Mint Chocolate Avocado Bars

Yield: 10 bars

Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free, Grain-Free

close up on mint chocolate avocado bar with fork scratches in it and three more bars in the background

A minty, chocolatey treat that is deliciously creamy while being totally vegan! This creative (refined sugar-free) confection hails from the equally creative mind behind Simply Jillicious . Whether you’re craving a chocolate fix, a cool & minty snack, or a perfect portion to fuel you between meals, Jill’s bar delivers. The only challenge will be how long they can survive in your freezer without being consumed!

Ingredients:

Base:

  • 1 1/2 cups almond meal
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure mint extract (or 1/8 teaspoon for a more delicate mint flavour)

Avocado Centre:

  • 1 medium avocado (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 2 large pinches salt
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 15 drops pure mint extract (or 10 drops for a more delicate mint flavour)

Chocolate Coating:

  • 1/4 heaping cup dark chocolate chips

ripe half avocado surrounded by a spoon heaped with cacao powder and mint leaves

All photos by (Simply Jillicious)

Instructions:

For the base:

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the chocolate base into a mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  2. Once a dough has formed, press it into a parchment paper lined standard (9×5) sized loaf pan.
  3. Place into the freezer while making the avocado center.

For the avocado center & chocolate layers:

  1. Add all the ingredients into a food processor and blend until creamy and smooth.
  2. Spread the avocado layer onto the chocolate base and return to the freezer for 3-4 hours.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler and spread over the frozen avocado layer.
  4. Return to the freezer to firm up for another 2-4 hours or overnight.
avocado and cookie crust layers being drizzled with chocolate from a height
To finish:
  1. Remove from the freezer and cut into bars.  Keep any uneaten bars in the freezer – they will melt at room temperature.

Enjoy!

pefectly square mint avocado bars