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Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch

I usually give a different homemade treat to my nieces and nephews every Christmas. This rich no-bake candy was a hit. With just four ingredients, it's easy enough for kids to make.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 8 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 packages (12 ounces each) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
  • 1 package (20 ounces) chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 4 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions

  • Line baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside. In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate chips. Stir in extract. Combine cookies and cereal in a large bowl. Add chocolate mixture and stir to coat. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets; cool. Store in airtight containers at room temperature.
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  • lisadritchie
    Dec 21, 2013

    Easy, quick and very good! I used two bags of ande's chips, one bag of choc chunk and 1 tsp of mint extract. Perfect. I would say it is more of a candy than a cookie. Big hit on holiday cookie trays!

  • georgiagirl24
    Jan 5, 2013

    So easy to make and delightfully delicious! I made them for Christmas to give as Christmas gifts and everyone raved about them. The taste reminds me of Girl Scout Thin Mints.

  • NancyS1955
    Nov 10, 2012

    Just made for a bazaar.

  • mkem49
    Dec 22, 2011

    I made this recipe for the first time but substituted the mint flavored chocolate chips for the regular chocolate chips and left out the mint extract. They are delicious and everyone loved them.

  • HeatherHH
    Feb 9, 2011

    This is easy to make, but not any more so than most no-bake cookies. And I found the taste to be fine, but nothing special. I do not plan to make these again.

  • bonbonjl
    Dec 23, 2010

    I won in the cookie category at our church Bake Off with this recipe. I used a 1/2 tsp more peppermint extract for a little more mint flavor. I am going to make this to give out to neighbors at Christmastime. My son didn't get to taste it at the Bake Off because they were all gone!