Thursday, March 20, 2014

Avocado Pina Colada Bars

Every time I go to Costco I am drawn towards Fruits aisle and I have been obsessed with avocados lately. I have been including them in my breakfast, lunch and what not! Just when I thought I was running out of ideas I came across this fun treat by Raia' Recipes and I couldn't wait to try it. Well I wouldn't say this is copycat version of it since I have changed few ingredients as per my Mr.Taste Buds's demand.Here we go, No BAKE ! No SUGAR! No Artificial colors! Less dishes to wash!- You are going to love these bars.  

How many Pina Colada lovers out there? Pina Colada is a Puerto Rican cocktail made with rum, coconut & pineapple juice. But in my dictionary anything I make with coconut & pineapple is Pina Colada :P


So there are 2 layers (obvious much !) Smooth Chocolate layer on top of juicy Avocado Pina colada layer.

Layer 1 { Avocado Pina Colada }

1 ripe avocado
4 tbsp honey
6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1& half cup shredded coconut
2-3 drops of pineapple essence
a pinch of salt  

 Layer 2 { Chocolate }

Chocolate chunks / chips

Method

1. Add all the ingredients for layer 1 to the blender and blend until everything comes together.
2. Line a cookie tray (or any tray) with foil & pour the mixture to the tray.
3. Spread it and place the tray in freezer.
4. Heat a pot with water on low flame. Take a non-plastic bowl, add chocolate   chunks to it and place it over the steaming water.
5. Keep stirring until it melts, pour it over the chilled green layer and return to the freezer.
6. Freeze it until the chocolate layer is hardened and cut it into desired shape.
7. Remove the foil and store it covered in the freezer. Serve chilled



  
 Note 

Avocado is also called as butter fruit in some countries.
You can melt the chocolate using a double boiler/ microwave too.
You can alternatively add sugar instead of honey but I can assure you it tastes too good with honey and its healthy too !
I am curious to know if we can substitute avocado with banana. I'll let you guys know once I experiment :P

Meanwhile check out our other avocado recipes

31 comments:

  1. They sound wonderful, Aishwarya! Thanks for linking them to my Grasshopper Bars. :)

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    1. Thank you Raia ! Glad you stopped by :)

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  2. Thanks so much for linking up at Thursday STYLE! These look absolutely amazing! Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you Angela! Have a great weekend :)

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  3. I'm allergic to coconut but my kids love it. This looks like something new they may enjoy. Thank you for sharing with us at The Mamade Blog Hop

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    1. I hope they like it :) Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  4. Oh you are kidding me, this looks absolutely delicious and Avocados is a staple in this house! A definite must make recipe. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty.

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  6. Tempting, yummy and flavorsome :) Must have indeed :)
    Love the dark rich colour :)

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  7. Wow, I am seeing more and more avocado recipes. I think that's a sign that I need to get into avocados. This recipe looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with the Let's Get Real party this week. I'm pinning it to our group board.

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  8. I never knew you could use avocados this way! Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing at the party And hope your having a great week! @DearCreatives.Theresa

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    1. Ridiculously Versatile ! Thanks for hosting a great party :)

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  9. Yum! I have a similar recipe using mint extract, I didn't even know they had pineapple extract. I will have to try it.

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    1. Next time I am trying with mint. haha You get it at Walmart :)

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  10. Never made a dessert with avocado before. Will have to give this a try. Thanks for linking up at The Yuck Stops Here! link party.

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    1. I hope you like it :) Thanks for stopping by !

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  11. LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing on The Yuck Stops Here! HUGS!

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  12. Oh my goodness, this sounds delicious. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that just started. http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/04/211th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hope to see you there.

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    1. Thank you :) Have linked up ! Thanks for hosting a great party,C u next week!

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  13. I love avocados but only eat them in salads and have never used as a butter, I may need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us at the #WWDParty.

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    1. I hope you like it :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. Your Avocado Pina Colada Bars look fantastic! Hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Have a good week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. I love avocados and these sound so interesting! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. Yes, And it tastes delicious ! Aishwarya is on her vacation right now. I wish she gets back real soon and make me these super delicious bars :P ;) ! Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Can't believe there's an avocado in there, looks great!

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