Secret Ingredient Chocolate Truffles (Semi-cheat)

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“Hey mom. Hey bro. Eat this and guess the ingredients.”

My mom loves guessing what ingredients go into my food sometimes. “Chocolate! Butter? Cream! Sugar! Um…”

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She guessed for god knows how long. She still doesn’t know. I never told her. Oops? There’s only 6ish ingredients in this recipe anyways.

I’m sure some of you guys might’ve figured out what out-of-place ingredient is in these truffles. It’s a fruit. It starts with avo and ends with cado.

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Still don’t know?

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It’s avocado!!!

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Avocados often act as a substitute for butter due to their high fat content (healthy fat), and have a similar texture. Without adding any weird flavors, avocados boost up the nutrition of these truffles, contribute towards an amazingly creamy texture, and are just the star of this recipe.

I wasn’t sure if I should’ve tagged these truffles as being “Clean” or “Cheat”. The serving size is small, so if you eat one, that’s hardly a cheat. However, there is dark chocolate…and brown sugar….

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Gah. I’m too picky. It’s leaning more to a cheat. They taste like cheats too! Let’s just say that this is a healthier cheat. It’ll make you feel better about yourself for cheating too.

I’ll give you the recipe, and you decide whether this is a clean or a cheat for you. Enjoy!IMG_7051.IMG_7056.2014-11-11 07.54.23.

Subs: If I make this again, I’d try subbing the brown sugar out for coconut sugar. The molasses from the brown sugar didn’t seem to change the taste much. Someone let me know if they try coconut sugar ^_^

Secret Ingredient Chocolate Truffles

Makes 15-25, depending on size. I made 19.


  • 1 medium-sized overripe (or ripe) avocado
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Sprinkles/shredded coconut/cacao powder etc. (for coating. Optional)


  1. Gently melt the dark chocolate in the microwave at 10 second intervals, or in a double boiler. Allow to cool slightly
  2. Blend the avocado with a food processor until smooth
  3. Add the melted chocolate, brown sugar, cacao powder, vanilla extract, and salt into the food processor and process until fully mixed
  4. Place the mixture into the fridge for 15-20 minutes
  5. After the mixture has chilled, use your hands to shape chunks of the mixture into balls
  6. Roll the truffles in a coating of your choice (e.g. sprinkles, shredded coconut, cacao powder, cacao nibs, powdered sugar…)
  7. Leave the truffles in the fridge for at least 3 hours
  8. Serve!

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