touched on some of that in this post–Is Stevia a Danger to Your Health? The Truth Comes Out.

Believe me though.

You won't need to convince anyone to gobble down a few of these to boost their health.

That will come naturally :).  In fact, I bet you will love these so much that you will either want to make a bunch and freeze them for later, or alternatively you can stock up on avocados when they are on sale and take advantage of my tips for freezing avocados. You're welcome.

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What You Will Need

You will need to the following things to make this recipe:


Coconut Butter (here's how to make your own)

Cocoa (use carob for a caffeine-free and AIP alternative)

Coconut Sugar (for a low-carb option, use xylitol, erythritol, or my homemade powdered sugar substitute)

Pure Stevia Extract (use powdered or liquid – here's how to make your own liquid stevia – see more about How to Use Stevia here.  You can also use another sweetener, which you may wish to do for AIP)

Vanilla Extract

Salt (I recommend Real Salt)

Cayenne or Chipotle Pepper (optional – omit for AIP)

Toppings –  options include cocoa powder (use carob for AIP), crushed nuts or seeds (omit for AIP), and shredded coconut

Cookie Scoop or Melon Baller

Easy Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick - paleo & vegan

Serves approx. 12 truffles     adjust servings

This paleo & vegan easy healthy chocolate avocado truffle recipe is sure to become a favorite in your home. Warning - they are quite addictive!



  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Process until well mixed.
  3. Place in a bowl in the refrigerator until fairly firm (approx. 40 min), or alternatively use the freezer for 10-20 minutes.
  4. Using a small cookie scoop or melon baller, scoop out balls of the avocado mixture and roll into balls.
  5. Roll the balls into desired topping.
  6. Refrigerate or freeze any remaining truffles for later.


Recipe Notes

For a low-carb option, use powdered xylitol in the same proportion as the coconut sugar, or ¼ cup powdered erythritol.



Chocolate Avocado Truffles - A Super Easy Dessert that's incredibly healthy, paleo, and vegan.

I really had to work hard to not eat the whole batch of these myself.

I'm watching my chocolate / caffeine intake due to adrenal fatigue, but boy were these calling my name all day.

I think these will be a frequent addition to our healthy snack menu in our home for sure (maybe made with carob next time), but I might need a lock on the refrigerator door ;-).

Other truffle recipes you might enjoy:

3 Ridiculously Easy and Delicious Coconut Truffles

Easy Chocolate Truffles - Dairy and Sugar Free Chocolates you can Easily Make at Home!

Raw Nut Butter Truffles

Easy Truffle Recipe - Sugar and Dairy-free. These come together in a flash and are a yummy treat your kids will love. Low carb & Paleo too!

Will you make these chocolate avocado truffles for yourself — or gift them?
Or both?

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  1. I have been making vegan fudge with smart balance or similar for a decade. This is a treasured recipe among my friends. So, I was sincerely skeptical about coconut butter… but I LOVE coconut. So, I gave it a go… NAILED IT! thanks for saving us all from margarine. Cheers!

  2. I was wondering what to substitute for the coconut butter? I have a strong reaction to coconut oil and I’m super hesitant to try the coconut butter. Thanks for your help!! 🙂

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  4. Does the avocado get brown after making these? How long do they last? I’ve always had to use lemon to keep my avocados fresh.

    • The truffles are really dark b/c of the chocolate. I don’t know about how long they would last but I wouldn’t leave them at room temp and maybe not too long in the fridge. They would freeze well for sure!

  5. Can you you cocoa butter instead of coconut butter. I live overseas and can’t get the coconut butter.

  6. These are absolutely delicious – thanks!

  7. I tried to make the first recipe and it was too soft to roll. How do I make it thinker?

  8. What can I use in place of the stevia?

  9. Thanks for sharing your recipes! These look absolutely amazing and what a great way to get a chocolate fix! I’m going to have to double some of these recipes otherwise I won’t get enough since my boys will eat them as quickly as I make them since they love avocado too 🙂 Great ideas!
    -S.L. Payne, uncommongrace.net

  10. Wonderful!!! And I did not follow your directions but they came out fabulous anyway. Next time I will do HALF the recipe so not to have so much!!!! THANK YOU!!!

  11. Just made these for a Friday night treat. I had to keep licking the spoon before putting it in the fridge. Definitely a keeper! (and my poor avocado was on the brink of getting thrown out… but it’s now deliciously disguised! who would have known?!) This comes at a perfect time for healthy needed treats… when the ole pumpkin is at the top of the hill… rolling down so fast… sprouting feathers and gobbling… and before you know it- it’s plump and round and decked out in a red suit trimmed in white. Ho Ho!” Or should I say, “Oh No!”
    Regardless… chocolate goodness is most welcome this time of year! Thank you Adrienne!

  12. I love avocado and you are right they are great from a nutritional standpoint as well., can’t wait to give these a try.

  13. Can you use more powdered stevia instead of the powdered coconut sugar?

  14. These look so good! It’s been a long time since II’ve made truffles. You’re tempting me! 😉

  15. I love your addition of cayenne to these. And every ingredient is so healthy!