Avocado Frozen Yogurt Bars (Keto-friendly)

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These keto-friendly avocado frozen yogurt bars dipped in dark chocolate magic shell are chock full of healthy fats! In fact, the very short ingredients list incorporates five out of the top 10 listed healthiest fats on Healthline. They are: avocados (of course), full-fat Greek yogurt, dark chocolate, coconut (in both oil and desiccated forms), and almonds. To keep the bars healthy, I sweetened them with stevia.

I hope that you make some in the coming hot months and also hope they can bring in some of your votes as these deliciously fatty froyo bars have been entered into the Fat Challenge. Many thanks!

Step 1: Ingredients and Supplies

Yields 4 x 1/2 cup frozen yogurt bars

AVOCADO FROZEN YOGURT INGREDIENTS

2 ripe avocados

1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt

3/4 cup stevia (the kind that is cup-for-cup measure)
NOTE: Since every brand of stevia or sweetener can vary greatly in potency, just add to taste, however consider that treats tend to be less sweet when frozen.
ANOTHER NOTE: If you are not watching your sugar intake nor on keto, you may as well go all the way with calorie consumption by sweetening the bars using condensed milk. Again, sweeten to taste. The condensed milk will yield a creamier result similar to ice cream.

MAGIC SHELL INGREDIENTS

150 g dark chocolate, chopped

1/4 cup refined coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temperature; also refined means no coconut taste!)

Chopped almonds

Desiccated coconut

SUPPLIES

Popsicle molds (each is a 1/2 cup cavity)

Large popsicle sticks

Wide, short glass that would easily fit the pops for dipping

Step 2: Avocado Frozen Yogurt Bars

It couldn't be easier!

1. Place avocados, yogurt, and stevia in a blender.

2. Blend until thoroughly combined.

3. Pour into the popsicle molds.

4. Place popsicle sticks in the center of each mold.

5. Freeze 6-8 hours or overnight.

Step 3: Magic Shell

It's important to use hardened coconut oil to make the magic shell. It's the hardening of the coconut oil at room temperature that allows the chocolate to harden almost immediately when in contact with the frozen yogurt bars. Also note that it's best to use refined coconut oil because the unrefined version gives off a coconut taste (unless you do want to flavor your chocolate with a hint of coconut).

1. Combine coconut oil and chopped dark chocolate in a bowl.

2. Heat in microwave for one minute.

3. Mix thoroughly until smooth. If there are still chocolate chunks, heat for another 30 seconds and mix.

Step 4: Dip Dip Dip

1. Place the mold in a bowl of hot water for 10-15 seconds to release the avocado frozen yogurt bars.

2. Place the liquid magic shell in a short, wide glass that would fit the height and width of the bars. Dip the bars until coated.

3. Immediately sprinkle coconut and almond toppings on the magic shell before it sets.

4. I double and even tripled dipped my bars to add more layers of toppings.

And there you have it! Avocado frozen yogurt bars ready for summer!

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    MalihaKhan

    5 weeks ago

    Its look pretty awesome :)

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    Brmy33

    6 weeks ago

    sweet! my mom has celiac disease so she is keto and I think she would like to try this out!

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    reysfavkid

    6 weeks ago

    That looks so delicious! Can't wait to try! If you don't mind, you should try a couple of my favorite recipes like almond butter bars, seaweed muffins, cheese and salsa cups, and yougurt berry cakes!

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    artofnaturalliving

    7 weeks ago

    These are so cute! Think I'll have to try (when it finally gets warm). Thanks for stopping by my pie entry to comment.

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    paperplateandplane

    6 weeks ago

    Thank you! So glad you tried it!!

    I love avocado toast. I would jump on trying green bean donuts. And I inhale seaweed, so I wanna try out that seaweed muffin you describe! Thanks for letting me know about it!

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    paperplateandplanetercero

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    That made me lol! It's a conversation I've had for years especially in my teens when friends were surprised I grew up on avocado milkshakes/smoothies, and the reaction I always got was "Ew. Weird!"...that is, until people tried it. Avocado wasn't used in a savory application in my culture. It's great as a dessert and I think North Americans are finally realizing this because I have been seeing the new brand "Cado" ice cream at all of my local grocery stores in New York.

    Speaking of avocado desserts, I also did an avocado pie here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Avocado-Tropical-Pie/

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    terceropaperplateandplane

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Ok, it's hours later, and I was wrong. They're really tasty. I tried it a little different by rolling them into balls with a melon baller. I froze them and then dipped them in dark chocolate and sprinkled chopped pecans, walnuts, and macadamia nuts on them with a little pink salt.

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    AzureOzmatercero

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Thanks, that's a great idea! Now I don't have to go buy popsicle molds or sticks. (so glad you decided to try these!!)

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    paperplateandplanetercero

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Oooh, so glad to hear you tried them! Sounds awesome done with a melon-baller. Bite-size is even more convenient. I will do that next time. Thanks for the tip!

    Btw, I see you're from Barrie. Aurora is my hometown! :D

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    terceropaperplateandplane

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Ok, I'll stop being a baby about this. I was reluctant to try Vietnamese pastries like green bean donuts, and now I love them.
    I'll give this a whirl and see how it goes.
    Thanks for posting this instructable btw. Lovely family picture.

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    paperplateandplanetercero

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    Green bean donuts?!? :O I would be so all over those!!!

    Thanks for reminding me, I should update the 5-year old family picture. XD

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    JJmadiganpaperplateandplane

    Reply 7 weeks ago

    I have tried both homemade and store bought ("Cado" brand) ice cream, and it is great!

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    AzureOzmatercero

    Reply 6 weeks ago

    Don't knock it until you try it ;-}. Avocado has a fairly neutral taste with a buttery texture. You would be surprised at how well it mixes with other ingredients to make an extra creamy sweet treat!