Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

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Be honest. How much do you hate solicitors? Scale of 1 to Get Off My Lawn?

BUT do you change your tune REAL fast when said solicitors are 4 feet tall and clad in green and brown and rainbows?

Yeah, I’m talkin’ Girl Scouts. And I don’t think a single American can claim dislike for these little fairy-like creatures, frolicking through neighborhoods and office cubicles delivering magical sugary goodness.

Girl Scout cookie season, unfortunately, comes but several times a year, and there’s no established time frame for it. It always seems to appear out of nowhere, amiright?

Suddenly, Sally-down-the-hall is shuffling around the order form for cookie boxes, and in seconds your wallet is empty and your pantry is full.

But the anticipation is almost too much to take.

So I created a quick-and-easy copycat recipe for the ever-elusive Thin Mint cookies, perfect for the off-season when the cravings really take their toll.

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

These things are easy as pie…Er, cookies.

First, you’ll want to gather your ingredients.

 

1 bag of Mint Oreos

CandiQuik chocolate melts (or any dark chocolate)

Andes Mint Pieces (if desired)

 

That’s literally all, you guys!

CandiQuik chocolate is seriously the most magical candy-making accessory for those times when you just don’t have the time or energy to double boil chocolate chips into chocolate.

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

You just pop this little guy into the microwave for a few minutes and voila! Dippable chocolate!

(The instructions tell you 1. Microwave for 1 minute, and 2. Do NOT overheat, but I’ve never gotten the thing to melt with fewer than 2 minutes.)

Once you’ve microwaved your chocolate, just dip your Oreos in it until they’re completely coated, and then allow to dry.

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

*CandiQuick only takes a few moments to dry, so if you add accoutrements like Andes Mint Pieces to the top, you’ll have to move a little to get them to stick.

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

And then you’re seriously done, you guys. That’s all it takes to create these delectable treats!

And they taste just like Thin Mints!

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

These little yummies will deliver rich, minty goodness to your mouth until little angels can deliver the real thing to your door.

 

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

 

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints - Politics to PlayDoh

What’s your all-time favorite Girl Scout cookie? (And do you call them by the old names or those funky new ones?)

xoxo

Cara

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