Light and refreshing, this 4-ingredient peppermint avocado fudge is a delicious healthy treat! Sweetened with honey, and packed with healthy fats, it’s perfect for paleo and GAPS diets.
Easy, healthy treats.
You might say healthy treats are a passion of mine. Though I thoroughly love a good curry or some savory meatballs, there’s just something about making a treat that is delicious and nourishing that makes me feel satisfied.
As you’ve probably noticed by my latest few posts, browned butter chocolates and the perfect paleo chocolate cake, healthy chocolate treats hold a special place in my heart. But coming in close second is anything minty….
- Mint Chocolate Chip Blender Ice Cream
- Peppermint White Hot Chocolate
- Avocado Mint Nice Cream
- Chocolate Peppermint Frosty
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffle
These are a few of my favorite things. (</sound-of-music-track>)
Peppermint avocado fudge.
On top of the healthy and the mint, I also love finding ways to sneak in fruits and veggies that my family otherwise wouldn’t be eating. Like avocados. And since my avocado mint nice cream listed above was such a hit, I ran with it.
This easy 4-ingredient peppermint avocado fudge is a knock-off of that nice cream. One afternoon when I was making the nice cream, I noticed I didn’t have any coconut oil left in my kitchen (gasp!). Thankfully I had avocado oil on my counter, so I subbed that in. The result was a perfectly soft, fudgy texture. I knew right away what needed to happen.
Avocado health benefits.
If you’re wondering why on earth anyone would want to eat avocado in their dessert, let me tell you: it’s super smooth, and super healthy! Not only are avocados packed with good fats and fiber, they also contain vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phytosterols!
And if you’re worried about fats in avocados, don’t be. Their fat is mainly monounsaturated fatty acids, or MUFAs, which effectively block plaque buildup in the arteries. (I.e. they’re good for your heart!)
Avocados are also full of minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, phosphorus and zinc. They’re packed with high levels of fat-soluble vitamins A, E, and K, and water-soluble vitamins C and B (they have B1, B2, B3, and B6!). They also contain thiamin and riboflavin.
For this avocado fudge I always use 3 medium-sized Hass avocados. I have not tried Florida avocados, but if you do, please let me know how it works!
For my sweetener I like to stick with honey, to keep it as nourishing as possible. Honey might be higher in carbs, but I’m not one to skimp on healthy carbs. Besides, honey is packed with vitamins and minerals like niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, vitamin C & B6, calcium, and iron. It also has large amounts of friendly bacteria and is anti-fungal, and probiotic. If you can’t handle honey, you could try another sweetener, like maple syrup, but I haven’t tried it.
If you don’t have avocado oil on hand, you can totally use coconut oil for this fudge. It will make the fudge quite a bit more solid when it’s setting up, so you will need to let it sit out a bit before cutting or eating it. But it will still be delicious!
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4-Ingredient Peppermint Avocado Fudge
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 3 avocados
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
Place all the ingredients into a blender (I use my Blendtec), and puree on high until super smooth.
Pour mixture into a silicone loaf pan, or freezer-safe container, and freeze until set (about 3 hours).
Remove fudge from pan and cut into squares.
Store in the freezer.
This recipe is so delicious! I’m so glad my sister introduced me to it
I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Rebecca!