Thin Mint Truffles

Thin Mint Truffles

A friend at work gave me this idea for Thin Mint truffles a few months ago. It took me awhile to get around to actually making them because I wasn’t sure I wanted to use up my only box of Thin Mints on a new recipe idea. However, I’m so glad I tried it because, as much as I love eating Thin Mints straight out of the freezer, I like eating these Thin Mint truffles even more. They are similar to oreo truffles, but with a slightly different texture, and of course a minty taste. I actually prefer them to oreo truffles which is disappointing, since I can’t buy Thin Mints year round at the store. Although maybe that’s for the best because neither Mike nor I could stop eating these addictive little truffles. If you’ve got some extra Thin Mints laying around your house (or if you need an excuse to buy even more Girl Scout cookies), give these Thin Mint truffles a try. I bet you’ll love them as much as we did!

Thin Mint Truffles

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Thin Mint Truffles

Ingredients:

1 box thin mints
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 package white chocolate candy melts

Directions:

Crush Thin Mints into fine crumbs in a food processor. Mix crushed cookies and softened cream cheese in a large bowl until completely combined (your hands work best for this). Roll into small balls. Melt white chocolate discs in the microwave, stirring until smooth. Using a toothpick, dip the Thin Mint balls into the chocolate, letting the excess chocolate drip off. Set the truffles on waxed paper to cool. If desired, drizzle with melted green candy melts or with white chocolate candy melts mixed with a dab of green gel food coloring.

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25 Responses to “Thin Mint Truffles”

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    Victoria (District Chocoholic) — March 13, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    I bet that Keebler grashopper cookies would work just as well.

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    Karly — March 13, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

    Well, considering that my husband just walked in the door with an entire case of Thin Mints, I’d say this recipe is getting made soon!

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    Blog is the New Black — March 14, 2012 @ 5:36 am

    SO pretty! I just posted a very similar recipe yesterday. Love that you dipped them in white chocolate!

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    Simply Life — March 14, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Thin mints aren’t my favorite of the Girl Scout Cookies but you’ve just given me an entirely new reason to love them!

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    Jenni — March 14, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    Thin Mints are always our first choice when we order cookies. I am very excited to try these!

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    Sonya — March 14, 2012 @ 9:10 am

    Hi Megan,
    If you have a Dollar General Store nearby, they have a thin mint that is very similar to the girl scout cookies; they also have a peanut butter version of the tagalong, and the samoa. And they are all very good!! :)

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    Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray (soon to be Rachel Cooks) — March 14, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    Oh man. I think these would be even more dangerous than the actual cookie!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — March 14, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    So cute! I wish I had a box of thin mints right now. I’d have to hide it so I could make these though. :)

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 14, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    Yum!! These look perfect, and sound so good!

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    Mindy — March 14, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    The 99 cent Only store in our area sells two brands of mint chocolate covered cookies. Both are yummy. I’m sure if you look around you could find something that would make a good substitute through-out the year. Also, Mccormick.com posted a recipe for cakepops using 3/4 cup marshmallow creme instead of frosting, this makes me think I could try marshmallow creme instead of cream cheese in your recipe, to please some of my family who will not eat cream cheese. Thanks for the inspiring recipe!

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    Lynn — March 14, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Alternates to Think Mints:
    1. Dollar General version of Thin Mints.
    2. Keebler Grasshoppers
    3. Nabisco’s Famous Chocolate Wafers (or something similar), a bit of mint extract, and some frosting (or marshmallow creme) could be mashed up into the truffle mix.

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    Lynn — March 14, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

    Um… That should be THIN Mints, not THINK Mints. (oops.)

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    Elissa — March 14, 2012 @ 12:43 pm

    Just this past weekend I tried a homemade thin mint recipe that was pretty good and “better than the GS cookies”. I think that might have just been said to make me feel good, but they really weren’t bad. I bet they could work for this recipe if someone is feeling super ambitious. :) Here’s the link to it:
    http://bakingbites.com/2005/10/thin-minties/

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    Barbara — March 14, 2012 @ 12:53 pm

    You could use Grasshoppers made by Keebler. They are good too.

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    Tiffany — March 14, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

    keebler makes thier own version of thin mints, they are yumms!

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    Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau — March 14, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    These are just so darned pretty that they *may* almost be too pretty to eat. Just depends upon what time of the month I would meet these ;)

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    Heather — March 14, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

    The Keebler are identical, they’re called Grasshopper cookies, so this is a keeper year round :)

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    Judy Taylor — March 15, 2012 @ 6:16 am

    Murray’s makes a sugar free “thin mint” for those diabetics! Also, either Winco Foods or candy stores make a sugar free chocolate! just sayin’!!!! sounds yummy!!!

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    cassie — March 15, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    These are my dream truffle. Thin Mints are my weakness. I love these!

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    Eidilia — March 19, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    These were so good that I ended up making two batches for two different parties. Everyone wanted to take some home! Thank you so much for posting. I put photos on my Facebook page and gave the credit right back to you, where it belongs.

    • megan replied: — March 20th, 2012 @ 9:19 am

      Thanks so much for your kind comment! I’m so glad you liked them :)

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    Maggie — March 1, 2013 @ 1:21 pm

    I buy the Walmart ‘Great Value’ brand of thin mint and peanut butter patties for all my baking…they are just as tasty as GS cookies and less than $1.50 a package!

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