These chocolate cranberry truffles are vegan, paleo and gluten free. This is a fun Christmas bake with a secret ingredient. And each truffle comes in at only 184 calories!
OK folks, did you jump straight down to the recipe below to see what the secret ingredient in these chocolate cranberry truffles is?
Or, did you get stuck drooling over the photographs first?. 🙂
Who would have thought that avocado would go so well with chocolate?
Yep. I know, adding avocado even surprised me when I stumbled upon similar recipes a couple of years ago!
I took a batch of these truffles into my work for colleagues to try out and I asked them to try and guess that “secret” ingredient. Only one of them guessed correctly.
But seriously because we’re using avocado here it means being able to cut out just about all of the butter and oil!
We only need to use the barest amount of healthier coconut oil to help maintain a little softness within the truffles.
This is so they don’t go rock hard when you keep them in the fridge!
Chocolate Cranberry Truffles On Christmas Day?
Now, of course you may wish to consume these easily home-made truffles as soon as you’ve made them.
You see they are SO rich, dark and chocolatey. I fully understand if they don’t last that long.
If you do manage to save yourself from the temptation, may I suggest that these could make a fabulous ending to your Christmas day meal? Perfect with your coffee and not overly unhealthy at that?
Then of course later, after your Christmas day meal you might want to grab more of my obsession with cranberries, by topping up with my wholemeal cranberry scones.
But let’s make these chocolate cranberry truffles first! 😉
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Chocolate Cranberry Truffles Recipe
Not only are these chocolate cranberry truffles great for Christmas but they also make a perfect snack sized dessert!
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Chocolate Cranberry Truffles
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- 250 g dark chocolate
- 15 g coconut butter
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 ripe avocado
- 60 g dried cranberries
- Desiccated coconut
- Melt the chocolate and coconut butter over a low heat in a small saucepan. Once melted, stir in the vanilla extract and cocoa powder until combined into the liquid.
- Peel the avocado and remove the stone. Mash the avocado to a smooth consistency in a bowl.
- Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the avocado, add the cranberries and mix together thoroughly.
- Place the bowl in the fridge for approximately one hour until the mixture has slightly hardened.
- Using a spoon, divide the mixture into 10 balls, roll each ball in the palm of your hands (will be messy – so ideal for children to do!), then roll the balls in the desiccated coconut.
- Store the chocolate cranberry truffles in the fridge in an air tight container.