Low-Carb No-Bake Grasshopper Bars – AIP, dairy free, & gluten free

These Grasshopper Bars are great in so many ways – they're chocolate & mint, just like thin mint or grasshopper cookies – the perfect flavor combo! They're also low carb, grain-free, AIP compliant, and vegan – so many real food attributes & healthy ingredients that they're really good for you! Recipe by @wholenewmom

These Grasshopper Bars are great in so many ways.

  1.  Chocolate MintFirst of all, they are chocolate mint.  And chocolate and mint are just about the best combination out there, in my humble opinion.
  2. No BakeSecond, they are a no bake recipe.  And that’s not only great during the summer months — that’s great for all year round, ’cause it makes for a fast, easy recipe.  Always good in my book!

We LOVE no bake recipes like these Coconut Delights, Chocolate Fudge-Topped Brownies, Chocolate Avocado Truffles with a Kick, and 5 Minute Snickerdoodle Cookie Dough Balls

3.  Low carb.

Great for helping you keep your carb intake down.

4.  Dairy-free

With so many being allergic or sensitive to dairy, this is a huge plus

5.  AIP (autoimmune protocol) diet

These even can fit the AIP Diet, so they are the perfect dessert recipe for almost any special diet.  It’s hard to find recipes that work so well for so many special diets.

If you’re on the AIP diet, this grouping of Easy AIP desserts should help.

Fifth, they are loaded with healthy ingredients, so you can feel good eating this yourself, or serving this treat anytime to your family and friends, knowing that you are feeding them real nutrition.

These grasshopper bars are loaded with:

Coconut – full of antioxidants and healthy fats
Coconut Oil – antifungal, healthy fats, and a great energy source
Avocado – antioxidants, cardiovascular support, helps with satiety (feeling full)
Cocoa – antioxidant source, good source of magnesium, cardiovascular support. Of course, cocoa does have stimulants, so carob is a better alternative if you are sensitive to that.

I don’t know about you, but I’m craving these bars now!

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These Grasshopper Bars are great in so many ways – they're chocolate & mint, just like thin mint or grasshopper cookies – the perfect flavor combo! They're also low carb, grain-free, AIP compliant, and vegan – so many real food attributes & healthy ingredients that they're really good for you! Recipe by @wholenewmom

These bars taste great just out of the fridge or the freezer.

Of course, they don’t travel well in very warm weather, but you could use a freezer bag to take to a special occasion.

You could also drizzle some of these melted White Chocolate Chips on top for a special treat.  Just melt over low heat, place in a plastic bag, cut a small hole in a corner and squirt out as you would from an icing bag.  Of course, you can use an icing bag as well.

Whatever way you choose to eat them, enjoy the healthful goodness.

5.0 from 1 reviews
No-Bake Grasshopper Bars
 
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Recipe type: Desserts - Cookies & Bars
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo, AIP
 
These low carb no-bake grasshopper bars are full of nutricious ingredients and perfect for almost any special dietary needs.
Ingredients
Mint Layer
Chocolate Layer
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup xylitol (blended preferred for smoothness) or 2 scoops stevia extract (Use coconut sugar for AIP.)
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (substitute carob for a caffeine-free treat or for AIP - this adds more carbs)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp of salt (I recommend Real Salt)
Instructions
  1. Mint Layer
  2. Lightly grease an 8x8 pan.
  3. Place all ingredients in high powered blender (such as a Blendtec or Vitamix) or a food processor. Process until blended. If you prefer the texture of coconut in the finished result, do not process completely.
  4. Spread mixture into prepared pan and place in freezer.
  5. Chocolate Layer
  6. In small saucepan, melt coconut oil and sweetener over low heat.
  7. Remove from heat, add in remaining ingredients, and stir to combine.
  8. Pour over chilled bottom layer. Return to the freezer until the chocolate layer is solid.
  9. Cut into bars
  10. Store covered in the refrigerator or freezer.
Notes
See this post for information on measuring and using stevia. It can be a little tricky :).
Any size pan will work but the bars will be thicker or thinner depending on the size.

Try these – and let me know what you think!
Is Chocolate Mint a favorite of yours too?

Photo Credit: Naomi Huzovicova

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  1. What is the nutritional info on these?

    • Hi Sue. I don’t calculate nutritional information since I have so many alternatives in my recipes but you could easily plug in your choice of ingredients into a calculator online and determine them. I hope that helps and I hope you like them!

  2. Can’t wait to give these a try! What size of pan did you use? Also, you say a prepared dish, how did you prepare it?

  3. Do you think that using half coconut oil and half butter for both the top and bottom (or at least the bottom)? When I use too much coconut oil I feel sick after eating. Thank you!

  4. Hi Adrienne!
    This looks like a great treat although I feel the need to point out that this recipe isn’t AIP compatible.
    The strict AIP diet exludes the following ingredients listed in this recipe: cocoa (even though carob is allowed the recipe should mention that aip should omit for this), peppermint and vanilla extract (as they contain alcohol), stevia and xylitol.

    Here’s link to dr. Sarah Ballantyne’s (aka paleomom) poat about stevia as an example: http://www.thepaleomom.com/2013/03/teaser-excerpt-from-the-paleo-approach-the-trouble-with-stevia.html

    Kindly,
    Anne

    • Hi Anne. Thanks for that. I neglected to update the recipe. I did just now. The vanilla I am leaving b/c I have seen moderate use of that for AIP. For stevia, I think it depends whose plan you are following. I personally think stevia is fine but I updated the recipe to use coconut sugar. I have very mixed thoughts on stevia. I really respect Sarah, but some of her claims about stevia don’t seem to be backed up. That being said, I do not like some of the stevias on the market as they use fillers and chemicals to refine the plant. I do think that ones that use only water and that are organic are typically fine. I hope that helps and thanks again.

      • A thousand times thank you both for your reply and the updates on the recipe! 🙂
        I totally agree with you and your concerns about stevia and how its processed – it’s a jungle out there and we all need to be aware of what we’re buying. Thanks again and take care!

  5. I’ve just started scanning your posts & see a lot of things I am interested in reading. I’ve been on the sugar-free, gluten-free journey for over 10 years after 2 fights with breast cancer, the treatments for which, along with other stressors, I believe caused adrenal fatigue & a serious flare-up of candida. I used the Donna Gates Body Ecology Diet for a very long time & continue many aspects of her protocol. Anyway, thanks for your devotion to healthy living & willingness to do the research to share with us “impatient” types. Question: I saw you recommended Vitamix in one of the posts I read. Here, I see a link to Blendtec. Do you now prefer it? What are the differences? I’ve been holding off the Vitamix purchase, wondering if I will get my money’s worth. Thanks again!

    • Hi Deb. I am sorry for the delay – swamped here. Our Vitamix links are all goofed up. I still prefer it. I think this link should work. Sorry again!!

  6. I am looking forward to tryin this recipes. I was wondering if I can use raw honey as my sweetener?
    Thank you

  7. Justyna says:

    Is there anything to replace the peppermint extract with? It’s very hard to find where I live and perhaps you could think of some substitute 🙂

    • You could do fresh mint or peppermint flavor but I assume those would be hard to find as well – harder, I think. I linked to online options for you so you can purchase that way.

  8. Jessica says:

    These were great and super easy — thanks for the share! However they are pretty high fat and calories unless I just have a few bites… which is difficult to do with such a great recipe! BTW: I calculated the nutrition information with the Sparkpeople recipe calculator if anyone is looking for a good one.

    • So glad you liked them! Yes, we have a hard time not eating a bunch as well. I try not to worry about calories too much these days, but I do have to consider them on some level. Take care!

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