March 21, 2013

Thin Mint Fudge

Actually, that title is a lie.

I didn't use thin mints.

Using thin mints would require buying Girl Scout cookies, and buying Girl Scout cookies would mean I'd eat a sleeve of cookies everyday.  I don't really know of anyone who buys them and "saves" them.  If by "saves", you mean "hide them from the rest of your family", then okay sure, you "save them".

I have successfully avoided buying Girl Scout for perhaps the first year ever and I'm quite proud of that.

I got the idea for this fudge, and knew that I could replace the thin mints with the Keebler Grasshopper cookies that are sold year round (Do you thin mint lovers know about these things?).

Whew.  I did not have to stop by the Sears parking lot to buy cookies after all.  What? They don't sell Girl Scout cookies in random parking lots in your town? You're missing out.

Thin Mint Fudge
makes an 8x8 pan

1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. peppermint extract
1 1/2 cups chopped Thin Mints (or Keebler Grasshopper cookies)

In a large microwavable bowl, melt the sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips together for 45 seconds.  Stir well and add the vanilla and peppermint.  Heat for another 10 seconds.  Stir in the chopped cookies
Line an 8x8 pan with foil.  Pour in the fudge mixture and pop it in the freezer for a few hours or overnight.  It cuts most cleanly if frozen overnight.

*I realize this recipe is ridiculously easy and barely qualifies as a recipe.  However, I'm a fan of no-bake desserts and whatever can get a sweet treat on the table quickly works for me.* :)


  1. Haha! No one ever saves Girl Scout Cookies. Funny story though...we went to breakfast one morning and bought some Tagalongs, which they aren't called anymore, and we actually forgot we had them for a couple of days and then we ate the whole box in one sitting. They also don't come with as many cookies anymore. Thin mints are my favorite though. I'm going to have to try this fudge! I love anything mint!

  2. omggg that looks scrumptious! however I've never seen those cookies before... must be a US thing? ah well I'll just admire :)

  3. Grasshoppers are awesome! My MIL introduced them to us a few years ago but as good as they are, buying them year around kinda takes the fun out of looking forward to Girl Scout cookie season. That being said, I buy them at least 3x a year :)

    Dont think I've ever seen an easier recipe. Wow.

  4. I buy two boxes every year because my niece sells them and I can honestly say this is the first year that they have not been eaten within a week. They are still in our fridge...and we keep forgetting about them!

  5. I did not know about those cookies. That's dangerous. I need to make this!

  6. No bake desserts are the BEST. Now I want to make a Samoas fudge, because even though I love chocolate and mint together, I don't like Thin Mints...and I've never seen those Grasshopper cookies...

  7. I actually avoided buying them this year, too. Sorry to say, I don't like thin mints. I'm a HUGE fan of the Tag-a-Longs (Chocolate & PB), though!

  8. Oh, I love. LOVE. I have Thin Mints in my freezer. I'm afraid to open them...

  9. So I bought thin mints for the first time in YEARS a few weeks ago and totally forgot I still have an entire box in the freezer. Not sure if this is good or not for me to remember, HAHA.

  10. omg, this sounds amazing. I wish my sister liked mint because I'd totally have her make these for me. She's much more of the baker in the family. haha I love girl scout cookies...the tagalongs are my fave.

  11. So this is totally unrelated to your post, but I just wanted to tell you that I was inspired by your randomly baking for your students, and I made brownies for all my teachers and the office staff last night. Their smiles and kind words totally made my day, so it's a win-win, right? They got brownies, and I got....warm fuzzy feelings?
    Happy almost-Friday Kristin!


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