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Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles

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Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles transform the beloved Girl Scout cookie with melted chocolate and cream cheese into an even tastier treat. Mint chocolate is the ultimate flavor combination of fresh mint and rich chocolate, and there’s a reason fans adore Thin Mint cookies! Imagine crisp Thin Mints with an added creaminess factor, and then you’ll have these decadent truffle balls. With only 3 main ingredients and so little prep, you cannot go wrong with this quick treat!


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Cookies Galore

My love of cookies (and chocolate, and anything sweet) shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who knows me. It doesn’t have to be Christmas time for me to indulge on homemade cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are the quintessential baked good, but creativity in the kitchen doesn’t have to stop there!

As a previous scout, Girl Scout Cookies hold a special place in my heart. Every February I can’t wait to get my hands on Samoas, Tagalongs, and of course, Thin Mints!

With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, what better time to experiment with Thin Mints and create some green-themed goodies. While they may not be a part of traditional Irish food, they’ve quickly become a staple in my house this time of year!

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How to: Make Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles

The MVP for this recipe is by far the food processor! It makes this recipe so incredibly easy and I can’t imagine making truffles without it.

Start by chopping Thin Mint cookies in a food processor until they are really fine and crumbly.

Add in the cream cheese and pulse the food processor several times until the mixture is mostly combined. It’s okay if some cookies are still dry, it will combine more when shaping the balls.

Using a small ice cream scoop, portion out equal-sized balls. Roll the cookie mixture in your hands to form smooth, round-shaped balls.

Before decorating, the truffle balls need to cool for at least 30 minutes in the fridge or freezer.

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How to: Decorate Chocolate Truffles

While the truffle cookies are cooling, it’s time to start on the chocolate!

Melt chocolate chips or chocolate melts until smooth. The microwave or double-boiler method works, but I prefer the ease of the microwave.

If using chocolate chips, to make the chocolate even smoother mix in a small amount of coconut oil at the end.

Gather fun green and white sprinkles to keep with the Thin Mints theme or for St. Patrick’s Day!

Once the truffle cookies are refrigerated, toss each cookie ball in the warm, melted chocolate using two forks to thoroughly coat. 

Place carefully on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and immediately top with sprinkles while still warm.

Refrigerate for another 30 minutes then enjoy!

mint chocolate truffles

Ingredients Needed for Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles

Materials Needed for Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles

mint chocolate truffles
mint chocolate truffles

Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles

4.95 from 37 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cookies, desserts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 package Thin Mint Cookies
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • sprinkles to decorate

Instructions

  • Chop Thin Mint cookies in a food processor until really fine. Add in cream cheese and pulse several times until mostly combined.
  • Scoop out equal-sized portions of the cookie mixture and shape into round balls. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • While cooling, melt chocolate chips in the microwave until smooth and stirin the coconut oil.
  • Once refrigerated, toss each cookie ball in the melted chocolate using two forks to thoroughly coat. Place on prepared cookie sheet and immediately top with sprinkles while chocolate is warm.
  • Refrigerate for another 30 minutes then enjoy!
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75 thoughts on “Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles”

  1. MMM THESE LOOK SO GOOD. I absolutely love thin mints, and cream cheese. So this is a dream come true haha. Sadly, I’m trying to eat healthier, but I’m certainly saving this recipe for future use. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    I am a sucker for anything St. Patrick’s Day…it is my Bday after all but you took this to the next level by using Thin mints! wow! I will be sharing this for sure!

  3. 5 stars
    Fantastic recipe and timely too! I was just looking for something fun for my daughter and I to make for St. Patrick’s day! We had a lot of fun with our Valentine’s Day confectionary adventures. Thank you for sharing this. They look delish!

  4. Oh I’m definitely tryin out this recipe! I go crazy for Girl Scout thin mints so I’m sure this is right up my alley 😩

  5. Jodie | That Happy Reader

    I love a chocolate and mint combination and these look amazing! I love the St Patrick’s Day theme! Thanks for sharing.

  6. 5 stars
    Wow, Kalin, these look amazing! Anything ‘thin mint’ is great. That box never lasts long around our house. And these would be perfect to serve at a St Patrick Day party. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I knew and love chocolate and mint combo but never about about combining the two with cream cheese! That’s a first!!! Really interesting! And way too easy to pass. Will try. Thanks for sharing xx
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  8. Aw, this looks so yummy! The last time I had a truffle was Christmas when I made gingerbread ones! I love thin mints so these would be a big fav for me! Thanks for sharing x

  9. Wow, not only do those thin mint truffles look amazing, but they sound super simple to make! The decorations are perfect, too. I’ve been experimenting with low-carb dessert recipes. I’ve made some chocolate truffles using low-care ingredients like almond flour, cocoa powder, almond butter, coconut butter, coconut oil, and stevia-sweetened chocolate chips. For sweeteners, I use monk fruit or stevia. It’s nice to enjoy a sweet treat without the sugar (at least for me).

  10. I am obsessed with these cookies and truffles in general so this makes a perfect combination. Will definitely have to try these. And they’re so pretty they’d make a great gift too.

  11. 5 stars
    I got my Thin Mints in the mail (so glad they are shipping in this pandemic year). I love supporting the Girl Scouts! I tried this recipe and the truffles are absolutely decadent. I halved the recipe & then shared with a friend otherwise I would have eaten every single one of them!!

  12. Mind Beauty Simplicity

    oh my gosh! these look and sound delicious!! so cute for st. patricks day! thanks for sharing!

  13. These look SO good!! There’s a girl scout cookie drive-through in our area, I’ll definitely have to check the hours now. LOL. Thank you for sharing!

  14. 5 stars
    Omg these are up my alley! I love how easy they come together and taste just like thin mints! Love this recipe because I don’t have to wait for Girl Scout Cookie season anymore.

  15. Catch me DROOLING over here! I’m not the biggest chocolate fan, but no one can keep me away from Thin Mints. These truffles sound divine on every level. I definitely need to make them ASAP!

  16. Your recipes are easy, simple, and delicious. I have never tried mint and chocolate, although the photos and recipe look great; maybe it’s time to try one:)

    Thanks for sharing another delicious recipe, Kalin:)

  17. 5 stars
    These look amazing! I’ve made white chocolate and Oreo no-bake truffles before which look very similar to this and they’re SO easy to make, aren’t they? I’d love to try this variation! x

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