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Mint Chocolate Cake Balls

Mint Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe I was a Girl Scout when I was a kid. I sold cookies door to door for many a cold winter, and while all the flavors were pretty amazing, my favorite by far was the “thin mint”—who’s with me there?

 

Since then, I’ve had a fondness for all things mint-chocolate, (like my smoothie recipe)—especially when mint is fresh in the summer. I was inspired to make these delicious cake balls after coming home from a weekend at my parents house with a paper-bag full of fresh mint. 

 

Let’s make some mint chocolate cake balls!

 

Gluten Free cake balls

 

Cake balls have become quite the trend at Starbucks—and along with the Girl Scout cookies, I cannot indulge in this treat because #glutenfree.

 

If you’re looking for a taste of the cake balls life, and you’re gluten free, vegan, or just want to impress your friends, this recipe is for you.

 

Mint Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe The Local Sprout

 

In addition to all the wonderful things about these balls, they are high in protein—from the walnuts, naturally sweetened—with the dates, and contain no gluten, dairy or oil. They are soft, with a perfect cake-like texture, and packed with energy.

 

With only 8 ingredients, 15 minutes, and a food processor (or blender) your can have these ready in no time! I love popping my mint chocolate cake balls in the freezer after making them and indulging on these hot summer days.

 

Mint Chocolate Cake Balls Recipe

 

If you try this recipe, be sure to comment, leave a rating, and don’t forget to tag a photo #thelocalsprout on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear what you think!

For more recipes like this, check out my mango energy bites, brownie fat balls, or pumpkin fat balls.

 

Mint Chocolate Cake Balls

Mint Chocolate Cake Balls
 
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These mint chocolate cake balls are the perfect summer snack! They are energy-packed with a perfect cake-like texture, gluten free, vegan and easy to make. With only 8 ingredients, 15 minutes, and a food processor (or blender) your can have these ready in no time!
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan
Serves: 12 balls
Ingredients
  • ¾ cups pitted medjool dates, packed
  • ⅛ cup cacao nibs*
  • ¾ cups raw walnuts
  • ½ cup oat flour** (ensure certified gf for gluten free eaters)
  • ¼ cup coconut flour (or use more oat flour)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh mint, packed
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract*
  • unsweetened coconut, finely shredded (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a food processor or blender (I recommend using a food processor), combine pitted dates, cacao nibs, walnuts, oat flour, coconut flour, mint, salt and vanilla.
  2. Blend on high until you achieve a doughy texture and large balls begin to form (see picture). Add up to a Tbsp of water if needed to soften dough.
  3. Roll your dough into balls using about a Tbsp. amount of dough.
  4. If desired, roll your balls in shredded coconut until coated.
  5. Store cake balls in airtight container in refrigerator for a week or in freezer for a month. (In the summer, these are awesome frozen!)
Notes
*cacao nibs are simply cacao powder in its whole form. Thus, it is not sweet and quite bitter. Feel free to sub regular bittersweet chocolate chips—though the flavor will change a bit.

**If you do not have oat flour on hand, simply grind oats into a flour using a food processor or blender.

Nutrition Information is a rough estimate of 1 out of 12 cake balls
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 ball, of 12 Calories: 150 Fat: 5.5g Saturated fat: .6g Carbohydrates: 23.5g Sugar: 14.6 Sodium: 25mg Fiber: 3.6g Protein: 3.6g Cholesterol: 0mg

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