These Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars are allergy-friendly and full of healthy, real-food deliciousness. And they’re completely devoid of grasshoppers… 

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Edible bugs.

The first time I had a ‘grasshopper’ anything, I was 9 years old. Grasshopper pie was announced as the evening’s dessert at the summer camp my little brother and I were attending, and I was intrigued and excited.

Mind you, if my mom had said, “We’re having grasshopper pie for dessert,” I would have freaked out. She was notorious throughout my neighborhood as the lady who served real food – such as mac ‘n cheese with actual cheese in it, or pizza that didn’t come out of a box – there might actually have been some grasshopper in her pie!

Thankfully I had no doubt that my camp counselor was going to let me eat a treat full of all the wonderfully forbidden food my mother had sheltered me from all my life.

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Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars

Last summer, when I fell in love with hiding avocados in my smoothies, I knew pretty much right away that I was going to have to come up with a ‘grasshopper something’ to sneak it into.

And here it is, in all its healthy, real food glory….

A smooth, homemade chocolate layer covering a chewy mint bottom. The latter being the perfect conduit for concealing a healthy avocado, thus providing extra nutrition (omega-6 and potassium) and negating the need for green food coloring. 😉

These Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars are allergy-friendly and full of healthy, real-food deliciousness. And they're completely devoid of grasshoppers... 

More no-bake goodness.

If you’re on the lookout for more healthy and delicious no-bake treats, here are a few of my family’s favorites:

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Coconut Avocado Grasshopper Bars

Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.

Mint layer ingredients

Chocolate layer ingredients

Mint layer instructions

Line a 9×9 inch baking dish with foil.

Place all ingredients in high powered blender (I use a Blendtec) or a food processor.

Blend until smooth. (You can puree it if you want, but I like mine to have little flecks of coconut still.)

Smooth mixture into prepared dish and stick in the freezer.

Chocolate layer instructions

In small saucepan, melt coconut oil and honey over low heat.

Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

Pour over chilled bottom layer and return to the freezer for about 15 minutes, or until the chocolate layer is hardened.

Remove from foil and cut into bars.

Store covered in the freezer.

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