Avocado Pomegranate Chocolate Protein Bars


Avocado Pomegranate Chocolate Protein Bars

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Keto-friendly treats with a secret ingredient for extra protein stay frozen until you’re ready for a pick-me-up.



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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 14
1 tbsp. ground chia seeds
3 tbsp. plus 1/4 cup water
1 c. unblanched, finely ground pecan flour
¼ c. whole ground flaxseed meal
¼ c. Hy-Vee roasted & unsalted pepitas
3 tbsp. Full Circle Market organic virgin coconut oil , melted
1 c. Hy-Vee frozen avocado chunks
½ c. canned unsweetened coconut cream
2 scoops Performance Inspired gourmet natural vanilla bean flavored whey protein powder
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tbsp. Hy-Vee low calorie, sugar free pancake and waffle syrup
1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
3 tbsp. Lily’s no-sugar-added dark chocolate baking chips
Pomegranate arils, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • 8x8-in. baking pan
  • Waxed paper
  • Small bowl
  • Medium bowl
  • Blender
  • Small microwave-safe bowl


  1. Line an 8x8-in. baking pan with waxed paper, extending paper over edges of pan; set aside. Soak chia seeds in 3 Tbsp. water in a small bowl for 5 to 6 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, combine pecan flour, flaxseed meal and pepitas in a medium bowl. Stir in melted coconut oil and hydrated chia seeds until well combined.

  3. For crust, press mixture into prepared pan. Freeze for 10 to 15 minutes or until firm.


  4. For filling, place frozen avocado chunks, coconut cream, remaining 1/4 cup water, protein power, lemon juice, syrup and vanilla in a high-powered blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Pour avocado mixture over crust; set aside.

  5. Microwave dark chocolate chips in a small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH at 15-second intervals or until melted, stirring each time.

  6. Drop small dollops of melted chocolate on top avocado layer; lightly swirl in using a toothpick. Garnish with pomegranate arils, if desired. Freeze, uncovered, for 2 hours or until firm. Use waxed paper to lift bar mixture out of pan; cut into 14 bars; serve frozen. Store covered in freezer up to 5 days.

Nutrition facts


160 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Protein: 6g

Daily Values

Iron 6%
Calcium 2%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 2%