Protein thin mint cookies that are low in sugar, high in protein and gluten-free vegan.

Protein thin mint cookies made with raw cacao, coconut oil, hemp protein, stevia and mequite. A cookie that burns fat. |

We are squealing in excitement over here


Because we are sharing …

the BEST thin mint cookie recipe ever

These are not just any thin mint cookie, but a protein low in sugar thin mint cookie!

We have a few different variations of this cookie, as we know not everyone will have some ingredients on hand. all the variations come out wonderful and uniquely their own.

Raw protein thin mints. Vegan. Paleo. Low sugar. Gluten-free. Made from 5 ingredients. |


Please be aware we’ve only made these thin mints with hemp protein powder,  so if you use your own favorite protein powder you might have to adjust the taste to your liking – maybe too much peppermint or not enough, or maybe too sweet or not sweet enough. each protein powder has different taste and texture.

In the video we go over tips on making these when you make adjustments.  we have two videos – the first one in this post is Michelle making the original thin mint recipe. and the second video is Michelle making a variation. (videos are at the end of post)

Warning these little cookies can be highly addictive. though in a good way! we have been eating these thin mints for over a year now and still crave them. that might be from us being obsessed with anything mint. we have even traveled with this cookie a few times, but had to eat them with a spoon as they are sensitive to heat.

We do find these thin mint cookies to taste best cold.

Here is the recipe for our original thin mint cookie recipe:

Low Sugar Protein Thin Mint Cookies (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes 9 - 10 cookies.

Low Sugar Protein Thin Mint Cookies (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

The best gluten-free thin mint cookies that are raw and vegan! Protein thin mint cookies that are sweetened with stevia! Low-sugar thin mint cookies.


  • 1/2 cup hemp protein powder
  • 1/4 cup mesqite powder
  • 1/4 cup carob
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp liquid stevia
  • 7-8 tbsp coconut oil, liquid


  1. place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together. scoop onto plate or tray, then set in fridge to set. want the cookies to be hard to the touch. keep refrigerator or store in freezer.
  2. © pure2raw 2011 – 2012


now here are some variations to the recipe:

version #2 protein thin mints (no mesquite)

  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup carob
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp stevia, liquid
  • about 4 tbsp coconut oil, liquid

version #3 protein thin mints (just cocoa)

  • 3/4 cup protein powder
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp stevia, liquid
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 6 -7 tbsp coconut oil, liquid

version #4 protein thin mints (no cocoa)

  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup carob
  • 1/4 cup lucuma or mesquite
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp stevia, liquid
  • 7-9 tbsp coconut oil, liquid

version #5 protein thin mints (no carob)

  • 1/2 cup protein powder
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/4 cup mesquite
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/2 tsp stevia
  • 6-7 tbsp coconut oil, liquid

now more about the ingredients we used in this protein thin mint recipe made with coconut oil.


cocoa – we use raw cacao powder, but you can use regular cocoa powder

carob – we like to get a little chocolate without over doing the caffeine, so we do a mix of both. plus we just love carob. has sweet caramel like flavor that is high in minerals and B vitamins. most carob powders in stores are roasted, if you want a true raw carob powder need to order it online. raw food world and one lucky duck have one.

mesquite – we love the deep flavor mesquite gives recipes. a little smoky caramel flavor. plus adds a little more protein.

lucuma – a great natural sweetener! provides a creamy texture. we love just the flavor of lucuma, but it is not necessary for this recipe. does great as frosting.

hemp protein – we are not huge fans of the way hemp protein powder taste plain, so this is one way we have found to enjoy it!!!! like we mentioned in video we have used other protein powders.

coconut oil – a good source of healthy fats (medium chain fatty acid), great for energy, boost metabolism, aid in weight loss, and adds a little natural sweetness to the recipe. coconut oil is really the only oil you can use in this recipe as it gets hard when cold! we have no idea how other oils would do.

stevia – our favorite sugar free sweetener. we like liquid stevia. but everyone has different taste tolerance to stevia, so use your favorite sweetener. need about 1-2 tbsp of sweetener if not using stevia.

where to buy these ingredients – check out our post here on where we buy ingredients.  

Video one – making our original thin mint recipe

Second video of another variation with just carob and cocoa

We hope you enjoy our protein thin mint cookies


Lori and Michelle

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112 thoughts on “Protein Thin Mint Cookies (low sugar, gluten-free, raw, vegan)

  1. Thank You for the recipe!!! I’m going to try it tomorrow ;D (Your recipes are always so amazing, no hesitation needed, lol!)

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:18 am
    1. aww thanks Stephanie!!!HUGS

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:19 am
  2. YUM! I’m definitely going to be whipping up a batch of these soon!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:36 am
  3. oh i love the faces! i would totally make that face if i had those in my hand RIGHT NOW!! yum.

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:40 am
  4. Amazing!! I hope you do get to sell them, they would be such a hit!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 8:12 am
  5. You all ROCK! I was so excited for this recipe. And all of the different versions- fabulous!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 8:26 am
  6. well done! these sound fantastic!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 8:42 am
  7. Wowww, these look AMAZING! Great use for hemp protein, too (which I admit I don’t always enjoy in smoothies)

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:03 am
    1. Amber yes we cannot stand hemp in smoothies, but for some reason love it this way 🙂

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:11 am
    2. Just made these! I followed the original recipe, but I substituted a raw sprouted fiber/protein blend (Garden of Life RAW Fiber) for half the hemp protein. I also subbed coffee extract for the peppermint, since I knew Matt would like that even better. Then I also added a big pinch of sea salt and just 1 Tbsp coconut flour, since my batter came out just a tad thinner than yours (I used 7 Tbsp oil). Voila! They’re chilling in the freezer now, but just from the taste of the batter (which I ate, um, way too much of), these are AMAZING. I’m already brainstorming about a million other ways to adapt/try them – although you did an incredible job already of providing so many variations!

      I’ve been trying to get Matt to eat more coconut oil, but he doesn’t like it straight out of the jar the way I do 😉 So the fact that these contain almost a Tbsp of coconut oil per cookie is AWESOME.

      Anyway, thanks for the fabulous recipe, girls!

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 11:39 am
      1. Amber love the idea of using coffee extract!! we will have to try that next time. thank you! and hope matt likes them too. oh yes love our coconut oil.

        Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  8. Wow 4g protein in one little cookie? These sound like winning treats!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:12 am
  9. Well I rarely do this but I just walked to the store immediately to get the ingredients for these. They look SO good. Couldn’t find mesquite but I’ll try version #2 and let you know how it goes!!!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:29 am
    1. Awesome Katie!! enjoy 😉

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:40 am
    2. and updated to add. Made them this morning. Added a little sea salt on top. Already had 4 today and want another! SO great, and a perfect way to finally use the hemp powder I’ve had seriously for ages. I hate that stuff and can’t detect it at all in these cookies. Thank you thank you 🙂

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:31 pm
  10. Thanks so much for posting this!!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about making these. Now I have an excuse to buy the lucuma I keep eyeing at the health food store. I have some hemp powder I got to experiment with a while back and never could find anything that tasted good with hemp. Finally, a use for my hemp powder! I also have some regular stevia I got a while back so I will try them with that or the palm coconut sugar I just bought. Thanks for all the substitution info you give.

    I really appreciate you posting the nutritional info because I sometimes go back to weight watchers point system when needed. One question-is the nutritional information you posted for one cookie? Regardless if it’s 1 cookie or 4 this cookie seems to be quite healthy, I just need to know for ww points. Thanks so much!!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:34 am
    1. Leah the nutritional info is for one cookie based off our original recipe. and yes this is the only way we enjoy hemp protein powder, haha.

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:41 am
  11. Thanks for sharing—these look great! I’m definitely going to make them!
    Love the videos 🙂

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:42 am
  12. I’m so on this….like today.

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:59 am
    1. Thanks Mike!! hope you like them

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:01 am
  13. Hi

    I really want to try this cookies but I have two question what kind of extract do you use (the brand) and stevia I saw you use kal brand does it taste different as nunatural one? What is different between kal stevia and nunatural stevia?
    Thanks a lot

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:06 am
    1. Sam the brand of extact is Frontier, it usually is available in most health food stores. In terms of stevia, we love the Kal brand. not a fan of nunatural stevia, just personally preference.

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  14. Ooo I’m making these with my lactose free whey it is “sweet cream” flavor and will be the BOMB in here!!! Thank you ladies, always keeping us treating well 🙂


    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:34 am
  15. These looked so good! I can’t wait to make a batch! I am glad you used carob powder too, I just love the taste of carob and cocoa together…
    And the pictures are super cute! Love the faces you’re making 🙂

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am
  16. These sound wonderful! I am so making them. : )

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:43 am
  17. YAY! You know I am making these right away! Thank you for posting, girls. Love you both!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 11:03 am
  18. Oiy! Can’t wait to try these beauties!!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 11:06 am
  19. this is perfect for me right now. i hope it would work with some nut pulp that is dried, it’s all I have, I think I am going to try it, I’ll let you know how it works out. i am getting used to the flavor of stevia. 🙂

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 11:41 am
    1. Bitt, just start small with the coconut oil!! but the almond flour should work.

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:08 pm
  20. Mint and chocolate are my favorite combo!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 11:52 am
  21. Made it 😉 It’s amazing!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    1. Awesome Stephanie!!!

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  22. SO making this!! If I can find mesquite! Online? Whole foods?

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    1. Lindsay some wholefoods do sell, but yes you can get it online – Amazon and iherb sell it. We do give a variation without mesquite too.

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm
  23. Oh these look awesome! I can’t wait to try them! 🙂 I’m squeeling too! He he! Off to pin!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm
  24. Hmmm, I think I better try both to test them out… 😉

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:28 pm
  25. How do you think this would work if i subbed raw almond butter for the coconut oil?

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm
    1. Devyn you could always try, we have no idea as almond butter does not get solid like coconut oil, so might be a little on the soft side

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:51 pm
  26. These look amazing! Worth the wait you put us all through! I think these would be awesome in some coconut bliss vanilla ice cream!!

    Love that you have so many variations too!


    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:47 pm
  27. Okay, I neeeeeeed these in my life, now!!! Love mint and chocolate!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 1:52 pm
  28. This looks absolutely amazing! I will have to try these!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:29 pm
  29. i have been waiting for this recipe! i knew it had to have coconut oil in it after you mentioned the heat issue. i’ll have to give this a try with my manitoba harvest hemp protein powder and let you know! you look adorable with the headband! love the shirt too, funny stuff ;p

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    1. thanks girl!! yes let us know how you like them

      Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm
  30. Oooh yummy love all the variation ideas girls! I’ve made recipes with carob and mint together too – I enjoy the combination. I use whey protein powder so will try it with that! xo

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm
  31. These look so good! Just like everything else you’ve made!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm
  32. Just added you to my blogroll!!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm
  33. Wow, yum! How generous of you to share, and your pics are adorable.

    This is so so similar to the mint “barks” I was making a couple years ago–I was just about living on various version of them for about six months back there and posted a few recipes on my blog. I backed off from eating as much coconut oil for some reason, but they were totally my to-go snacks for a really long time. Definitely needed a spoon if I took them traveling though, lol!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm
  34. You guys are AMAZING! This was my first girlscout season with a wheat allergy, but not anymore!!!!

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm
  35. They look amazing! They are going to be my cooking inspiration for the weekend. Thank you for sharing xx

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm
  36. I have the most horrible confession to make.

    I don’t actually like mint + chocolate. HOWEVER! One of my bffs is gluten free and I don’t know if she has EVER had a thin mint so I’m sure she’d LOVE this! I’ll definitely pass it on to her 🙂

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:55 pm
  37. YUM 🙂 I may try the double cocoa one, but I don’t have protein powder so maybe I’ll try something else instead?

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 7:59 pm
  38. I used to love thin mint cookies so I’m
    quite certain I would live these! They look delicious.

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 9:29 pm
  39. oooh, I am making the mesquite recipe as soon as I can!! hmm… maybe right now, can I eat these for breakfast? 😀

    Posted on March 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm
  40. Wowza. I need to dump my boxes of Girl Scout Cookies and get to making (and devouring) these pretty things.

    Thanks for all the recipe variations. I’ll probably go the all cacao route 🙂

    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 12:12 am
  41. no guilt thing mints??? i’m in 🙂 They look divine and I love all the options you’ve included

    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 3:17 am
    1. thanks Sarah!!

      Posted on March 8, 2012 at 6:44 am
  42. Ok now I will definitely be trying these! You two are genius!!

    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 6:34 am
  43. These look soooo good! Thanks for the inspiration. The mint + chocolate combo is always a winner and I love Thin Mints…great little things.

    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 8:57 am
  44. this is perfect! perfect way to use my green hemp protein powder! hemp protein powder has a way of tasting actually yummy in this recipe! 😀

    Posted on March 8, 2012 at 1:35 pm
  45. I am not usually one to comment, but these are honestly AMAZING!! I have been anxiously awaiting the recipe ever since you two originally mentioned vegan ‘protein thin mints’ (no sugar, no grain) and had to make them right away! These did not disappoint and actually exceeded my expectations. LOVE recipe ever!! I have not had a girl scout cookie in years, but if I remember correctly these capture that delightful mint + chocolate combo (without all those questionable ingredients, GMOs and hydrogenated oils!).

    I made the original recipe and used 1/2 cup raw hemp protein + one scoop sunwarrior vanilla.

    Thank you so much!!!!!

    Posted on March 9, 2012 at 6:45 am
    1. Sasha awesome!!! we are so happy to hear this 😉 so glad that you loved them as much as we do!!!! yay! HUGS

      Posted on March 9, 2012 at 7:07 am
  46. The higher protein version of the hemp powder you have is a lot better tasting. It tastes pretty neutral, not as much help flavor. Its called “Hemp Pro 70” and has red on the label instead of green. Unfortunately its also twice as expensive! But for putting in drinks, it makes a HUGE difference!

    Posted on March 9, 2012 at 2:48 pm
  47. Wow! It looks like everyone and their mother love these cookies! I will be adding them to my “to-bake” list. You two are so talented with your healthy baking recipes. Much love ~ Kilee

    Posted on March 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  48. Holy deliciousness! These are amazing!!! Just made a batch and they are absolutely incredible! You guys are geniuses<3 Hahaa, thank you for your always awesome recipes; I think I speak for everyone when I say you guys are such a positive inspiration!

    Posted on March 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    1. Maeve thank you so much!!! we are so happy to hear you loved them, we love them too 😉 thank you thank you!

      Posted on March 14, 2012 at 6:53 pm
  49. Hi twins! I couldn’t believe how good these taste!

    I made variation #2, using Vega’s Shake & Go Smoothie mix for the protein powder. I get an extra hit of chocolate AND greens that way! I definitely want to try these with mesquite. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Posted on March 15, 2012 at 7:14 am
    1. so glad you enjoyed it Heather!!!

      Posted on March 15, 2012 at 7:32 am
  50. Mmmmm!! omgness~these look dehhhrrricious!! 😀 I love how versatile coconut oil is too. I’m totally pinning this, and the picture is beautiful!

    Posted on March 16, 2012 at 9:48 am
  51. Okay I just made these and into the fridge they went to set. But HOW do you keep from just eating it before it even gets into the fridge? Mine barely made it on the plate. YUM. Great recipe!!

    Posted on March 20, 2012 at 10:43 am
    1. Mariah yay happy to hear you love them!! we eat them way too much 🙂

      Posted on March 20, 2012 at 10:54 am
  52. OMG. Can’t wait to try! These remind me of the little after-8 mints that I used to eat by the box… oops!

    I read something about mesquite powder having an affect where the enzymes in them prevent your body from converting proteins to amino acids (trypsin inhibitor I think?), and that the only way to prevent this is by baking or cooking the mesquite powder. Thoughts?

    Posted on March 23, 2012 at 9:46 pm
  53. I just made these for my post run snack, and they are soooooooooo delicious! Thanks for such an AMAZING recipe!

    Posted on April 9, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  54. Whoa baby! I literally just made these and they are YUM! I was hesitant because I’m not a fan of the taste of hemp protein but in it went and I can’t even taste it…My 9 year old is loving them and so do I! I’m proud of and thankful for you two and your yummy healthy recipes! Thank you!

    Posted on April 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm
  55. I don’t have mesquite or lucuma. Can I make them without it? If I was going to buy one, which one would be best?

    Posted on May 4, 2012 at 8:36 am
    1. Barb we give a few different versions, one of them just uses cocoa and carob. so follow that recipe. hope this helps.

      Posted on May 4, 2012 at 9:23 am
  56. OMG why did i wait so long to make these??? they are amazing! I ate 4 before dinner. Oops!

    Mine totally stuck to the plate though. Any suggestions?

    Posted on May 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    1. Teri awesome to hear you loved them too!! Ya sometimes are stick too. Just let them warm up to room temperature a little longer. And we find the thicker we make the cookies, the easier it is to pull them off the plate.

      Posted on May 7, 2012 at 4:25 am
  57. Can you please clarify the recipe in Version #3? Did you mean 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp cocoa?

    Posted on May 15, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    1. Yes 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp.

      Posted on May 15, 2012 at 5:35 pm
  58. I loveeeee how you guys give so many variations!!!! thank you!!! i can’t wait to try the no mesquite way! 🙂 YUM

    Posted on May 16, 2012 at 6:22 pm
  59. I just made thin mint cookies and they are amazing! Thank you for creating the ones with just cocoa. My husband even liked them. I really appreciate how you tweak everything you create for different options such as GF, vegan, etc. Thanks for all the wonderful eats!!!

    Posted on May 20, 2012 at 9:48 am
  60. Hi Lori and Michelle,

    I tried the first variation of the recipe with Lacuma powder. I found that the cookies were somewhat bitter, dry, and mealy but they had potential So I tweaked the recipe and decided to actually bake the cookies.

    Protein Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

    Serving: Ingredients:
    ▪ 1/2 cup hemp protein powder
    ▪ 1/4 cup mesqite powder
    ▪ 1/4 cup carob or lacuma powder
    ▪ 1/4 cup cocoa
    ▪ 1 tsp vanilla extract
    ▪ 1 tsp peppermint extract
    ▪ 1 tbsp liquid Stevia
    ▪ 1 tbsp Natures’s Hollow (Xylitol) honey
    ▪ 8 tbsp coconut oil, liquid
    1 egg
    1/4 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp Ener-G Improved Baking SODA Substitute, Sodium Free
    1/3 cup vanilla almond milk
    ¼ teaspoon AlsoSalt
    ¼ cup organic butter

    If the coconut oil comes in a jar in a solid form:
    Warm the jar of coconut oil in a pot over a medium flame until the solid has liquefied. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
    Place all ingredients into a bowl and stir together.
    Drop spoonfuls of the cookie batter onto a glazed baking sheet put in the oven. Yields about 16 cookies.
    Bake 8 – 12 minutes.

    This recipe is low in salt. It yields a little more than the original recipe. Most importantly, because of the baking powder, baking soda, and almond milk the cookies came out light and fluffy. The egg, butter, and salt substitute help stabilize the cookies so they don’t fall apart. You might even be able to mail them this way. As you can see I doubled the amount of Stevia and I also added the Nature’s Hollow honey. For me, this is the “right amount” of sweetness without being too sweet. I think cookies are delicious in my “tweaked” version of your recipe but you still have to mind your portion control. Don’t eat the whole pan at once!

    Posted on June 29, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  61. If anyone is sensitive to Coconut Oil you can use pure Cacao Butter! The cookies come out a bit harder actually…more like a chocolate bar, but it works!

    Posted on September 9, 2012 at 3:52 pm
  62. You girls are seriously genius! How do you come up with this stuff?? I just made the carob/cocoa, theyre cooking up all hard but i just had one and it blew my mind. I also made the cocoa only one with a few moderation (tiny sprinkle of carob and more protein as they were too runny). Can’t wait to make the cake version! Love you guys!!

    Posted on October 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm
  63. These babies are AAAAA-MAZING!! LOVE choco-mint combos!! MMM.. These taste EXACTLY like a thin mint!! The texture is even similar! You girls are geniuses!!! I have a plate of them in the fridge right now.. Do you have any other flavors with a similar base? .. nom nom nom…… yum!

    Posted on October 9, 2012 at 11:21 pm
  64. Oh my gosh, I made these last night, and they turned out GREAT!! I just loved everything about them. I made them with all cocoa, and no mint (because i didnt have any), but with lots og vanila seeds. YUM, a new favorite!

    Posted on October 11, 2012 at 2:48 am
    1. Awesome Ragnhild! so happy you loved them as much as we do!

      Posted on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 am
  65. These are genius. Plain and simple.

    Posted on October 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    1. Thanks Jill!

      Posted on October 16, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  66. Made these yesterday….need an intervention! Amazing….thank you ladies!

    Posted on October 28, 2012 at 7:15 pm
    1. yay Carolyn!!!! so happy to hear you loved them!

      Posted on October 28, 2012 at 7:43 pm
  67. just made these for the first time today and really enjoyed them! They will definitely be a staple in my snack repertoire!

    Posted on November 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm
  68. Hi there- so I made these finally this morning. But I have a few questions. I am not sure how I would feel about carob and I do not have any hemp protein powder (I actually threw out the Vega because it tasted so bad, in hindsight I should have kept it) So I made the one with the mesquite and used sunwarrior vanilla and all cocoa. But I think I needed more than 7 tpsp coconut butter to hold it together. I wonder now if I should have added a bit of water or chia gel or something to hold it together. Also does it matter if the protein powder is vanilla or choc.? Did you ever try this with the Perfect fit? And I have to watch your video because your thin mints actually look like the real thing and mine did not so much 🙂 But they tasted good. so thank you so much!

    Posted on February 12, 2013 at 11:29 am
    1. Ozlem coconut oil amounts will vary depending on ingredients used, add more if batter try. Yes we have two videos making two different kinds, so watch both. We have another version here using brown rice protein Perfect fit would be great to use!

      Posted on February 12, 2013 at 11:36 am
  69. I tried the recipe today but realized I didn’t have carob or mesquite on hand, thus was just left with protein powder and cocoa. I feel its a bit too crunchy though, what would you suggest is a good replacement for the carob and/or mesquite powders??

    Also just want to say, Thanks for your great recipe ideas!! Love them 😀 I have too many on my “to make” list! haha keeps life interesting 😉

    Posted on April 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  70. I just made these (version 3)… for tomorrow’s breakfast. Instead of mint, I added orange zest and orange extract. Mmmm, so good! Thanks for posting.

    Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:39 pm
  71. Thanks for this great recipe, and it’s variations. I made them recently and really enjoyed them, but used pure peppermint essential oil instead of extract and it turned out well. I’m going to make more tonight as I just ate my last one.

    I’m excited to try it with cocao butter instead of coconut oil just to see how those turn out, and I have a friend who would love these but is allergic to all things coconut.

    I’m also going to try a chocolate-orange version using wild orange essential oil to flavor it. I have high hopes for that one!

    Thanks again. 🙂

    Posted on December 6, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    1. awesome!! glad to hear it, hope you friend enjoys them too 🙂

      Posted on December 7, 2013 at 9:41 am
  72. How did you calculate calories? In your original recipe the coconut oil alone would put these cookies over 95 cal/cookie.

    Posted on June 23, 2014 at 3:58 pm
  73. So this is one of the first recipes I tried when I found your site. While I absolutely love the thin mints I actually changed this recipe and instead of mint made protein almond joy balls/cookie. Instead of mint extract I used almond extract, added raw unsweetened coconut to the mix. While they were in the fridge I toasted some of the coconut and chopped some roasted almonds and combined them. After the cookies were in the fridge I then melted Dagoba 100% choc. w/ a little stevia, I dipped the cookies in the chocolate then in the toasted coconut/almond mix, and put them back in the fridge and some in the freezer. Yummy!

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:16 pm
    1. You changes sounds great Sara! Glad you found us 🙂

      Posted on August 27, 2014 at 5:19 pm
  74. Is the protein powder necessary? I’m in love with you guys!!!

    Posted on August 6, 2015 at 11:13 pm
    1. Yes because they are protein thin mints. Thanks for the support!!

      Posted on August 7, 2015 at 10:50 am
  75. I made the version 3 recipe and my cookies turned out very bitter tasting! How can I fix this?

    Posted on January 15, 2016 at 12:30 am
    1. well stevia can have a bitter taste if you aren’t used to it. You might have to try a different brand.

      Posted on January 15, 2016 at 12:50 am