If you're looking for a delicious, no-bake recipe to make copycat Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, look no further! This simple recipe using round buttery crackers is so easy to follow and only requires a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
No Bake Thin Mint Cookies Recipe
No matter what your favorite Girl Scout cookies are, it's almost guaranteed that you love the thin mints. Far and above, they're one of the favorites and even if you just can't get enough of samoas, thin mints will still be on your list of top 5.
But, one of the worst things about loving Girl Scout cookies is they're not available at all times and you have to go FIND where the little ladies are selling their cookies.
You can calm down now, you're about to get your fix. You can make your favorite Girl Scout cookies without all the work of trying to find those smiling ladies with their sashes!
In all seriousness, this recipe is so simple, you'll be able to make it in no time.
Why are they called "thin" mint cookies?
The original Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies were first introduced in 1939. They got their name because they are very thin, about the thickness of a dime. Over the years, the recipe has changed slightly, but the cookies are still just as delicious as ever.
One of the things that I love about these cookies is the fact that they have a rich history and a consistently fantastic flavor. I can remember eating these as a kid with my mom - we were able to keep a stash of them in the freezer for some time and they were so good cold.
So, to recapture that flavor, this is the easiest way to go.
What Goes into Making No Bake Thin Mint Cookies Recipe?
With only three ingredients, this is one of those recipes that you can't make any easier. Even if you've never baked a thing in your life, you can absolutely make these cookies.
- 1 ¼ cups Bittersweet chocolate chunks
- ½ tablespoon peppermint extract
- 20 buttery round crackers
Kitchen Tools Needed
These items aren't absolutely necessary to prepare your copycat thin mint cookies but they do come in handy and make it so much easier - and they're my favorite items I use to make so many no-bake treats.
How to Make No Bake Thin Mint Cookies
Cover a pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Using a microwave or double-boiler, melt the chocolate completely.
Once the chocolate is completely melted, add the peppermint extract and stir until incorporated.
Cover each of the crackers in the chocolate covering completely.
Place each of the crackers on the prepared pan and set aside to harden.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of crackers do you need for this recipe?
For this No Bake Thin Mint Cookies Recipe, you will need RITZ crackers or similar. These are plain crackers that have a small amount of salt on them and a nice buttery flavor. You can typically find them in the cracker aisle at your local grocery store. If you can't find them, any other type of plain cracker will work, but the trick is the little bit of salt, so look for that.
Can you make these cookies vegan?
Yes, you can easily make these no bake thin mint cookies vegan by using a dairy-free chocolate, getting vegan crackers, and using a plant-based butter. Any dairy-free chocolate will work and as long as your crackers have that buttery flavor with salt on top, you'll still get the same experience.
Can you make these cookies gluten-free?
Yes, you can easily make these no bake thin mint cookies gluten-free by using a gluten-free crackers. I have a little bit of experience with gluten-free cooking (one of my kids has a gluten intolerance) and there are crackers available that are gluten-free that are an adequate replacement for RITZ crackers. The shape may not be the same, but the flavor will still be spot on.
What kind of chocolate can you use to make thin mint cookies?
For this No Bake Thin Mint Cookies Recipe, you will need either dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate. I prefer to use dark chocolate because it has a higher cocoa content and is less sweet than semi-sweet chocolate. However, either one will work fine for this recipe.
Do you have to use peppermint extract?
No, you don't have to use peppermint extract if you don't want to. You can leave it out completely or substitute vanilla extract instead. If you do decide to use peppermint extract, make sure that it is pure peppermint extract and not mint flavoring. The two are not the same and will give your cookies a different flavor.
Tips for Storing No Bake Thin Mint Cookies Recipe
These No Bake Thin Mint Cookies will last for up to two weeks when stored in an airtight container. I like to put mine in a zip top bag and then place them in the freezer. This helps keep them fresh and prevents them from getting stale.
Looking for More No-Bake Desserts?
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Thin Mint Cookies
I love how simple and fast it is to make your own homemade no-bake thin mint cookies. They're super crisp and taste amazing.
- 1 ¼ cups (200g) Bittersweet chocolate chunks
- ½ tablespoon (7ml) peppermint extract
- 20 buttery round crackers
- Cover a pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Using a microwave or double-boiler, melt the chocolate completely.
- Once the chocolate is completely melted, add the peppermint extract and stir until incorporated.
- Cover each of the crackers in the chocolate covering completely.
- Place each of the crackers on the prepared pan and set aside to harden.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 29mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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