Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thin Mints!

Have you ever had Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies?  They are so good!  Chocolaty, minty, and crispy all at the same time!  Yum!  Well, today I am making a version of these that are so ridiculously simple to make that you won't believe it.  Partly because of the unexpected ingredient in the recipe.  But, trust me, they taste just like the Girl Scout cookies.  Chocolate and mint go so well together and are perfect flavors for a Christmas treat!  Another in the line up of goodies that make a great a gift (if you don't eat them all yourself).  You'll definitely want to give these a try.


1 12oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
1 sleeve Ritz crackers (odd ingredient, but so good!)
1 peppermint candy cane, crushed

Using a double boiler (or microwave) gently melt the chocolate.  Stir.  Blend in the peppermint extract.

 Dip crackers in melted chocolate, coating completely.  Gently shake off excess chocolate.

 Place on wax paper-lined cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with crushed candy cane.

 Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until set and firm.

See, I told you these were easy!  And you won't believe how much they taste like the original.  They make a wonderful gift.  I've packed these up in Christmas tins with pretty tissue paper and given them as gifts to my kids teachers.  They loved them!  If you need something to bring to a party, these are perfect.  You can make them ahead of time and keep them in the fridge.  Enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

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