My Creamy Chocolate Chip Avocado Bars are a lovely refreshing no bake dessert that will convert any avocado hater!
Believe it or not I don’t actually eat avocados that often so tend not to use them in recipes, however, when I saw loads of them reduced in my local supermarket I decided to buy a couple and get my thinking cap on. Due to their light flavour and creamy texture I had always been curious about how they would work in sweet recipes as opposed to savoury, (I went through a phase of making avocado chocolate mousse in my early twenties so knew they could work well), so decided to create some. If you like these freezer bars you may also like my 3 Ingredient Chocolate Avocado Truffles which you can find here.
You can actually taste the avocado in these bars, however, it works really well with the flavours of the maple syrup and dark chocolate so do not knock them until you’ve tried them! If you thought avocado was only good for guacamole, think again!
As these bars are frozen and the avocado mixture is so creamy they remind me of frozen lollies, meaning they would be the perfect refreshing dessert for summer. I might even try them made into popsicles next to see how they fare. As a rule, I am not a fan of chocolate and mint together but I actually think that adding some fresh mint leaves or peppermint essence to these bars could really elevate them.
You only need a handful of ingredients for these bars and they take around five minutes to construct, (the other two hours preparation time needed is for the bars to set), making them a really simple recipe. I think these would still be good without the chocolate chips if you wanted to make them even simpler. Alternatively, feel free to substitute the dark chocolate for a dairy free white or milk alternative if desired.
I use a 8″ x 8″ brownie tin lined with parchment paper to make these bars, however, you could honestly use whatever you have available. Just keep in mind the container they are in will affect the shape and thickness of these bars. If you cannot find large avocados you can use two medium sized ones instead. The avocados and banana both need to be ripe for this recipe.
Once frozen, these bars are best stored in the freezer. This will not only help them retain their firm texture but it will also extend their shelf life!
If you like my Creamy Chocolate Chip Avocado Bars and are looking for more freezer bars with a healthy twist, you may like my Cookie Dough Freezer Bars or my Triple Chocolate Cookie Dough Freezer Bars or my Coconut Cookie Dough Freezer Bars which you can find here.
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What do you mean by avocado flesh?
The flesh is just what the edible part is called 🙂