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!
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
Prep Time: 10 mins
Keywords: raw dessert snack gluten-free low-sodium low-carb low-sugar soy-free vegetarian vegan almond flour cocoa powder peppermint extract protein powder healthy American
Ingredients (8 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 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.
If dipping in chocolate:
Melt chocolate by microwaving for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until chocolate is melted and smooth.
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.
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.