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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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
    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.

    • Reply
      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.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    December 13, 2014 at 8:10 pm

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

  • Reply
    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.

  • Reply
    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.

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

    So pretty, the perfect holiday cookie!

  • Reply
    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!

  • Reply
    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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    [email protected]+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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