Truffles on a raised plate, with two small glasses

Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

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I remember making truffles years ago, but only once or maybe twice a year because they were so rich.  Traditionally they are made with butter or cream to make them so smooth and creamy, with the incredible texture that only truffles have.  If you love truffles, these Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) are going to change your life.

Chocolate Truffles on a plate, an orange, an avocado, chocolate and hazelnuts
Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

Avocado?

Avocado, which is today’s butter, oil, cream, cream cheese, and mayo substitute, couldn’t be more popular.  This creamy green fruit is used to replace fat in all kinds of recipes from ice cream,  brownies, pudding and cheesecake to the ever popular avocado toast.  When combined with dark chocolate in these truffles, it makes a rich, decadent, heavenly dessert that is delicious yet healthy too.

Truffles in a heart shaped box
Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

Can truffles be healthy?

Avocado and dark chocolate are very heart healthy foods. Avocado is made up mostly of fat, but predominantly  heart healthy monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce cholesterol. It is also high in antioxidants and is nutrient rich. Flavonoids and  phytonutrients in dark chocolate have anti-inflammatory, anti-clogging, and antioxidant properties all of which benefit the heart. Much of the fat in chocolate (cocoa butter) is heart healthy as well.  When choosing chocolate, try to find one with seventy percent cocoa or more. In moderation, these truffles are a heart healthy treat.

Chocolate Truffles on a raised dessert tray
Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)

More healthy chocolate treats?

These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies (with Black Beans) are deliciously moist and fudge like.

Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles

If you love truffles, these Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado) are going to change your life.

Course Confection, Dessert
Cuisine Confection, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 70 kcal
Author makinghealthychoices.ca

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
  • 140 grams dark chocolate 70% cocoa
  • 1/2 avocado,, ripe 70 grams
  • 6 tbsp Seville orange marmalade
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Using a food processor, add avocado and pulse.  Add marmalade, salt, vanilla and process until smooth.

  2. In a medium size, heat proof bowl, melt chocolate and then let cool slightly.  Slowly add avocado mixture to warm chocolate and stir to combine.  Let cool and if mixture is too runny to make balls, refrigerate or freeze for a short time to firm up.

  3. place chopped hazelnuts into a shallow bowl or plate.  Spoon truffle mixture onto nuts and roll until coated.  Store in refrigerator.

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15 thoughts on “Dark Chocolate Seville Orange Truffles (with Avocado)”

  1. This sounds SUPER interesting. As a huge fan of Seville oranges (I have a bunch in my fridge right now in fact), marmalade, chocolate, AND avocadoes, I’m seriously interested in every facet of this delightful treat. I haven’t made anything sweet with avocadoes before, but you can bet that I’m eager to try now!

  2. Hi there,

    I can’t find my Sivelle oranges marmalade in Vancouver. However I found some fresh sivelle oranges from california. Could you please explain how I can incorporate these oranges into the recipe. Please let me know asap as I am making these sweets for my sister in law 50th birthday on the 14th. Thank you so much and look forward to hear from you.

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