Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Homemade Thin Mints!

I saw this on a blog like... two years ago so if this is your recipe, THANKS :) haha

I decided to make some thin mints Sunday since we missed the girl scout sales this year {I know so many little girls and yet, somehow no one came over to sell them to us!} These are super easy, you wouldn't even believe how simple they are!

All you need is about 4-5 squares of almond bark {I still don't know why they call it almond bark...it's not almond flavored and it's not bark from a tree...haha} anyways.

Melt it in the microwave in 30 second intervals while stirring in between each microwaving.

Then add 1/2 tsp- 1 tsp to taste of peppermint extract {I just dump some in and call it good}

Usually when I do it, it always looks like too much once I start to stir it in the chocolate, but really, you need more than you think. A good guesstimate is to taste it and see if it's minty enough for you!

Stir it all in.

Then comes the "secret ingredient"! Dun dun dun... ritz crackers! You'd think they would taste salty but seriously, it's hard to tell the difference between these and the girl scout ones!

So, dip your crackers in the chocolate and lightly scrape off any excess chocolate on the front and back of each cracker with your spoon. Leave a light layer of chocolate to completely cover each cracker. With about 4-5 squares of almond bark, I use about 1 1/2 sleeves of ritz crackers. depending on how chocolate-y you like them.

This is another semi-tricky part. Or at least to my un-polished cooking brain. DO NOT, stick these on a cookie sheet. They will become welded to the sheet and will never come off unless you scrape them into little crumbs and melt the chocolate off with hot water. Not like I've done that ever... twice... Anyways, if you have wax paper, put them on wax paper! Otherwise, be like me and put them on your cutting board inserts :) I like to freeze mine but you can also refrigerate them.

And voila! You have some awesome delicious cookies :)

I'm linking!

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the tim gailey home said...

number one: what's a cutting board insert? that bendy thing like sarah's? number two: way cool square bowl! number three: yummy!

Sarah said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.....I want some!

Melissa said...

Super yummy...

Gillian and Kevin Mohlman said...

mmmm, looks super easy and good! I will have to try it!

Hows your new job? How's the weeds coming?

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Looks delish and easy! Thanks so much for linking up!

Kami @ Sweet Charli... said...

mmmm! Can I have one right now?!! Thanks so much for sharing this yummy treat idea! I always love to see you at our party!

Ashley said...

Hi! My sister does an EVEN EASIER way to do this! Instead of going through the trouble of almond bark and mint extract, just use a pack of Andes chocolate mints! Melt them all together in a bowl, dip the Ritz crackers(you can do just a half or cover them all), put them on wax paper and stick them in the freezer to set. Easy as pie :)