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Vegan Thin Mint Bars

Vegan Thin Mint Bars

YES the filling is made with avocado, but you’d never know it!  The flavor of the peppermint extract hides any flavor of avocado, but the light creaminess of the avocado gives these bars a heavenly texture!

Even though these are technically dessert bars, they are packed with protein and superfoods.  Just like the avocado is hidden, so is the “healthy” flavor and nutritional benefits!

Vegan Thin Mint Bars

Makes about 14 bars

INGREDIENTS 

Crust

-1 cup raw almonds
-1 cup pitted dates
-1 tbs cacao powder

Filling

-1 avocado, pitted and peeled
-3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
-3-4 tbsp maple syrup
-1 banana
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-5-10 drops peppermint extract

Topping

-3 tbsp cacao powder
-3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
-2 tbsp maple syrup

Vegan Thin Mint Bars

INSTRUCTIONS 

Place the crust ingredients in a food processor or and pulse until the mixture is coming together like in the picture. Using a spatula press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Blend the filling ingredients in the food processor until smooth and spread evenly over the crust. Freeze while you prepare the topping. In a small bowl mix the topping ingredients and pour over the middle layer making sure to spread it evenly.

Freeze bars until firm. To serve let the bars thaw at room temperature for 20-30 minutes and cut as desired.

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