DessertFebruary-March 2017

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Truffle Recipe

Makes 12 gluten-free, dairy-free truffles!

Gluten-Free Chocolate Truffles

Photography by Jules Shepard

Finally, indulgence without guilt! No one will suspect that the rich, creamy texture of these gluten-free chocolate truffles comes from avocado. Pure maple syrup delivers just enough sweetness. These truffles are softer than conventional truffles. Serve them chilled in mini-cupcake papers and eat them with a spoon.


3.5 ounces dark chocolate
cup mashed ripe avocado (about 1 avocado)
2-3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cocoa powder, sugar and cinnamon, shredded coconut, crushed pistachios or toppings of choice


1. Place dark chocolate into a small saucepan and warm very gently over low heat, stirring until melted.

2. Pour melted chocolate into a medium bowl. Add mashed avocado and maple syrup and stir until ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth. Cover bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour.

3. Place toppings of choice in small bowls.

4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough out of bowl and shape into equal-size balls with your hands. Roll them, one at a time, in toppings until evenly covered. Gently transfer covered truffles from topping bowls to mini-cupcake papers.

5. Arrange on a platter, cover and store in refrigerator or freezer (depending on desired firmness) until served. Serve cold.

Each truffle contains 73 calories, 5g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 3 mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate, 2g fiber, 4g sugars, 1g protein, 3Est GL.

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