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But you’re here for the Thin Mints.
This is so easy, you’re gonna lose your minty mind.
Recipe for Super-Cheap Fake Thin Mints
And, yes, they’re freakin’ delicious.
1.) You need a box of Ritz crackers.
2.) You need some melting chocolate, like Candi-Quik or similar (yeah, you can buy Ghirardelli or whatevs to be, like, fancy).
3.) You need a bottle of peppermint oil or extract, food-grade.
This is the world’s easiest cookie.
Melt the chocolate (saucepan, microwave, hot water bath, your choice).
Add peppermint to taste. (yes, taste it. You will know what is right.)
Dip the damn Ritz crackers in it.
Put the Thin Mint Ritzes on waxed paper, newspaper, a cookie sheet, whatevs. Just let it dry.
Fridge or freezer. Out in a tin is fine for 3 or 4 days.
Basically, treat it exactly as any garden variety chocolate-covered pretzel.
This will taste exactly like a thin mint or a grasshopper. It will be delicious.
Make a million of ‘em.
Tell Ritz that we sent you.