Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

white chocolate thin mints

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints ~ just four simple ingredients is all it takes to make these minty copy cat Girl Scout cookies ~ add them to your holiday cookie assortment!

A crisp chocolate cookie coated with minty white chocolate

These no bake white chocolate thin mints are a pretty version of my original No Bake Thin Mints recipe

The originals were such a success, and so easy, I had to give you white chocolate lovers a version all for yourselves. These no bake cookies are the same dip and go kind of deal, only instead of dark chocolate it’s a creamy white confection. 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.

Ingredients for these no bake cookies

  • Nabisco Famous Wafers ~ if you can’t find them, use any thin chocolate cookie, even Oreo halves will work.
  • White bark coating ~ this comes in a block, or in little disk shapes and you can find it at larger grocery stores, in the chocolate section, or at craft stores like Michaels.  I often stock up through Amazon, they have all varieties.
  • Oil based peppermint extract
  • Coconut oil or shortening
  • Peppermint candies or candy canes for crushing ~ or ready made crushed peppermint

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

The best white ‘chocolate’ for melting

  • bark coating
  • almond bark
  • melting wafers

These are all variations of the same type of product: a confectionary that is not actually white chocolate, but is a very good substitute when you need to melt it for coating. I’ve come to appreciate the virtues of white bark coating in place of finicky white chocolate 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.

You can see all my tips and tricks for melting chocolate of any type here.

Peppermint and white chocolate thin mints

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

How to crush candy canes

When you want a minty garnish for cookies and cakes this season, you can crush candy canes or other mint candies!

  • Put the candy in a heavy duty zip lock baggie.
  • Put the bag on a firm surface and whack it with a meat pounder, or the side of a rolling pin.

a stack of no bake white chocolate thin mint cookies

Be sure to check out all the Thin Mint cookies on the blog ~

A stack of White Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

Notes ~

  • When you flavor melted chocolate it is important to use an oil based product. Any amount of water can cause the chocolate to ‘seize’ up into a solid mass. For me I have success with McCormick’s Peppermint Extract, which is readily available in stores, but others have had trouble with it. You can find pure peppermint flavoring oils in specialty stores, large craft stores, and online, here.
  • Try to crush the peppermint just before you want to use it, as it sits it has a tendency to get sticky. An alternative is to buy readymade crushed peppermint candy, which has an additive that helps prevent stickiness.
  • If you have trouble finding the Nabisco Famous Wafers, readers (in the comments below) have had success making these with Oreo Thins, and even Chips Ahoy!
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3.35 from 201 votes

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints ~ just four simple ingredients is all it takes to make these minty copy cat Girl Scout cookies ~ add them to your holiday cookie assortment!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 20 cookies
Calories 60kcal
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 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 oil based peppermint extract water based flavoring can cause the chocolate to seize
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or shortening optional This thins the chocolate and makes for easier melting and dipping.
  • about 10 peppermint candies or candy canes, crushed (I used my small food processor)

Instructions

  • Cut the white bark coating into small pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl along with the oil or shortening, if using.
  • 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.
  • When the chocolate is completely melted, stir in the extract. Note: if your chocolate is thick, add more coconut oil or shortening to thin it down.
  • 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.
  • Note: Be gentle when you dip the cookies, they are very fragile. If the chocolate cools down and thickens, gently reheat it.
  • Allow the cookies to firm up before stacking or packaging.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 60kcal
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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  • Reply
    Lydia
    December 20, 2020 at 10:12 am

    I don’t have shortening and can’t use coconut oil, can you use olive oil.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 20, 2020 at 11:15 am

      I believe you can.

  • Reply
    Cindy
    December 19, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    5 stars
    I used Oreo thins and they came out great! Was able to get 30 cookies dipped using 1 pkg of ghirardelli white wafers. I used peppermint oil, it that has great coolness. Be careful though..only needed 1 drop!
    This is a great idea for gifting! Will definitely make them again!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 20, 2020 at 6:11 am

      Oreo thins are perfect 🙂

  • Reply
    Linda Villalobos
    December 20, 2019 at 5:15 am

    4 stars
    Hi Sue, I agree these cookies are festive and delicious, but not easy. I’m not a novice baker, but had trouble getting the cookies out of the chocolate until I thinned it with a little extra coconut oil. A small pair of tongs worked better than forks. I’m glad I tried them because they are a fancy addition to my cookie plates. Thanks.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 20, 2019 at 8:36 am

      White chocolate is tricky for sure, and definitely if it’s very thick (this can vary depending on the type you use) then adding the extra oil helps a lot.

  • Reply
    Meghan
    December 10, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    5 stars
    I know this post is 5 years old, but these are delicious and will be a new holiday staple in our house!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 10, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Meghan, happy holidays!!

  • Reply
    Holly
    November 14, 2019 at 4:33 am

    I read in a white chocolate fudge recipe that suggested using oil based food coloring (for the same seizing-up issue), that if you added the sweetened condensed milk before you add a non-oil based food color, that the chocolate would not seize up. Do you think the same would apply for your recipe by adding the coconut oil to the white bark before adding an alcohol & water based peppermint extract (specifically Adams Extract brand)?

    • Reply
      Sue
      November 14, 2019 at 7:49 am

      It’s worth a try!

  • Reply
    Eeka
    December 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    5 stars
    Beautiful & popular on the cookie platter.
    I used store-brand ‘Oreo’ outers, and Watkins mint extract.

    • Reply
      Sue
      November 14, 2019 at 7:49 am

      Thanks Eeka!

  • Reply
    Cindy Ariel
    December 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

    5 stars
    I made these yesterday and my children love them. Like many others I couldn’t find the cookies mentioned so I substituted with the thin Oreos.
    1 package works with 1 white bark package. They turned out great!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 19, 2018 at 9:08 am

      I like the idea of using the thin oreos, I love those things!

  • Reply
    Vicky
    December 10, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Can’t locate the Nabisco chocolate wafer cookies at any local grocery stores. Even tried to order online with no success. Where do you get yours from? Thanks,

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 10, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Funny you should mention that because I usually get them at my grocery store and this week they were out. The cookies tend to go in short supply during holidays. I found them on Amazon, here.
      In a pinch you might try separating Oreos and scraping off the filling.

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