No Bake Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookie Bites! Gluten Free and Dairy Free No bake cookie bites that make for the perfect healthy dessert or snack alternative. Kid friendly, allergy friendly, refreshing, delicious, and simple to make!
It’s NO BAKE BITES (aka Healthy bites) DAY! And this time month I’m all about staying cool with gluten free and dairy free mint chocolate chip Oreo cookie bites. Yep. It’s the healthyish (or rather, allergy friendly) way to have your Oreo cookie fixation and mint chocolate chip ice cream flavors combined into one.
Plus smashing gluten free Oreos into crumbles is therapeutic. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first…. The story.
And I do hope you don’t mind more Healthy Bite stories and monthly recipes/giveaways. Cause they make me happy and my local clients LOVE being guinea pigs for new flavors. I mean, who doesn’t like no bake bites that taste like cookies?? Minus the whole raw egg salmonella thing. Whoops off topic here.
So, as many of you know, Healthy Bites were first created as FUEL for my husband (and myself) during seasons of hard training. You can read more about our story on my healthy bites page. The summer month’s were typically the hardest training season for him due to the HEAT! it was so depleting. Getting enough calories in him to recover or stay energized was hard. You know when you run outside in the heat and you come back feeling blah and not hungry to refuel? Yes, that feeling. But then you know you need some sort of food so you eat the best thing that comes to mind. And I mean ANYTHING!
Okay, here’s where I confess my poor nutrition specialist/sherpa wife skills.
When James would come back from a long ride in 100+F summer weather, I would have gluten free (Midel or Kinnitoos) chocolate sandwich “Oreo” Cookies waiting for him and a Mint Chocolate Shake or Some sort of dairy free Chocolate smoothie . It was pretty much the only thing he’d eat. He’d dunk the cookies in the milk and feel better instantly. Yes, I fed my husband cookies and milk as a recovery snack. But it helped and you totally should hear me out!
You see, simple sugars (like real sugar) is Easy to digest and quick converted to glycogen. This glycogen (plus a little bit of protein) can help your refuel your muscles and help you recover faster post workout. And it does depend on the type of workout. The more intense or longer duration, you probably will need to refuel within a certain post exercise timing window. You can read more in this post exercise anabolic window article.
What’s the point of all this simple sugar talk? Well, this. If cookies and milk are the only thing you can stomach after 5 hrs of riding or a long run in the heat, then BY GOD EAT THEM! Food is better than no food. In my opinion. But then again, each BODY works differently and we have to figure out what’s working best for us, right?
Luckily, we found a good nutrient timing system for us. And luckily, I revisited the whole cookies and milk scenario to share with YOU! A REVAMPED cookies and milk kind of no bake summer treat. Which can be used for post workout, snacks, dessert, etc. See.. ALL the WORLDS PROBLEMS are solved. Well, maybe just the ones in for healthy no bake dessert options. Right?
These no bake mint chocolate chip Oreo cookie bites are LIFE SAVERS though. Great for the kiddos who are playing in the pool all day or are at summer camps. You can give them cookies and feel good about it. Plus get bonus points as mom or dad. I’ve totally played the disguise the healthy cookie card with my nieces and nephews! And it totally works with these no bake cookie bites as well. WINNING!
Vegan/GF “oreos” – Kinnitoos
Dairy free/Gluten free “oreo” cookies – Midel
Nutrition Per Bite: Think of it as 4 = an Energy Bar
You can also take these no bake minty fresh Oreo cookie bites to a party or holiday pot luck. They actually stay together quite well despite the heat and are fabulous on top of ice cream… I mean. They healthy ice cream.
Or, if you are like me, you will make a HUGE batch of these bites and store them in the freezer ALL SUMMER. Because let’s face it, after running or bike or just frolicking (Yes, I said frolicking) outside in the Texas heat, cold no bake treats like these totally hit the spot.
If you don’t believe me, make them and try them yourself. I solemnly swear you will be hooked. In the best possible way!
So that’s my “story” and I’m stickin to it. 😉
If you had to choose –> Oreo cookie or mint chocolate chip?
No bake cookie bites, do you eat them more in summer?
p.s GOOD NEWS! Next month’s Healthy Bite flavor will have a giveaway! Also, if you still want to check out the Food Blogger Summit, you can! Nicole just launched the teachable version here!