Thin Mint Truffles (Gluten & Dairy free)
These thin mint truffles are the perfect simple, no-bake copycat for the classic Girl Scout cookies we all know and love. This version is gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and dairy free!
It’s Girl Scout cookie season, and you know what that means for all of us with food allergies and intolerances… copycats! I was a Girl Scout as a kid, and I’ve always loved Thin Mints in particular. The mint chocolate flavor is just perfect, and I recreated a full thin mint recipe back in 2019. Fully recreating them is fun, but what about when you want all of the flavor for less work? That’s where these truffles come in!
These thin mint truffles have all of the flavors and textures you love about thin mints, but they come together with zero oven time and very minimal effort. Plus, they’re gluten-free, grain-free, egg-free and dairy free!
Why you’ll love these Thin Mint Truffles
- Girl Scout Cookie flavor without food allergies! Who doesn’t love the nostalgia of Girl Scout Cookies and thin mints are a classic. However, now I love the flavor without gluten or dairy.
- So easy to make! I have a recipe for copycat Thin Mints, which are delicious, but time consuming. I love how simple these truffles are to make!
The Ingredients for Thin Mint Truffles
- Pitted Dates. It’s really important to use fresh dates and then pit them for the best flavor and freshness.
- Cocoa Powder.
- Almond Flour. The best swap for this would be tigernut flour.
- Coconut Oil and Vanilla Extract.
- Peppermint Extract. For that mint flavor!
- Paleo Chocolate Cookies. These are optional to coat the truffles.
How to make Thin Mint Truffles
- Step One. Blend all the ingredients, except cookies if using, in the food processor into a sticky pasta.
- Step Two. Form the mixture into truffle balls.
- Step Three. If using cookies, use the food processor to crush into crumbs and roll truffles in the crumbs and refrigerate.
- Step Four. Enjoy the truffles!
Tips & Tricks
- Use fresh dates with the pits! These dates are the juiciest! They retain the most moisture which is what actually helps these truffles stick together. If pitted dates are all you have, you may have to modify the recipe it help them stick.
- Keep these chilled. The little bit of coconut oil solidifies in the fridge and allows the truffles to set a bit more than if they were kept at room temperature, and it helps keep the dates fresh!
Can you make this recipe nut free?
The best swap for the almond flour would be tigernut flour!
Keep these in the fridge in a glass container for 4-5 days, or freeze them for a month.
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- 8 medjool pitted dates
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil, softened
- ½ tsp peppermint extract
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- Optional- 4 GF chocolate cookies
- Remove the pits from the dates and add them to a food processor along with the cocoa powder, almond flour, coconut oil, peppermint and vanilla. Blend until fully combined into a sticky paste. Remove and clean out the food processor.
- Scoop the mixture into 9-10 truffles and roll into small balls. Set aside.
- If using, add the cookies to the food processor and crush into small crumbs. Roll the truffles in the cookie crumbles and place in the fridge for an hour to set.
- Enjoy the truffles chilled!
All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Method: no-cook
- Cuisine: Global
- Serving Size: 1 truffle
- Calories: 97
- Fat: 2.9g
- Carbohydrates: 17.5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 1g