Avocado Mint Fudge is a healthy version of grasshopper bars made with raw avocado, banana, coconut oil, maple syrup, cacao nibs, and peppermint extract. These creamy bars are perfect for the holidays or as guilt-free indulgent healthy snacks.
To satisfy my sweet tooth, I just love coconut oil fudge and healthy chocolate coconut balls.
I decided to make my own avocado mint fudge after my friend Christi showed up on my doorstep with avocado grasshopper bars. Those bars were absolutely lip-smackingly good and inspiring!
I wanted to create a healthy fudge bar that was easy, quick and deliciously creamy. And here it is! This will be the healthiest fudge you’ve ever tried’ no condensed milk or tons of sugar!
This avocado fudge is perfectly sweet with the banana, maple syrup, coconut oil, peppermint extract, and cacao nibs. The raw avocado provides the perfect creaminess to this fudge.
You can enjoy bars all year long as a delectable healthy treat. But I also think they are great for the holidays! So healthy cookies for Christmas can be done, check.
Serve them up alongside other healthy no-bake treats like cacao nibs brownie bites, no bake protein balls, no-bake black bean brownies, and high protein cookies!
In fact, I love to make healthier versions of my favorite baked treats like almond flour brownies,
healthy zucchini brownies and healthy chocolate cake – among many!!
Ingredients for Avocado Mint Fudge Bars
- Avocados: I swear by Costco’s Haas avocados. They are the best ever! And yes, these fudge bars may have a slight avocado taste. But I love avocado so much!
- Bananas: Just 1 small (ugly) banana. Trust me when I say that you won’t even taste the banana.
- Cacao nibs: You can substitute chocolate chips or omit entirely. Cacao nibs 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. Plus they’re FULL of antioxidants!!
- Maple syrup or honey: I use raw, unfiltered and local honey, but maple syrup is great too!
- Coconut oil, peppermint extract and salt.
How to Make Avocado Fudge Bars
There is a full recipe card below.
Healthy fudge goodness doesn’t get much easier than this recipe!
- Combine ingredients: Add avocados, bananas, honey, peppermint extract, salt and coconut oil to a food processor or high speed blender. Process until the mixture is very smooth.
- Add cacao nibs: Pulse enough to incorporate the cacao nibs into the mixture.
- Pour: Pour the mixture into a lined 8” x 8” square dish.
- Freeze: for 3 hours.
Serving and Storing Bars
Serve: Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 squares. Enjoy frozen.
Store: It is best to keep these fudge bars in the freezer. They will last up to 3 months in an airtight container.
Give as a gift: Because these bars are the perfect holiday treat, who wouldn’t want to receive the gift of homemade healthy avocado mint fudge bars?! From freezer to freezer, of course.
Just cut into squares, place in a tin and add a festive bow! Voila! Your family and friends will love it!
More Healthy Desserts and Snacks
You can also check out my full list of no bake healthy dessert recipes or healthy snacks for more inspiration!
Avocado Mint Fudge Bars
- 2 medium avocados or 1 Haas avocado
- 1 small banana over ripen
- 2/3 cup coconut oil measured melted
- 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup
- 1 tsp pure peppermint extract
- Pinch of salt
- 3-4 tbsp cacao nibs optional
- In a food processor or high speed blender, add avocado, banana, melted coconut oil, honey, peppermint extract and salt. Process until very smooth.
- Add cacao nibs and give a few pulses to incorporate.
- Pour into lined with parchment paper 8” x 8” square dish and freeze for 3 hours.
- Remove from the freezer and cut into 16 squares. Enjoy frozen.
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Irena!
When to add cacao nibs?
After main “batter” is ready add cacao nibs and give a few pulses to incorporate.
I love itband make ur recipes every week!
Thank you, Nadya. I guess they remind you of childhood food.:)
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!
This one is not my idea. I’m not as genius as you might think.:)
Amazing idea! And that gorgeous green colour 🙂
Thank you, Emma. No yucky food colourings.
What an incredible way to use avocados in a dessert recipe! Im totally wowed by these beauties!
Thank you, Bethany.
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! 🙂
Thank you, Lauren. I didn’t have Costco membership until I had two kids. There was no point for me.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.;)