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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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!
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.
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!
- 1/2 package Thin Mint Cookies
- 2 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- sprinkles to decorate
- 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!
Is mint chocolate the ultimate sweet combo in your book?? It’s hard to pass up! Share yours in the comments below and let’s swoon together 🙂
77 thoughts on “Thin Mint Chocolate Truffles”
These sound amazing. My boyfriend loves anything minty so I need to have a go at making these for him.
Wow, these sound so good and I bet the cream cheese takes them over the top. I need to find a Girl Scout ASAP! Lol 😂
These look like Wow 😉 I am sure that is delicious
Thanks for sharing
Oh yummy!!!!!!! These truffles look so delicious. And I love mint. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me.
Yummy and easy to make truffles!
Oh my! These look so good! I love Thin Mints!! Thank you for sharing this recipe! I am really looking forward to making these!
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!
These look so great! Can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing!
I love that mint and chocolate combo! Will definitely try to make these
These sound so different and yummy, like after eights!
These look absolutely delicious! They remind me of peppermint creams that I used to make all the time with my friend. xx
These look gorgeous and delicious. Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing,
This looks so delicious. I need to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.
These truffles look absolutely scrumptious. Perfect for St. Patricks’ day! Thanks for sharing.
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!
I love that mint and chocolate combo! I will definitely make these
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!
Omg these are perfect for St.Patricks day! Chocolate and mint are so good together.
Oh you are killing me with the girl scout recipes! I love thin mints! I will definitely have to try this one out!
Good tasty mint Truffles ! Looks great recipe dessert for every day, yummy 😄
Mmmh this looks so delicious, always been one of my favourite sweets though don’t eat it often..
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 😩
These look delicious! My sisters love anything with mint and chocolate, so we really have to try them! Thank you for sharing x
These are so cute and sound delicious! I’ll have to give them a try!
Nice to know you were a scout. These look so delicious!
I like the cool minty taste with anything chocolate. such nice treats!
These look delicious!!! Now I know what I will be making next time.
These sound so delicious and do easy!
So freaking cute I can already taste these with some fruity sparkling wine.
Oh my these look so amazing!! I can not wait to try these! Thin mints are my all-time favorite 🤤
As a former Girl Scout (many, many, many years ago) I am a sucker for anyone selling cookies. Thin Mints are one of my favorites. Great recipe using the cookies.
These sound absolutely. I have yet to make truffles myself but they are definitely on my list! Perfect for St. Patrick Day!
I LOVE Thin Mints and this recipe looks like the perfect way to use them!
These look absolutely delicious! Will have to give them a go 🙂
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These look absolutely delicious! Will have to give them a go 🙂
These literally sound like heaven and something I would love! I need to make them, thanks for sharing!
I LOVE thin mint cookies! I also love truffles, so these are perfect! Great recipe!
I love a chocolate and mint combination and these look amazing! I love the St Patrick’s Day theme! Thanks for sharing.
We don’t have thin mints in the UK but they sound really good! Siobhan ♡ | Vegan Babe Life
We don’t have thin mints in the UK but these look really delicious. Siobhan xx
I have some Thin Mints in my freezer (love them super cold) and I think I would really enjoy them as truffles — what a great idea!
I will confess, I am not a Thin Mint person, BUT I love people who are! Bookmarking this to make for them. I think they’ll love it! Thanks for posting. ☺
These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you! I love mint chocolate anything.
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!
Chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combinations. I will absolutely try this recipe. It looks fantsastic. Thank you for sharing.
These look incredible! The picture stopped me in my scrolling tracks 😂
I love mint and chocolate together. Perfect for Paddys Day!
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
Isa A. Blogger
yum! I can’t wait to try making this, thin mints are my favorite!
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
Yum!!! I wish I could find a Pinterest pin button so I could pin it. But I can’t wait to try this, I have such a sweet tooth lol.
OH MY! This recipe is everything I love about desserts! Mint, chocolate, truffles. Yum!
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).
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.
Well these look delectable! Thanks so much for sharing!
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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!!
This is a recipe I’ll have to try on a cheat day when I’m not working out. Awesome photography!
I love Thin Mints & this is a great idea to turn them into truffles! They look delicious & I want to eat them all haha
My favorite Girl Scout Cookie and they seriously look too good to be true 🙂 And perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
These sound so amazing! Thin Mints are my Favorite! I actually have a box at home and I will definitely be trying this!
These sound so delicious, and not too difficult either! Thanks for the idea!
These look delicious!
oh my gosh! these look and sound delicious!! so cute for st. patricks day! thanks for sharing!
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!
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.
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!
Oh my gossshhh, these look amazing! Totally agree that they’re so fitting for St. Patrick’s Day!
I’m definitely saving this recipe! I LOVE thin mints.
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:)
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
I love mint too! Do you have a suggested substitute for coconut oil?
Ohhh these look so good!! I’m craving mint chocolate now haha!
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This looks incredible!
These sound delicious! Mint isn’t my favourite but I know my partner would love them so I might need to make him them.
This truffles look so delicious!
These sound really yummy! I love a chocolate dessert. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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So delicious and easy to make