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Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles

Give guests the VIP treatment with luxurious truffles you can make in your own kitchen. The goat cheese is mild, and red pepper heats up each bite just a bit. Crackers are the perfect accompaniment. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 45 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh goat cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 cups salted pumpkin seeds or pepitas, finely chopped
  • Pretzel sticks, optional


  • In a small bowl, beat cheeses, garlic, lime zest, oil, chili powder and pepper flakes until blended. Stir in onion and cilantro. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm.
  • With a small melon baller, scoop out avocado balls onto a baking sheet; sprinkle with lime juice. Shape 1-1/2 teaspoons cheese mixture around each ball, then roll in pumpkin seeds. Place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until serving. If desired, serve with pretzel sticks.
Nutrition Facts
1 truffle: 65 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 43mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • Lisa
    Dec 21, 2019

    This recipe must be a joke. It is impossible to accomplish but if you’re going to try, use hard avocados, double the cheese mixture amount, DONT put the cheese mixture in the fridge(it makes it too hard to work with) and don’t expect to get 4 dozen. That’s downright ridiculous. I made 16 before running out of cheese mixture and that was after I made all the changes listed above to try to make this recipe usable. On a positive note, the taste is really good!

  • Katherine
    Oct 25, 2019

    This recipe was so yummy! This is the perfect healthy snack ??

  • Kenneth
    Dec 25, 2018

    This recipe was a spectacular failure. What am I missing here? Good concept but impossible to get the cheese mixture around the avocado. I ended up turning it into a dip out of frustration and desperation. Could you please post a video of someone making this?