Healthy Truffles

Makes 8

It’s always fun to slip a surprise ingredient into a recipe. No one will guess that this treat contains vitamins, minerals and healthy fat from avocado.


  • 1 avocado
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder, plus 2 tablespoons for rolling
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower butter or almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons tapioca starch


Peel the skin from the avocado, remove the pit and place the avocado into a food processor. Add ¼ cup of the cocoa powder, honey, sunflower or almond butter and tapioca starch. Mix well in the food processor.

Place the mix in the freezer for 20-40 minutes to harden. Remove about 1 tablespoon at a time, roll into a ball and place on a dish. Roll each ball in the remaining cocoa powder to coat.

Chill for an hour in the refrigerator to help harden before eating. Store cold or freeze.

Nutrition Analysis: 80 cal, 5 g fat, 0 mg chol, 10 mg sodium, 11 g carbs, 3 g fiber, 5 g sugar, 2 g protein.

Laura Hahn, author of the cookbook Around the World, One Gluten-Free Meal at a Time, is a regular contributor to Gluten-Free Living. She also blogs about gluten-free food at