A crisp chocolate cookie coated with minty white chocolate

My NO-BAKE THIN MINTS were such a success, and so easy, I had to give you another look at them, this time in a pretty white version.  If you’re like me everything is starting to snowball right about now and I’m collecting the quickest, easiest gift ideas I can find.  I’ll be doing a lot of online shopping today, and as for cookies, these fit into my schedule just perfectly…they’re a dip and go kind of deal.  I love these because the base cookie, Nabisco Famous Wafers, is crisp and chocolatey and contrasts so well with the minty white coating.  They’re irresistible, especially with after dinner coffee.

A stack of the easiest cookies you'll ever make!

If you’re busy and looking for a quick gift or dessert, you can’t go wrong with these.  The white chocolate and peppermint looks so festive, and no one would ever guess its no-bake shortcut secret.

This cookie couldn't be easier, or more delicious!

I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of white bark coating in place of finicky white chocolate in situations like this.  And truth be told, I like the flavor better, it has a nice clear vanilla taste, where white chocolate can be cloying, at least to me.  Anyway it’s a good choice when you want to coat something like a cookie or candy because it melts without any trouble and you can use flavorings without fear of it seizing up on you.  Most stores carry it right by the regular baking chocolate.

Peppermint and white chocolate thin mints

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

Yield: makes about 20 cookies

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

What You Will Need

  • a box of Nabisco Famous Wafer cookies (or another thin crisp chocolate cookie)
  • 12 oz white bark coating (I used Kroeger's)
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • about 10 peppermint candies, crushed (I used my small food processor)


  1. Cut the white bark coating into small pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Microwave for 1 minute, then remove the bowl and stir. If the chocolate hasn't melted, microwave again in 15 second bursts, stirring in between.
  3. When the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the extract.
  4. Dip the cookies, one at a time, face down into the chocolate. Use a fork to gently flip it over and completely coat it. Lift the cookie out with the fork and tap off any excess coating. Set it down on waxed or parchment paper. Immediately sprinkle with crushed peppermint while the chocolate is wet.
  5. Note: Be gentle when you dip the cookies, they are very fragile.
  6. Allow the cookies to firm up before stacking or packaging.


Try to crush the peppermint just before you want to use it, as it sits it has a tendency to get sticky.


A stack of White Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

I just realized I haven’t shown you the inside…

No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints are a fun twist on everybody's favorite cookie!

The contrast between the black and the white, with the little sprinkle of pink, is just beautiful!

peppermint candy tray

If you want to make a peppermint candy tray to serve your cookies on, I’ll be sharing that tutorial in my weekly newsletter that comes out tomorrow.  Sign up HERE and you’ll get a link to the tutorial in tomorrow’s email— it will only be available to email subscribers, so sign up today.


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22 Responses to Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

  1. Charlie says:

    Is the tutorial for the candy tray for the cookies still available.
    I just signed up for emails.

  2. Lori says:

    This may seem like a really silly question but how did you crush your peppermints? The consistency appears to be perfect. I never get those same results….mine are very inconsistent…some are big chunks, smaller chunks, & then powder! I love the taste it adds but I’ve gotten to where I absolutely hate messing with it. Please teach me a better way so I don’t have to miss out :)
    Thank you!

    • Sue says:

      I used my small mini-prep Cuisinart food processor, the bowl is small so it can do little jobs. I pulse and run the machine until I get the consistency I want. Also, you will have more than you need, even when you crush just a few candies, so you can pick out the larger chunks and use the bits that work for you.

  3. Purple+Queen says:

    As always these no bake cookies look so festive! I just made a pan of pepperment fudge, whiich I sprinked with crushed peppermint candies. The fudge set up, but the candy did not. it was runny (sticky) even after I refrigerated it. I’d like to try these cookies, can I use a softer peppermint candy in order to avoid the melting? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • Sue says:

      I used regular hard peppermint candies and they seemed to stay dry, but I think there are so many different kinds of candy it’s hard to tell how they will hold up. I haven’t had problems with crushed hard candies or candy canes.

  4. Maggie says:

    How brilliant! Looking at the beautiful pictures I didn’t believe for a second they were as quick as you said but it’s true and absolutely genius. I love the idea of using white bark coating. I don’t think I’ve ever successfully melted white chocolate. Pinned!

    • Sue says:

      You’ll love these Maggie, even the chocolate wafer cookie is perfect! I’m so glad I discovered the white bark coating, even though it might have a little bit of a bad reputation among chocolate snobs, it really works for some projects.

  5. Amanda says:

    These look SO good! Can’t wait to see how you make the tray!

  6. cheri says:

    Hi Sue, Christmas at your house must be magical, you come up with one great goodie idea after another.

  7. I a soooooooooo impressed. So Xmas like being white. Then that classic combo of flavors.

  8. So pretty, the perfect holiday cookie!

  9. I bet these are so tasty! And they are stunningly beautiful! Another great recipe Sue – can’t wait to see how you made the peppermint tray!

  10. Oh, thank you for saying how annoying and cloying white chocolate is! I have never been able to melt it properly without seizing, and it just gags me sometimes. I must try your solution.

  11. How fun and super easy, perfect for these days that are rushing by :) I don’t ever seem to get tired of chocolate and peppermint.

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