protein thin mint cocoa puffs

by purelytwins

A yummy and healthy protein thin mint cocoa puff mix.  If you are looking for a fun and healthier option to enjoy the flavors of chocolate and mint mixed with the crunch from cereal to curb those rich chocolate cravings: look no further. This recipe is for you.

Protein thin mint cocoa puff cereal snack! Gluten-free egg-free dairy-free refined sugar free

We are jumping up and down over here. Why? Because we can 😉 Okay seriously because we combined two of our favorites. Think chocolate. Double chocolate. And mint!

If you’re not a huge chocolate and mint fan you might not be as excited. Shame on you. Just kidding. That just means more chocolate and mint for us. When it comes to chocolate and mint we admit we have a hard time sharing.  We share this passion for chocolate and mint with our two older sisters. They love it just as much. It’s funny though our mom isn’t a big fan. Actually she hates mint but loves her dark chocolate.  Mom, we still love you even if you don’t like mint.

Like we mentioned this recipe was created by combining our homemade cocoa puffs and our protein thin mints.

Get ready to cure those thin mint cravings with these fun thin mint chocolate covered cocoa puffs.

Healthy protein thin mint cocoa puff recipe

Share this treat with your mint chocolate loving friends!

Who’s ready for the best mint chocolate treat?

This recipe is quick and simple. We love creating those kind of treats for you to enjoy in your busy life.

The only time consuming part of this recipe is being patient in rolling out our homemade cocoa puffs. They are worth it. We promise.

Healthy thin mint cocoa puff cereal. A fun snack that is free of gluten, eggs, dairy and refined sugar. Can be made grain-free. |

Bites of mint and chocolate (lots of chocolate) take this treat to the next level.

How to make chocolate covered mint cocoa puffs

The perfect chocolate mint recipe for your sweet tooth. 

Growing up we were big cereal eaters, but as we got older we stopped eating cereal due to the poor ingredients in them. But we do admit sometimes we get the cereal cravings. It reminds us of being kids.  That’s why we like to make our own treats and cereals as we get to control the ingredients in them.  Plus we really like being in the kitchen and working with food.

If you’re looking for the super sweet, sugary taste of cereal and thin mints from your childhood… these aren’t it. Instead… there better. It’s something different all together. We realized we didn’t need pounds of sugary filled things, but we still like to have sweet things in our lives. It’s all about balance.

We hope you like our new creation of enjoying a not too sweet chocolate treat with ingredients you can feel good about.


protein thin mint cocoa puffs

A fun and healthier way to enjoy the classic flavor of chocolate and mint. If you are looking for a sweet treat without all the guilt or extra ingredients this recipe is for you. Making your own snacks is simple and quick to do. This is a great kid friendly recipe. Full of healthy fats, protein and carbs.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes



  1. First make cocoa puffs. Or you can use store bought. You need about 2 cups of cocoa puffs.
  2. Once cocoa puffs are made pour cereal into a large bowl.
  3. In another bowl begin to make thin mint batter.
  4. Once thin mint batter is ready pour over cocoa puffs.
  5. Stir until cocoa puffs are well coated.
  6. Set in refrigerator until thin mint coating is firm to the touch.
  7. Store in fridge.


  • Serving Size: serves 4-6

Protein packed gluten-free dairy-free chocolate covered thin mint cocoa puffs cereal

Minty and chocolatey.  And a little crunchy.

Say hello to your newest obsession!

We hope you enjoy! Let us know if you give it a try. Make sure to tag #purelytwins on Instagram or leave a comment. We love seeing your creations!

What’s better thin mints or cocoa puff cereal?

Do you like combining two of your favorites into one recipe?



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Susan July 15, 2015 - 12:51 pm

I have a couple of questions about the recipe.

1) How long does it take, start to finish? I imagine that rolling out individual cereal balls is time consuming. 30 minutes?

2) How long does it need to sit in the fridge until it is ready to eat?

3) Can you refrigerate in the bowl? I imagine they’d all stick/clump together. Or do you pour them onto a baking sheet lined with parchment?

4) Do they stay crunchy, or get soft/chewy once you add the coating?

Finally, a non-recipe related question. You express your love for chocolate often, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen you enjoy a bar of chocolate. They make very high quality, dark, natural, delicious chocolate, and I imagine it would be very satisfying to you when you have a chocolate craving. Is there a reason you don’t eat it?

purelytwins July 18, 2015 - 10:25 am

yes it takes about 30 mins to do the cocoa puffs. and to sit in the fridge only takes probably around 20 minutes or so. You can do either – place in bowl or lined baking sheet. both would work. ours stayed fairly crunchy. We do eat chocolate bars, just don’t show them that much as we don’t eat them everyday, but we have enjoyed chocolate bars, we do like them.

Cassie July 15, 2015 - 5:53 pm

They look funny when you initially look at them, but the sound of minty cocoa puffs is super tasty!

purelytwins July 18, 2015 - 10:26 am

haha 😉


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