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.
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.
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.
More dessert recipes to try:
- Slow Cooker Candied Pecans
- Slow Cooker Sea Salt Almond Clusters
- Slow Cooker White Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
- Slow Cooker Granola Berry Crisp
- Slow Cooker Caramel Flan
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Slow Cooker Ritz Thin Mints
- 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.
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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)
Sarah Olson says
I believe that the flavor of the cracker is lost because of the amount of chocolate and the strong mint flavor. 🙂
Been making these for years , I use the microwave and chocolate bark . might give the crock pot a try
Grandma Kc says
What a great idea and a perfect recipe to do with Amara! She is still nervous around the oven!
Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama says
What?? I am so floored by this! How clever! 🙂
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!
I’ve made these before and they are so yummy!! And they really do taste like a thin mint cookie!!
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!
I’m gonna sprinkle mine with some holiday red,white,green toppers