Ritz Thin Mints


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Just a few ingredients to make thin mints at home! You can make these for cookie platters any time of the year!

We love easy desserts like this, lava cake or pineapple spoon cake.

ritz thin mints lined up on wax paper
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These thin mints may not have the chocolate cookie inside that traditional thin mint cookies have, but believe me, you won’t believe the tricks your mind will play on you when you try these. There is so much chocolate mint flavor in the coating that the Ritz cracker just has the supporting role of being crisp. I am going to make these for my holiday cookie trays since they require no baking, I can make these while my oven is full of other goodies.

Ritz cracker being dipped into mint chocolate in round slow cooker

My daughter just started Girl Scouts last month. She has her vest all ready to go. We won’t be selling cookies until the beginning of the year, so these Ritz Thin Mints will have to hold us over until then! I guess this year her troop has cookie costumes for the girls to wear while they sell cookies, I’ll have to be sure to post some photos then! What fun. 🙂 I hope you have a great week and I’ll have some more recipes for you next week.

stack of ritz thin mints on green wood table

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Ritz cracker being dipped into mint chocolate in slow cooker

Slow Cooker Ritz Thin Mints

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8
Move over cheese, these Ritz Thin Mints will be your new favorite way to enjoy the popular cracker.


  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips , I used Ghirardelli
  • 1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 30 Ritz Crackers, 1 sleeve


  • Add the chocolate chips, peppermint extract and salt to the slow cooker, stir well.
  • Cover and cook on High for 30 about minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • When the chocolate has melted, turn the slow cooker down to LOW.
  • Add a Ritz cracker to the chocolate and flip it around with a fork to coat both sides.
  • Tap the fork back gently on the side of the slow cooker, allowing the extra chocolate to drip back into the slow cooker.
  • Place the chocolate coated cracker onto a wax paper lined sheet tray.
  • Repeat with remaining crackers.
  • Place in the fridge for 1 hour or until the chocolate has hardened.


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 140mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 21IU | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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  1. Karen (Kay) says:

    I have to admit the cleverness of these is just wonderful yet I am questioning as to how the Ritz flavor doesn’t affect the overall cookie. (I am presuming that it is the “plain Ritz” that are used but they are a cheddar flavor if I’m not mistaken)

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I believe that the flavor of the cracker is lost because of the amount of chocolate and the strong mint flavor. šŸ™‚

  2. Cheryl says:

    Been making these for years , I use the microwave and chocolate bark . might give the crock pot a try

  3. Grandma Kc says:

    What a great idea and a perfect recipe to do with Amara! She is still nervous around the oven!

  4. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says:

    What?? I am so floored by this! How clever! šŸ™‚

  5. Sandra = The Foodie Affair says:

    I’m all for a copycat thin mint cookie until the Girl Scout cookie season starts! Love the simple ingredients!

  6. reneeskitchenadventures says:

    I’ve made these before and they are so yummy!! And they really do taste like a thin mint cookie!!

  7. Mary says:

    I had such a great time meeting you last weekend. I’m ready to go back…it was such a great experience! I hope you enjoyed the South. These looks absolutely amazing. They bring back memories of the chocolate-dipped peanut butter Ritz sandwiches my grandmother used to make!

  8. Suz says:

    I’m gonna sprinkle mine with some holiday red,white,green toppers