Are you a Thin Mints addict like I am?!?!  Making DIY Thin Mints might qualify as being the easiest thing I have made in the kitchen EVER! The entire process to make these DIY THin MInts took me about 30 minutes to make, with much of that time spent waiting for the chocolate to melt.  With organic dark chocolate melts, organic crackers, and pure essential oils to flavor, these can be deemed healthy, right? Now, you can have DIY Thin Mint cookies all year round.  How exciting is that?
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There’s not much to making knock-off thin mints.  Here’s what you need:
  1. 1-2 bags of dark chocolate candy melts (one 12oz bag coated approximately 18-20 cookies)
  2. Organic “Ritz” crackers (Find the brand I use HERE)
  3. Peppermint Young Living Essential Oil (These are safe to ingest, and these oils do not seize up the chocolate like some oils will do!)
  4. Double Boiler
  5. Candy fork (optional of course, but makes the dipping so easy)

Here’s what you will do:

  1. Melt about 1/2 of a bag of dark chocolate candy melts.   Use a double boiler so that you can melt the chocolate slowly at a moderate temperature.  If the chocolate melts too fast, it might seize and if the temperature is too hot, the chocolate will burn.  You can also use microwave to melt the chocolate in small increments and stirring frequently.
  2. Add the peppermint oil (2-3 drops per 1/2 a bag until you reach the strength you desire.)  Stir into the chocolate well.
  3. Dip plain Ritz crackers in to coat, lift out, and shake excess off.  Using a candy fork make this step really easy!Making DIY Thin Mints might qualify as being the easiest thing you can made in the kitchen EVER! These have won a taste test with the real thing
  4. Place dipped cookies on waxed paper to set.  Only refrigerate if it’s not setting, that can make the chocolate bloom (no impact to taste, just appearance).

That’s it! It IS that easy!   Enjoy the minty goodness!

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51 Comments on DIY Thin Mints

  1. These cookies look great. I love the thin mints! And, I’ve never thought of making them myself. What a super idea.

    I came over on the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Glad to find your site. And, I followed you on Pinterest as well.


  2. This sound delicious, and dangerous! My husband, okay and me too, love thin mints. I might have to make these for him for a special occasion sometime. I’m going to pin this!

  3. No way! This is so great and I’m eager to try it. Pinned! Thanks for linking up at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home!


  4. Just wanted to let you know that you’re being featured again at the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home. Be sure to come by on Thursday evening.


    • THANKS SOOOOOOO MUCH! This is so exciting! I really appreciate it! Thanks you for sharing!

  5. Oh, my. Double yum! Love these things. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Please join us again this week:-)

  6. These look delicious and easy to make! Pinning and planning on trying these soon. Thanks for sharing on Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  7. oh yeah these are my most fav cookies!! I hate you can’t always get them year round (now sometimes you can off Amazon lol). So great to have this option in the pocket when the craving starts!! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle!

  8. PINNED-100% making these! We love thin mints and just ate our last box!!! Perfect timing! It was great to see you over at Making Memories Mondays! Thanks for being there and sharing this amazingness! 🙂

    • Thanks for visiting, Julie! Let me know if you have ANY questions about the oils! They are AMAZING!

  9. Thin mints are my weakness…I’m not sure it’s good I stumbled upon this post or not! haha! Also, I would never have thought to use Ritz crackers to make homemade thin mints, but I love sweet and salty things together…so this has to be a win. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  10. As a former Girl Scout, I’m a big Thin Mint lover so thank you for sharing these healthy and delicious DIY Thin Mints with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m Pinning and sharing.

    • HAHAHA! Enjoy them and thanks so much for visiting/sharing! I warned you on Twitter that these were REALLY addicting! 🙂

  11. I just love thin mints! Your recipe looks great! Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites. I’m featuring you this week.

  12. I love peppermint chocolates. Interesting idea using plain crackers. I wonder what that’s like. When you say double boiler is that a bain marie? A bowl on top of a saucepan of boiling water?

    Sally @ Life Loving

  13. When I travel abroad one of the things I always bring back is thin mints. Now I can make them at home.

    Thank you for bringing this wonderful chocolate recipe to the party at Fiesta Friday!

  14. Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout Cookies! I may just have to try this sometime.

    Can you taste the Ritz or is it all chocolate and mint?

  15. I just glanced at the photo and thought those would be a pain to make, then got to reading and you said how easy they were! I think the salty/sweet sounds amazing! Pinning, and happy FF!


  16. Thanks for sharing on Peace Love, Linkup! I’m happy to tell you that this post will be featured on our next linky, which goes live Friday at 6! Grab a button and share anything else you have going on! : )