While away at school, you probably don’t see Girl Scouts going door-to-door selling caramel delites or peanut butter patties. That’s where this recipe comes in handy—the easiest, most addictive homemade thin mints can be yours in less than half an hour. The secret ingredient? Ritz crackers covered in mint chocolate—even the worst of chefs can’t mess up these sweet treats.
Stuff these in stockings, gift them to friends and family in mason jars or hide them away in your desk drawer for some finals snacking that’ll get you through late night cramming. No matter the occasion, I promise you—these will be gone in less than a day.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Candy melts mint dark chocolate (you can normally find these with cake decorating supplies)
1. Pour chocolate into microwave-safe bowl. Don’t melt too much at a time because it’ll harden.
2. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, then microwave for another minute or until smooth. Be careful, you don’t want to burn it. You can also put it on low heat over the stove.
3. Remove chocolate from microwave and dip Ritz crackers either using your hands or tongs to coat both sides with chocolate—until they reach your desired thickness. Do this rapidly, otherwise the chocolate will harden.
4. Place on wax paper and smooth the top of the chocolate using a knife.
5. Decorate your cookies any way you want before the chocolate hardens—you can leave them plain or use sprinkles.
6. Place in fridge for a few minutes to let the chocolate fully harden.