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3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)


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Ok, you could seriously knock me over with a feather when I stumbled across this recipe. I thought, it couldn't be this easy, could it? Oh, it is! The easiest "homemade" thin mints you'll ever make. You won't be able to taste the difference between these and the originals. 3 ingredients and 15 minutes is all you need!

  1. 20 Oreos (separated)
  2. 1 to 2 drops peppermint extract
  3. 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate

    Separate oreos and scrape off the white cream. Line a baking sheet with wax or other nonstick paper. Combine chocolate and peppermint extract in a microwave safe bowl. Heat chocolate until completely melted in 30 second intervals or heat with the help of a double boiler. Place one oreo half at a time into the chocolate and flip over with the help of a fork. Once completely coated, remove cookie half from chocolate with the fork and tap it on the edge of the bowl a couple of times (to get rid of the excess chocolate). Place on prepared baking sheet and repeat. Place in the fridge and let set for 15 minutes before enjoying.
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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

I bet you could use the plain chocolate wafer cookies, too, thus avoiding the step of scraping off the cream filling.

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

Great trick!

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

You can find Annas Chocolate Mint Thins at Big Lots. (You can buy Anna's at other places, but BL price is better when they have a 20% off coupon). You can dip in plain chocolate; not necessary to use any flavoring. The orange ones are REALLY good when dipped in chocolate. (But then, again, most anything tastes better dipped in dark chocolate, the fifth food group. {#emotions_dlg.devil2}

Chocolate Mint Thins

Orange Flavored Thins

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

Here's another variation I didn't believe until I tried them....

Ritz Crackers

Mint Flavored Chocolate Chips

Dip the Ritz in melted chips....shake off excess.....let set on waxed paper.

YUM!

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

On 1/27/2014 Dale said:

Here's another variation I didn't believe until I tried them....

Ritz Crackers

Mint Flavored Chocolate Chips

Dip the Ritz in melted chips....shake off excess.....let set on waxed paper.

YUM!

That sounds great, I'll have to try them at some point. The thought of the buttery, saltiness of the Ritz encased in mint chocolate sounds so interesting.

I'm a big fan of Ritz crackers, but now rarely buy them, except sometimes around the holidays. I could go through a box of Ritz in a day, once I get started.

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

nomless - Great idea for sure!

daisy -I didn't even know they made those. I love it!!

dale - are you kidding me? I can't wait to try it with the crackers!

bluerose - I am too! That's the reason I don't buy them..lol

Have a great day,

LoLa

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

I've made them with the Ritz and they are GREAT!

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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

On 1/27/2014 Dale said:

Here's another variation I didn't believe until I tried them....

Ritz Crackers

Mint Flavored Chocolate Chips

Dip the Ritz in melted chips....shake off excess.....let set on waxed paper.

YUM!

These are soooo good. I would not believe they are made with Ritz.
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Re: 3 Ingredient homemade THIN MINTS (what?!)

OMGG! (Oh my goodness gracious) .... How easy. Can't wait to try this quick recipe!

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