Do you like Thin Mints? Cookie dough? Then you’re going to need these Thin Mint Protein Dough Balls. They’re a healthy protein version you can have all year!
Every year I feel a mix of excitement and dread when I see the first Girl Scouts outside the grocery store. I love Girl Scout cookies. The only reason I was ever a Brownie was for the cookies. That said, I hate seeing them because I cannot say no. Who am I to say no to the girls? They’re just trying to meet their goal! 25 boxes later… *eye roll*
Thankfully, this only happens once a year. The rest of they year I have these balls to keep me happy. (That’s right, I went there.)
If you read my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ball recipe, the base of these may look familiar. I used the same healthy dough hacks – almond flour, protein powder, and nut butter.
To make these more chocolate-y, I used unsweetened cocoa powder. For the mint, I added a high quality peppermint extract. I specify high-quality because it makes all the difference in the taste. If you’ve ever used cheap extract in a raw recipe, you know what I mean.
To mix these Thin Mint Protein Dough Balls, just dive in with your hands. It’s 100x easier, plus it’s like getting to play with your food.
Protein powders and nut butters will vary in consistency. If you find the batter to be too dry, just add a bit of almond milk. Your balls shouldn’t be too wet, but you need enough moisture to mold them into balls.
Thin Mint Protein Dough Balls
- Line a tray with parchment or wax paper.
- Mix together sugar, almond meal, cocoa powder, and protein powder.
- Add in nut butter, applesauce, and peppermint until well combined. Using your hands is easier than a spoon.
- If the dough feels too dry to form balls, add milk one tablespoon at a time until just sticky enough to roll.
- Form balls and place in freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Melt chocolate by microwaving for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth.
- If dipping in chocolate: dip the bottom of each ball into chocolate, shake off excess and place on waxed paper-lined cookie sheet.
- Freeze until firm, ~30 mins. Store in freezer for best results.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 102 Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7 g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||5%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 8 mg||0%|
|Carbohydrate 7 g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 7 g|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|
I just can’t help myself with the ball jokes. #sorryimnotsorry
What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?
Do you freeze your Thin Mints? I always do, which makes me loves eating these from the freezer even more.