Please note: since I first posted this recipe yeeeears ago, they kinda became a hit. I’ve shared them on other blogger’s sites and other bloggers have taken them and adapted them for their own use. I’m so glad that everyone seems to love them! They are indeed a hit every time I make them, and nobody ever guesses there’s avocado in them.
That said, I did update the photos a while back, since the old ones were, well, old. However, the old photos for these coconut avocado grasshopper bars are kinda iconic. So if you came here looking for this…
…you’re in the right place. Don’t worry. 😉
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.
Coconut Avocado Grasshopper Bars.
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. 😉
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:
- Easy Nut Butter Fat Bombs
- Triple Chocolate Mousse Shooters
- Peanut Butter Vanilla Protein Truffles with Chocolate Ganache
- 2-Ingredient Mango Nice Cream
- Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bar with Fruit & Nuts
- Paleo Poopsicles (a.k.a. Fudgesicles)
- No-Bake Banana Walnut Brownies
- 4-Ingredient Avocado Mint Nice Cream
Post photos updated 7/20/16
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Coconut Avocado Grasshopper Bars
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
For the mint layer:
- 1 Hass avocado
- 1/4 cup honey
- 6 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 1/2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3/8 teaspoon mint extract, or a drop or two of food-grade peppermint essential oil
- dash of salt
For the chocolate layer:
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract (I like to make my own)
- dash of salt
For the mint layer:
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.
For the chocolate layer:
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.
I am not a green smoothie drinker but make an except for avocado (which of course is a fruit, anyway.) LOve these – so so clever – pinning.
Thanks Deanna! 🙂
ahhh-mazing! Seriously. These are awesome! I can't wait to try them!
These sound yummy! We had Avocado Chocolate Pudding last night and it was amazing. I'm pinning these to try later. Thank you for sharing this at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206.
~ Megin of VMG206
Thanks Kelley! I hope you like them! 🙂
Mmm… I love avocado chocolate pudding! Thanks for pinning, Megin!
Thank you for linking up at Tasty Tuesdays! Your post has been pinned to my Recipes from Tasty Tuesday board. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
Have a terrific weekend!
Looks delicious! I was *just* saying that I wanted some mint chip ice cream… this looks MUCH better! So thanks! 🙂
~ Christine @ Once Upon a Time in a Bed of Wildflowers
These look yummy, and another great way to serve my kiddoes avocado without them knowing it. 😉
Thanks Christine! I hope you like them. 🙂
Two birds with one stone. 😉 That's how I look at it too, Barb! Thanks for stopping by!
Ok, I am totally going to need to try this recipe! Thanks for posting it!
You're welcome! 😉 I hope you like them!
These sound great Raia. A sweet indulgence you can feel good about. And they're green for St. Patrick's Day 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Great Idea Thursdays 45 this is being featured.
these look AMAZING! Pinning them now 🙂
Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough (http://www.parentingandhomeschoolinginfaith.com)
Found you on the Family Friday Blog Hop!
Thanks Rachael! So glad you stopped by!
A new fan from Tasty Tuesday party.I just cant wait to try these. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like them. 🙂
This looks amazing, and healthy pinned to my healthy eating board. Stop by and share on Real Food Fridays.
This is going on my Tasty Tuesday pinterest board next Tuesday at http://imnotatrophywife.com! I am making this to see if my kids will eat it!!!! I love avocados!
Thanks Joyce! I'll be sure to stop by. 🙂
🙂 I hope they like them Laura! Thanks for pinning and stopping by!
This sounds really good and healthy! =)
Pinning your post – From Friday Pin Fest!
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How clever! Pinning to make as soon as my avocados are ripe!
Thanks for following and pinning Melissa!
Thanks Jacqui! I hope you like them! 🙂
OMG I need this right now! Anything that says "whole food" and chocolate must happen immediately. Hello from Fat Tuesday.
Looks like I know have to go buy some peppermint oil so I can try these, they look delicious!! Stopping by from Real Food Fridays 🙂
This is AWESOME! I love avocados for a key lime pie, and now a refreshing mont desert! So excited to try these 🙂
How do you make key lime pie with avocados?
Hi Melissa! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂 I hope you enjoy the Grasshopper Bars! 🙂
I hope you like them Carie! I'm sure they would taste great without peppermint, although then they wouldn't be Grasshoppers…. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!
Mmm… I've never tried them in key lime pie before – what a great idea!
I am super excited to try this! We recently found out my daughter is allergic to artificial food coloring and she was just commenting that we wouldn't be able to have grasshopper pie for St. Patty's day (kinda the only time I make it!) because of green coloring. I told her I could still do it, but not green. I am so excited to try these and have them be green for her!
Aw, I hope she likes them! 🙂
Avacado? I never would have thought, now I really want to try it out. Thanks for linking it up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!
Love this! And I DO remember freaking out when I heard of grasshopper pie as a kid! 🙂 Gorgeous dessert. Thanks for sharing at Raw Foods Thursdays!
Thanks for hosting the link-up. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!
Interesting twist on Grasshooper. I only think of the drink which is made with creme de mint. Thanks for bringing these bars by foodie friday.
I've never heard of the drink, but it sounds good! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Diane!
Great recipe. I am saving this one for sure and trying it. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Friday Blog Hop. Hope you continue to share with us. I am sharing this on Pinterest, google & twitter.
Thanks Marla! I'm glad to share – hope you like them!
I am SO tempted ! Gonna try this for sure !!
I hope you like them Aishwarya! Thanks for stopping by!
I'm so making these this week. I love anything coconut and mint chocolate. Thanks for linking these up to the Let's Get Real Friday link party. I'm pinning these so the kids and I can make them. I was looking at kale for another recipe to use as food coloring. I didn't think of using avocado. Thanks for sharing this. Please join us again and bring other great recipes Raia.
Thanks for stopping by, Nicky! I hope you and your kids enjoy the bars! 🙂 I plan on joining you this Friday, as well. 🙂
This look so yummy. I love avocado and all of the goodness in this recipe is making me want to make it stat! Just pinned it so I can. Thanks for sharing it on the Happiness Is Homemade link-up for this week!
Glad to share Jennifer! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the bars. 😉
This looks too easy! Can't wait to try! Found you on the happy healthy blog hop!
I love how magically green this looks, and I'm sure this tastes just as wonderful! Also, congrats! You are featured on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party and have been pinned to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. 🙂 http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/03/do-tell-tuesday-14-with-features-co-host.html
Diane @ Vintage Zest
I hope you like them, Lindsay! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Thanks so much Diane! I stuck your button on my "featured on" page. 🙂
Great idea. Thanks for sharing at Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned this page.
Thank you Diane!
Hi! I came across your recipe on Waste Not Want Not and it looks incredibly good! Pinning it now … Looking forward to giving it a try. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by Lauren! Thanks for pinning. 🙂 I hope you like them!
Raia, Thank you so much for linking up to the Sunday Social blog hop. We are featuring you this week, so go grab a button if you would like : )
Thanks Angela! I will. 🙂
Hi Raia, Love your post so much I featured it on Real Food Friday Blog Hop this week. Thanks so much for sharing your great recipes, Have a wonderful healthy day!
Thank you Marla! I'm so glad you like it! 🙂
These do look amazing and I love avocado . I'm pinning them . I love the idea of using peppermint essential oil to make these. Thanks for sharing!
Kim from This Ole Mom
Thanks Kim! I hope you enjoy them! 🙂
I've heard about sneaking avocados into things like this before but have yet to give it a try! I love the natural green color. I'm definitely intrigued. Though I'm not a fan of coconut at all…. Thanks so much for sharing this at Saturday Dishes. Pinned.
What a shame that you don't like coconut! You could try it with oats, though I can't guarantee it will taste as good. 😉 Thanks for stopping by and pinning it!
These grasshopper bars were the favorite this week on Five Friday Finds! Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂
Thank CJ! Glad to share! 🙂
These look AWESOME and I can't wait to try them. I found them on Pinterest. I am going to start following your blog! I do have a question though. Since the avocados available to me have varied widely in size, about how much would you say 1 cup? 3/4 cup? of avocado?
Thanks so much!
Thanks for stopping by Katie! I'm so glad you found my blog. 🙂 I would say the amount of avocado would be closer to 3/4 cup; my avocados are on the small side. Great question! 🙂
Mmmmm I stopped in after having seen the recipe on Mama Natural via Facebook. My mother does not like peppermint. The recipe itself is still genius and I want to make them but I was wondering if any other flavors would mix in well. Do you have any recommendations?
I personally love peppermint and love even more sneaking avocado into things. Last year for fudge I replaced butter with avocado!
Avocados in fudge is genius! 🙂 If you like the flavor of avocado, you can totally just leave out the peppermint. It will just taste like coconut and avocado. One of my readers did that and liked it. 🙂 Thanks for coming by Valerie!
Hi Raia, stopped by to tell u that i made this today n its a hit in my family :):) I added pineapple essence instead of peppermint extract , n I named it pina colada avocado bars 😉
Oh my goodness, Aishwarya! That sounds amazing! What a great idea. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and telling me – I'm so glad you made them. 🙂
I was thinking about making a double batch instead of single, do you a 9X13 dish would work ok or do you recommend splitting it into 2 dishes! I have an 8X8 dish instead of 9X9, would that work also?
Hi Angela! I think that either way would work fine. 🙂 I would probably use a 9×13 dish, just because I hate washing dishes. 😉 I hope you like them! 🙂
Awesome, thank you so much! I am so excited to try them, making them today!
This is such a fitting–and health–treat for St. Patrick's Day–and any day! I can't wait to try this and other yummy recipes on your blog.
Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe on the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it!
Thanks Deborah! I'm glad to share. 🙂 I hope you like the recipes you get to try. 🙂
just had these as an after dinner treat with our corned beef! we loved them. my son is allergic to milk and i am always looking for healthy treats for him. he loved it! we did too! thanks!
Made these today… They were delicious! To me, they taste like those Andes mint chocolates, but better. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂
I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know! 🙂
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them! It's always so encouraging to get positive feedback. 🙂
They look delicious. Wondering if you have tried other than mint flavoring?
Thank you. 🙂 I haven't personally tried another flavor, but one reader said she used pineapple essential oil for a more pina colada flavor, and another said they just made it without the flavoring altogether. Both still enjoyed the bars. 🙂
I made these tonight, and they were delicious!! Definitely a healthier coconutty Andes candy. What a genius recipe! Thank you.
Thanks for letting me know you enjoyed them, Alicia! It's always encouraging to hear positive feedback! 🙂
I blogged about it and have mentioned the link to this post too.Check out http://a-kaleidoscopic-dream.blogspot.com/2014/03/avocado-pina-colada-bars.html
I checked them out, Aishwarya! They look amazing!
I love that you use avocado in these grasshopper bars! Super smart idea to make a treat better for you! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
Glad to share, Krista! Thank you for stopping by! 🙂
Wow! These were delicious!!! Loved 'em! 🙂
Yay! Thanks for letting me know! I'm so glad that you liked them! 🙂
These were amazing, loved them 🙂
I'm so glad you enjoyed them, Georgina! Thank you for stopping by and letting me know. Encouraging feedback is always appreciated! 🙂
I did find it was too much coconut oil, I may use less next time.
I have an slightly altered version to use papaya as the bottom layer, will tweak it a bit more to add a little more honey and a little less coconut oil but it's still very nice! A fun treat for the summer heat! I'll post it to JisforJudy.com soon! 🙂
Mmm! Papaya sounds wonderful as an avocado sub! I'm going to have to try it! Thanks for stopping by and sharing, Judy! 🙂
This looks so yummy! Is the honey needed as a binding agent in addition to a sweetener? I want to make it with a stevia sweetener. Would that work?
Nope, the honey is not needed for binding, the blending and freezing makes it stick together just fine. I'm sure it would work with stevia! Hope you like it! 🙂
These look sooo good! I i will try this soon and its color is so nice and it looks so yummy.
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Thanks, Louise! I hope you enjoy them. 🙂
These were so good! Even my husband enjoyed them and ate the rest of the batch (typically he is candid when I fail at “healthified” treats!). I modified the topping to use chocolate protein powder on top and it still tasted great! thanks for the recipe!
So glad you and your husband enjoyed it, Kathryn! Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
These are in the freezer right now, but after licking the spoon and spatula I can tell they are going to be great. This is the first time in a long time I have seen a treat and decided to make it right away. I found this recipe over at Real Food Wednesday and am glad I did. Thank you!
I’m glad it passed the spoon licking test, Rachael! 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by and trying them out!
The mixture out of the blender at room temperature was pretty questionable! But after freezing with the chocolate layer they turned out quite tasty, so thanks for the recipe.
Also… there was definitely not enough to come out as thick as pictured, using a 9×9 pan. I spread it into just over half of an 8×8 pan and they were under 1″ high.
Thanks for stopping by, Charlie! I’m glad they turned out well for you. 😉 As for the hight issue, I would guess it just has to do with the difference in the size of avocados we used. Mine weren’t over an inch high either, though. The picture is just really close up to accentuate the yummy texture. 🙂
Just made these last night and they turned out super well.
This will definitely satisfy my sweet tooth while helping me stick to my GF/ Dairy Free diet.
Question regarding calories though…any idea on the count?
I’m SO glad you like them, Jo! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂 I have no idea on the calories, sorry! There are probably free sites you could plug the ingredient list into that would give you an idea. 🙂
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Glad to share, Louise! 🙂
Just made these, so good, thank you …
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Lindy! Thanks for letting me know!
Want to try.
I hope you like them, Karen!
There’s no “pintrest” icon to pin this. 🙁
Sorry, Ilena! Here’s the link to the pin:
Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars
Love your recipes
Thanks, Tammie! 🙂
How long can cut pieces of frozen bars sit on table before too soft to serve? Thanks.
Well, I suppose it depends on where you live. Or how warm you keep your house. 😉 I live in the south, so they soften within an hour, but that doesn’t keep anyone from eating them! They usually don’t last that long anyway, but if they do, just pop them back in the freezer/fridge to harden up again for a few minutes. 🙂
These are fantastic! I doubled the chocolate topping, I love chocolate, and they turned out amazing! My family loved them too, I’ll be sharing this with my friends and clients. Thanks!!
Thanks so much for letting me know, Angela! Doubling chocolate is always a good idea. 😉
I made these last night and they were so delicious. I shared your page with a friend. Very creative ideas and I am excited to try the chocolate sweet potato pudding as well.
Thanks so much for sharing my site, Deanna! I’m so glad you enjoyed the grasshopper bars – I hope you enjoy the chocolate pudding, too. 🙂
So since hubby is trying to eat better and he loves sweets, I have been trying to find some healthier options for him. A friend shared this on FB and since I had all the ingredients I decided to give them a try. I don’t have a Blend Tech so just mixed up the avocado mix in my wimpy 14 year old blender. Worked fine. I tasted the mix before I chilled it and I was a little concerned. It was so very coconut flavored. I pressed on however. I am determined to find healthier sweets. Anyway, while the avo mix was chilling, I made up the chocolate topping. I’m so glad I have a healthier way of making chocolate!!! It was super easy too. Once it was all ready and had been chilling enough, I took it out of the fridge, possibly said a prayer and took a bite. Hey, that stuff is pretty good! Not like the normal surgar-laden body killing stuff, but tasty. I let the kiddos taste as well. We have five. We got four thumbs up. I say that’s a win!! The coconut flavor was still sort of strong but I may play with the measurements a bit. You think that will mess it up? I’m not sure if my hubs will go for these or not and I will have to wait until he gets back from his missions trip next week to try it out again but this is certainly something I can get use to making! It was super easy too! Thanks for sharing the recipe.
Hey Krissy! I don’t see why you couldn’t play around with the measurements and adjust them to your hubby’s liking. 🙂 We all love coconut, so the flavor doesn’t bother us. 🙂 Please feel free to let me know if you have any other questions!
do you know the carb count on these?? I’d love to make this asap!! Thanks
Sorry Jessica! I don’t ever count carbs, but I’m sure there’s a free online carb counter somewhere you could use! I hope you like the bars if you get a chance to make them!
These look great but I would use EXTREME caution recommending preparing these with essential oil of any flavor, brand, or variety. It is not safe nor healthy to ingest essential oils, especially in a dietary capacity.
Thanks for sharing that, Meg! 🙂
These turned out great! Thank you so much for the recipe! I used way more mint but I think my blend must be dilute because they are still a little less than minty – cool and refeshing though! They remind me of the chocolate mint ice cream bars I used to eat when I was a kid.
So glad you enjoyed them, Pam! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know!
These sound amazing, but how long should I leave the mint layer in the freezer before adding the chocolate?
Just until it’s hardened, so that the chocolate doesn’t melt it. Should only take about 15-20 minutes. 🙂 I hope you enjoy them!
Wish I could pin this!
Here’s a link to the pin, Linda! Just click on the text. 🙂 Sorry my pin-it thingy is weird.
Coconut & Avocado Grasshopper Bars
Raia: Thank you for responding so quickly!! I will let you know what comes of this… 😮 SHALOM!
Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
Yes for healthy recipes as this one!
I made these for a dinner last night with a few friends who have varying allergies/intolerances. They were a big hit!
Thanks so much!
So glad y’all enjoyed them! Thanks so much for letting me know! 🙂
I will definitely try it, very healthy.
I hope you enjoy them, Pearl!
Just whipped these up! They are great! I love how rich they are so you can only have a little square! My 2 year old loves em, they keep in the freezer so yay! Thank youuuu
So glad they’re a hit with you and your kiddo, Marie! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know! 🙂
How much does this yield??? I’d like to make ’em for a party. Plz email me your response if you can. THANX!!!!
It makes one 8×8 inch pan. I can usually get about 30 squares out of the pan. 🙂
I have only read through some of the recipes but they sound different and healthy.
I will post after I make the grasshopper bars ! s/b soon ! Thanks
Thanks, Bev! I hope you enjoy them!
I just made these and they are delicious! I had a VERY tough time blending the avocado mixture so I ended up adding about a cup of water. I don’t have a nice blender. I added a bit more coconut, honey and mint extract cause I was concerned about it being watered down. Turned out great! Thank you for the recipe. I’ll definitely make it again! Hopefully I’ll have a better blender by then 🙂
Glad you enjoyed them, Kelly! Yes, the blender makes all the difference. 😉
delcious! I got much less of a green layer than the picture in this recipe, but made up for it with an extra layer of chocolate. I also used fresh mint leaves – yum! I didn’t anticipate it would take so long to freeze but well worth the wait!
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Donna! Thanks for letting me know. 🙂
I hope its okay Raia that I am going to put a link to this recipe for the article I wrote that I am posting tomorrow (Wednesday) “5 Ways to Have an Eco Friendly Healthy & Festive Easter” I have always loved this recipe and I wanted to share it as a healthy alternative to bought chemically laden candy. Marla
Thanks for letting me know, Marla! That’s totally fine – I’m so glad you like the grasshopper bars!
I have a little grandson that is allergic to all kinds of nuts and dairy. My daughter in law has learned to use coconut milk in everything and she is a wonderful cook, wife, and mother. She will so appreciate your recipes and I can’t wait to share them with her. Thank You.
Thanks for sharing, Linda! I hope your daughter and grandson enjoy the recipes! 🙂
Do you think the mint flavor could be substituted for matcha ?
I’ve never used matcha before, Jenna, but if you like the flavor of it, I would give it a try. 🙂
Hi! These look fabulous! I was just curious if you thought I could exchange maple syrup for the honey since I am severely allergic to honey?
Maple syrup would change the flavor a little, but you could definitely do it. 🙂
I’ve made this three times already. It is so good! I love avocado, coconut and of course chocolate so this dessert is perfection! Not to mention for a dessert this is pretty darn good for you (full of healthy fats). Thanks for the great recipe 🙂
Thanks for telling me, Jenna! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying them. 🙂
Loved these and will make again! Based on comments, I tasted as I made and I too added extra mint extract. As for the chocolate topping, I melted with the coconut oil about 1/3 cup GF mini dark chocolate chips before adding the cocoa powder. I was pleasantly surprised out how they turned out. They were a big hit!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Debra! 🙂 Thanks for letting me know. I’m sure extra mint and chocolate chips were a good addition. 😉
I am doing a #30veganrecipes challenge in order to open myself up to new ingredients and cooking techniques. These came out great! I swapped out the honey for brown rice syrup, and added some chia seeds to the coconut mixture. In the middle of making these, I also realized I didn’t have the peppermint oil on hand that I thought I did, so I infused the brown rice syrup with mint straight from my garden for about 10 minutes on a very low heat. GREAT RECIPE! Super simple and delicious! Thanks! 🙂
So glad you enjoyed them, Stephanie! Thanks for letting me know! Glad they turned out well with all your subs, too. 😉
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Hi , I’m making these for a potluck, will the avocado turn brown at all after you have made the bars ? Thank you !!
Well, I’ve never had them last long enough to find out. I would guess they should be ok if you just leave them in the freezer until the potluck starts – if that’s an option.
I made these yesterday and I have to say I was skeptical. OMG! I tried them tonight: they are insane they are sooooo good!!!$
I’m so glad you liked them, Gabriella! 🙂
Haha, I could just see you as a little kid saying, “We’re eating grasshoppers?” Lol.
This looks delicious Raia!
Haha! Thanks, Sandi! 😉
I just made these. I substituted a little stevia (both liquid vanilla creme stevia, and powder stevia) for most of the honey in both the mint layer and the chocolate layer. I thought they turned out great! (Though my boyfriend says he can taste the stevia– I’m sure he’d much prefer your original all-honey version.) Thanks for sharing this creative recipe!
Glad you liked them, Gina! I’ve never tried them with stevia, I’m glad they came out well for you. 🙂 Thanks so much for letting me know!
How does the coconut and avocado produce what looks like a half inch of cookie base? How big is a Hass avocado? Really big?
The base isn’t 1 1/2 inches thick, it’s more like 1/2 to 1 inch, I zoomed in to take the photos so the texture could be seen. If you want it to be thicker, just put it in a smaller dish, like a loaf pan, to freeze. Hass avocados are the ones usually sold in the grocery stores, about the size of a medium-sized potato. Larger avocados are called Florida avocados, but their taste is different, as well. 🙂
Thank you for sharing this. I can’t wait to try it. I recently (a month now) broke out in hives and can’t get rid of them even taking mega doses of antihistamines. I’m allergic to eggs, peanuts, and can’t tolerate dairy either. My doctor thinks I might have a new allergy that we don’t know about yet. I had another allergic reaction to a jar of local honey I bought last week so I’m afraid to use it again. Is there another sweetener I could use other than honey? I can’t wait to see what other recipes you have!
PS I love Jesus too!!
I’m so glad to hear you love Jesus, Reine! 😉 I understand how hard it is to figure out all your allergies – I hope you get to the bottom (or on top?) of them all soon.
As far as the sweetener goes, you can use maple syrup instead, or agave (though I personally try and stay away from that one), or you could try liquid stevia and just add in a little more coconut oil to replace the liquid in the honey.
Hope that they work out for you! Thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂
Im German. So i wanted to ask you what 1 Hass Avocado mean. A half? I’m sorry but it’s hard to turn it in a German recipe.
Hey Sandra! Hass avocado is the type of avocado I used for the recipe. They’re the most common avocados found in the States, but if you can’t find them over in Germany I’m sure you could just use any avocado you have. Just use about 3/4 cup of mashed avocado for the recipe. Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
just made these and they are incredible!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Jenn! Thank you so much for letting me know!
Was wondering if you had the nutrition values for this recipe….
I don’t ever figure out nutritional values for my recipes. 🙂 But I’m sure there are free online calculators you can use if you want to figure it out!
These turned out really great thanks for the recipe
I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
I have several family members that have food allergies and other issues. Look forward to another resource for recipes.
I hope you find some recipes they will enjoy, Connie!
I’m excited to try these. Can you substitute coconut oil for coconut cream? Or is the oil a staple?
Hmm… I’ve not tried coconut cream instead. I suppose the only thing that it would change is the texture, but I don’t imagine it would be a bad thing. 🙂 I’d say give it a go! And let me know how it turns out! 🙂
I made these and my mom and I both adore them! And so did my neighbors. Soooo good. The perfect amount of yumminess without the guilt. Will be making these often for sure!
I’m so glad, Kristen! Thank you so much for letting me know. 🙂
I just have to tell you that these are amazing and one of my favoritest recipes ever! We’ve made them at least 3 times so far.
I’m so glad you enjoy them, Jamie! It’s always exciting to hear positive feedback. Thank you so much for letting me know! 🙂
Wow these look fab, and I’ve some avocados in the fridge that are looking a bit lonely! Love the natural green colour! #freefromfridays
Haha! I hope your avocados aren’t lonely much longer. 😉 Thank you so much for stopping by, Laura!
DELICIOUS!!! I just made these grasshopper bars. After reading several comments, I made a couple of changes. I used a half teaspoon of peppermint extract and added a tablespoon of almond butter to the chocolate topping to give it a smoother taste, not so dark chocolate sharp. I love dark chocolate, but the original recipe just needed a little something.
The picture given in the recipe is misleading. The color is avocado green not mint green. The filling is very thin. There is no rise at all, and in order to get that thick a filling, I would have had to double or triple the filling recipe. I used an 8.5×8.5 inch pan. After making the topping, I poured it over the chilled filling and leveled it out. I was really unsure about this whole thing and was prepared to throw the whole thing out, something that really goes against my nature, but I was happily surprised! The total result was great. I am on a paleo diet about 95% and have had no sugar or wheat for months. I was delighted to have something that will give me a flavorful sweet without triggering cravings and my sugar addiction.
I’m so glad you enjoyed them, Cynthia, and that they worked out with your substitutions! 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know.
This did not work in a belfry of any kind that I tried. The food processor was much better! The taste is really good
Hmm… I’m not exactly sure what you mean by a belfry, but I’m glad you got them to work in a food processor. 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them, Cindy!
I love avocado but I don’t like coconut. Any alternative?
I’m sorry Beverly! I’ve never tried it with anything other than coconut! I’ll have to think about that one… 😉
Can raw cacao be used?
I don’t see why not, Christine. 🙂
I’m looking for an Avocado salad?
Sorry, Judith! I don’t have an avocado salad recipe on my blog, but you can check out my salad board on pinterest and see if there’s one there. 🙂 Hope you find a good one!
looking forward to eat them !!!!!
I hope you enjoy them, Roberta! 🙂
Do you use unsweetened cocoa powder, or regular cocoa powder for chocolate milk?
I don’t make chocolate milk, CD. But if I did, I would definitely used unsweetened cocoa powder and add in honey or stevia. I actually didn’t know there was such a thing as sweetened cocoa powder. 😉
Made these for St. Patrick’s Day today! I think my fond affection for chocolate chip mint ice cream has just been replaced! Yes!
Haha! Sweet! 🙂 I’m so glad you like them, Diane.
What does T and t stand for please
Hi Kim. 🙂 T. = tablespoon, t. = teaspoon.
I can’t wait until I can try these
Sound so delicious. I am not sure about the mint
You don’t have to use mint, if you enjoy the taste of avocados. 🙂
So, what’s the texture like? Is it similar to fudge? Thanks! 🙂
Due to the coconut, it’s definitely not as smooth as fudge, though I’m sure you could get it that way if you blended it long enough. 🙂
Excellent recipe for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime of year. Easy to make and tastes fabulous. My kids loved them, too.
Thanks, Donna! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! 🙂
Would love to here more about your yummy recipies.
I can actually eat an avocado grasshopper bar without getting any adverse reaction. They are the best bars I have ever eaten, I am not allowed to have any refined sugar or sweetener of any kind, but the honey does not bother me in these. I had these at Easter, what a treat for me. Anyone that eats these, will not believe their taste buds, you are going to luv them. thanks for the recipe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So glad you enjoyed them, Betsy! I understand how difficult it can be to find a treat you can actually eat, so I’m blessed to have been able to provide that! 🙂 Thank you so much for letting me know.
Do you have any nutrition facts for this recipe? Such as carbs per serving size?
Sorry, Cyndie! I don’t count carbs or worry about nutrition facts. 🙂 I’m sure there’s something online you can plug the ingredient list into if you want to figure it out.
Will these melt if not stored in freezer?
Not completely, but they will be super messy. You can store them in the fridge, if you have that option.
These look super yummy, thank you 🙂 Any chance of staring roughly how many pieces you end up with? Just trying to work out the approx sugar content. I want to try them anyway so I could figure it out myself if not. Thanks 🙂
Thanks, Jo! How many pieces you end up with totally depends on how large you cut your bars. 😉 I usually cut around 20-25 pieces. Hope you enjoy them!
Sure yes of course, I just wondered very roughly as in the picture. That sounds great as I was a bit concerned if it was more like 6 then the sugar content per slice would be high for my 7 year old! Looking forward to trying them. If you fancied a quick look at my website I do similar kind of stuff 🙂 Take care
Got ya. 😉 My kiddos love them, I hope yours do too. I’ll make sure to check out your site, Jo!
I can’t wait to try this.
I hope you enjoy them, Kitty!
Looks fantastic and healthy
Thanks, Anna Marie! I think they’re both, of course. 😉
I made these yummy bars today! I came across your recipe on Pinterest while looking for a sweet treat using avocado. Another bonus was finding that these bars use unsweetened shredded coconut which for some reason I have an abundance of it in my freezer right now. Definitely will be making these again!
I’m so glad you enjoy the recipe, Susan! 🙂
what is the calorie count please
Hey Susan! I don’t count calories in anything, so I don’t have that information. I’m sure there’s a free online calculator you could plug the ingredients into, if you’d like. 🙂
I love these and have made them many times. My daughter doesn’t like coconut so more for me.
I also created a smoothie based on this.
In a blender I put one avocado, 2 cups coconut water, 3 big dollops of plain Greek yoghurt, one cup shredded coconut, a handful of cacao nibs and a couple drops of peppermint extract. Blend together for about a min. Serves two snacks or as one meal.
Its like I’m drinking a grasshopper bar, yummy!!
I do have a pic of it but there’s no option to attach one. ?
You should all try it. Xx
Sounds delicious, Sam! 🙂 I will have to try it next time I have an avocado. Thank you so much for sharing!
These are so good! I think next time I will blend the coconut more so there isn’t as much texture and they are more creamy. I enjoy bringing treats to work but my boss is allergic to nuts, so these were perfect!
Thank you so much, Amanda! I’m so glad you enjoyed them!
I love these ideas for healthier snacking!
I love these ideas for healthier snacking! Thanks!
I am loving the texture and flavor of these! Anything with shredded unsweetened coconut and I am in!
They have a wonderful candy-bar type texture!
There isn’t one part of this recipe that I don’t love! So good!
Thank you, Cheryl!
What a great St. Patrick’s Day treat. Or let’s be honest, I’d be happy with these any day of the week!
Haha! Agreed, I’d love them every day, too. 😉
Omg, these are seriously calling my name! I’m all about desserts that combine mint and chocolate and I can’t wait to try this out.
I hope you enjoy them, Jean!
It is so weird that we name these kind of treats after an insect. Like, who thought that would be appetizing? But these certainly look delicious and so easy! I think I’ll go for a smooth texture when I make them.
Haha! I know, right? I hope you enjoy them!
Looks like I found out St Paddy’s day dessert!
Haha! I hope you enjoy them, Linda!
What a fun St. Patrick’s Day dessert… my family loves them. Thank you so much for a healthier treat recipe!
You’re so welcome, Meredith!
Mint and chocolate is one of my favourite combo’s can’t wait to make these! I love how you have used avocado in these giving them extra nutrition!
Thanks, Hope! It’s one of my favorite combos, too!
What a great treat for St. Patrick’s Day! I love the avocado and coconut! Thanks for sharing!
You’re so welcome, Kathryn!
This is just perfect timing with today’s St. Patrics Day. I have to make it today for our party
I hope you enjoy them, Zuzana!