Avocado Chocolate Mousse Bars

I love using avocados in smoothies and chocolate pudding. They add such wonderful creaminess and are full of healthy fat, potassium, Vitamin E, and B-vitamins.

Check out Barb at A Life in Balance for my newest recipe. It’s a scrumptious no bake dessert bar fit for a special occasion.

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Bars

Avocado Chocolate Mousse Bars

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Chocolate Mint Smoothie

Mint Chocolate Smoothie

Chocolate Mint Smoothie

1 cup almond milk

2 to 3 pitted dried dates

1 sliced frozen banana

½ avocado

2 to 3 tbsp. fresh mint leaves

3 tbsp. hemp hearts

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. natural cacao powder

  • Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until creamy and smooth.
  • Makes about 2 cups.
  • Top with raw cacao nibs if you like.

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Not exactly play dough anymore…

You know how you encounter different things throughout your life that make you think, “Yeah, this is what I’m supposed to do. This is what life is going to be.”
Then, you say to yourself,”Um, I don’t think so…”

Well… I always seem to come back to recipes. When I was 6 years old, I got my first cookbook.
Of course it involved homemade play dough but I guess I was hooked.

And so the blog begins…..

Mint Chocolate Fudge

Mint Chocolate Fudge

Yield: 18 pieces or one 8 ½-inch x 4 ½ -inch loaf pan

Freeze: 1 ½ to 2 hours

¼ cup dried dates softened in hot water

1 cup chopped ripe avocado

2 tbsp. coconut nectar

1 tsp. peppermint extract

5 tbsp. natural cacao powder

1/8 tsp. sea salt

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted

Line an 8 ½ x 4 1/2- inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Set aside.

Measure dates into a small bowl and cover with hot water. Set aside for ½ to 1 hour, or until they are soft.

Drain water from softened dates and place in food processor. Add avocado, peppermint extract and coconut syrup.  Process until smooth.

Add cacao and salt and process until well mixed.

Add melted coconut oil and process until smooth and creamy.  You shouldn’t see any date or avocado chunks.

Spoon into prepared pan and smooth top with a spatula.

Put in freezer for 1 ½ to 2 hours or until solid. Cut into squares.

Put into container and store/hide it in the deepest, darkest part of your freezer.

Notes:

  • Honey may be substituted for coconut nectar.
  • Natural or raw cacao powder is high in antioxidants including magnesium. You can find it at your local natural foods store or online. If you wish, you may use regular baking cocoa from your regular grocery store.

Mint Chocolate Fudge

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