Recipe By Anonymous
Rating
Published Nov 6th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 80 cookies Calories 99.8

Just like the Girl Scout cookies!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate
  • 80 buttery round crackers
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate coatings over hot tap water for 15 - 20 minutes. Stir . Do not cook or get water into the chocolate.
  2. 2 After it is melted, stir in a couple drops of peppermint flavor into the chocolate.
  3. 3 Dip crackers into the melted chocolate and then place onto a cold cookie sheet and put into the refrigerator to set. (A freezing tray to rest the dipped cookies will keep the bottoms neat looking.)
  4. 4 In a few minutes take them out and package in candy cups. The cookies are best kept at room temperature or a cool dry place away from any odors.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 99.8
  • Carbohydrate 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol 0.5 mg
  • Fat 5.8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 1.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.7 g
  • Sodium 64.7 mg
  • Sugar 5.5 g

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Reviews

  1. I froze a sheet tray and then placed the dipped crackers back in the freezer. When they were hardened they would not come off the sheet pan except in tiny little shreds of chocolate covered crackers. The bittersweet chocolate was off-putting to me. Needless to say I won't be making these again.
  2. HELPFUL TIPS NOT MENTIONED: Be sure to use a napkin (or your finger if they're just for you) to wipe up the extra chocolate that spreads around the cookie after you've dipped it, so you don't have a sloppy finish when the chocolate hardens. Another idea is to spread the ritz w/ a little peanut - Read more ...
  3. These are awesome! I didn't use bittersweet chocolate however. I always buy little chocolate "buttons" at our local candy supply store so had some semi-sweet/dark chocolate left over from Christmas. Kept adding the peppermint extract until it tasted right. People at work freaked out - thought I'd somehow gotten my cookie order early!!!! I might - Read more ...
  4. I reviewed this earlier but wanted to update because I've made them several times since then. I figured out something; don't put the peppermint extract in the chocolate until it is fully melted. If you put the peppermint extract in the chocolate and then melt it in the microwave the extract burns the chocolate and - Read more ...
  5. So easy! What a great idea...that I kind of changed. Instead of Ritz crackers, I used Nabisco Famous chocolate wafers and melted Andes mints. I am not even kidding how great these were! Thin, crispy and chocolaty! I am thinking about making sandwiches with the wafers with marshmellow cream in the middle and then dunking - Read more ...
  6. Could NOT be easier! Kids can make this in a snap. Heck monkeys could make this! I bought the Andes baking chips from my grocery store melted a couple handfuls in the microwave in a creme brulee cup for about 30 seconds then mixed it with a fork to be sure it was all melted - Read more ...
  7. EXCELLENT!!! This was soooo easy to make. I melted a little Gulf Wax with a bag of Andes Mint baking pieces Used a fork to flip the Ritz crackers in the melted mixture then from the pan to 2 wax paper lined cookie sheets. Five minutes in the fridge and you HAVE real Thin Mints - Read more ...
  8. Like a previous reviewer I used Andes mints (thank goodness for after Christmas sales). These are like the real deal!!! By the way I didn't bother with the double boiler I just melted the Andes in the microwave:) Thanks for the post.
  9. So good - but I have a couple of suggestions. Taste your chocolate after adding your peppermint. I didn't taste my chocolate until I was working on my second cookie sheet and I didn't have enough peppermint flavor added more and the second sheet tastes just like Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. First sheet is - Read more ...
  10. This is the BEST! It tastes just like the Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies but it is so easy & much more affordable! I make it every year for Christmas but after the chocolate is set I melt red & green candy melt (in separate bowls) & then drizzle each color in different directions across - Read more ...
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