No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

These Vegan No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars taste so much like Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, yet made with ONLY 7 ingredients and are so much healthier. They take only 10 minutes to make and are a huge crowd-pleaser! Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free.

What goes fabulous with chocolate? Peanut butter...cherries...orange...and ESPECIALLY mint. I used to love eating those girl scout thin mint cookies, but after doing some research, they are so unhealthy! They are full of artificial ingredients, oils, preservatives and not vegan. Not trying to knock the good girl scouts, because I believe everything in moderation, but my blog is about healthier homemade options. If you could get a delicious and much more nutritious dessert, than a traditional one, wouldn't you want it?

Well, these Vegan No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars taste so much like a thin mint, I'll never crave them again! As opposed to the numerous ingredients in their cookies, my cookie bars have only 7.

So, this cookie bar is my take on those same flavors. While it's not a "thin mint" exactly...it's bigger and better than one...according to my husband anyway. These are so sweet and yummy, you'll forget all about those thin mints! These reminded me so much of the thin mint cookie because of their flavor, sweetness and crunch, I had to name them accordingly. Also, no need to bake them! Go make these NOW and after chilling them, tell me they don't taste just like a thin mint!! I used to store my thin mints in the fridge because they were so good that way.

Yields 6

No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups organic gluten free rice crisp cereal
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup raw amber agave or maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened dark cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
  • 1/4 cup gluten free mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life brand)

Instructions

  1. Line a loaf pan (9X5) with parchment paper with it hanging over the sides for easy removal.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rice cereal and chocolate chips.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, add the almond butter, agave and cocoa. Stir and heat just until the almond butter has melted and mixed well with the other ingredients, a couple of minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and mint extracts.
  4. Now, pour the heated mixture over the dry ingredients and stir quickly because it will start to harden. This will semi-melt the chocolate chips causing the chocolate to ooze more into the bars.....mmmmmmm! Press mixture down flat and hard into the pan with the back of a spoon, spread out evenly. It will be sticky, so if you put a small piece of parchment paper underneath the back of your spoon while pressing, it's much easier.
  5. Chill in the fridge at least 30 minutes and slice with a sharp knife into bars. Keep them stored in the fridge to retain their shape. Enjoy the chocolate mint heaven!

Notes

227.6 calories/ 9.65 g fat/ 36.87 carbs/ 2.73 g protein Based on 6 large bars. These are really sweet and large, (the equivalent of 2 cookies), so feel free to cut them smaller and then adjust the nutrition stats accordingly.

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Now, don't wait any longer...go make these now...they are TOO easy not to! Please come back and leave me feedback here after you make them and if you have success, tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 and with hashtag #thevegan8! I love seeing your creations!

32 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh I am SO making these...thin mints used to be my fav too!! I used to dunk them in peanut butter ;)
  2. I know, they were delicious huh!! That made me laugh out loud! Dipping them in peanut butter sounds sooo good. I'm telling you, it's amazing how "thin mint-ish" they taste! :)
  3. Tiffany Cockrell
    OMG!! These are dabomb!!
    • Thank you so much Tiifany! So glad you loved them and thank you for sharing them with your friends! :)
  4. They look awesome!
    • Thank you! They turned out so pretty I didn't want to eat them....well not really! :)
  5. Today, I have made your tasty bars & they were superb! :) really tasty!
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  7. The photographs are as yummy as the recipe! Your helpful suggestion on how to ramp up the strawberry flavor was great--from one cake baker to another, thank you.
    • Oh thank you so much Joanie!! That means so much. Oh, and your welcome! I hope the cake turns out more strawberry-ish for you!! You can't go wrong with chocolate and strawberry...mmm! :)
  8. I love chocolate and mint! I don't know thin mint cookies, but will have to try these out!
    • Oh great, hope you love them as much as we do!! Thin mints are really popular Girl Scout cookies around here...but are really unhealthy so this is my own twist on them! YUM! Thank you so much for your comment! :)
  9. Tiffany Cockrell
    This one I absoloutly luv and the hummus as well!! Delicious!!!!!
  10. Tiffany Cockrell
    All the recipes are so healthy delicious and mouthwatering!!
  11. The healthy treats you come up with amaze me! Looks so tasty!
    • Aww thanks so much Victoria for that awesome compliment! I got some great, decadent ones coming this week so look out for them! :)
  12. Oh my WOW, I need some of these!! If they're called koala chips, I should be able to find them in Australia, right?? Right??? :-)
  13. [...] to hold together, otherwise you just have a sticky mess in a bowl. That is the method I did for my no bake mint chocolate chip cookie bars. But for these, I figured the way to avoid the sticky issue was to roll them into some cocoa. It [...]
  14. [...] to hold together, otherwise you just have a sticky mess in a bowl. That is the method I did for my no bake mint chocolate chip cookie bars. But for these, I figured the way to avoid the sticky issue was to roll them into some cocoa. It [...]
  15. Everytime I think you can't come up with something better...you do. And I don't even like gluten free most of the time!
  16. [...] No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars-Gluten Free | The ... No-Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars-Gluten Free. What goes fabulous with chocolate? Peanut butter…cherries…orange…and ESPECIALLY mint. I used to love eating those girl scout thin mint cookies, but after doing . [...]
  17. These look like they came straight out of a bakery! Only prettier:)
  18. These look great - I'll bookmark to make for my son! I hate buying bars like this from the store b/c there are always a couple weird ingredients (even in the organic ones!).
    • Thank you so much! I'd love to hear if you do make them! They are SO Easy and super delicious...a favorite of my husbands! :)
  19. daisyandthefox
    oooo these sounds so good!! im thinking this is a MUST make snack :D
  20. I can not wait to try these.. Im always looking for a great bar for my boys after their long swim practices as well as for me.
    • Thank you so much Tina! Please do, I know you will enjoy them...they are one of my most popular recipes. Let me know if you try them! :)
  21. Congrats on the new blog..Looks great and I will keep checking it for new inspirations for sweet treats :) Thank you!
  22. [...] made the maple vanilla cupcakes, 4 ingredient peanut butter cookies, mint chocolate chip cookie bars and also served chocolate chips made with rice flour. I found these chocolate chips at the store in [...]
  23. I love chocolate and mint and great cooking...
  24. I am so going to make these, but I am going to try adding peppermint essential oil instead of the extract. I will serve these at my next class. Thank you for the recipe.
    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com
      Wonderful Kimberly! I think it's much stronger, so just add to taste, so it isn't too strong. These are one of my all-time favorite desserts! Let me know what you all think of them, they were a huge hit at my daughter's birthday party...all non-vegans :)

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