Friday, March 5, 2010

Homemade Thin Mints and Tagalongs

My favorite memories of being in Girls Scouts are of selling and subsequently eating those famous Girl Scout Cookies! These copy-cat recipes let us, enjoy 2 of the most popular flavors of Girl Scout cookies out there, Thin Mints and Tagalongs. Both use Ritz Crackers and Almond Bark (or some type of melting chocolate that firms when it cools). It's amazing how closely these mock cookies actually taste like the real thing. If you serve these to friends and family, don't be surprised if they order a few boxes!


Homemade Thin Mints


8 oz Almond Bark Chocolate Coating (or any semi-sweet chocolate)
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
25-30 Ritz crackers

Melt Almond Bark/Chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl (for microwave: heat for 45 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth). Add peppermint extract to melted chocolate and stir to combine.
Dip each cracker individually into chocolate, turning to coat, let any excess drip off and set on wax paper or cold cookie sheet. The "cookies" should be firmly set in about 20 minutes, quicker if refrigerated. Store in an airtight container.


Homemade Tagalongs

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
25-30 Ritz crackers
8 oz Almond Bark Chocolate Coating (or any semi-sweet chocolate)

Melt Almond Bark/Chocolate over a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl (for microwave: heat for 45 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is completely melted and smooth).
Spread a layer of peanut butter over each cracker and dip in the chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off and set on wax paper or cold cookie sheet. The "cookies" should be firmly set in about 20 minutes, quicker if refrigerated. Store in an airtight container.

2 comments:

mommymommymommy said...

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I am a Girl Scout leader and I do not buy cookies because my kids hve food issues. This looks too easy! LOVE IT!

Holly said...

Have you ever tried the homemade samoas? oh yummy!

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