These Copycat Thin Mints are a flashback from my childhood. I can remember standing at the kitchen counter making these with my mom when I was in my teens. Though we didn’t make them every year, I remember how amazed I was that they tasted just like the Girl Scout Thin Mints. Maybe even better… the texture is just a bit lighter and flakier thanks to the Ritz cracker hidden inside that thin mint chocolate coating. They are essentially a no-bake cookie, and really fun to make with kids. Anything with sprinkles means a good time will be had by all.
This recipe uses Almond Bark, which is a chocolate coating that melts easily for dipping. It doesn’t have any almonds in it… It’s definitely a cheater’s chocolate. Keeping things simple though, Almond Bark is the way to go. I like to add a bit of oil to the melted almond bark. This thins it out just a bit and creates a really nice thin coating on the cookies. It keeps it from setting too hard so that it is easy to bite into and won’t crumble.
Be careful not to add too much mint extract. It’s pretty potent stuff and we don’t want cookies that taste like toothpaste! And definitely don’t spill it as I did…
These Copycat Thin Mints aren’t just for Christmastime, but the red, green, and white sprinkles make them feel festive. They’d be so cute on a Christmas cookie platter.
If you are looking for a super simple recipe to make this Christmas and love Thin Mints, try these and see how close they are! Happy baking!
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These Copycat Thin Mints taste just like the real thing, and maybe even better… So simple to make and no baking required.
- 8 ounces (4 blocks) chocolate Almond Bark
- 1/2 teaspoon oil (I used avocado oil)
- 1/4 teaspoon mint extract
- 1 sleeve Ritz crackers (about 32)
- sprinkles or nonpareils
- Melt almond bark in a microwave-safe container for 45 seconds. Stir, and heat an additional 10 seconds if needed. Be careful not to burn.
- Once the chocolate coating is smooth, stir in oil and mint extract.
- Lay a sheet of wax paper onto the counter.
- One by one, dip Ritz crackers into the chocolate and coat both sides. Remove them with a fork, tapping the excess on the side of the container. Place on wax paper.
- Before the chocolate dries, add sprinkles or nonpareils.
- Let set completely and then remove from wax paper and store in an airtight container at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 57
- Sugar: 4.1g
- Sodium: 35mg
- Fat: 3g
- Saturated Fat: 1.5g
- Unsaturated Fat: 1.3g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 6.6g
- Fiber: 0.3g
- Protein: 0.8g
- Cholesterol: 1.6mg
Keywords: thin mints, girl scout cookies, Christmas cookies, mint, chocolate