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 divine minty copy cat Girl Scout cookies!

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.

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

Yield: makes about 20 cookies

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
  • 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
  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

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

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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.  You can find peppermint flavoring oils in specialty stores, large craft stores, and online, here.

 

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34 Comments

  • Reply
    Marijo K
    November 12, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Hi Sue, thank you for a easy recipe!!! Was wondering if Bob’s mint candy would work, cause how soft they are?

    • Reply
      Sue
      November 12, 2017 at 4:03 pm

      I’m not familiar with that candy, Marijo but if you say it’s a soft style mint then I’m not sure they would work as well as a hard candy that you can crush.

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    Martha
    November 10, 2017 at 6:31 am

    These look like very yummy treats! I noticed that you tagged these gluten free, which totally got my attention, especially the no bake part. What brand of gluten free chocolate wafer do you use? I did a “thin mint” search in Amazon, and got wierd results.

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      Sue
      November 10, 2017 at 7:33 am

      I’m not aware of any gluten free tag, Martha, not sure where you saw that. You are right, gluten free chocolate wafers are impossible to find, you pretty much have to make them yourself! Here’s a recipe I found.

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    Kelly at Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen
    November 9, 2017 at 2:24 am

    Hi Sue! These sound wonderful! I love using white chocolate bark, too, and have used Kroeger’s for years! I am a little confused, though. I learned my lesson years ago that you absolutely cannot add liquid to it, or it will seize up solid like a BRICK. (I once had to literally chisel it out of the pan after adding a tiny bit of vanilla extract. THEN, I read the back of the package where it says not to do that…) So, how did you add the peppermint extract to it? Even a DROP of liquid will ruin it…help?

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      Sue
      November 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

      The peppermint must be oil based, Kelly, or you are right, the chocolate will seize. You can find peppermint oils on Amazon here. Although I find that I can sometimes get away with McCormick peppermint extract, it seems to depend on the chocolate, so I would be safe and get some flavoring oil.

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    Ben Myhre
    November 6, 2017 at 4:35 am

    These look so simple and tasty. Definitely moving into Holiday treat season. Otherwise known as “the best season.”

    • Reply
      Sue
      November 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Totally the best season!!

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    NRS
    March 3, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Love, love, love these! I used 1/2 tsp extract since I didn’t top with peppermint candies. Thanks Sue!

    • Reply
      Sue
      November 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

      So glad you liked them <3

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    Shilpa Nicodemus
    December 29, 2016 at 9:28 am

    Have you tried making a chocolate mint version? So that it’s more like a traditional thin mint. Just curious. I had great success with your recipe btw!

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    Charlie
    April 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

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

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    Lori
    March 24, 2015 at 6:14 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 24, 2015 at 6:43 am

      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.

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    Purple+Queen
    December 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    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.

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      Sue
      December 22, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      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.

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        Purple+Queen
        December 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

        Thank you! Have a wonderful Holiday.

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    Maggie
    December 17, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 17, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      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.

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    Amanda
    December 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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

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    cheri
    December 13, 2014 at 7:30 am

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

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    Carol at Wild GooseTea
    December 12, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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

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    Laura+(Tutti+Dolci)
    December 12, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    So pretty, the perfect holiday cookie!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    December 12, 2014 at 10:15 am

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 12, 2014 at 10:22 am

      I hope it works, I’m setting up the *SECRET* link now!

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    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    December 12, 2014 at 10:01 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

      I know, really! And it can be super expensive!

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    Chris+@+The+Café+Sucré+Farine
    December 12, 2014 at 3:17 am

    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 12, 2014 at 6:58 am

      It’s funny because it’s not a combo that I crave most of the year, but I agree, it comes on strong at the holidays.

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