Healthy Chocolate Truffle Recipe With Coconut and Almond {Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein & Low Fat}

This quick and easy, chocolate truffle recipe tastes like an Almond Joy but is made with avocado, and is naturally sweetened!

Almond Joy Avocado Truffles - {Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein & Low Fat}

“Wait….these are healthy?”  – Mr. Food Faith Fitness.

Yes my lovelies, those words actually came out of Mr. FFFs face.  The full quote actually goes like this:

“Babe, these are so good! I really really like these! Wait….these are healthy.”

I mean it’s not like he doesn’t generally like what I force ask him to try, these just got a little more excitement out of the man than usual. And, that made me do this —> :)   Hence, I decided to share my story.

Anywho, now you know that they are man approved, so let’s get the ball rollin’ on the deets.

You see what I did? The ball rollin’…these truffles are little balls.

Nevermind.

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Ok so, These little round balls ‘o bliss have absolutely zero butter or added sugar. You are probably peering at me through questioning eyes, wondering how a truffle with no butter or sugar can actually taste, well, good and even bear the truffle name.  Let me tell you how: Avocado.

And now, your eyes are even more questioning and peer-y…I get it.  Avocado isn’t really known for it’s ability to make truffles that you just want to face plant into forever.

However, you guys know I am a fan of using avocado in baking. It makes some mean chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate peanut cookies and, most recently,  white chocolate peppermint biscotti.

Almond Joy Avocado Truffles - {Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein & Low Fat}

I’m a hyoooge fan of texture, and I was a wee bit worried that avocado wouldn’t be as creamy as using butter, but I was wrong.  These bad boys (but good for you!) are uber creamy and definitely take you on a trip to alota-chocolata-land.  I don’t even know if that makes sense.  Hasn’t stopped me before.

Side note: Isn’t that how everything in life should be? Creamy and chocolatey? We should all live in houses with chocolate walls and cream floors.  If cream makes a sound foundation for a home, I do not know.  It does make a sound foundation for my stomach though.  Priorities.

Another key player here is the chocolate protein powder. It adds an extra protein POW that makes these truffles bordering the acceptable-to-eat-for-breakfast stage. The excitement builds.

Almond Joy Avocado Truffles - {Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein & Low Fat}

You know what else?  With the addition of almond extract and coconut flakes, these really do taste like an Almond Joy bar.  A much creamier, but healthier Almond Joy bar.  They also look like little snowballs which is:

1)      Perfect for Christmas

2)      Really really adorbs. (side note: that means adorable.)

3)      You can throw them at people.

I wouldn’t really recommend the final point. But, it would be fun right? Maybe that’s just me.

Did I even mention how ridiculously easy these are? I am almost embarrassed to call something that goes along the lines of: blend stuff up, refrigerate it and then roll it around in more stuff, a recipe butttt I’m doin’ it.

Almond Joy Avocado Truffles - {Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, High Protein & Low Fat}

Andddd, so should you.

Almond Joy Avocado Truffles
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 14 truffles
Ingredients
  • ⅔ Cup Avocado, mashed. (About 1 large)
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Chocolate Casein protein powder of choice OR sub unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp Almond extract (omit if you just want straight up chocolate)
  • ⅔ Cup Milk chocolate chips
  • ½ Cup Sweetened coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. Blend the avocado in a food processor until it is very smooth.
  2. Add in the protein powder, vanilla extract and almond extract and blend until well combined.
  3. In a medium, microwave safe bowl microwave the chocolate chips for about 1½ minutes, stiring every 20 seconds, until the chips are melted.
  4. Add the avocado mixture into the bowl of melted chocolate and stir very well until the chocolate is mixed well.
  5. Cover the bowl with saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper, and place the sweetened coconut flakes in shallow plate.
  7. Using a small cookie scoop the scoop the mixture and roll around in your hands to create even balls.
  8. Roll each ball around in the coconut flakes and place on the prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  10. Devour!

 Want more healthy chocolate?

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Comments

  1. says

    I’m intrigued by all of this avocado in baking talk… I think I’m going to have to give it a try! These look so delicious! Do you typically just replace whatever amount of butter you would use with equal parts avocado? Or isn’t it that easy?

    • Tate says

      Thanks Chris! You gotta try it! I honestly have never tried subbing avocado in someone else’s recipe where the amount of butter is already specified, just in things I create. I tend to develop baked goods by weight and then figure out how the weights of ingredients translate to normal meaurments if that makes sense. However, butter and avocado are both solids and I imagine would be pretty close weight-wise so it probably works pretty well to sub them directly! If you try it let me know! :) sorry, I hope that was kind of helpful!

    • Tate says

      Oh and one more thing, just remember avocado doesn’t spread like butter in baking! So sometimes it’s best to use half butter half avocado :)

    • Tate says

      Thank you Thryna, and great question! The leftovers should be stored in the fridge in a covered container to keep them fresh :)

  2. says

    These are amazing! Brilliant! I am dying to make them! I love the idea of using avocado – I’ve gotta start doing more of that! These are totally going straight to my make-soon short list (as in I would need to make these TODAY if I hadn’t just used my last avocados last night to make guac :( … hello, unexpected trip to the store …)! And, yes, I really kinda do want to face plant into these forever … and although it might be fun to throw them at my kiddos like snow balls, I just couldn’t waste a single precious morsel! LOL! Awesome post! :D

    • Tate says

      Thank you so much Shelley! So sad about the avocado situation! I always keep a few in the freezer for times like those…they actually freeze so well! Good call on not wasting a morsel haha! :)

  3. says

    Wow, these are so cute and they look amazing! I’m a sucker for all things avocado, truffles, and almond joy. I’m so glad I found your blog! I love love love using avos in baked goods and will have to try them in these no bake truffles. Haha, I would so eat these for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!

    • Tate says

      Thanks! I LOVE avos too! Even just by themselves…but adding chocolate is always better :) you can totally eat them for breakfast… Let me know how you like them! ;)

  4. Marisa says

    These look delish! I will definitely be making them this Christmas! If I omit the protien powder will it alter that taste much??

    • Tate says

      I haven’t made them without, however the protein powder is so small that I think you will have absolutely no problemo! :) you could also try throwing in just a tbsp of cocoa powder. But whatever way you chose I am sure they will turn out fab! Let me know how they work out :)

  5. Susan says

    Just found your blog and it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for! Everything looks amazing! I will be baking (and tasting) all day.

    • Tate says

      Thank you so much Susan! :) I’m so happy you’re here and going to have a fun day trying everything… Please let me know what you all try! :)

  6. kellie says

    sounds interesting, must try but what exactly is the chocolate protein powder and where do I find it? Is it the chocolate protein powder you use to make protein shakes with? any brand will do?

  7. says

    Hi Taylor! This is my first visit to your lovely blog, found you via The Roasted Root’s variation of your truffle balls :) Love everything that you’re doing here… your writing makes me smile and your recipes look absolutely divine (but healthy!). Can’t wait to read a few more of your posts. Sending you a hug from an Aussie food blogger and fellow Christ follower! Laura x

    • Tate says

      Hi Laura! Thank you so much for your kind words, I really appreciate them! :) I love meeting fellow bloggers and Christ followers! Can’t wait to check out your blog!
      P.s totally jealous that you live in Australia, have always wanted to visit! xoxo from Florida :)

  8. Kathleen says

    I came across your recipe on Pinterest and gave it a try around christmas time. Big hit! tested it with my kids and they totally approve. Thanks for sharing.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thanks Danita! These are TOTALLY for you too – even my husband eats them! :) Let me know if you try them please!

  9. Rachel says

    I made these today. I’ve never had avocado and was a little scared. But they are delish! One thing, they would not firm up! I left them in the fridge for longer than the 2 hours. Used more then the 1/2 cup coconut and put them back in the fridge and they are still a goopy mess. Any idea what I did wrong? Or what I can do next time to fix this?

    • Taylor Kiser says

      1. I am so glad they were delicious! 2. Oh man! I am so so sorry that they didn’t firm! I have made them many times with no problems. But let me make another batch tomorrow morning and then it’ll be easier for me to help you trouble shoot! Sound good? :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Okay so I remade them today and, unfortunately, mine were perfect and set up really nice. So I am not sure what went wrong. Did you see protein powder or cocoa powder??

      • Rachel says

        Want to trade?! Lol! I used protein powder, whey if that makes a difference. I probably just messed up. Because I had extra avocado, I made a double batch, and probably forgot to double something. Maybe I shouldn’t have peeled the avocado? I don’t know. I will try again one day! Thanks. :)

        • Taylor Kiser says

          No, definitely peel the avocado!! You don’t want any skin in it!
          The only thing I can think of, is that maybe you have a not-so-absorbent protein powder? I would recommend using cocoa powder or at least half cocoa powder (if you don’t like the taste of dark chocolate…or use all cocoa powder and add some sort of dry sweetener like truvia!)
          Also, I did use Casein protein powder, which is slightly thicker! If you have some, that could work too!
          I am sorry it didn’t work out for you! I hope that those tips helped!

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