2-Ingredient Thin Mints Cookies (with Video)
If you’re craving Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies out of season, we’ve got you covered with a 2-ingredient Thin Mint no bake “cookie” recipe that will tide you over until those little boxes show up again.
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Recipe
Long-time readers know that my hands-down favorite Girl Scout cookies are Samoas – they’ve even inspired many recipes on this blog, from Samoa Baked Donuts to Samoa Macarons.
But my dad’s favorite cookies are the Thin Mints, which are conveniently available every year right around his birthday, but the rest of the year – they are nowhere to be found!
My daughter got it in her head that we needed to make grandpa a batch of his favorite cookies. Rather than make a giant mess making homemade thin mints from scratch, I suggested that we make these super easy 2-ingredient Thin Mints.
This is the perfect no-bake cookie recipe to make with kids – there is no measuring or precision of any kind required – just melt the Andes Mint and dip those Ritz crackers in!
The result is crunchy, buttery, mint-chocolate cookies with just a hint of salt that nicely amps up the chocolate flavor.
Personally, I loved the slight hint of salt in these “cookies” but if you’re really not a fan of salty and sweet, you can use Ritz Hint of Salt crackers or Chocolate Wafer Cookies instead – maybe even OREO Thins?! (The chocolate wafer cookies would be a more authentic swap – I just don’t ever have them on hand and I always have Ritz on hand.)
Do I need to refrigerate homemade thin mint cookies? These cookies can be kept out at room temperature or stored in the fridge – whichever you prefer. Be sure to use an airtight storage container and place wax or parchment paper in between layers to prevent the chocolate coating from sticking to other cookies.
More Mint Chocolate Desserts:
- Mint Chocolate Hot Chocolate Bombs
- Andes Mint Cake Mix Cookies
- Crockpot Thin Mint Hot Chocolate
- Instant Pot Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
- Andes Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
- Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
Check out our quick recipe video to see how easy these homemade thin mint cookies are to make – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your printable recipe card:
Homemade Thin Mints Ingredients
- Ritz Crackers
- Thin Mints (can use full mints or the chips)
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: swap out the Ritz Crackers for Chocolate Wafer Cookies, if desired.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Microwave-safe Bowl
- Dipping Tools or Fork
- Cookie Sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
How to Make Ritz Cracker Thin Mints
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
Place the thin mints in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well and reheat 20 more seconds if needed.
Working with one cracker at a time, use a fork or dipping tool to immerse each cracker in the melted chocolate and then allow the excess chocolate to drain off.
Set the chocolate-covered cracker on the prepared cookie sheets to set.
Let dry for 2 hours before storing using individual sheets of parchment to prevent the cookies from sticking.
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No Bake Thin Mint Cookies
These Homemade Thin Mint Cookies are crunchy, buttery, mint-chocolate cookies with just a hint of salt that nicely amps up the chocolate flavor. The perfect no-bake cookie recipe to make with the kids.
- 1 box Ritz Crackers
- 2 cups Thin Mints*
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Set aside.
- Place the thin mints in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir well and reheat 20 more seconds if needed until completely melted.
- Working with one cracker at a time, use a fork or dipping tool to immerse each cracker in the melted chocolate, then allow the excess chocolate to drain off, tapping the fork against the side of the bowl to help the process along.
- Set the chocolate-covered cracker on the prepared cookie sheets to set.
- Repeat with all crackers.
- Let dry for 2 hours before storing using individual sheets of parchment to prevent the cookies from sticking.
You will use approximately 3 Andes Mints for every 2 Ritz Crackers.
You can use full Andes Mints or Andes Mint Chips, whichever you prefer.
If you're not a fan of salty and sweet, use Ritz Hint of Salt crackers, Chocolate Wafer Cookies or OREO Thins in place of the Ritz crackers.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 0g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your kids love making these no-bake thin mint cookies as much as mine did!
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Thanks to the video, it’s so easy for me to follow.