Growing up, my Dad was a big fan of Girl Scout cookies. His favorites were the Samoas and Thin Mints. He would literally buy them in bulk for us to snack on for months after the sales ended. Up until my food allergies reared their ugly head, thin mints were a favorite splurge of mine.
Several years before my allergies derailed my favorite treats, I found that you can buy a similar cookie, Grasshoppers, at your local grocery store. They were just as fudgy and minty as the others for a fraction of the price. And I could get them any time I want – night or day and any time of year!
As a thrifty homeschooler and mom of six, I have to figure out ways to cut corners wherever I can. And groceries are just one place where I can trim costs. But I don’t ever want to compromise taste and quality for a buck. So I love finding different ways to use the same ingredient in a variety of different recipes.
And a sweet treat you can spread out with the same ingredient is even better! I’ve found some super delicious recipes that use those mint flavored cookies everyone loves. From milkshakes to brownies, to popcorn, ice cream sandwiches and much more – we’ve got you covered. And your taste buds will thank us!
If you love those Thin Minty Cookies, you will love these twists on the classic flavor!
Frosted Thin Mint M&M Brownies | Lil Luna
Thin Mint Buttercream Frosting | Design Eat Repeat
White Chocolate Thin Mint Popcorn | Lolly Jane
Thin Mint Puppy Chow | Your Cup of Cake
Thin Mint Brookies | Beyond Frosting
Thin Mint Granola Bars | Inside Bru Crew Life
Frozen Thin Mint Cheesecake | Chelsea’s Messy Apron
Thin Mint Krispie Treats | Cookies and Cups
Thin Mint Poke Cake | Six Sisters Stuff
Mason Jar Thin Mints Icebox Cake | The Missing Lokness
Chocolate Thin Mint Bread | What’s Cooking Love
Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Dessert | Seeing Dandy
No-Bake Thin Mint Truffles | E-Recipe Cards
Thin Mint Milkshake | Kelly Leigh Creates
Thin Mint Blondies | My Kitchen Craze
Thin Mint Ice Cream | A Pretty Happy Home
Thin Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches | Sweet Pennies From Heaven
Thin Mint Frosty | Your Cup of Cake
Thin Mint Cheesecake Brownie Cake | Inside Bru Crew Life
Triple Chocolate Thin Mint Parfait | The Pinning Mama
Find more delicious recipes on my Pinterest boards
Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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