Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Dark Chocolate Avocado Truffles

Recipe by blogger Emily Hu, a Community Pick recipe from Avocados from Peru's Food52 recipe contest


Cut avocado and scoop out flesh. Use a fork, an electric hand mixer, or a food processor to mash the avocado until there are no more chunks.

Roughly chop 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. Set aside.

Use a microwave to melt the rest of the chocolate chips. I recommend microwaving in 10-second intervals, stirring after each, until the mixture is completely melted.

Scoop avocado mixture into the bowl with melted chocolate and mix until well-blended. Then, stir in the chocolate chip bits.

Refrigerate the chocolate-avocado mixture for an hour.

Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball using your palms. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.

Put the cocoa powder on a separate plate or in a shallow bowl. Roll the balls in the cocoa powder until they're completely covered.

View the winning recipe, Green Goddess Chicken Sandwich, from the Food52 contest!

View the runner-up recipe, Trout Kabayaki with Avocado, from the Food52 contest!

Check out the other Community Picks recipes from the Food52 contest below!

Avocado, Feta, and Mint on Sourdough Toast

French Lentil, Kamut, and Avocado Salad

Avocado Sea Salt Shake


18-20 truffles


1 medium avocado

10 ounces dark chocolate chips, divided

2 tablespoons cocoa powder