Healthy Thin Mint Bars
When girl scout season rolls around I often get nostalgic for their infamous Thin Mints. You start to see thin mint shakes, ice cream and other treats to mimic the ever so popular cookie. But...I look to healthify things a bit!
So when I received CocoaBar in a Jar's Thin Mint coconut butter this month I knew this would be the best recreation ever! (Did you catch last months PB Cups?!) You can easily just spread this yumminess on toast, drizzle over fruit, in oatmeal, eat from a spoon - whichever way you choose it is good! What I love is that since it is made with coconut oil it will harden when cold but soften when heated - so you can just pop it in the microwave to melt and drizzle it over...anything! Infused with peppermint oil this will take you take you back to those Thin Mint Days!
I melted a cup of the thin mint coconut butter in the microwave for a bit just to make it easy to blend with. I then added in creamy almond butter, chopped pecans (use any nut you like!) and unsweetened shredded coconut flakes. Just look at those pecan chunks! Once I combined everything together I poured the mixture into a 5x7 glass pan (you can spray the bottom or use parchment paper if you like) then I sprinkled the top with pink sea salt. OMG!!!
Let it chill in the freezer for about an hour. Remember, it is made with coconut oil so it will harden right up for that perfect square chocolate treat! Let it sit to soften a little - just so it is easy to cut into squares. I then wrapped each bar individually and stored them back in the freezer in a ziplock bag.
This way they are portion controlled and easy to grab and throw in my lunch bag or really just easy to grab and EAT! Savor the moment and let these blissful bites melt slowly - they are something to really enjoy!
Check out their website to grab your own jar! AND...just for my readers you will get 10% off when you use code CHERISE10 - how cool is that?!
When you get your jar tag me on Instagram and show me your creation - even if it is just from your spoon! LOL!
1 cup Cocoa Jar in a Bar Thin Mint
2 tbsp all natural almond butter
1 tbsp chopped pecans
1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
Sprinkle of Sea Salt
1. Heat up the Cocoa Jar in a Bar for few seconds until blendable but not fully melted. (I put everything in a measuring cup)
2. Add in the almond butter and blend well. Then add the chopped pecans and coconut flakes. Combine well.
3. Pour into a 5x7 glass pan and sprinkle with sea salt.
4. Chill in freezer for about an hour.
5. Let soften a bit before slicing into 12 squares.
6. Can individually wrap and freeze for later consumption.
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