Fudgy Mint Chip Cookies with Protein Powder

Fudgy Mint Chip  Cookies

Looking for a healthy, super easy to prepare, crowd-pleasing treat to bring to your holiday gathering? This one is absolute chocolate decadence, with a fudgy texture and a minty crunch–and get this: lots of protein and fiber! What more could you ask for?

1/2 Cup Veggie Protein Powder, vanilla flavor
1/4 Cup Almond Butter, freshly ground
3/4 Cup Coconut Oil, softened
1/2 Cup Fair-trade Cocoa Powder
1/4 Cup Flax or Chia, ground
1/4-1/2 Cup Maple Syrup
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1-2 Crushed Candy Canes (plastic bag and hammer)

Mix first seven ingredients in a bowl and form into balls, then roll each in crushed candy cane. Store in fridge and bring out thirty minutes before serving.

Note: Roll in crushed candy cane not more than a day before serving. The cookie’s moisture dissolves the candy cane and the red and white candy shards get absorbed into the cookie and they don’t look quite as pretty.

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