Thin Mint Truffles feature centers made of crushed Thin Mints cookies + cream cheese that are dunked into melted dark chocolate. These chocolate mint truffles are a fun reinvention of a classic Girl Scout cookie!

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Easy Chocolate Mint Truffles

Chocolate + mint is one of the best combinations, and these Thin Mint Truffles are a super fun way to enjoy it!

Thin Mints have always been one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies, along with Tagalongs (kinda like my Ritz peanut butter sandwich cookies) and Samoas (have you tried my Samoa macaroons?!). I’ve enjoyed these cookies since I was a kid – and I know Blake and I ate more than the usual while our oldest daughter was a Girl Scouts member. Hatti was the cutest little Brownie. 😊

We love our truffles around here, whether they’re Oreo truffles, cookie dough truffles, or peanut butter truffles with Rice Krispies. So what better way to enjoy minty chocolate truffles than with Thin Mints?!

These easy chocolate mint truffles feature centers made of crushed Thin Mints cookies + cream cheese that are dunked into melted dark chocolate. They’re adorable little bites of chocolate & mint, oh-so-good!

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What You’ll Need

You only need 4 ingredients to make these homemade truffles:

  • Girl Scouts Thin Mint Cookies – Thin mints provide the chocolate and mint flavor and crispy cookie texture for the center of the truffles.
  • Cream cheese – Cream cheese helps hold the center of the truffles together, and gives a creamy texture and tangy flavor. Make sure it’s fully softened so it incorporates smoothly.
  • Dark chocolate chips – I use dark chocolate chips in this recipe, as Thin Mints lean to darker chocolate flavor. But you could use milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips if you prefer.
  • Chocolate almond bark – The combination of chocolate almond bark and chocolate chips is perfect for these easy homemade truffles – they melt together smoothly and taste much better than using all chocolate bark.

How to Make Thin Mint Truffles

These chocolate mint truffles come together in just a few easy steps.

  • Form the centers. Pulse the Thin Mints in a food processor until they are a fine crumb. Add the cream cheese and pulse again to form a dough.
  • Form and freeze the centers. Use a tablespoon-sized cookie scoop to form smooth balls of dough. Flash freeze on a parchment-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes.
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  • Melt the chocolate. Melt the chocolate chips and chocolate bark in a microwave-safe bowl for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth and melted.
  • Dip the truffles. Dip the chilled centers one at a time into the chocolate. Place dipped truffle back onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Leave plain – or decorate with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melty, or allow to harden then drizzle with additional melted chocolate.
  • Chill. Chill the truffles in the fridge for 15 minutes to set, then serve and enjoy.
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Decorating Ideas

There are so many ways you could decorate these Thin Mint truffles. I added green sprinkles to some, a nod to their minty (mint is green) flavor. And I drizzled others with more of the melty chocolate mixture.

You could also sprinkle the tops with more cookie crumbs if desired.

When adding any kind of sprinkles, be sure to add them before the chocolate sets.

Alternatively, if you’re adding a chocolate drizzle, let the first layer of chocolate set first. Then drizzle the same chocolate over the top, or switch it up with milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc.

For easy chocolate drizzling, transfer some of the melted chocolate to a disposable piping bag, snip off a little piece of the tip, and add drizzle in any pattern you like to the top of the truffles.

It’s also easy to customize these to the seasons and holidays. Add green or red sprinkles for Christmas, pink for Valentine’s Day, etc.

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Tips & Variations

Here are a few tips for making chocolate mint truffles.

  • Freeze before adding the chocolate. To help the truffles hold their shape when you dip them in the chocolate, it helps to flash-freeze them first.
  • Use quality chocolate. For the best dark chocolate flavor, use quality chocolate chips. I use Ghiradelli dark chocolate chips for this recipe.
  • Make them more minty. If you are a super fan of mint, try mixing a little mint extract into the Thin Mints + cream cheese mixture.
  • Try making smaller truffles. When I make my classic chocolate truffles, I tend to make them a bit smaller because they are so rich. You can do that with these as well, so they’re perfectly bite-sized.
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How to Store Chocolate Truffles

These truffles store really well, so you can always have a sweet little treat whenever the craving hits!

  • In the fridge. These chocolate mint truffles will keep well for up to a week when stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • In the freezer. They also freeze very well. Once they’ve set completely, store them in a freezer-safe container with parchment paper between layers. Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge or on the counter and enjoy!

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Thin Mint Truffles

Yield: 18 truffles
prep time: 30 minutes
cook time: 2 minutes
Additional Time: 35 minutes
total time: 1 hour 7 minutes
Thin Mint Truffles feature centers made of crushed Thin Mints cookies + cream cheese that are dunked into melted dark chocolate. These chocolate mint truffles are a fun reinvention of a classic Girl Scout cookie!
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Ingredients

  • 1 box 9 ounces Girl Scouts Thin Mints cookies
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened and cut into cubes
  • ¾ cup dark chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces chocolate almond bark chopped

Instructions

  • Add Thin Mints to the bowl of a food processor and pulse until they are a fine crumb.
  • Add softened cream cheese and pulse until the mixture forms a dough.
  • Scoop out 1-tablespoon sized portions and roll them into smooth balls. Place the truffles on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet and freeze for 20 minutes.
  • While truffles are chilling, combine chocolate chips and chocolate bark in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for about 1-2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, or until the chocolate is just melted. Take care to not let the chocolates scorch.
  • Dip each chilled truffle (one at a time) into the chocolate and shake off any excess. Then place it back on the parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining truffles. If decorating with sprinkles, make sure to add them before the chocolate has fully set. If decorating with a chocolate drizzle, allow the first layer of chocolate to fully harden before adding the drizzle.
  • Place the truffles back into the fridge for 15 minutes to set.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 1 Calories: 106kcal Carbohydrates: 8g Protein: 2g Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 7mg Sodium: 27mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Spoonacular. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee accuracy. If your health depends on nutrition information, please calculate again with your own favorite calculator.
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