Love mint? Love coconut macaroons? Needing a quick and healthy snack for on-the-go? Make yourself these super easy mint chip coconut cookie bites. This recipe is full of protein and healthy fats. No refined sugar, grain free, gluten free, nut and egg free coconut macaroon recipe. Paleo and vegan friendly too! A cookie recipe for everyone. Made from just a few ingredients. These cookie bites will become an instant household favorite.
Things are changing around here. These past few days Madison has been sleeping in her toddler bed. She has done amazing with the change. At night I stand outside her door watching the monitor waiting for her to get out of the bed, but she hasn’t. She just moves around and eventually goes to sleep. I was shocked and so proud of her. Naps now are a little different. Yesterday was the first nap where she got up out of bed when she woke up from it. I started hearing her in the monitor and looked in and saw no child in bed. Then I saw her standing in the middle of the room. So, we shall see how this sleeping in toddler bed continues to go. Now we have just potty training to do. I am waiting on that until she shows signs again that she is ready.
Madison is a such big girl now by no longer sleeping in a crib. I always take a few moments to sit back and feel these big moments in her life. In moments like these being a mom I am filled with so many different emotions. I love seeing her grow and do new things. But I also get a little sad how she isn’t my little baby anymore. Every day I am so grateful to be her mom even during her tantrums. I love it all.
And I love how she has really gotten into being in the kitchen with Michelle and I. She loves stirring things and helping blending things. She enjoyed stirring these cookie bites.
Gluten-free grain-free mint cacao nib coconut protein cookies bites recipe
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These coconut mint chip protein cookie bites are a twist on the classic macaroon, perfect balance of coconut with a hint of mint mixed with raw cacao nibs for a nice crunch for texture and Perfect Fit protein powder for additional protein boost.
These cookies come together quickly using just a bowl and look are perfect for parties or gift giving. They’re super cute too.
Everyone will love them.
They are gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and nut-free!
If you’re looking for the easiest coconut macaroon inspired recipe ever, this is your recipe!
They’re perfectly domed, chewy bites of heaven that are bursting with toasty coconut with a hint of mint and chocolate.
Super easy flourless coconut mint macaroon recipe that be baked or eaten raw
So easy your kids can even make these. Madison loves helping out in the kitchen.
These coconut mint bites have the balance of flavor of mint, chocolate and sweetness. Every cookie is perfectly balanced of flavor. The texture is chewy from the coconut, but that’s the best part.
Just like our other chewy cookies – 4 ingredient cinnamon chewy protein cookies and double chocolate mint protein cookies.
No refined sugars.
No food coloring.
Mint chip coconut protein cookie bites. Gluten-free. Paleo. Vegan.
The Best gluten-free paleo vegan mint chip coconut macaroons EVER! The delicate, sweet flavor of coconut really shines through in these delicious, moist, and chewy cookies with nice balance of mint and chocolate. No food coloring. We used chlorophyll to make them green!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (6 oz)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or a few drops of peppermint essential oil (to taste)
- 8 drop of chlorophyll
- 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
- 4 tablespoons protein power
- 2 heaping cups fine coconut flakes
- Place coconut flakes and protein powder into a bowl. Mix together.
- Stir in peppermint and chlorophyll .
- Then stir in coconut butter, oil and maple syrup.
- End with cacao nibs.
- Scoop onto cookie tray.
- Bake 300 for 15 – 20 minutes.
- Or dehydrate them 115 for a few hours to keep them raw.
- Serving Size: 18 cookies
We baked them, but you can enjoy them dehydrated. Which is how we used to enjoy them all the time years ago. Then we moved out here to CA and we sold our dehydrators.
Also these freeze really well and are actually delicious right out of the freezer. We have a batch right now in the freezer!
Ingredient substitutions ideas:
Don’t like cacao nibs use chocolate chips
Don’t like mint? Omit it and do 2 teaspoons cinnamon or vanilla
Use almond meal for the protein powder
The best gluten-free paleo vegan mint chip coconut macaroons EVER! We love these so much.
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Lori and Michelle
Hi! I love your recipes, but have trouble making them because I’m not a fan of protein powder (the price and the taste), so I never have it in the house. Do you have any suggestions on what I can use in place of protein powder for all of your recipes that call for it?
Yes we provided substitutions below the recipe. So for protein powder you can use almond meal.
I’m with Suzanne. I don’t want to use protein powder in deserts for a few reasons. First, I don’t think it actually tastes good (and I try to eat things I really enjoy these days) and two, it brings back orthorexic behaviors in me. So substitutions for protein power would be awesome in general, and preferably not always nuts because I’m allergic to almonds 🙁
No worries, we know that protein powder is not for everyone. If you can’ do nuts you can try sunflower or pumpkin seeds, or tigernut flour.
YUM! I love that these are mint chocolate chip with the combination of the coconut! Everything sounds splendid!
thank you Cassie, these are filled with so many of our favorites!
So um, these are dessert after dinner tomorrow evening, RIGHT?!
sure 🙂 xo
Could you use tigernut flour or pea protein? How many drops do you use for essential oils? 2 or 3?
Yes you can use either one for the protein powder, we used pea protein for ours. For the EO try 3 and then taste and see if it is enough.
What is chlorophyll and where do you buy it? Ant substitutions?
Chlorophyll is the molecule that gives plants and algae their green pigment and traps sunlight for photosynthesis. You can eat it via lots of leafy green veggies, take it as a supplement in pill form, or add it to water or juice via chlorophyll drops.
Chlorophyll boasts a ton of supposed benefits like mental clarity and energy to name a few. But the main reason why we used it in this recipe and all our recipes that need the color green is we don’t want to use food coloring but we want our “mint” to be green. Using these liquid chlorophyll drops help give us a green color naturally.
Great recipe. I’m a bit fan of mint chocolate chip so I’m definitely going to be trying these out! Thanks 🙂