No-Bake Thin Mints

As a caramel girl myself, Samoas are my favorite girl scout cookies. Drawing a close second though (heck, let's just say they tie for first) are thin mints. Ever tried freezing them? Do it! You'll love the cool crispiness of each bite. If you end up loving them as much as I do, you can stock up and eat them all year long. I just hope you have a big enough freezer because I sure don't.

OR... you can make these almost identical, practically duplicated, homemade thin mints.

chocolate & oreos
chocolate & oreos
thin mints
thin mints

Don't stop supporting the Girl Scouts of America though! I definitely do not want to be blamed for the decrease in sales.

Go buy Samoas!  Those seem pretty difficult to clone.

thin mints
thin mints

Thin Mints

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Top with Cinnamon

16 to 20 oreo cookies

7 to 10 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate

1 tsp mint extract

Twist oreos to separate them and scrape off cream filling.

In a microwavable bowl, melt chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals at 50% power. Stir well after each 30 seconds.  If chocolate is still not liquid enough, add 1/4-1/2 tsp vegetable oil.  Then stir in the mint extract.

Dip half an oreo in the melted chocolate, turn to coat using a fork.

Use the fork to remove the oreo from the chocolate, tap it on the edge of the bowl a few times (to let excess chocolate drip off) and transfer to a lined cookie sheet.

Leave at room temperature until set or freeze if you can't wait.