Easy Mint Thins

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + standing


5 dozen

Updated: Jan. 31, 2023
My friends often try to guess the ingredients, but I never tell them how simple they are to make. They taste just like the Girl Scout cookie, and they're perfect for Christmas and bake sales. —Jennifer Setser, Morgantown, Indiana


  • 24 ounces milk or dark chocolate candy coating
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 60 Ritz crackers
  • 2 ounces white candy coating, melted
  • Optional decorations: Chopped Andes mint candies, crushed spearmint candies, assorted sprinkles and green colored sugar


  1. In a microwave, melt chocolate candy coating; stir until smooth. Stir in extract.
  2. Dip crackers in chocolate candy coating; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.
  3. Drizzle tops with white candy coating; decorate as desired. Let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 89 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 34mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.