Homemade Thin Mints

Drumroll please…. Do I have your attention!? I introduce you to my latest vice, because holy crap - not only are these easy, but they are SO good! Mike’s face lit up like Christmas morning when he bit into one of these! (Again, he’s always shocked when I put something good on the table - what is that anyway!?)

I have a pretty intense love of thin mints that I blame completely on my mother. I grew up with a box of these almost always in the freezer. We would sneak one or two when we got off the bus after school. The stash was re-filled every March when the cute little girl scouts showed up on the doorstep. I will now forever have these in my fridge.


Homemade Thin Mints

Yield: 20 cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


20 ritz crackers
1 and 1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract


  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Melt the chocolate chips together with the peppermint extract. If you decide to microwave the chocolate, make sure you don't burn it. Heat for about 10 seconds at a time - it's a pain and I have no patience. But, it's the only way to prevent it from burning. Stir together until smooth.
  • Using the back of a spoon spread the chocolate on top of each ritz cracker. Place on the parchment paper.
  • When all the crackers are covered in chocolate, place in the fridge to cool for about 45 minutes until the chocolate is set - it should no longer look wet.
  • Peel them off the parchment paper, and place in a plastic bag or air tight container. Store in the fridge, because they are best cold.

    2 Responses to “Homemade Thin Mints”

    1. #
      Carrie Burrill — January 14, 2022 at 1:01 pm

      This is just too easy. I love it. I am about to run to the kitchen to make them now.

    2. #
      amy @ fearless homemaker — January 17, 2022 at 3:50 pm

      I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for a while, but hadn’t try it yet, because i was skeptical of how they’d taste with the ritz crackers. Now that I know someone personally who’s made ‘em and loved ‘em, I have to try them too!!! =)

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