11 Avocado Dessert Ideas to Drool Over

Eric Ginsburg

Avocados are an obsession. Well, at least for some of you. The fruit is so popular in the United States that demand has spurred all kinds of conflict in Mexico, the source of 80% of avocado production for the red, white, and blue.

When I think of avocados I think of my daughter, who's at the stage where her taste buds are fickle but fruit is nearly always a sure bet — especially avocado. She'll eat it straight and by the fistful, or slam spoonfuls of guacamole into her mouth.

Kind of like you, I bet.

My generation made avocado toast famous, and you can rag on it all you want, but I've never had a piece I didn't like. Whether it serves like a stripped down bagel with cream cheese and lox (instead being some sort of slice of multigrain bread, avocado lather, and smoked salmon) or topped with tomato and a little cheese, I'm interested.

But to be totally honest, I hadn't given avocado much thought as a dessert ingredient until today. When I realized that some folks have been putting it in their sweets — especially paired with chocolate, it seems — for years. 

So I dug into the Food Fanatic archives and pulled out a double-digit number of avocado dessert ideas for you to try. We've got brownies, cupcakes, bread, truffles, cookies, cake... honestly if you can't find something appealing here, my money says you don't actually like avocado at all.

The real question is, which one will you make first?

1. Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Mini Donuts give you all the taste but less guilt. Rich and chocolatey.

2. Spicy Chocolate Avocado Tart Recipe

A Spicy Chocolate Avocado Tart is the vegan-friendly dessert that’s cool, rich, and spicy. With a creamy smooth spicy chocolate avocado filling and an easy-to-make crumbly crust, the combination of flavors and textures will blow everyone’s mind.

3. Avocado Cheesecake Truffles Recipe

Avocado cheesecake truffles are decadent and sweet, but good for you too. Avocado, mint, and dark chocolate are so great!

4. Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake Recipe

Dark Chocolate Avocado Cake will be the amazing chocolate cake you return to again and again. The glaze is fantastic!

5. Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Coconut and Peanut Butter Recipe

Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Coconut and Peanut Butter will be your favorite no bake treat of the summer. You'll love the...

6. Triple Chocolate Avocado Cookies Recipe

Triple Chocolate Avocado Cookies are the most luscious cookie you'll ever bite into. The avocado makes them amazing!

7. Vegan Spicy Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles Recipe

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.

8. Double Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread Recipe

Double Chocolate Avocado Banana Bread is classic banana bread, but with a seriously incredible twist. It’s rich, moist and dense, making it just the sweet treat to wake up to in the morning. Chocoholics, this one’s for Y-O-U.

9. Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate avocado cupcakes sure are fudgy and delish. That ganache frosting is pretty hard to resist.

10. Avocado Cookies Recipe

Avocado Cookies are healthy, vegan, and gluten free. You'll be amazed at the flavor.

11. Double Chocolate Avocado Peanut Butter Brownie Bites Recipe

Double Chocolate Avocado Peanut Butter Brownie Bites are the healthier way to indulge in that chocolate peanut butter craving you’ve been having lately!

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