Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints




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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

My original 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.

TIP: 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!

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

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

A stack of White Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: dessert

Cuisine: American

Yield: makes about 20 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 60

Easy No Bake White Chocolate Thin Mints

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

  1. Cut the white bark coating into small pieces and put in a microwave safe bowl along with the oil or shortening, if using.
  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.

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.
  • 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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53 Comments

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

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

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    Cindy Ariel
    December 19, 2018 at 8:47 am

    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!

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    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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    Michaela
    December 9, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    I couldn’t find the wafers anywhere locally. I substituted with the Double Chocolate Chips Ahoy THINS! Mmmm so yummy! Loved how easy it was and I couldn’t mess it up ?

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      Sue
      December 10, 2018 at 7:10 am

      I tried finding the wafers this week too, I think there’s a holiday shortage going on. I’m glad you got creative Michaela ~ I suggested to another reader that she try separating Oreos and scraping off the frosting!

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