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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recipe Review: Mock Thin Mints

Adapted: Budget Savvy Diva

In surfing Pinterest, as usual, I came across a recipe for Mock Thin Mints. I love Girl Scout's Thin Mints and couldn't wait to try these. Coming from a "budget" recipe site, I thought for sure that this would be a cheap and I have found that I am loving Ritz crackers in some of the dessert recipes I have tried.



2 packages of Andes Candy
24 Ritz Crackers


Melt Andes in a double boiler. When melted, dip Ritz in melted chocolate, using a fork to turn it in the chocolate, until completely covered. Move to a cookie sheet covered with a sheet of parchment paper. Place in freezer until frozen-about 20 minutes.


The breakdown on this recipe was:

Andes Candy~ $4.00
Ritz Crackers~$.35
For a total of $4.35

Although the cookies were passable and good, I don't think they can be compared to Thin Mints. They are their own little entities. I didn't think they were that budget to make, esp for being "mock". Each batch resulted in 24 "cookies".  I don't know how much Thin Mints are, but I don't think it can be much more than that. Now, Budget Savvy Diva did mention that the original recipe was chocolate chips/chocolate with peppermint extract. I would like to try that and see if that comes out any cheaper!


  1. I'd have never thought to chocolate coat Ritz.

  2. You can do them as choc. covered peanut butter sandwiches. They are fantastic!