Mint Cacao Empower Bars & What Makes Them Different

By Sara McGlothlin

The holiday season reminds me of mint chocolate, so I decided to make MINT Cacao Empower Bars with our baking mix. Just one small addition of peppermint extract makes this possible. One and a half teaspoons lends a flavorful twist that you are sure to love if you like this combination.

Here are the wet ingredients I used to make them:

I know this might sound weird to some, but when I was at camp growing up, the counselors would give us peppermint patties and encourage us to put peanut butter on top. Feeling nostalgic, I spread some creamy peanut butter atop my mint Cacao Empower Bar and it was delicious. I highly recommend!

Mint Cacao Empower Bars

All natural peppermint extract flavors your Empower Bar Cacao baking mix to create the deliciously sweet combination. Grain-free and full of healthy fat, fiber and protein but tastes like a treat.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Servings 9 servings


  • large mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spatula


  • 1 Gratisfied Empower Bar Cacao baking mix see note
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup oil like melted coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 1/3 cup liquid sweetener see note
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8×8 baking tin with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, liquid sweetener, and peppermint extract until creamy. Add the Empower Bar Cacao baking mix and use a large spatula or whisk to stir until combined and a dough is formed.
  • Transfer the dough to the baking mix and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing into 9 squares.


Gratisfied Empower Bar Cacao Baking Mix 
I used Lakanto Monk Fruit Maple Syrup, but regular maple syrup or coconut nectar works too.
Keyword Dairy-free, Egg-free Option, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Keto-friendly, Paleo, Soy-free, Tree Nut-Free Option, Vegan Option

Here is how Gratisfied’s Mint Cacao Empower Bars compares to a couple of other energy bar brands in the same flavor: