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Guilt-Free No Bake Chocolate Mint Cookies

December 17, 2020 2 Comments

chocolate mint cookies on a cookie sheet with a spatula and an empty bowl of chocolate

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If you’re trying to embrace healthy eating, reduce your sugar intake, and cut out white flour and processed foods, but you still want to indulge once in a while, you’re going to love love love these guilt-free no bake chocolate mint cookies!

 

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Once I made a commitment to stick to a healthy diet to manage inflammation naturally, without medication, I had to learn a few new cooking tips, and creative ways to replicate my old favorites using healthier ingredients. Now that I have had a lot of practice, I can assure you that there is no reason to ever feel deprived, especially around the holidays when you want to go all out and celebrate the season.

This recipe is easy to make, and the ingredients are so much healthier than cookies made with flour. We’re using dates, which are high in fiber, iron, and other nutrients; and coconut, which contains manganese, an important nutrient for healthy bones. The recipe also calls for raw cacao, which is the unroasted version of chocolate. In its raw form, cacao is high in disease-preventing antioxidants, and also promotes healthy blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

See also: Wicked Intense Brownie Cookie Recipe

 

dates and cacao with leaves

 

The measurements are by weight so that it will be accurate every single time you create it. You will need a little digital kitchen scale, which you can pick up at any grocery store or grab this awesome digital scale right here.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Place all the ingredients except for the 5 ounces of dark chocolate in a food processor and pulse until everything is broken down and bound together.

 

chopped dark chocolate

 

Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment.

Portion the cookies using a small melon baller and roll between your palms to make a ball shape. Space the balls evenly on the cookie sheet, and flatten them out into small flat circles using a spatula or your hand. You can tidy up the shape with your fingers. You want the cookies to be thin, approximately 1/8” thick-ish.

In a double boiler or a Pyrex measuring cup over a pan of boiling water, melt the chopped dark chocolate (or chocolate chips). Once the chocolate is melted, here is the fun part: Using small tongs or a fork, dip each cookie in the melted chocolate to coat completely. Shake off extra drips, and space the cookies evenly on the parchment lined cookie sheet. Place them in the refrigerator to set the chocolate for an hour or so, to set the chocolate and firm up the cookies.

 

chocolate mint cookies

 

If you’re garnishing the cookies with the candy cane sprinkles, do that before the chocolate sets.

Enjoy these healthy cookies, and don't feel guilty, because all of the ingredients are good for you!

 

Cheers!

 

 

 

 




2 Responses

Joanne Reardon
Joanne Reardon

December 20, 2020

I’ve been making these cookies for over a year now (from an earlier post), and they are DELICIOUS!!! I keep some in the freezer and when I get a craving they are the perfect thing. So glad they are healthy :)

Nancy Siefer
Nancy Siefer

December 17, 2020

For those of us who do not have a scale, would you please provide the portions in tablespoons and cups.

Thanks

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