Vegan Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife

Vegan Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles are an indulgent treat that is deceptively healthy! The avocado brings an added creamy element to the decadent dessert with a little spicy twist no one can resist. Whether you are giving this as a hostess gift or serving them up as an after-dinner treat, they will disappear before you know it.

The holiday season is upon us and for me that means one thing…

It’s time to indulge in ALL the things I’ve been avoiding all summer long!

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One particular tradition I so look forward to this time of year is digging into truffles. It was always the tradition after big holiday meals to open up one of those two layered boxes of chocolates, trying to get my hands on the caramel-filled ones before the rest of the family swooped in to steal them.

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We still keep up this tradition in my family… and it doesn’t mean good things for my waistline. All those truffles and chocolates are tasty to eat, but by the time the New Year rolls around, pants get a little tighter than I want them to…

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SO this year, I am taking matters into my own hands.

Don’t get me wrong, I am still going to indulge in all the chocolate, but I am going to be smart about it!

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Did you know that avocado and chocolate are one of the BEST combinations ever? Just take a peak at my favorite triple chocolate avocado cookies, chocolate avocado pudding, or my dark chocolate chip avocado cake!

Despite my love for those recipes, these truffles are officially my favorite chocolate and avocado combination so far. The creamy avocado combined with bitter dark chocolate, makes for the perfect texture in these truffles.

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The smooth addition of Grand Marnier and burst of spice from cayenne pepper are the two ingredients that takes these truffle from ordinary to extraordinary!

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They make for the perfect hostess gift throughout the holidays, or even a little take-home gift to surprise your guests with after Thanksgiving.

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They are a healthier treat that is also vegan, so you don’t have to worry about dietary restrictions! Not to mention, they are just the right treat to bring out with the eggnog once Christmas rolls around ;)

So go ahead, indulge a little. You don’t have to feel guilty about it with these little guys!

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Vegan Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles Recipe

    12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, medium, peeled, pitted and flesh removed
  • 10 ounces Dark Chocolate Chips, divided
  • 2 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, plus 1/2 cup, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Grand Marnier
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Directions

  1. Mash avocado flesh in a bowl with a fork, ensuring there are no more chunks left. 
  2. Melt 5 oz dark chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between each, until smooth. Remove from microwave.
  3. Add melted chocolate to the mashed avocado, and stir until combined. 
  4. Chop remaining dark chocolate chips roughly. Stir the chopped chocolate into the chocolate avocado mixture. 
  5. Stir in Grand Marnier and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Taste to determine if you would like more heat to the mixture. If so, add another 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. 
  6. Refrigerate mixture for at least 1 hour.
  7. Add cocoa powder to a shallow baking dish or bowl.
  8. Using a tablespoon measurer, scoop out 1 Tbsp at a time of the mixture. Roll each tablespoon into a ball and roll in cocoa powder until covered. Set finished truffle on a separate plate.
  9. Repeat process with the remaining truffle mixture.
  10. Serve immediately or keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 1 dozen truffles
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 90 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 truffle
Servings Per Recipe 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 73
Calories 150

% Daily Value*
14%
Total Fat 9g
23%
  Saturated Fat 5g
0%
Sodium 4mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 16g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 13g
3%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.