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Easy No bake, Holiday Mint Thins and Recipe Link-up Party

05 December 2010

Hey all,  I though that today that I would show you a recipe I am planning on making today.  I am sure they will turn out good... if not I will probably still eat them cause they are chocolate, and I am prego.  But these looked so cute and easy, I knew that I had to show them off.

Easy No bake, Holiday Mint Thins:

Easy No bake, Holiday Mint Thins
yields approx 36 thins

1 pkg (8 Squares) Baker's Semi Sweet Chocolate, melted and lightly cooled
1/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
1 sleeve Ritz Crackers (36 crackers)
1 candy cane (6 inch) crushed

Instructions:
Mix Melted Chocolate and Mint Extract together until smooth.

Dip Crackers in chocolate, turning to completely coat each cracker.  Carefully scrap off excess chocolate.  Place crackers in a single layer, on wax paper-covered baking sheets, sprinkle with crushed candy cane.

Allow to cool, until chocolate is firm 
(Kraft recommended placing them in the fridge for 30 minutes to cool, but I have always had problems with the chocolate blooming (getting white streaks)- maybe I get it too hot to begin with, so I wouldn't try it!- tell me if you do and how it works out for you!) 

Optional versions:
Oreo cookies

Chocolate Peanut butter version: 
Omit the extract and spread the cracker with peanut butter before dipping n chocolate.

Omit extract and candy canes and use any holiday's themed sprinkles


12 comments:

Brianna! December 5, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

awesome:)
you could also
dip one half in red colored white chocolate and the other half in green:)

pk @ Room Remix December 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

I've made a recipe with ritz crackers, peanut butter and chocolate before, but this one is new to me and sounds yummy! Simple too, which I love.

My first time at your party - thanks so much for hosting!

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS December 5, 2010 at 8:29 AM  

This looks delicious. Wish I had a recipe to add, but I don't have any new posts for now.

Brenda December 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

I've made these before - they're amazing!! Thanks for hosting and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

gina December 5, 2010 at 9:50 AM  

I have made these for years but never added the crushed candy on top. YUM! They are go tasty.......just like Girl Scout Thin Mints!

Katie @ This Chick Cooks December 5, 2010 at 12:07 PM  

Those cookies look yummy. I love thin mints and I want to try them. Thanks for hosting the swap.
Katie

a moderate life December 5, 2010 at 4:58 PM  

Hi Cassity! I wandered over here to visit you on this lovely sunday afternoon and I am now following your blog, facebook and tweets. This is my first time linking to your sunday recipe swap, and I am linking up a Giada recipe for cheese-stuffed dates with prosciutto that we had as a starter for our thanksgiving meal and it was a hit! I love your site, what a wonderful mix of projects, food and green! All the best, Alex@amoderatelife

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