December 22, 2011

Homemade Thin Mints–Crackers to Cookies

At the beginning of the month Vanessa over at The Crafty Nest asked me to guest blog for her 12 days of Christmas series. When I got the email I almost fainted. Then I scrambled around without being able to think of one worthy thing to guest blog about. You know that feeling? The one where you know your creative and then you just draw a blank or nothing seems good enough? Yeah – I had that feeling. I asked my husband, but of course that was no help. So I thought and though until I came up with a recipe which I tried last year and fell head over heels for! My husband’s Aunt brought homemade thin mints over for Christmas dinner last year and I was addicted. I ended up wrapping some up in a napkin, sticking them in my purse, and bringing them home! Shhhh!
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
These things are out-of-this-world yummy and SO easy. I knew it was perfect for my guest post! Next I had to make sure my pictures were up to par. I follow The Crafty Nest closely and it was one of the blogs that inspired me when I first started out as a blogger. Luckily, I just held my breath, shot some pictures, and they turned out perfect!
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
To make these babies you will need two ingredients – yes ONLY two ingredients!
  • Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips
  • Sleeve of Ritz crackers
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  1. Pour the baking chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals. Between intervals pull the bowl out and stir the chips. Continue to do this until all of the chocolate is melted into a creamy goodness.
  2. Dip the crackers into the chocolate one by one.
  3. Use a fork to remove the crackers from the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip off.
  4. Place on was paper to cool
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Now you just have to decide what you are going to do with the cookies. Eat them up for yourself or give them as gifts. These are so easy and quick – they would make perfect last minute neighbor gifts… if you can stand to part with them!
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes
Enjoy!
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6 comments:

  1. Yum! Every time I see those Andes chips at the store I want to buy them. I never had a purpose for them until now :)

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  2. Can't wait to try this Thin Mints are my favorite!

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  3. THese look delicious! Please come share at my link party

    http://www.shecookscraftsruns.net/2012/11/show-me-what-youre-made-of-link-up-3.html

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  4. Kelsey, I saw these at The Great Christmas Cookie Exchange and fell in love! I had NO idea those were Ritz crackers!!!! Last week I posted a picture of some chocolate covered Ritz I saw in a store and got a HUGE response from fans saying that they make these or just dip them in chocolate all the time. I had NO idea - living a sheltered life I suppose. haha
    Pinning and putting them on my to-do list for sure!

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  5. Saw your pin and visited your blog. Will make these delicious mint cookies and will follow your blog. Merry Christmas!

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