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Avocado Bars (Mint Chocolate No Bake Dessert Recipe)

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These mint chocolate avocado bars are such a light, refreshing, and healthy dessert. It may seem totally unexpected to put avocado in a dessert, but that just makes these bars even better. 🙂

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This layered frozen dessert has a mint chocolate base, a creamy mint avocado layer, and a chocolate coating on the top. They’re almost too pretty to eat!

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These avocado bars are:

Vegan
Gluten free
Paleo
Naturally sweetened
No bake
Totally addicting

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Ingredients in Mint Chocolate Avocado Bars

Avocado
Almond meal
Cacoa powder
Pure maple syrup
Avocado oil (can sub coconut oil)
Cashew butter
Mint leaves
Mint extract
Sea salt
Dark Chocolate

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How to Make Mint Chocolate Avocado Bars

1. Combine the almond meal, cacao powder, maple syrup, oil, sea salt, and mint extract into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.

Once a dough has formed, press it into a parchment paper lined 9×5 loaf pan. Place the pan into the freezer while making the avocado center.

2. Place all the middle layer ingredients – the avocado, maple syrup, cashew butter, salt, mint leaves, and mint extract into a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.

3. Spread the avocado layer onto the frozen chocolate base and return to the freezer for about 3-4 hours to set.

4. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler and spread over the frozen avocado layer. Return to the freezer to firm up for another 2-4 hours or overnight.

Who says avocados are only for savory dishes?  You gotta give this one a try!  

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Avocado Bars (Mint Chocolate)

Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time4 hrs
Servings: 10 squares
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

For the Chocolate Base

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or sub your favorite neutral tasting oil )
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure mint extract

For the Avocado Cream Layer

  • 1 medium avocado (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 large pinches sea salt
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 15 drops pure mint extract

For the Chocolate Coating

  • 1/4 heaping cup dark chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

For the Chocolate Base

  • Combine the almond meal, cocao powder, maple syrup, oil, sea salt, and mint extract into a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Once a dough has formed, press it into a parchment paper lined 9x5 loaf pan. Place the pan into the freezer while making the avocado center.

For the Avocado Center

  • Place all the ingredients - the avocado, maple syrup, cashew butter, salt, mint leaves, and mint extract into a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  • Spread the avocado layer onto the frozen chocolate base and return to the freezer for 3-4 hours to set.

For the Chocolate Coating

  • Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler and spread over the frozen avocado layer. Return to the freezer to firm up for another 2-4 hours or overnight.

NOTES

I haven't tried it, but I think if you wanted to leave the mint leaves and mint extract out, it would still be delicious!
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Hungry for more? Check out some of my favorite dessert recipes!

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Paleo Whoopie Pies
Fudgy Paleo Brownies
Paleo Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten Free and Paleo Crinkle Cookies

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