Hello Weekend! It was actually cold today, FINALLY!! I now have apple cider in my refrigerator, some apples in a bowl, and I treated myself to pumpkin tea. These mean its autumn time now. So for a weekend treat I thought what is something people enjoy but really only get once a year and it hit me. THIN MINTS!!! I know it seems pointless to make something that is impossible to replicate, but these satisfy the craving. No joke. I used a bit too much chocolate on mine, but I didn’t use the boiler method so the chocolate didn’t stay warm enough.
Thin Mint Wannabe
16 to 20 oreo cookies
7 to 10 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate
1 tsp mint extract
Twist the oreos to separate them (see notes), and scrape off the cream filling (either discard the filling…or eat it, if you’re into that.)
Melt (and temper, if you can be bothered – see notes) the chocolate, then stir in the mint extract well.
Dip an oreo half in the melted chocolate, turn to coat using a fork.
Use the fork to remove the oreo from the chocolate, tap it on the edge of the bowl a few times (to let excess chocolate drip off) and transfer to a lined cookie sheet.
Leave at room temperature until set.