Never wait for cookie season again! Easy peasy Ritz Cracker Thin Mints are only two ingredients and taste just like the real thing! They’ll keep your sweet tooth satisfied all year and are fun to make with kids!
Ritz Cracker Thin Mints
Let’s face it, outside of your favorite holiday, Girl Scout cookie season is the best part of the year. And Thin Mints are hands-down the best Girl Scout cookie of them all!
I mean, I love the classic shortbread cookies and anything involving peanut butter. However, the Thin Mint cookies have always been my favorite. I make sure to buy a few boxes every year…you know…to support the kids…
Who knew it was so easy to make homemade Thin Mints with Ritz crackers?!
Yep, you read that right…Ritz Crackers!
The crispiness is spot-on! And with an Andes Mint coating, you’ve got just the right combination of chocolate and mint.
Chocolate-y, minty, and crispy…these thin mint crackers are absolutely awesome! And SO easy to make!
Related: Check out these chocolate covered peanut butter crackers we made using Ritz Crackers too! We originally decorated them for Halloween, but you could customize for any occasion!
For your convenience in re-creating our thin mint recipe, I’ve included shop-able links to some of the supplies and kitchen tools used to make them. Disclosure policy available here.
Homemade Thin Mints Ingredients
All you need are two simple ingredients to make these delicious crispy minty cookies! Really, just two ingredients!
- Ritz crackers
- Andes Creme de Menthe Thins
There’s not an exact amount of ingredients needed here, just as many as you want to make. If you run out of chocolate, simply melt more!
Kitchen Tools Used
What Can I Use Instead of Ritz Crackers?
You’ll want to use a cracker with a mild flavor that won’t compete with the chocolate and mint. Ritz Crackers are “butter crackers,” so anything that is labeled as such should work.
The beauty of this recipe is its simplicity, so don’t worry about trying to get any type of fancy ingredients! It’s hard to compete with the perfect combination that is Ritz Crackers and Andes Mints!
How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper and set aside. You can also use silicone baking mats, as the finished cookies will slide right off!
Fill a microwave safe bowl with Andes chocolate mints — there’s no exact amount here (we used about 2 cups). You can always melt more chocolate if needed.
Heat in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Dip each Ritz cracker in chocolate and turn until completely coated. A fork or even chopsticks will work perfectly here.
Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then place the chocolate covered cracker on your baking sheet to dry. Repeat until all crackers are coated in chocolate.
Allow to dry until the chocolate has set completely and there are no soft spots. You can place the cookie sheets in the fridge to speed up the process, just don’t keep them in there longer than necessary.
If air-drying, it may take 1-2 hours. The fridge will take 15-30 minutes.
How to Store Your Cookies
First, make sure the chocolate coating is completely dry before placing into a storage container.
Place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper between each layer of cookies to prevent sticking.
Keep in a sealed storage container, in a cool place, but do not refrigerate. As long as the chocolate coating is intact, the cookies should stay fresh!
More of out favorite easy cookie recipes:
- Amish Sugar Cookies (no rolling or cutting needed!)
- Cake Mix Chocolate Cherry Cookies
- Easy Keto No Bake Cookies
- Pink Strawberry Champagne Cookies
- Texas Sheet Cake Cookies (made with cake mix)
2 Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies Recipe (Printable Copy):
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Ritz Cracker Thin Mints
- Cookie sheet
- microwave safe bowl
- 1 box Ritz crackers
- 2 cups Andes Mints can use full mints or the chips
- Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats and set aside.
- Place the thin mints in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Continue heating in 20 second intervals, stirring between, until melted.
- Dip each cracker in the melted chocolate and turn until completed coated.
- Place chocolate covered crackers on cookie sheet. Repeat until all are coated in chocolate.
- Allow to dry completely before storing. This will take 1-2 hours air-drying or 15-30 minutes in the fridge.
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