Saturday, January 28, 2012

Recipe: Thin Mint Brownies



It's Girl Scout Cookie time!  It is also the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts.  I have three Girl Scouts who are working hard to sell cookies to get to summer camp this year.  We have a huge goal (1000 boxes of cookies) and we are already a quarter of the way there!  So, needless to say, I have to buy several from each of my girls.  As my Grandma Lewis would say, "If you kick one, you have to kick them all."  I have been doing a lot of kicking...lol.  

Did you know that Girl Scout cookies freeze beautifully?  I actually have several cookies from last year still in my freezer.  Not only are they good for eating with a big glass of milk, but they are fun to bake with.  Last year, I made Tagalong Cupcakes that were so delightful.  So, when I found a lone package of Thin Mints in the freezer recently (I must have hid them from the family and completely forgot about them), I thought they would be so SO good in brownies.  This recipe couldn't be any simpler because it uses a box mix, but you could certainly make scratch brownie and add the Thin Mints.  The brownies were awesome because they were fudgy and dense.

If you see Girl Scouts selling, please support them and buy a few (or a case) cookies.  Once you have consumed massive quantities to satisfy your fix, hide the rest in the freezer to enjoy during the rest of the year.


Thin Mint Brownies
by littlebrowniebakers.com
Ingredients
  • 1 sleeve (half the box) Thin Mints
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9x13" pan with non-stick spray. Crush the Thin Mints into medium size pieces.
  3. Combine all the ingredients into a mixing bowl. Do not use an electric mixer. The batter will be stiff.
  4. Once the ingredients are combined, pour mix into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before cutting.
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*Everyday Mom's Meals: Church Supper
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12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! YUM! Yes, please!

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  2. Great idea! I've been thinking of recipes using Girl Scout Cookies. Yum! Stopping by from Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  3. I love anything mint!!! Thanks so much for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and see you again next Sunday! ~EMM

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  4. Yum!! BEST of both worlds here!!

    Michaela


    An Affair from the Heart

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  5. ok, I would be totally mad at you for showing such deliciousness when I'm trying to diet but you get a reprieve, since I intend to have birthday cake in the next few hours, mom's birthday. (thank GOD)... I need cake. :o)
    Best,
    Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Lamb Petite Hermine
    (newest follower)

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  6. I just bought some thin mints this morning, but I don't think they'll make it to next year! I have, however, found some in the freezer several months later. Great idea!!

    Thanks for sharing at Simply Klassic Home.

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  7. Looks Delicious, Gotta Try It. I am pinning to my Sweets and Treats pinterest board!

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  8. Ok this is one of those, duh why didn't I think of that recipes!! Looks so good! Stopping over from Homemaker Monday. -Kelly @ Semi Homemade Mom

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  9. Thin Mints are my favorite...never thought to add them to brownies! Sounds delish!

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  10. Ohh yummy,would love you to add them to my Creative Monday hop? :)

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  11. Great idea! Thank you for sharing it. I pinned it! I clicked on your link from Chef In Training. Renea.

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