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Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

I seem to be always behind the masses including avocado fudge and coconut oil fudge. I could never play a team sport. I hated team projects at university. I think I could never work for someone either. I really like to write and sing my own tune and so far it has worked for me. Christmas just passed and here I am with avocado peppermint fudge bars in January.

Or I see so many food websites posting recipe videos and I love watching them (do you?) but inside I feel like “naaah” making my own. Alex calls me crazy I do not get a free iPhone 6 upgrade. But it’s just another thing to do when I feel like downsizing vs. keeping up. I want to spend summer in Europe, hike Chief mountain and cook fresh caught crabs on a boat. I honestly do not need any more technology in my life. I hate it!

Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

I’m a strong believer if you do what you love your 💚 will be full. And I feel like raw avocado mint fudge right now and writing posts and recipes. I love to blog, write, photograph, share. I do not feel like hiring assistants, learning video editing software and simply adding more chaos to my routine because I’m already barely keeping afloat with kids and 2 businesses (1 is a soon to be revealed secret). I mean, I’m doing it but 1 more task in my life and I will need way more wine. I’m a one woman operation system without backup, so it can’t fail.

Last year, I remember my butter and sugar friend, Christi, showed up on my doorstep with avocado grasshopper bars. Seriously, avocado, coconut oil and honey from gimme more butter girl?! I was impressed an shocked. Anyways, those bars were absolutely lip smacking. OMG. I couldn’t stop! I think I ate majority of avocado mint fudge because Christi also brought a sugar and butter dessert which she enjoyed.

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Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

I really like the idea of ingredients and decided to make my own avocado mint fudge. Without chocolate layers because it doesn’t cut well and I do not want extra sugar. But rather with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract.

I finally got to use peppermint extract I bought at Homesense (Marshalls in the US) a few years ago. I’m a sucker for all kind of natural foods (obviously) and when I see something at a good price and clean, I grab it.

Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

I swear by Costco’s Haas avocados. They are the best ever! I usually grab 10 at a time. Their texture is not comparable to any other avocado ever. They are not organic but I don’t care because avocados contain barely any pesticide residues due to the way they grow and thick skin. That is why I love buying non-GMO avocado oil as well, at Costco of course. I’m an executive Costco member, which you probably suspected.

Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

Now, cacao nibs…you gotta try at least one cacao nibs recipe! They are very bitter pieces of cacao beans if consumed on their own. But if you add them to something sweet, you get the taste and crunch of chocolate chips. Well, almost. Cacao nibs are super good for you because of their antioxidant properties.

Avocado mint fudge recipe is grasshopper bars made healthy with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs and peppermint extract. | ifoodreal.com

To sweeten my healthy avocado fudge recipe, I used 1 small ugly banana and raw honey. I specifically used raw honey and not maple syrup to fully enjoy benefits of unheated honey. As soon as you place it in the oven, it loses many nutrients and vitamins. I buy raw, unfiltered and local honey which can’t even compare to store-bought one.

I foresee questions about banana taste. No, there wasn’t any. Maybe very tiny bit. Avocado taste? Yes, a bit. But I love avocado to death! We eat so many it is unbelievable. Avocado a day pretty much. Cacao nibs: you do not have to use and yes, you could use chocolate chips instead.

Enjoy this avocado fudge and let me know how you like these! Another plus: bars melt very fast so you can eat straight from a freezer.

Avocado Mint Fudge Bars

Avocado Mint Fudge Bars

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a food processor or high speed blender, add all ingredients, except cacao nibs, and process until very smooth. Pour into lined with parchment paper 8” x 8” square dish and freeze for 3 hours.
  2. Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 squares. Enjoy frozen.
  3. Storage Instructions: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 16

Amount Per Serving = 1 bar:
Calories: 136.2
Total Fat: 12.2 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 10.6 mg
Total Carbs: 6.6 g
Sugars: 4.8 g
Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
Protein: 0.3 g
WW Points+: 4

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16 Comments

  1. Vera (@ Vera'sCooking)

    You go girl! I love the part of ” writing and singing my own tune…” I’m with you on that. Only “dead fish” goes with the flow. As for Avocado bars… If you’d ever show up on my door step with these, I’d give it a try 😉 I’m a bit intimidated by making avocado dessert.

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    • Olena

      Bahaha, I like the “dead fish”. I should remember that for future conversations.:) Well, avocado is a fruit in case that will make you a bit more comfortable to eat it as a dessert. Let me know when you are nearby next time.;)

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  2. Aggie @ Aggie's Kitchen

    I’m obsessed with cacao nibs right now. I got them and gojee berries and snack on handfuls together 🙂 I swear, I relate to so much you say…pretty much all of it. Keeping up makes me tired!
    Your bars are very intriguing…I am so used to eating them straight up that I forget to try them any other way. They look beautiful!

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    • Olena

      Oh, that is an interesting combo. Goji are so pricey though but I love their bittersweet taste! I am yet to meet a mom with small children who is not tired.:) The constant chatter of my 5 year old is the worst. I swear! We talk about eyelashes growing on his eyeballs, doctors making people and he is not my child. My brain is fried already when I wake up.:) And I feel like it is his personality not the age. Wish me luck! Thank you for your sweet words.

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  3. Kitterbugg

    I too am not interested in any more technology to learn. In fact I cried when my flip phone finally came apart foe the last time in my hand, forcing me to get a smarter phone. Smarter! Probably anyone under my age couldn’t really understand. It didn’t take long for both the phone and I to realize who was smarter. I use it for calling and answering. Sometimes a text. Not proud. Just no time, my brain has a schedule. I finish a task and move on to the next thing I want to do! Usually cook. Not try to learn all that my phone can do for me 🙂

    I’ve made your ginger fudge and your chocolate fudge and loved it! Can’t wait to try this! Haas are the best avocado of all of the varieties! My California sister had a huge old tree and when I visited my suitcase returned home stuffed with huge ones.

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    • Olena

      I use my phone for texting, calling, taking photos and listening to music. I really do not use many apps. So, what next newer phone could do even better for me?! Glad you are enjoying fudge with me. I love making different varieties because it is an easy healthy treat.

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  4. Lauren

    These look absolutely delicious Olena, some of my favorite flavors in here…And who knew about Costco?! My husband and I had a membership last year, but we rarely used it. It makes me wish I had known about the avos then though! 🙂

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  5. Anneli

    Ahhh. Just saw this one. I have no avocados! I’ve got to get some asap and try this one out. How do you come up with these ideas!?! This looks amazing!

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