Thin Mint Madness
Posted by AlexaWednesday February 19, 2014
Happy National Chocolate Mint Day! What a refreshing topic for celebration. And how convenient is it that Chocolate Mint Day falls during Girl Scout Cookie Season? Coincidence? I think not.
In my opinion, Thin Mints are one of life’s greatest pleasures, but I always feel bad about sitting down and eating half of (or all of…) a sleeve in one go. Then it occurred to me that there might be better ways to get my fix: why not start using Thin Mints as an ingredient instead of treating them as a stand-alone dessert?
Fortunately, the Internet is way ahead of me on this one. For example, you can…
Use them as part of a cookie bar. Aren’t these lovely? These “brookies” feature all sorts of tasty dessert items – brownies, chocolate chip cookies, and, of course, Thin Mints. How can you go wrong? [source:: Beyond Frosting]
Pack them into a truffle. Thin Mint cookies are one thing, but Thin Mint cookie dough sounds like something even better. What I love about truffles is that you can decorate them any way you like. Why not try drizzling some melted mint chocolate on these for an extra pop? [source:: Something Swanky]
Bake them into some mini cheesecakes. I discovered a love for mini cheesecakes when I made my first batch at Christmastime. They can be time consuming, since they usually have to chill for several hours (or maybe I’m just impatient), but they’re so worth it. And look how pretty these are with the mint leaves for garnish! [source:: Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy]
Build them into a trifle. One of the great things about trifles is that they’re incredibly easy to make, but they always come out looking gorgeous. This looks like a perfect light, refreshing dessert that doesn’t forfeit the richness of chocolate. Yum! [source:: Pass the Sushi]
Make them into strudel filling. I remember eating toaster pastries as a kid. The chocolate ones were always my favorite, and I imagine these are even better. Perhaps they’re not quite as simple as pulling them out of your freezer and popping them in the toaster, but I think that’s a price I’m willing to pay for these, and I can’t wait to give them a try! [source:: Picky Palate]
Add them to a tasty drink. I guess you can think of this as enjoying Thin Mints the grown-up way. There are so many of my favorite things in this recipe, and it’s so simple! These would be even more beautiful with a dollop of whipped cream and some sprinkles on top. Why not try these out for St. Patrick’s Day? [source:: Bakers Royale]
Thin Mints out of season and you don’t have any left hidden in your freezer? No worries; here’s a tutorial on how to make your own. Now you can enjoy them whenever you want! Decorate them as you please and snack on them on their own, or use them in one of these recipes. Or get creative! Let me know what tasty things you dream up!