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I am a big mint and chocolate fan. I think I may have mentioned this before. Have you tried my Mint Chocolate Smoothie or Mini Mint Cookies? All three of these recipes will be making an appearance over the next few weeks.

I have never attempted to bake cookies using chickpeas, but since I am in love with this cookie dough dip made with chickpeas, it was a no brainer that I needed to find a delicious chickpea cookie recipe. I stumbled across these Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies and these Mint and Chocolate Chickpea Cookie Balls. All I can say is I wish I would have thought to make cookies with chickpeas sooner.

I was missing certain ingredients for both recipes, and had to improvise. Therefore, this is how my mint balls were born. If you love mint and chocolate and do not mind a healthy treat, these mint balls are for you. They are simple and quite quick to make. Give them a whirl and let me know how you like them!

Will they be on your holiday treat list?

Mint Balls

Yields: Approximately 30 balls

  1. Process the chickpeas in a food processor until pureed.
  2. Add the nut butter, liquid sweetener, coconut flour and mint extract. Combine well.
  3. Add water or nut milk at this point to help with the processing, if needed.
  4. It should form a dough ball.
  5. Place the dough in a glass bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.
  6. Once incorporated, roll the dough into small balls.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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10 Responses to Mint balls

  1. MultiTestingMom December 18, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    These sounds so yummy! I must try them out – I’ve pinned them :)

  2. Shai December 18, 2012 at 10:14 am #

    These sound good! We can’t have chocolate or gluten, but I will definitely share these with family!

    • Good Girl Gone Green December 22, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

      There is no gluten (aren’t chickpeas gluten-free) and you could add raisins or something or make without chocolate chips.

  3. Katherine @ Green Thickies December 19, 2012 at 8:00 am #

    Wow how interesting. I didn’t know you could use chickpeas in sweet things. I adore mint too and your recipe for chocolate chips looks great too. Do you think this would work with raw cacao nibs or would they be too bitter? Many thanks

    • Good Girl Gone Green December 22, 2012 at 7:42 pm #

      It would probably taste good. If you think it would be a little bitter add some extra sweetener. :)

  4. Diana Rambles December 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) December 28, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    Love that this includes chickpeas! YUM. Got this tweeted and pinned! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays.

  6. Alesha @ Full Time Mama January 1, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    YUM! A perfect holiday treat!! Thanks for linking up!!!

  7. Katie January 11, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    This sound amazing! I’m hopping to try them this weekend! :) Thanks for sharing with Simple Meals Friday. This is one of our featured posts this week. I hope you join us again!

    http://nourishingsimplicity.org/2013/01/simple-meals-friday-13-2.html

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