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Easy Mint Thins

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. + standing
  • Makes
    5 dozen


  • 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 and green colored sugar


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

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  • cbachtel
    Mar 12, 2019

    I have been making a similar version since 1982. I use a few drops (5-6) peppermint oil, not extract. It gives it more peppermint flavor, and doesn't thicken the chocolate like I have found extract to do. They remind me of the thin mints before they started using a chocolate cookie. I also find the salted crackers to be necessary to the overall taste.

  • annie1992
    Apr 23, 2017

    This is quick and easy, and it tastes good, but it definitely does not taste like Girl Scout Thin Mints or the Keebler Grasshopper cookies. It tastes like Ritz crackers, dipped in chocolate, which is not a bad thing at all, just not a Thin Mint. It has that salty cracker flavor that the cookies do not have.