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California Avocado and Chocolate Bars

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Total Time:

15min

Prep Time:

15min

 California Avocado and Chocolate Bars

Thanks to this no-bake recipe, you can leave the kitchen and enjoy the party! Leave in the freezer, serve when ready and enjoy your creamy, delicious result. 

Ingredients

Serves: 8
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and cut in half
cups  whole raw cashews
1/2  cup  maple syrup
Tbsp.  coconut oil
tsp.  vanilla
  lemon, juiced
    Crust, see make-ahead recipe below
    Chocolate Drizzle, see make-ahead recipe below
    Crust
cups  oats
cup  walnuts, pecans, walnuts or pepitas (your choice)
1/2  cup  coconut oil
    Chocolate Drizzle
tsp.  butter
cup  chocolate chips, milk or dark chocolate (your choice)
Tbsp.  coconut oil

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

California Avocado and Chocolate Bar Instructions:

  1. Combine avocados, cashews, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and lemon juice in a blender and mix until smooth.
  2. Pour filling over Crust then lightly pour the Chocolate Drizzle over the mixture and use a knife to create a swirled pattern.
  3. Place in the freezer for two hours or until completely firm.

Crust Instructions:

  1. Line an 8 x 8 -inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Combine oats, nuts and coconut oil in a blender and mix until consistent.
  3. Pour granola mixture into the baking dish and place in the freezer for ten minutes.

Chocolate Drizzle Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, gently melt the butter over low heat.
  2. Slowly add the chocolate chips and coconut oil and stir frequently.
  3. Keep on low heat until ready to drizzle over avocado mixture.

Serving Suggestion: The milk or dark chocolate provides a rich contrast against the creamy avocado but feel free to substitute with white chocolate for a more subtle but equally sweet combination.

Beverage Pairing: Enjoy this dessert with a glass of milk to balance the creamy texture of the bar.

Ali Bonar, Avo Kween

Ali Bonar is a nutrition-fiend, recipe developer and above all: foodie. She is CEO and Co-Founder of Kween Foods, a wellness company with the aim of empowering women to reimagine their relationship with food and ultimately, bring fun back into eating. She studied nutrition at UC Berkeley and can be found at @avokween or @kweenandco.

Ali is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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