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Healthy Skinny Minties aka DIY Thin Mints! (all natural, refined sugar free, gluten free, vegan) - Healthy Dessert Recipes at Desserts with Benefits
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Healthy Skinny Minties (Homemade Thin Mints)

Servings: 32 cookies
Prep Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time: 11 mins
Total Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
These Healthy Homemade Thin Mints are better for you than those pre-packaged Girl Scouts cookies, yet they taste JUST like the original!

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookies:

  • 120g (1 cup) Oat Flour
  • 144g (¾ cup) Granulated Erythritol
  • 40g (½ cup) Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder
  • 1 tsp  Double-Acting Baking Powder
  • ¼ tsp  Salt
  • 80g (⅓ cup) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 42g (3 tbs) Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp  Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Coating:

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, add the almond milk, coconut oil and vanilla extract.  Microwave at 15-second intervals, stirring between each one, until the coconut oil is melted.
  • Dump the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and stir together until fully mixed. Dump the dough onto some plastic wrap. Pat the dough into a ball, then form into a log shape. Wrap the dough with the plastic wrap, then form into a smooth log.
  • Refrigerate the dough for 1-1½ hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • With a sharp knife, slice the log into cookies. The dough is slightly delicate, so the bottoms of some slices may crumble off. It's really easy to just stick it back on though!
  • Put the cookie dough rounds onto the prepared cookie sheet and bake for 11 minutes.  The cookies will be sponge-like right now, but don't worry, they firm up as they cool!
  • When the cookies are completely cool, add the dark chocolate and cacao butter to a small microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave at 30-second intervals, stirring between each one, until melted.  Stir in the peppermint flavor.  Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, tap off the excess, then place back on the cookie sheet.  Refrigerate until completely firm.  Serve and enjoy!  Keeps for ~5 days.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Skinny Minties (Homemade Thin Mints)
Amount Per Serving (1 serving = 3 skinny minties)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Sodium 100mg4%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Protein 3g6%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cookies & Crackers
Keyword: DIY