Friday, August 6, 2010

Thin Mints

If you like Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies you happen to be in the the right place. 3 ingredients to mint, chocolate heaven. That's it! I'm all about simple :) And to think, it all starts with a Ritz cracker.
While I'm not a mint fan (it brings back bad childhood memories involving Milk of Magnesia), my kids LOVE it! These cookies didn't last an hour in my house. These are great when the weather's hot because you don't have to heat up the oven to devour a yummy cookie and milk. Enjoy :)

THIN MINTS
1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
1 bag of dark chocolate chips (I used chocolate candy coating)
1/2 tsp. pure peppermint extract

Melt chocolate in a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water or in the microwave (I stir every 30 seconds until melted). When chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in peppermint extract. Dip crackers and remove with a fork. Tap fork against side of bowl. Transfer cracker to waxed paper-lined cookie sheet. Chill in refrigerator until chocolate sets.

7 comments:

Mary at Deep South Dish said...

I adore these - I use the chocolate almond bark, is that what you're using? I think it works great. I'm a fan of mint so these are really addictive for me - your readers will LOVE them!! :)

Sook said...

Ooh homemade thin mints! Looks great!

Disneypal said...

Heidi,

You never cease to amaze me. I love recipes like this - where you take a surprising ingredient (such as a ritz cracker) and make a wonderful creation out of it. I love Thin Mint cookies and never would have thought to make them like this - can't wait to try them. I love your blog !!

Melody said...

Another recipe for my "to Make" pile. They look delicious!

Lara said...

What a fun easy recipe. Looks yummy!

teresa said...

fun! thin mints are my favorite, i want to try these!

Ingrid said...

These have been a LONG time favorite of one of the twins.

I believe I got the recipe from Kraft.
~ingrid