Move over cake pops, Thin Mint Truffle Pops are a delicious, no-bake treat! Thin Mint lovers will go crazy for these delicious treats using Girl Scouts Thin Mints! Thin Mint Cookies are combined with cream cheese to create a delicious Thin Mint truffle filling that is then coated in chocolate candy coating. Good stuff!
Wondering if you should make these? Let me show you Exhibit A…
I know, I know, it’s hard to even think about using a box of Thin Mints for anything other than just immediate consumption, but I promise, it’s worth it.
These are super easy to make.
Start with Thin Mints and Cream Cheese. It helps if your name is on the box of cookies ! 🙂
Also, if you love Girl Scout Cookies, make sure to check out my Girl Scout Lemon Cookies Copycat Recipe, just like the new Lemon Ups!
Thin Mint Truffles Pops
- Lollipop Sticks
- 1 box Thin Mint Cookies Grasshopper cookies will also work
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened use block cream cheese, not tub
- 18 oz chocolate candy coating Ghirardelli makes milk, white & dark chocolate that work with these, or Wilton works as well
- Using a food processor, process cookies into fine crumbs. If a food processor is unavailable, cookies can be placed in a ziploc style freezer bag, then roll over the cookies, in the bag, with a rolling pin.
- Once cookies are in fine crumbs, add softened cream cheese to the food processor and pulse until the mixture forms into a ball. If you do not have a food processor, the mixture can be stirred and worked together by hand (it will take some work). Roll into balls approximately 1" in diameter. Place balls into refrigerator to chill for approximately 30 minutes.
- Prepare chocolate candy coating by following directions listed on package. Remove balls from fridge and dip a lollipop stick about 1/2 an inch into chocolate candy coating, the gently insert the stick into a ball. Repeat with remaining balls and lollipop sticks.
- Then starting back with the first ball, where chocolate coating has had time to set up, dip the entire truffle ball into the candy coating (or spoon coating over it). Allow excess chocolate to drip off, then place in a holder to stand pops up (florist foam and even some strainers will work to hold up the sticks) or place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Store in refrigerator.
- If desired, additional candy coating in colors such as green or white can be melted and drizzled over pops for decoration.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
laurie Canevali says
I recall a similar thinmint cakepop recipe that said if They’re not available, you can substitute Keebler Grasshopper cookies. Any thoughts?
Laurie, I see no reason why not. I’m a big believer in using whatever you have or can get. 🙂
Cake Pops says
Mint and chocolate … mmm, I’m sold! Especially when truffle-ized! Highlighted at OCP, as always, with a hat tip to Kristan as well 🙂 Mint Truffle Cake Pops!
How do I get the recipe?
Stephanie, just follow the link in the post over to Confessions Of A Cookbook Queen! 🙂
I am looking for any recipes for cake pops that I can find. I just purchased a caker maker and I thought they it was coming with recipes. It did, 2, chocolate, and plain,. No other choices. On the show there over 30 different cake pops shown with icing I want recipes. Does anyone have some to share please. They would be appreciated as I have a 7 ywaer old neice who loves to help me cook.
Donna, you can find all of my cake pop related posts here… http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/recipe-index-2/cake-pops-index/ For other recipes I highly recommend the Babycakes Cake Pop Cookbook – http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0778802973/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0778802973&linkCode=as2&tag=coofadamo-20
You can also find some recipes here… http://thebabycakesshop.com/tips-and-recipes/category/recipes/cake-pop-maker/
Mmm these look AMAZING! Can’t believe I gotta wait til next year to make these, already ate my box of thin mints. Are the green swirls made with colored chocolate or just an icing pen? You should do a post on the best way to decorate them!
can you form these into shapes like traditional cake pops? I like you am not a huge fan of the traditional cake and frosting mixture.
Dawn, yes, I shaped them the same way I would the traditional cake pops!
Happy When Not Hungry says
Wow these look awesome! I def have to try this with my thin mints. Yum!