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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Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter

Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter

Homemade Chocolate Nut Butter

1 cup almonds

1 cup pecans

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Pinch of salt

3 tbsp. natural cacao powder

2 tbsp. coconut nectar

3 to 4 tbsp. coconut oil, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread almonds, pecans and sunflower seeds  on a cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly golden.  Let cool.

Pour  roasted nuts and seeds into food processor. Process for 10 to 15 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Scrape sides of processor during mixing if necessary.

Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth and well combined. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.

Notes:

Honey or maple syrup can be substituted for the coconut nectar if desired.

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Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

These cookies are filled with goodness. I think that they taste even better the next day.

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Multi-Seed Carob Breakfast Cookies

Yield: 8 large breakfast cookies

Cook: 15 to 20 minutes

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed

½ cup unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup maple syrup

½ tsp. vanilla

½ cup GF rolled oats

1 cup ground oats (I grind whole GF rolled oats in my Magic bullet)

1 cup almond meal (I grind whole almonds in my Magic bullet)

2 tbsp. sunflower seeds

3 tbsp. hemp hearts

2 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 tbsp. pumpkin seeds

2 tbsp. goji berries

1 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. carob powder

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix flaxseed with applesauce and set aside for 5 minutes. Mix in maple syrup and vanilla.

In large bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients together. Add the applesauce mixture and mix until well combined.

Drop batter by tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 8 large cookies.

Note:

  • Honey or coconut nectar can be used instead of maple syrup.

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