Homemade Thin Mints

No thank you. One Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie is enough for now.

-said no one ever.

With Girl Scout season officially behind us, I can’t think of a better snack to make for those late night chocolate craving than homemade thin mints.

Can we just acknowledge how good Thin Mints are? I mean I can eat them 247 regardless of whether they are straight out of the box or ice cold from the freezer. They are basically dessert crack & I am a big enough person to say I can eat an entire sleeve of them in one sitting.

This year instead of spending what feels like a small fortune on the GS version, I decided to try my hand at making them myself. Who knew they would be so easy to make! Literally its melting chocolate, dipping them and cooling them off. And if you catch the Oreo’s on sale at Harris Teeter can make twice as many cookies for half the price that those little adorable girls sitting outside every grocery store are selling them for.


thin mint preparation

The hardest thing I have ever done was just throwing away the creme center of the Oreo’s. ITS THE BEST PART OF AN OREO! So, if you are a secret fatty like me, you can take two cookies and put 6 creme centers in the middle and enjoy the best Oreo of your life!

thin mint chocolate

cookie dip

cookie prep

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southern parm blog homemade thin mints

While a lot of other recipes for Homemade Thin Mints call for ritz crackers, or handmade cookies, I found that using an Oreo as your base creates the perfect crunch. These cookies also make an excellent treat for friends & even better midnight snack.




Homemade Thin Mints
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
  • 12 oz milk chocolate chips
  • 1.5 tsp mint extract
  • 1 package oreos
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  1. Separate the oreos chocolate cookies from the creme center. Discard creme centers after removal.

  2. Into a bowl, add 12 oz chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave for 1.5 minutes pausing every 30 seconds to stir chocolate. (You want it to have a glossy finish when complete.)

  3. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set to the side. Next add the mint extract to the chocolate and stir to combine.

  4. Dip the cookies into the chocolate, covering both sides. Once covered place on wax paper to cool. (a fork may be helpful to get cookies flipped & removed from chocolate)

  5. Once all cookies are covered and on baking sheet, place them into the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes to allow time to harden. After they have completely cooled you can serve and enjoy!

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