Every so often I get a bee – no bug – no grasshopper in my bonnet to create an alternative to a food that’s been tempting me, or someone I know, to overindulge and sabotage my best clean-eating efforts! In this case, it was those darn Keebler Grasshopper Cookies giving my challenger -> turned friend -> turned COACH – Sharon, all kinds of trouble! Never mind that when she told me about it, she thought that I thought that she was actually eating grasshoppers of the insect variety, haha! Nope, I knew JUST what she was talking about, because I too have a love for all things minty and chocolaty!
So I says to myself, “Self, what are we talking about here: mint and chocolate and cookie. Why not make a mint chocolate cookie dough bite!?” So I checked out my original Cookie Dough Bite recipe, and thought I’d tweak it a little and see what happened. The result was these tasty little things!
Disclaimer: If you KNOW you are not a “One and Done” kind of sweet-tooth satisfier, than proceed with caution. These are a much cleaner version than the Keebler Grasshopper cookies, but they should be enjoyed in moderation. In other words…they’re GOOD, so be careful! 🙂
Mint Chocolate GRASSHOPPER Cookie Dough Bites(Phew! That’s a mouthful!)
- 1/3 C. raw almonds
- 1/3 C. raw walnuts
- 1 C. rolled oats
- 1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (you can get that from me if you need it!)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- ¼ C. honey (or agave nectar)
- 1 t. vanilla
- 1/4 t. peppermint extract
In a food processor or blender, process the almonds, walnuts, oats, and salt to a fine meal. Transfer to bowl add Shakeology, honey and vanilla, peppermint and mix. Wet hands and roll into 1 tsp.-sized balls (should make about 12-15) and place them on a cookie pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Place the pan into the freezer for about an hour to firm up. Store balls in a tightly covered container, or Ziploc bag in the freezer.
Nutritional Info (per bite)
80 calories, 11 g. carbs, 3 g. protein
Here’s my FAVORITE Shakeology recipe! Guess what…It’s MINT and Chocolate!!