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Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

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Homemade Thin Mint cookies are so easy to make that you may end up preferring them over the boxed variety! We used Ritz Crackers for this simple recipe to create a no-bake, chocolatey delight with peppermint extract!

homemade thin mint cookies made with Ritz Crackers could be better than the real thing! Minty, chocolate and all good!

Can I Have Thin Mint Cookies Any Time of Year?

It is that time of year when requests come from friends and family to help support sales of boxed cookies, but we all know that nonchalant “Sure, I can order a box or two!”

One or two boxes just won't do, so we hoard them and place them in our freezers to last longer. Wait, is that just me?

Well, you can still support the cookie cause, but when supplies run low, you will want to grab your Ritz Crackers and make this thin mint cookie recipe!  

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies with Ritz Crackers

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies with Ritz Crackers

Did you know you could make this favorite cookie flavor with a box of Ritz Crackers? Yes, you can!

When I heard about this recipe, I was a bit skeptical, but after making them, I became a believer.  These minty, chocolatey wafers of goodness even passed the teen son taste test.

With a big thumbs up he proceeded to clean the plate by removing stacks of cookies until it was bare.

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How to make Thin Mint cookies with peppermint extract 

You only need 4 ingredients to make this Thin Mint cookie hack recipe! Most of the items are probably in your pantry and spice cabinet.

homemade thin mint cookie with Ritz crackers, peppermint and chocolate chips

How to make: In the microwave, melt chocolate chips in a glass bowl using 30-second increments until chocolate is melted. *After melting chocolate, I found it would begin to harden – making it difficult to dip-so I added 1 tsp. Crisco in order to smooth it out.  

Add peppermint extract and fold into melted chocolate. Be careful not to add too much- this extract is very strong.

ritz cracker dipped in chocolate

Open a sleeve of Ritz crackers.

Dip into chocolate; flip over with a fork to be sure the entire cracker is covered.

Remove with a fork, scrape extra chocolate from the bottom (with another fork), and place on a cookie tray lined with parchment or wax paper. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to let the chocolate set.

homemade thin mint cookies on tray

Remove and enjoy! Recipe makes approx. 18 cookies.

You will not believe you are eating a cracker! Tastes just like the“original.”

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Homemade Ritz Cracker Thin Mints

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Yield: 18

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies only take 3 ingredients- Ritz Crackers, chocolate and peppermint. DIY cookies for the girl scout in you.

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies are easy to make to enjoy any time of year. Chocolate, mint extract, and Ritz Crackers make this delicious no-bake cookie a snacking treat for all ages.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ritz Crackers
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 ¼ tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1 tsp. Crisco*

Instructions

  1. In microwave, melt chocolate chips in glass bowl using 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. *After melting chocolate, I found it would begin to harden – making it difficult to dip-so I added 1 tsp. Crisco in order to smooth it out.
  2. Add peppermint extract and fold into melted chocolate. Be careful not to add too much-this extract is very strong.
  3. Open a sleeve of crackers. Dip into chocolate; flip over with a fork to be sure entire cracker is covered. Remove with fork, scrape extra chocolate from bottom (with another fork) and place on a cookie tray lined with parchment or wax paper.
  4. Place in refrigerator for 10 minutes to let chocolate set.
  5. Recipe makes approx 18 cookies

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

2

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 3mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

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Original Post: 2/21/19

Updated Post: 11/2/20

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