Ritz Cracker Thin Mints

Five minutes, no baking, and they’re the perfect stand-in.

Girl Scout cookie season is far too short. Once you’ve run through of your stockpile of boxes, it just feels like there are too many cookieless months to get through. Luckily, you can easily make your own stand-ins to get you through those lonely months, and this particular recipe is not only an excellent Thin Mint replica, it’s also quick, no-bake, and only uses five ingredients. Good news all around.

The trick here is that to get that telltale cookie crunch, you’re not baking any cookies at all, you’re actually relying on crunchy, buttery Ritz crackers. It might not sound like it, but it’s a perfect replacement for the chocolate cookie.

The mint and chocolate flavor comes from the coating, so you still get the same flavor profile without going to the trouble of actually baking cookies. All you have to do is melt some chocolate chips with some coconut oil, salt, and peppermint extract and dip the crackers in the mixture.

The coconut oil helps the chocolate harden quickly so you’ll be crunching away in no time. Fifteen minutes from start to finish and you can crush that girl scout cookie craving!

Ritz Cracker Thin Mints

Serves 12; 15 minutes

Ingredients
  • 16 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers
Preparation
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Add the chocolate chips and coconut oil to a medium glass or metal bowl. Place the bowl over a pot of simmering water and stir until chocolate has melted.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in salt and peppermint extract.
  4. Dip crackers fully into chocolate, allowing excess to run off. Place crackers on parchment-lined baking sheet and chill in refrigerator until set. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Spend With Pennies.