Thin Mints are probably the greatest masterpiece the Girl Scouts of America have provided to the world. I can't resist when a girl scout comes to my door offering for me to buy cookies from her, I always buy at least one box of cookies
I remember when I was little and I offered people to buy stuff for my school fundraiser—AND THEY SAID NO. I would never do that disservice to a poor child--dear world, buy a box of cookies, or wrapping paper, or whatever it is they are selling--even if its just the cheapest thing you can find.
However, Girl Scout cookie season has passed and I have successfully eaten my weight in Thin Mints…which means I need more. SO I crafted/found this recipe and made my own version of thin mints using semi-sweet chocolate, Ritz Crackers, and mint extract. Here is the recipe, I hope you enjoy…and share them!
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
*You may notice that I didn't provide measurements...I just kind of eyeballed this recipe!
In a double boiler melt chocolate chips, and gradually add slices of butter until you reach a thin enough consistency for your crackers to be dipped in.
* I would estimate a quarter cup chocolate chips and 2 oz butter...
Add a teaspoon of Peppermint Extract and stir
Dip in Crackers ( I did two coats)
Place on Parchment Paper and let dry
So there it is...my "easy peesy" faux thin mint recipe. When I was experimenting I made one mini batch with heavy whipping cream (you do not want to do that...too cakey) and then I used shortening (I didn't like the taste)
So there you have it! What's your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?