Every year I anxiously look forward to the end of February and the beginning of March. In my world this time of year is known as Girl Scout cookie time. From the time I was a brownie in first grade I was obsessed with Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. Sure I enjoy the Samoas, the Trefoils, and even the new lemony cookie but the Thin Mint has been my favorite for over 2 decades.
Case in point, when our local ice cream parlor in Pittsburgh was trying to break the World Record for the most ice cream cones scooped in an hour, I single handedly ate 5 cones full of Thin Mint ice cream. While I'm not sure I could do that today, back then it was the highlight of my summer.
So when my box (or boxes) of Thin Mint cookies arrived I couldn't wait to get baking with them. I had seen a recipe for Thin Mint Truffles that made my mouth water and I was anxious to make them. The recipe consists of only 5 ingredients and was easy to make. Not only do they taste amazing but they are gorgeous as well. The green chocolate was the exact color of the Thin Mints cookie box. The inside was creamy, chocolatey, and minty. The outside was a hard mint chocolate shell. These would make a wonderful gift or would look amazing on a dessert tray as well.
Thin Mint Truffles (adapted from Tasty Kitchen)
1 box Thin Mint Cookies
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
5 oz. green melting chocolate
5 oz. white melting chocolate
4 drops peppermint extract
These look amazing and I do love thin mints. I will need to get some of those cookies and make these little gems. Delicious and creative post!
These are awesome!! I would love to make these... but I'm not sure I can get my husband on board with the idea of parting with an entire box of Thin Mints. Perhaps I'll have to go hunt down a girl scout and grab another just for this recipe 😉
Those are so cute! I got a couple extra boxes of Thin Mints so I could try this recipe and the Thin Mint stuffed brownies recipe..but I don't think they will last that long...I'm polishing off a sleeve right now as I type. LOL
Jennifer @ Not Your Momma's Cookie
So pretty! I don't like mint (I know, weird, right?), but I should make these for my mint-loving husband...and then I won't be tempted to eat them...a win-win 🙂
I'm with with - Thin Mints are the bestest Girl Scout cookies ever! And these truffles look amazing!
These look delicious- such a great twist on the Oreo truffle!