Fake It Frugal Thin Mints

I saw this recipe awhile ago on Pinterest. Stuff and Nonsense created a version of Thin Mints using Ritz. This chocolate series was the perfect reason to finally make it. I simplified the recipe to use only 2 ingredients – that result in an amazing replica of the Girl Scout Thin Mints.

I know. It’s hard to believe. Two ingredients that truly taste like thin mints? I was pleasantly surprised when I made this recipe. I was more than surprised – because this simple recipe tasted almost exactly like the name brand thin mint.

Using Ritz crackers and Andes chips, it’s a frugal way to make a sweet treat. Plus, I can now have thin mints any time I want to make them. Maybe that isn’t a good thing?

I’m still amazed how something so simple can make such an addicting chocolate snack.  Don’t wait long to make this treat!

Brilliant! How to Make Thin Mints from Ritz Crackers. You will be amazed because these taste exactly like the girl scout cookies but require only 2 ingredients!


1 bag Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips
Ritz crackers


Melt the Andes chips in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until melted and smooth.

One at a time, drop a Ritz cracker in the chocolate. Coat in chocolate. Lift out with a fork and gently shake off the excess chocolate. Place the crackers on wax paper and let harden at room temperature.

Store the thin mints in the refrigerator or freezer. Wait and see how long they last – or don’t!

One bag of chocolate should cover 2 sleeves of Ritz crackers.

I think these frugal thin mints are like Lay’s potato chips because I can’t eat just one thin mint! How about you?

I’m also linking to Thrifty Thursday at Living Well, Spending Less.


  1. Sounds sooo good! My brother-in-law and nephew both love mint things. I should make this for them sometime.
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  2. Jen Schmidt says:

    We used to make those at Christmas when I was little! So good.

  3. Oh yum! This is a great idea! I love the Andes mints! Will definitely have to try this!
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  4. this is fantastic!! I may not be able to wait very long to try these myself. What a fantastic, possibly-dangerous idea! I just pinned it…so it will be coming up on my dessert list soon…
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  5. Isn’t there salt on the ritz crackers? Won’t the “thin mints” taste salty?

    • I find that the little bit of salt isn’t noticeable at all…and actually, probably helps cut the sweetness just a tiny bit. However, you could brush the salt you see off the crackers first, if you prefer. Hope this helps, Julie!

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