Make 4 Ingredient Copycat Thin Mints at Home!
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Who doesn’t love thin mints? Try making them yourself!
Want a yummy no-bake dessert to make with the family?
Homemade Thin Mints are a super easy and delicious treat to make at home all year long! This quick and simple recipe requires just 4 ingredients (including Ritz crackers) and no baking! 😱 In fact, these are so easy to make using the microwave, your kids can probably help with this process.
Once set up, these homemade Thin Mints have that same crunch and minty chocolate vibes as the real Girl Scout variety! I personally like them right out of the freezer with a glass of milk! YUM.
Tips for making the best homemade Thin Mints:
- I melted milk chocolate chips, but you can maybe even consider melting Andes chocolate mints and skip the extract for an even easier recipe!
- When melting chocolate in the microwave, I always add a bit of coconut oil so the chocolate is nice and smooth, and less likely to clump.
- Depending on how warm your kitchen is, I’m sure they could be ok stored on a container on the counter, and if they start melting move them to the fridge or freezer.
- For a different variation, try using white chocolate and sprinkle with crushed peppermint. The white & red combo could be a cute idea for Valentine’s Day!
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
yield: 24 SERVINGS
prep time: 15 MINUTES
cook time: 15 MINUTES
total time: 30 MINUTES
Do you love Girl Scout Cookies? Make these copycat Thin Mints with a few pantry ingredients from home!
- 24 Ritz crackers (or about 2 of the smaller sleeves)
- 1 cup milk chocolate chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint or mint extract
Yummy minty bliss with these cookies!
When you get the craving for a quick homemade treat and don’t want to deal with measuring ingredients and baking, these cookies are perfect! I also love that no-bake Thin Mints require simple pantry ingredients I usually have on hand.
On a personal note: We still enjoy supporting our local neighborhood Girl Scouts during cookie season and this recipe hack can obviously never replace real Thin Mints in my heart. My husband usually goes crazy and buys 15 boxes of cookies that he puts in the deep freezer outside… and I end up eating them! 😂
My taste tester & teammate Jenna tried this recipe and here’s her reaction:
“I love a good no-bake cookie recipe and this may very well be my favorite! These are fun to make with the kids too! Thin Mints are our favorite Girl Scout cookie, and these are perfect homemade version.”
And check out with this satisfied reader from Pinterest had to say:
“My family gives this an 11/10 lol. I had to make another batch. This has completely blown our minds. Now you’ve got them all in a frenzy texting others to try out the recipe. I used Trader Joe’s baking milk chocolate bar and added vanilla extract in addition to the mint. I’d love to do this with dark chocolate too! Will 100% be a repeat experience.”
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