Paleo Chocolate Mint Bars

I had been craving a Aero Peppermint bar for weeks now; every time I walked in a corner store I would pick one up then put it back. The issue is that an Aero Peppermint bar contains multiple ingredients that I don’t consume due to food sensitivities and health choices.

sugar  ~  modified milk ingredients  ~  lactose  ~  colour

After a quick Google search I found a recipe from Eat Good 4 Life that look delicious; however this recipe still did not meet my dietary needs. After a little modification and substitutions I had a super delicious Chocolate Mint Bar.

Ingredients

Crust – I kept this one pretty much identical as the original recipe

Filling – modified to reduce fat and illuminate banana

  • 2 avocados (pitted and pealed)
  • 3 tbsp cream from full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp to 1 tbsp pure peppermint extract (this one all depends on the kind you use and how minty you want your squares to be, I made mine extra minty)
  • 1/8 tsp salt (I used Himalayan salt)

Topping – modified to reduce fat and double the amount

  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp cream from full fat coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil

Instructions

Crust

  • Place all ingredients in food processor combine until a meal is formed and it starts to stick together.
  • Line an 8×8 square pan with parchment paper (this will make removing the bars much easier).
  • Pour the mixture in the pan spread evenly then press down firmly to form crust.

Filling

  • Place all ingredients in Vitamix (you can also use a food processor but I find my Vitamix works better for this) blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Pour on top of crust and spread evenly.
  • Place pan in freezer for a minimum of 30 minutes to set filling.

Topping

  • Place all ingredients in small bowl and stir until it looks like chocolate frosting.
  • After the filling is mostly set gently spread chocolate topping on squares.
  • Return to freezer for another 45 mins or so. After topping and filling is fully set gently remove from pan using edges of  parchment paper to full squares out.
  • Cut into 9 squares, return to freezer.  Remove square from freezer 20 minutes before eating.

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Makes 9 Servings 

Calories 289; Fat 14.3g; Carbs 18.6g; Fiber 5.1g; Sugars 11.2g; Protein 3.6g

Nutritional Information Provided from data input in LoseIt.

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