Thin Mint Truffles – Everyone’s favorite Girl Scout cookie turned into a truffle! Made with just 4 ingredients, these truffles are so easy to make and delicious!
Thin Mint Truffles
I always stop when I see a table of Girl Scouts selling cookies because I can’t resist getting a few boxes of thin mints. They are absolute cookie perfection! While I love eating them right from the box, I also love turning some of them into these thin mint truffles. They are made by combining the cookies with cream cheese to give them a more cake-like texture and then covered in chocolate after being rolled into balls. Every bite is absolutely delicious!
Common Questions About Making Thin Mint Truffles
What are thin mint truffles?
Thin mint truffles are a no bake dessert made by blending together thin mint cookies and cream cheese until smooth, rolling out balls, and then dipping them in melted chocolate.
What are thin mints?
Thin mints are a a thin, mint-flavored chocolate wafer covered with chocolate. They are sold by Girl Scouts or there are generic versions available at most stores under names like “Grasshopper Cookies”.
How many servings does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 18 truffles but it can easily be doubled if you are making them for a larger group.
How can I decorate thin mint truffles?
I like to use green sprinkles or a drizzle of chocolate across the top as decoration.
How long do thin mint truffles last?
They last up to 5 days when stored in a refrigerated airtight container.
Can this recipe be made vegan?
Yes! Girl Scout’s thin mint cookies are vegan already so just use vegan cream cheese and vegan chocolate.
Ingredient Notes –
- Thin mints are the base of our truffles– they add chocolate and minty flavor and turn into a creamy, crispy center for our truffles.
- Cream cheese helps hold the truffles together. Make sure it’s fully softened so it incorporates smoothly.
- I’m using dark chocolate chips in this recipe but you could use milk or semi-sweet– whichever you prefer.
- The combination of chocolate bark (candy coating) and chocolate chips is perfect for truffles– it melts smoothly and tastes better than using all chocolate bark.
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- 1 box (9 ounces) thin mint cookies
- 4 ounces cream cheese (softened and cut into cubes)
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- 4 ounces chocolate bark or candy coating (chopped)
- Add the thin mints to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb.
- Add the softened cream cheese and pulse until the mixture forms a loose dough.
- Scoop out 1-tablespoon sized portions and roll them into smooth balls. Place the truffles on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze them for 20 minutes.
- When the truffles are chilled, combine the chocolate chips and chocolate bark in a small microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds - or until the chocolate is melted.
- Dip each truffle (one at a time) into the chocolate and shake off any excess. Then place it back on the parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining truffles. If decorating with sprinkles, make sure to add them before the chocolate has fully set. If decorating with a chocolate drizzle, allow the first layer of chocolate to fully harden before adding the drizzle.
- Place the truffles back into the fridge and allow them to set for 15 minutes before serving.
- Enjoy immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
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