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These healthy avocado chocolate keto truffles are a deliciously creamy and decadent treat to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings. These truffles are perfect for anyone who is following a low carb, keto, or, low sugar diet. They are also perfect if you love chocolate and want to enjoy an indulgent treat without all the guilt!
Other Keto and low carb recipes you can add to your collection are our dark chocolate and sea salt low carb brownies or Keto Peanut Butter Cookies. Eating keto does not mean you need to give up your favorite guilty pleasures.
What makes these avocado chocolate keto truffles even more amazing, is they contain only 5 ingredients and are incredibly easy to make. Homemade truffles are perfect for special events like valentines day or get-togethers, but I also like to keep them on hand to enjoy as an occasional snack. Your guests and family will never know they are actually made with avocados!
How do Regular Chocolate Truffles Compare to Avocado Chocolate Truffles ?
Regular chocolate truffles are made with heavy cream, butter, and regular chocolate which has a higher amount of carbs and sugars. The nutritional content of a normal chocolate truffle is estimated to be 61 calories, 5.4g of carbs, and 4.6g of sugar.
These keto truffles, however, use avocado to reduce the amount of chocolate and heavy cream needed while still giving that fluffy mousse-like texture. They can also be made with sugar-free chocolate to eliminate even more carbs and sugar. With only 49 calories, 2g of net carbs, and 1g of sugar, avocado chocolate truffles are the perfect healthy treat. Your friends and guests will never have a clue they’re enjoying avocados!
What are the health benefits of avocados?
Avocados are super versatile, nutritious, and delicious. Did you know avocados were actually berries? How interesting, right? These berries are praised for their nutritional benefits and for good reason. Check out the numerous health advantages of avocados below to see why they are such a great substitute when making keto truffles.
- Excellent source of healthy fats and fiber. Hence will keep you full for a long time and improves digestive health.
- Rich in many vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium, and folate.
- May help reduce risk factors for heart disease by increasing levels of heart protective good cholesterol called HDL and reducing bad cholesterol called LDL.
- Good source of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds.
- Smart, easy and delicious way to get the daily required value for many nutrients during pregnancy and breastfeeding including folate, potassium, vitamin B6 etc.
Are Truffles Keto?
1oz of chocolate has 13g of carbs. Though regular chocolate truffles are not keto, the use of avocado to make these low carb keto chocolate truffles reduces the net carbs to 2g per truffle and makes the perfect keto and low carb dessert.
What makes these chocolate truffles Keto?
Use dark chocolate made with at least 70% or more cocoa to limit the carbs and sugars. The higher the cocoa percentage in the dark chocolate, the less the sugar. Using monk fruit sweetener is also a healthy sugar-free alternative to white sugar. Monk fruit sweetener does not have a noticeable aftertaste and is used in many of my keto recipes.
First, start by slicing the avocado lengthwise and removing the pit. Then, use a potato masher, food processor, or a hand blender to mash it until smooth. Next, chop the chocolate into evenly sized pieces to ensure even melting. Then melt it using either a double boiler on the stovetop or microwave.
If you are using a microwave, heat the chocolate pieces in a microwave-safe bowl on 50% power for approximately 2 mins, stopping every 20 to 30 secs to stir. If you are using the double boiler method, then simmer one cup of water in a medium saucepan on low heat. Then, place a glass or metal bowl with chocolate pieces on top of the saucepan resting on its edges without touching the water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is melted and then remove from the heat.
Now, let the chocolate cool down to room temperature and add the melted chocolate to the mashed avocado and mix until combined. Next, stir in powdered monk fruit, vanilla extract, and cacao powder and stir well to combine.
Chill the batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden. This batter will make soft and moist truffles. If you prefer denser and harder truffles, check the texture first and add an extra tablespoon of cacao powder if needed after chilling.
Next, grease your hands slightly and roll the batter into even-sized balls. This batter makes around 15 to 18 truffles. Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the batter for rolling which will achieve even-sized chocolate truffles. Once the awesome truffle balls are ready, you can coat these with any preferred coatings. Please check out some fun coating ideas below.
Ideas for Truffle Coatings
Truffle coatings add unique flavor to each truffle making them colorful and irresistibly delicious. Here are some ideas for coating your keto truffles. Let us know what your favorite coating is in the comments below.
- Rolled in cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder
- chopped nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts
- Chocolate drizzle
- Colored sprinkles (sugar free)
- Gold flakes
- Coconut flakes (my personal favorite)
- Powdered monk fruit sweetener or powdered sugar
These avocado chocolate truffles never last long enough in our home, but they will keep well for 3 to 5 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator. You can also freeze these truffles and put them in the fridge the day before to defrost a bit.
Keto Avocado Truffles
- mixing bowls
- food processor optional
- 3.5 oz Dark chocolate 70% cacao
- 1 cup Mashed Avocado 2 small Avocados or 1 large
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract
- 3 tbsp Cacao Powder
- 3 tbsp Powdered Monk fruit sweetener
- Initially, start with slicing the avocado lengthwise in half and removing the pit. Then use a potato masher, food processor, or a hand blender to mash it until smooth.1 cup Mashed Avocado
- Next, chop the chocolate into evenly sized pieces and melt it using either a double boiler on the stovetop or a microwave.3.5 oz Dark chocolate
- Microwave method: Heat the chocolate pieces in a microwave safe bowl on 50% power for approximately 2 mins, stopping every 20 to 30 secs to stir.
- Double boiler method: Simmer one cup of water in a medium saucepan on low heat. Then, place a glass or metal bowl with chocolate pieces on top of the saucepan resting on its edges without touching water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate if melted and then remove from the heat.
- Now, let the chocolate cool down slightly to room temperature and add the melted chocolate to the mashed avocado and mix until combined. Next, stir in powdered monk fruit, vanilla extract, and cacao powder and stir well to combine.1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract, 3 tbsp Cacao Powder, 3 tbsp Powdered Monk fruit sweetener
- Chill the batter in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to harden.This batter will make soft and moist truffles. If you prefer denser and harder truffles, check the texture first and add an extra tablespoon of cacao powder if needed after chilling.
- Next, grease your hands slightly and roll the batter into even sized balls.
- Finally, you can coat these keto truffles with any preferred coatings such as cacao powder, shredded coconut, or drizzled melted chocolate
- The type of dark chocolate you choose will impact the final flavor. Use dark chocolate made with at least 70% or more cocoa to limit the carbs and sugars. The more the cocoa percentage, the less the sugar. I have used 75% Lindt chocolate and the result was delicious without being super sweet.
- If the Avocado yields to firm and gentle pressure, then it is ready to eat. It should feel slightly soft but not entirely mushy to touch.
- These truffles will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.
- This batter makes around 15 to 18 truffles.
- Tip: Use a small cookie scoop to scoop the batter for rolling to achieve even-sized chocolate truffles.
- Other Coating suggestions include: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, powdered sugar, sugar-free sprinkles.