Looking for that perfect summer treat to take to every BBQ, pool party, kids birthday, and everything in between? Here you go! No one will even notice that you brought the healthiest dish on the table!
This is also the perfect option to keep on hand at home for afternoons when the kids come stampeding in after a busy day of playing and are hungry for a snack pre-dinner. Just a little square of this bar full of healthy fats and smart carbohydrate sources will hold their hunger at bay and keep them out of your hair until dinner is ready.
While the ingredients aren't your typical dessert bar ingredients, this chilled treat is sure to satisfy those cravings for creamy, sweet and tangy. The lime and crust are reminiscent of key lime pie, while the avocado and little bit of coconut add a creamy, rich component.
The best part? There is NO COOKING required! That means you don't have to turn on your oven in this summer heat! You're welcome. ;) Just throw all ingredients in a blender or food processor, pour in pan, freeze, and be done!
Once again, I'm using oats here (in addition to almond meal) as a swap for your typical wheat flour. Why? I like them. More fiber, more texture, more flavor, less processing (check out this recipe for zucchini fries using oats as a bread crumb replacement!).
No-Bake Avocado Lime Freezer Bars with Almond Oat Crust
Makes: 12 - 16 Servings
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1 cup oat flour
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- NOTE: You can buy almond meal and oat flour ready to use at the store or make your own in a good blender or food processor at home!
- 4 medium avocados, ripe and ready to use!
- juice of 5 limes, about 2/3 cup
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 2 Tbsp coconut butter (a good sub for this is 2 Tbsp of the thick cream that sits on top of a can of regular coconut milk!)
- For garnish: toasted coconut flakes, lime zest, raspberries (or any other berry you like!)
- In a good blender or food processor, combine all crust ingredients and pulse until completely combined. This will form a crumbly mixture that sticks together when pressed between fingers.
- Transfer crust mixture to an 8x8 pan and using the back of a spoon or your fingers, press mixture evenly into the pan and place in the freezer while you prepare the filling.
- Add all filling ingredients to blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
- Remove crust from freeaer. Pour filling into pan on top of crust and spread out evenly to cover crust. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Store leftover bars in freezer for a frozen treat, or thaw in the fridge or on the counter for 15 minutes for a chilled, mousse-like texture.
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