A couple of weeks ago, I had a serious calling for cookies.
I personally blame the Girl Scouts for this.
Do you like how I take zero responsibility in my lack of self-control, here?
But honestly, if those dang cookies came out more than just once a year, I wouldn’t feel so compelled to order 10,000 boxes! I might only order like 5,000.
Those crafty Girl Scouts, man. They know what they’re doing. They know what’s up.
With my marathon training over and a wall of cookies in my kitchen, I knew that I had to do something with these cookies stat! Hence, I thought I would take my precious stash of thin mint cookies, and repurpose them into a St.Patty’s day treat. Thin Mint Rice Krispie Treats!
Not exactly Irish, but will make your other rice krispie treats green with envy!
- 1 roll of Thin Mint cookies (you can also use any other minty cookie you may have)
- 6 C. rice krispie cereal
- 1 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
- 1/4 C. butter
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. peppermint extract
- 1 tsp. green food coloring
- 1 pound of chopped chocolate (I used milk, but dark chocolate would also be divine!)
Take your roll of Thin Mint cookies, and coarsely chop them into small pieces. I like having chunks of cookie in my rice krispie treats!
In a small/medium-sized pot, melt your butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stirring occasionally.
Once all your marshmallows have melted, remove the pot from the heat and stir in your vanilla extract.
Then stir in your peppermint extract. (This step smells heavenly…)
Then stir in your green food coloring.
In a large bowl, incorporate your rice krispie cereal and your chopped thin mint cookies.
Working rather quickly, add your melted marshmallows to the cereal and cookies and stir until well combined. I highly recommend using a rubber spatula for this part! Some people use their hands, but I’m just not that kind of girl.
In a greased 13×9 inch pan, spread out your cereal mixture until even and well-pressed.
Allow to cool, before cutting into.
When your rice krispie treats are all cooled and cut into squares, you can dip them in chocolate! I watched this video to help me temper my chocolate:
I hope you enjoy these minty St. Patty’s day treats! Slainte!