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Minty Cocoa Bites


I can’t use the same name, but these are my much healthier version of the very popular Girl Scout Thin Mints® Cookie.  Everyone seems to be obsessed with these cookies.  After searching their website for quite a while, I found the ingredients to these little “gems.”  No wonder they publish them in a very inconspicuous place:

Enriched flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, vegetable shortening (palm and/or partially hydrogenated palm kernel oils), cocoa (processed with alkali), caramel color, contains less than 2% of: high fructose corn syrup, salt, baking soda, soy lecithin, natural and artificial flavor, peppermint oil.

Hmm…I think I’ll go ahead and skip that and munch on these when I get a craving for some minty-chocolate goodness.

Caveat:  These are not a traditional cookie that you bake.  They need to be stored in the fridge or freezer, but the flavor is strikingly similar to the cookies you’ve come to know and love!  Give them a try!


Minty Cocoa Bites

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup UMP Protein (casein/whey mix), or use another brand at your own discretion)

  • 2 TBSP cocoa powder

  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract

  • 3 TBSP coconut oil

  • 3 TBSP grass-fed butter

  • 25-30 drop liquid stevia (or to taste. Don’t add too much!)

Directions:

  • Measure out the coconut oil and butter into a bowl and microwave until just melted.

  • Add in the peppermint, protein powder (the type you use will influence the texture and taste!), cocoa powder, and stevia.

  • Mix with a wisk until well blended.

  • Taste for adjustments (may need more stevia or cocoa powder depending on the brand of protein powder you use).

  • Place into small ramekins, molds or bowls. (Should make about 12 smallish cookies)

  • Stick in fridge or freezer to harden.

  • Once set, you can enjoy them on their own or with a glass of almond milk.

These don’t have the exact same texture as the traditional cookies, but they are amazingly tasty and substantially better for you!  If you give these a try, I’d love to hear what you think.

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