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Grasshopper Bars

by Kim Campbell March 25, 2020

Grasshopper Bars

These beautiful and decadent layered bars are a mint chocolate bomb! They are loaded with the flavors of chocolate and mint paired with the creamy texture of a ripe avocado and banana.

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Prep time    20 minutes  

Cook time   1-2 minutes    

Yield               8 servings

🌱Ingredients

     Crust:

  • ½ cup walnuts
  • 1 cup oats
  • ½ cup packed pitted medjool dates (10-12), soaked and softened
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons water

     Filling:

  • 2 medium sized ripe avocados
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Crème De Menthe
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • Topping:
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips melted
  • ¼ cup cocao nibs (for garnishing)

👩‍🍳Directions

  1. Place the crust ingredients, except the water, into a food processor and process on high until you have a mealy mixture. Add the water 1 tablespoon at a time until you have a sticky consistency that will hold together for a crust. Be careful not to make it too wet, just enough to begin sticking together. Place the mixture into an 8 x 8 inch square pan lined with parchment paper. Evenly spread and press the crust mixture so the entire pan is covered. Set aside.
  2. In a high powered blender, add the filling ingredients and blend until you have a smooth texture much like frosting. Spread the filling mixture onto the crust and spread evenly with a knife or spatula. Place into a freezer for 6-8 hours or until completely frozen.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave for 1-2 minutes until fully melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the filling mixture and spread evenly. Garnish with cocoa nibs or unsweetened coconut flakes. Place the bars back into a freezer. When they are fully frozen and firm, slice them into squares any size you prefer. Store in the freezer and serve cold.

✏️ Tips & Hints

  • If you prefer a pie, simply build the recipe in a pie plate. You can easily turn the green minty filling into a chocolate filling by adding ¼ cup cocoa powder.



Kim Campbell
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