Avocado Mint Bars ~ Vegan, Keto, Low-Sugar

St. Patrick’s Day is just days away and while I may not look it, I do have a spot of Irish me – I was born a “Kelly” after-all šŸ˜‰ In all honesty, St. Patrick’s Day just gives me a good reason to come up with a minty green recipe for you guys.  And what goes awesome with mint? Chocolate!

These squares somewhat resemble a childhood adult favourite of mine, Nanaimo Bars.   However, this version has next to no sugar (less than 1g per serving!) and very little carbs.  It’s packed with minty flavour and good-for-you fats you’ll never know you’re “indulging” in a healthy treat.  And to top it off, it’s vegan šŸ™‚Avocado_Mint_Bars_Keto_Vegan_Low-Sugar_Low-Carb_www.thehappyhealthfreak.com

 

Avocado Mint Bars
Serves 32
Keto, Vegan, Low-Sugar
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Base
  1. 1 cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours or overnight
  2. 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  5. 2 Tbsp almond meal
  6. 2 Tbsp Swerve or 10 drops liquid stevia
  7. 1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt
Middle Layer
  1. 1 ripe avocado (about 140g)
  2. 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  3. 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  4. 2 Tbsp fresh mint leaves (or sub with mint extract)
  5. 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  6. 2 Tbsp Swerve or 10 drops liquid stevia
Top Layer
  1. 3 oz 85% (or higher!) chocolate, I used this one
  2. 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  3. 5 drops liquid stevia
Instructions
  1. Line an 8" x 8" pan with cellophane or parchment paper. This will make it easier to remove the bars once they've hardened.
  2. For the base, soak the cashews for a few hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a blender and pulse until combined.
  4. Add to baking dish and press down firmly. Refrigerate while preparing the middle layer.
  5. For the middle layer, add all the ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth, pour over top of the base and smooth out evenly.
  6. Refrigerate while preparing the top layer.
  7. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a bain-marie or microwave.
  8. Once melted, stir in stevia. Pour over top of middle layer and smooth out.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes until completely firm.
  10. Remove from fridge and cut into squares.
Nutritional Info per square
  1. 108 Calories, 5g Carbs, 2g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs 9g Fat, 2g Protein, <1g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For more St. Paddy’s inspired recipes check out these posts…

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2 Comments

  • Bren Ward April 13, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    This sounds wonderful, last year I tried Chocolate Avocado Pudding, it was fabulous.

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