You won’t miss the sugar in these keto Avocado Chocolate Truffles! Rich cocoa flavor, peanuts and a hint of sea salt make these the perfect after dinner treat.
Love dessert but want to avoid the sugar crash? These sweet Peanut Butter Balls are another keto-approved homemade treat you’ll love. Or give our keto chocolate chip cookies a try. They’re classic and delicious.
Why These Truffles are Best
I’ve been making (and eating) homemade truffles for years. That wasn’t about to change when I started cutting back on the added sugars in my life.
These are best every keto truffles for chocolate lovers! Anyone can make them, even if you’re never crafter your own handmade truffles at home.
- No bake keto dessert.
- Ready in 20 minutes.
- Decadent dark chocolate flavor
- Made with all natural ingredients
Whenever those cravings for something sweet and chocolatey arrive, you can just pop one in your mouth and enjoy decadent cocoa bliss–without the added sugar.
The first question most people ask is “do these taste like avocado??” The answer is NO. The avocado provides the creamy base, while the chocolate provides the flavor!
Avocado. Mashed avocado provides the creamy center for the truffles. It’s high in heart healthy fats, giving the filling a velvety smooth texture and rich flavor.
Sugar free dark chocolate chips. I use Lily’s brand, which are sweetened with Stevia and certified gluten free.
Powdered monk fruit. This natural occurring sweetener is my favorite substitute for sugar in keto baking. The powdered form incorporates seamlessly into the other ingredients in these truffles.
Chopped peanuts. These are optional but add a delicious nutty crunch (and a little protein) to the smooth truffles. You could also use cashews or pecans!
Sea salt. This is also optional to sprinkle over the tops of rolled truffles. Highly recommended if you love sweet and salty treats!
First, mash the avocado. Make sure to beat or mash until no chunks remain.
Next, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Add to the mashed avocado and beat well to combine. Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla and monk fruit.
Let the thickened mixture set for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Or, speed up the process by placing the bowl in the fridge for 5 – 10 minutes.
Once set, use a tablespoon to scoop the mixture into 1-inch balls. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Now, add the finishing touches! Roll the truffles in chopped peanuts or drizzle with more melted chocolate. Or both!
If you like, sprinkle a few flakes of sea salt over them too. Delicious!
Tips and Tricks
- Use your hands to roll the scoops of truffle mixture into round balls.
- Add melted chocolate to a ziploc bag, snip off the corner, and drizzle over keto truffles.
- Store truffles in the fridge for up to 1 week.
- For longer storage, freeze the chocolate avocado truffles for up to 30 days.
The higher quality your cocoa powder, the better the flavor in your keto chocolate truffles. I use Ghirardelli brand or Hershey’s Special Dark. Make sure to use pure cocoa powder, not a sweetened cocoa mix.
Other chopped nuts would be delicious as an alternative to the peanuts! Try rolling the truffles in finely chopped almonds or pecans.
Other sugar substitutes can be used, but make sure to use powdered versions for best consistency. Granulated sweeteners will give the truffles a slightly grainy consistency.
Yes, these Chocolate Avocado Truffles are vegan friendly as well as gluten free! They contain no dairy, added sugars, gluten or flour.
More Sugar Free Desserts
- Keto Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
- Sugar Free Peanut Butter Fudge
- Sugar Free Banana Bread
- Sugar Free Whipped Cream
- Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
- 2/3 cup mashed avocado (about 2 small avocados)
- 1 1/2 cups Lily's sugar free dark chocolate chips, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 Tablespoons powdered monk fruit
- 1/4 cup chopped peanuts, optional
- 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt, optional
- In a mixing bowl, beat avocado until smooth (or mash until smooth). You want to keep mashing/beating until all chunks are blended.
- In a glass microwave safe bowl, add 1 cup dark chocolate chips. Heat for one minute, then stir until smooth. Add to avocado. Blend until smooth.
- Add in vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and monk fruit. Mixture should be thickened at this point. Allow to set in bowl about 15 minutes (or refrigerate for 5-10 minutes).
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop truffles onto parchment paper using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop. Then roll into balls with hands.
- At this point you can roll some of the truffles in chopped peanuts. Or melt the remaining dark chocolate chips and drizzle over the tops of the truffles. Add a pinch of sea salt to the tops.
- Store truffles in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or freeze truffles in airtight container for up to 30 days.
- I use Besti brand monk fruit. I find it has the best texture and flavor!
Serving Size:1 truffle
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 95mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
You won’t miss the sugar in these Chocolate Avocado Truffles! Whip up a batch now to impress all your friends with a decadent homemade candy–that just so happens to be keto approved.