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ounces dark or semi-sweet chocolate
drops peppermint extract, divided
cup powdered sugar, divided
heaping tablespoons cocoa powder
ounces white chocolate or candy melts
ounce green candy melts
cup mint baking chips (optional)
Divide Rice Chex™ cereal evenly into two large bowls.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt dark chocolate on high at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
Stir in 3-4 drops peppermint extract.
Pour chocolate over one bowl of Chex™ cereal and stir gently to coat completely.
In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup powdered sugar and cocoa powder then stir it into the chocolate-coated cereal mixture, coating completely. Spread cereal mixture onto wax paper to set.
In another medium microwave-safe bowl, place white chocolate and green candy melts. Microwave on high at 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until melted and smooth.
Stir in 3-4 drops peppermint flavoring oil.
Pour white chocolate over second bowl of Chex™ cereal and stir gently to coat.
Sprinkle mixture with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and stir gently to coat completely. Pour onto wax paper to set.
When both cereal mixtures are set, combine in a large serving bowl and sprinkle 1 cup mint baking chips (optional) on top. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
More About This Recipe
- Suffering from Thin Mint cookie withdrawl? Get that loving feeling back with this Chex Mix recipe!
I have terrible news that you may or may not be aware of: Girl Scout Cookie season is officially over for this year. I checked on my Girl Scout Cookie Finder app (yes, they have one!), and those sweet little girls are baking up a storm for next year.
While my waistline is grateful, we are craving the awesome flavors of those tasty cookies! And, unless you have a giant freezer full of a secret cookie stash, I’m guessing you’re starting to miss those delicious flavors as much as I am.
So, for your enjoyment, we’ve created this delicious Thin Mint Flavored Chex Mix recipe inspired by our our favorite Thin Mint cookie flavor.
This Chex Mix is super easy to whip up, and the best part is you can enjoy it all year long! So here we go:
First divide the Chex cereal into two bowls. In the first bowl, you'll mix up the mint-flavored dark chocolate Chex Mix.
In the second bowl, you'll make the pretty minty green Chex Mix.
Now it's time to let these two meet. Get a big bowl and mix 'em all up.
Garnish your combo with a few mint baking chips, and you’ve got a super easy Chex Mix winner!
I bagged up these sweet treats with some cute labels and sent them to friends who were suffering from cookie depravation. It was a huge hit! Enjoy!
Mandy Heaston is a busy mom, gourmet cook — and opera singer! Look for Mandy’s posts on Tablespoon, and check her member profile often to see what she’s cooking up!
This Chocolate Dipped Wafers recipe made 35 cookies, so just a few more than are in a box. If you can’t eat them all at once, they are delicious right out of the freezer! With just a few ingredients and little time, you can enjoy the popular cookies year-round.
Flour: All-purpose flour was used in this recipe.
Cocoa Powder: I use a good quality unsweetened Dutch-processed cocoa powder.
Room Temperature Ingredients: Using room temperature ingredients (especially butter and eggs) will help you get the best results when baking these cookies. Butter is at room temperature at 65°F. Don’t put it in the microwave to soften it simply cut it up into small pieces and let it sit out if you forgot to take it out of the refrigerator.
Egg: You will notice that you only need half of an egg in this recipe…To use just half of an egg, whisk the egg in a small bowl. Then, measure out 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) of the whisked egg. That’s it!
Peppermint Extract: The peppermint extract is used in both the wafers and the chocolate coating, giving that minty flavor.
Semi-sweet Chocolate: Use a semi-sweet bar of chocolate, or you could also use semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Healthy Thin Mint Cookie Recipe
Conventional Thin Mints contain wheat flour, refined sugar, vegetable oil, soy, colorings and natural and artificial flavorings - ingredients that are gut damaging, void of nutrients and frankly don't belong in a healthy diet.
But this healthy thin mint cookie recipe has a lot of great qualities. These cookies are:
- gluten free & grain free
- dairy free
- nut free
- refined sugar free
- no colorings, flavorings or preservatives
If you're wanting Girl Scout Cookies, but don't want to sacrifice your health, then this mint chocolate cookie recipe is a must! They taste like Thin Mints and they have a similar texture, but they're actually healthy.
So, what do you need to make these gluten free Thin Mints?
How to make thin mint cookie truffles:
To begin, use a food processor to crumble up the cookies (or a ziplock bag pounding them instead) until they are in little crumbs. You might need to divide the package in half and do two batches to get them all chopped up.
Then, you are going to add the thin mint cookie crumbs and softened cream cheese into the large mixing bowl and blend them together until they are well mixed and all the crumbs come together.
With the cookie and cream cheese mixture, roll little balls that are about 1 inch and place them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Do this until all of the dough has been used.
Then, place the baking sheet in the fridge for about 30 minutes so they harden up a little bit. This make them easier to dip in the chocolate and not fall apart.
Once the truffles have been in the fridge for the 30 minutes, begin melting the green mint chips in a microwave-safe bowl. You will heat the chips up in the microwave for 30-second increments. Be sure to stir between each session. Keep doing this until all of the chips are melted and are smooth.
After the green mint chips are melted and ready, roll each of the mint cookie balls in the melted chips until the ball is fully coated.
Then, using two forks, lift the truffle up carefully and hold it there for a minute allowing the excess mint chocolate to drip off before placing the ball back onto the wax paper. You will continue to do this step until all of the truffles are coated.
Now, stick the mint truffles back in the fridge for a couple of minutes or until the chocolate coating has hardened.
If you are interested in decorating the cookies as I did, you will need to melt about a ½ cup of white chocolate chips (or whatever flavor you prefer) the same way you did the green mint chips. Then pour the white chocolate into a small ziplock bag and cut a small corner of the bag.
Using the bag drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the green chocolate coating. You could also put some fun sprinkles or cookie crumbles on top as well!
Then simply return them to the fridge to harden back up.
These will do well in an airtight container in your fridge for 2-3 days so they are ready for your event when you need them (if they last that long).
Thin Mint Hot Cocoa Bombs Recipe
These delicious homemade hot cocoa bombs have the great flavors of classic Thin Mint Cookies. Combine with milk for a perfect holiday beverage that both the young and young-at-heart will love.
What Is a Cocoa Bomb?
Hot Cocoa Bombs are an ingenious way to enjoy hot chocolate. Essentially, a hot cocoa bomb is a small, round chocolate sphere filled with hot chocolate mix and miniature marshmallows.
When combined with hot milk, the chocolate sphere (ball) melts and the hot chocolate mix and toppings are released into the milk. You can either place the hot cocoa bombs in a mug of hot milk or alternatively place the bomb in a mug and pour hot milk over it. Either way, all you have to do is stir until the hot chocolate mix and chocolate have dissolved and then enjoy!
What type of hot chocolate mix you use is up to you. Some already have powdered milk in the mix, others don&rsquot. If it already has milk in the mix, the result will be a creamier, richer hot chocolate.
For the miniature marshmallows, it&rsquos perfectly acceptable to use the regular store-bought. If you can find them, look for dehydrated miniature marshmallows. (They will be similar to the marshmallows that are in cereal.)
For making the chocolate shell and colored drizzle, you need chocolate candy melts. You can find bags of chocolate melts online, at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc.
How To Make Hot Cocoa Bombs
To make these irresistible hot cocoa bombs, you need the following:
- 2 cups Chocolate Candy Melts
- 2 cups Hot Chocolate Mix
- 2 cups Mini Marshmallows
- ¼ cup Green Candy Melts
- 6 Crushed Thin Mint Cookies
- Glass mixing bowls and spatulas
- A chocolate mold
You also will need a glass mixing bowl and a mold for the chocolate bombs. You can use a metal bowl as shown in these pictures or a silicone mold. If you don&rsquot already have one, you can purchase a mold at Amazon (see links at the bottom of this post), Hobby Lobby, JoAnn&rsquos, Michaels, etc.
To make them, you start by placing (brown) chocolate candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
Stir until the chocolate is nice and smooth.
Next, place 2 tablespoons of melted candy into one half of a bomb mold and, using the bottom of your tablespoon measuring spoon, press the chocolate up the sides of the mold, keeping it thick but even. Repeat with the remaining 11 bomb mold halves.
Place the molds in the freezer for about 5 minutes so that it will harden.
Remove the molds from the freezer and gently tap the sides of the mold, pressing on one side of the chocolate to make the chocolate slide out of the mold.
Fill half of the molds with 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate mix, 1 tablespoon of crushed Thin Mint cookies, and 6-8 mini marshmallows.
In order to make two chocolate halves stick together, heat a plate or a flat-bottom bowl in the microwave until the surface of the plate is warm to the touch.
Press one of the empty chocolate bomb halves open-side-down onto the flat portion of the warm plate for about 10 seconds. This will gently melt the rim of the chocolate cup.
Immediately press the warmed edge of the chocolate cup to the top of one of the filled cups. This will join the two halves of the hot cocoa bomb.
To decorate, place the green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave per the directions on the package.
Using a piping bag or a fork, drizzle the green candy melts over the assembled hot cocoa bombs then immediately follow by sprinkling additional crushed cookie over them.
Another decorating idea is to omit the cookie crumble and sprinkle a few mini-M&Ms on them. (Note: M&M&rsquos won&rsquot melt in hot beverages.)