Do you ever get a taste for those Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies but it’s not time for their cookie sale? Me too. I think they’re my favorite Girl Scout cookie. They are a bit pricey, don’t you think? And it seems like the packages get smaller and smaller. Well this is a simple way to get your fix using only four ingredients. Ritz crackers, chocolate chips, shortening and mint extract are all you need. Intrigued? I sure was when I saw a video floating around on Facebook showing these being made. You can find the video here. They show using a toothpick to dip the crackers. Didn’t work so well for me. I dumped the toothpicks for a couple small forks. Try dipping some Oreos as well. You won’t be disappointed. 😉
Easy Thin Mints
1 sleeve Ritz crackers
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 tsp. solid shortening (such as Crisco)
1/2 tsp. mint extract
Place the chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute. Remove from microwave and stir. Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each time, until smooth and creamy. Add the shortening and mint extract and stir until well combined. The shortening gives the chocolate a shine and smoothness. Using two small forks, dip each cracker in the chocolate, coating each side. Remove and place on a parchment paper covered cookie sheet. Repeat until all the chocolate is used. Place tray in the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate has set. Enjoy!
Wishing you love, laughter and cake,