Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thin Mints Knock-Offs



My daughter is a Daisy Scout and we just got done selling Girl Scout cookies, which is the main fund-raiser for her troop.  We really appreciate all the people who support Girl Scouts by buying cookies because it helps the girls with special projects, trips, and camp.  However, there is a point (usually not too long after buying the cookies), when the last box is gone and we have to wait an entire year for the official cookies to come around again.  So during the "non-cookie" season, I found this easy recipe to make homemade Thin Mints!

Thin Mints Knock-Offs

Ingredients:

8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips or semi-sweet baking squares
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
36 Ritz crackers

Directions:

1. Melt chocolate over a double-boiler on the stove.  (Or, melt it in the microwave, but be careful to stir every 20 seconds and do not over-cook!)

2. Stir peppermint extract into the chocolate.

3. Using two spoons, dip each cracker into the chocolate and coat each side.  Scrape off extra chocolate.  Allow to cool and harden on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper.

* Optional: Top with sprinkles or crushed candy canes.




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