Can’t wait for the holiday’s to get here? Try this Thin Mint Date Protein Balls Recipe to get you in the holiday spirit. They are high in protein, gluten free, and can be made vegan by substituting with a vegan protein powder. These Chocolate Mint Date Energy Balls are made with minimal ingredients and super easy to make.
Homemade Thin Mints Recipe
These homemade thin mints recipe are my secret weapon when girl scout season comes along. Thin Mint Cookies were my favorite!
I could literally eat an entire sleeve. I would store them in the freezer in an attempt to not eat them all. That’s why I created this thin mint date energy balls recipe.
How to make homemade protein balls
These homemade protein balls are SUPER easy to make. And good thing too, because you’ll be wanting to make them frequently.
First combine all ingredients in a food processor. Next blend until smooth (some parts may be a little clumpy).After that, form them into balls. I made about 15 1 inch balls.
With these super easy no bake Thin Mint Date Protein Balls Recipe, all you do is throw everything into the food processor, form them into balls and then store whatever you don’t eat in the fridge ????
These chocolate mint energy balls can easily be modified to become mint chocolate chip cookies. Just roll them in some dark chocolate chips after they’ve been formed into energy bites and then flatten them with your palm or a cup and boom! No bake mint chocolate chip cookies.
Or your could omit flattening them and they can stay chocolate mint cookie balls.
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ARE THIN MINTS VEGAN?
THIN MINT INGREDIENTS
ENRICHED FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, VITAMIN B1 [THIAMIN MONONITRATE], VITAMIN B2 [RIBOFLAVIN], FOLIC ACID), SUGAR, VEGETABLE OIL (PALM KERNEL, PALM, AND SOYBEAN OIL), COCOA, CARAMEL COLOR, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF COCOA PROCESSED WITH ALKALI, INVERT SUGAR, LEAVENING (BAKING SODE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), CORNSTARCH, SALT, SORBITRAN TRISTEARATE, SOY LECITHIN, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL COLORS, OIL OF PEPPERMINT.
WHAT TO DO WITH MINT LEAVES?
There are so many things you can do with mint leaves! Flavored water, add to juices, mix with tea, mojitos, add to chocolate, add them to salads, or add to potpourri.
CAN YOU EAT MINT LEAVES?
Yes! They can actually be therapeutic!
WHAT ARE MINT PLANT USES?
Mint has calming and soothing properties and sometimes is used to treat indigestion and gas. It is thought to increase bile secretion and aids in digestion.
HOW TO CARE FOR MINT PLANTS
Mint plants don’t really like direct sun. They do okay with some shade and can grow to 1 to 2 feet tall. Different varieties of mint can actually grow like weeds. I grew up with a bunch of different mint varietals and I was so surprised how easily they grew!
HOW TO MAKE MINT EXTRACT
- Wash and dry mint leave
- Remove leaves from stems
- Mash leaves–do not tear
- Add some vodka or other alcohol to the mashed mint leaves
- Add the alcohol and mashed mint leaves to a mason jar with a lid and store in a dark cabinet for about 4 weeks.
PEPPERMINT VS MINT
Peppermint belongs to mint family Lamiaceae. Mint is also a term used to describe the Mentha genera. The Mentha genera includes the species peppermint, spearmint, water mint, and wild mint.
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Thin Mint Protein Ball Recipe
- 8 dates pitted
- 1 cup cashews
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp pure peppermint extract
- 2 servings chocolate protein powder
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor.
- Blend until well combined and then form into balls.
- I make about 15-16 1 inch balls.
- Store what ever you don’t eat in the fridge.
GiGi Eats says
I really have to make a chocolate mint sweet good that I can eat, it’s my favorite flavor combo – otherwise I am not a chocolate person AT ALL! ha! And um, who doesn’t love balls! 😛
It’s my favorite too! I blame those Andes Mints that my mom gave me growing up! Trust me Gigi if you like balls, keep an eye out I have many more coming 😉
These look amazing! Who doesn’t love thin mints right? Giving this a try this week.????
Thank you! They are so tasty you can’t just have one! I hope you like them 🙂
Theresa Bartoni says
These sound great! How many does the recipe make?
Thank you! It depends on the size of the balls you make but if I remember correctly mine made 12-15 balls
Wowowow those look amazing can’t wait to eat them!
Christy B.` says
I followed the recipe and had to keep adding almond milk for it to mix properly. I ended up with a very wet mix and rolled them in protein powder.
Hello! I’m getting ready to try this delish sounding recipe and wondering if you have ever substituted almonds in the place of cashews?
Unfortunately I have not. Almonds are drier than cashews so you may need to add a tad bit of liquid to make them form correctly