The Ultimate Thin Mint Truffle Pops

Is there another food season as anticipated as Girl Scout cookie season? Sure, spring and summer give us wonderful fresh produce, but you can only get Thin Mints and Samoas once a year. This year, I ignored the cute kids at the supermarket, walked past them as they hawked their famous cookies. “I can make better cookies myself,” I thought. And then Pinterest intervened. I saw some Thin Mint truffles and was instantly enamored. I had to make them, but it was too late – the Girl Scouts had packed up their boxes and were done selling.

Social media to the rescue! I tweeted about wanting Thin Mints and had two local offers within minutes. I got to thinking about you, and how you would feel looking at these truffle pops with no hopes of Thin Mints for another year, and bought 3 additional boxes. Scroll down past the recipe for your chance to win a Thin Mint Truffle Pops kit. Add cream cheese and you will have these decadent truffle pops in no time:

I call these The “Ultimate” Thin Mint Truffle Pops for good reason: instead of dipping them in chocolate or vanilla candy melts, I found dark chocolate mint candy melts. Mint chocolate is one of my all-time favorite flavor combinations, so I couldn’t resist making these truffle pops even more minty. The inside is thick, almost like fudge, and the whole truffle has a rich mint chocolate flavor.

Recipe:

The Ultimate Thin Mint Truffle Pops
Makes 15-20 small truffle pops
  • 1 box Thin Mints
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package Dark Cocoa Mint Candy Melts
  • 6″ lollipop sticks

Place Thin Mints into a food processor and process until they become fine crumbs. Add softened cream cheese to food processor and pulse until the mixture comes together into a ball. Roll dough into small balls and place in fridge for 20 minutes.

In the meantime, melt the candy melts in the microwave or a double boiler. Once candy melts are smooth, remove Thin Mint truffles from fridge. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in melted chocolate, then insert into middle of truffle. Dip the entire truffle into the melted chocolate, removing quickly. Let dry and decorate by drizzling with melted green candy melts if desired.

(To see step by step photos and get some tips and tricks, see my post on how to make cake pops.)

Dying to try these truffle pops? Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win this kit (if you’re reading this via email or RSS reader, you’ll have to click over to the blog post to enter):

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53 Comments on The Ultimate Thin Mint Truffle Pops

  1. Rachel
    May 20, 2012 at 9:58 am (3 years ago)

    Thin mints are my favorite GS cookies, so these look delicious!

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  2. Desiree
    May 20, 2012 at 10:36 am (3 years ago)

    Love it

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  3. Troy B
    May 20, 2012 at 11:09 am (3 years ago)

    Nice website – Very well designed – and you give away chocolate. What could be better?

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  4. amy marantino
    May 20, 2012 at 11:20 am (3 years ago)

    thin mints are my fave. i like them frozen

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  5. Michelle Vandergrift
    May 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Yum! Love mint!

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  6. Dianemailings
    May 20, 2012 at 12:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Can you believe I never had a thin mint, these truffles would be a great first experience!

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  7. Faye
    May 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    I have been wanting to try Cake Pops, these sound really good.
    Have a great day!

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  8. Becca H
    May 20, 2012 at 1:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I am such a Thin Mint freak, I think the local Girl Scouts might be a little bit afraid of me! Thanks for the chance to have a box without scaring anyone :)
    Becca H recently posted Parmesan Avocado Fries with Spicy Remoulade

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  9. Margaret R
    May 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    These look awesome. Thin mints are my hubs favorite girl scout cookie.

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  10. Dinah
    May 20, 2012 at 3:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I REALLY want to make these for my family..and my really good friends…but only the really good ones..lol ;)

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  11. JennyV
    May 20, 2012 at 3:55 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE this idea! I’m away at school and had my mom order me 2 boxes….when I got home, they were no where to be found because someone probably ate them!

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  12. Jenn
    May 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Would love to win this kit!

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  13. Meghan
    May 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm (3 years ago)

    great giveaway! i am ready to try making cake pops!

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  14. Janelle
    May 20, 2012 at 6:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I sold Girl Scout Cookies for 13 years, I always perk up when I see anything about them. Nestle is releasing (later this year), GSC-inspired candy bars, in a limited edition.

    There’s also a lot of recipes — on Pinterest — for homemade Thin Mint cookies.

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  15. Wendy
    May 20, 2012 at 11:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Those look to die for! Anything with girl scout cookies can’t go wrong really.

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  16. Candice
    May 21, 2012 at 8:54 am (3 years ago)

    I would love to win this kit so I can make these delicious thin mint truffle pops. =)

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  17. Taylor Lynn Bump
    May 21, 2012 at 9:24 am (3 years ago)

    I love thin mints so much!

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  18. Lauri
    May 21, 2012 at 11:32 am (3 years ago)

    Oh, how I love Thin Mint cookies. I have seen these cookie truffles before and they sound so good!
    Lauri recently posted Tears in my cupcakes

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  19. Kari
    May 21, 2012 at 11:41 am (3 years ago)

    I love Girl Scout cookies! My favorite are Samoas!

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  20. Laurie C
    May 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm (3 years ago)

    Thin Mints are my favorite.

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  21. Kim
    May 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)

    I like the peanut butter patties

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  22. spacemonkey1138
    May 21, 2012 at 5:15 pm (3 years ago)

    One of my teens loves mint but has never had a thin mint. Thanks for the chance!

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  23. Lori Stilger
    May 22, 2012 at 8:21 am (3 years ago)

    Gosh, I wish I had a box of Thin Mints! These look soooooooo good! TFS! :)

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  24. Melissa Bowen
    May 22, 2012 at 6:29 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t believe you still have Thin Mints to just give away! I have no will power… :)

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  25. Greta
    May 22, 2012 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I can’t do it, I just can’t pick a favorite girl scout cookie! I might have to try and turn them all into truffle pops!

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  26. Cori
    May 23, 2012 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

    Thin mints are my all-time favorite girl scout cookies!

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  27. Joyce Muoio
    May 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband would never let me out of the house with these. LOL

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  28. Anu
    May 23, 2012 at 2:24 pm (3 years ago)

    THIN MINTS ARE MY FAVE!

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  29. Erin
    May 23, 2012 at 2:56 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow! These look amazing AND Thin Mints are BY FAR my fave GS cookie! Thanks for the tempting recipe!!

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  30. Anthony
    May 23, 2012 at 4:38 pm (3 years ago)

    Mint chocolate chip ANYTHING are the best!!!

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  31. Chalette S.
    May 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi, just found your blog. Looks yummy…

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  32. Vicki
    May 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

    My favorite GS cookies are Thin Mints and Trefoils!!! I have always loved them right out of the box, and now it’s even more awesome to have a great recipe like this to use the Thin Mints!! Keep those amazing recipes coming! Thanks!

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  33. Sharon
    May 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm (3 years ago)

    A coworker found your cupcake flower pot and turned me onto your site. Everyone knows I hate cooking and Love Baking just like you. My daughter Loves Mint/chocolate and her birthday is just around the corner. I will be trying these Thin Mint Truffles for her. This is great and I will be looking for updates

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  34. Carmen
    May 24, 2012 at 6:49 pm (3 years ago)

    I love Thin Mint cookies. Not sure they’d make it into truffle pops if I win LOL

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  35. Natalie J Vandenberghe
    May 25, 2012 at 9:40 am (3 years ago)

    My family would love these Thin Mint Truffle Pops! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  36. Karen
    May 25, 2012 at 10:41 am (3 years ago)

    Ooohhh! I love Thin Mints!

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  37. Elizabeth Jenkins
    May 26, 2012 at 4:27 am (3 years ago)

    Would love to make these for my granddaughters. Thin mints are a family favorite!

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  38. David
    June 23, 2012 at 6:18 am (3 years ago)

    Hi,

    I live in the uk and have started making homemade toffees and chews, these look amazing and I’d love to try them. What exactly are mint thins?? Are they like after eights or are they more like biscuits?

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    • Stephanie
      June 23, 2012 at 8:45 am (3 years ago)

      @David – they’re more like biscuits – they are hard, crumbly mint chocolate cookies that are covered in chocolate.

  39. David
    June 23, 2012 at 8:53 am (3 years ago)

    Hmmm, I’ll have I see if I can get a uk equivalent, thanks for that

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  40. Karen
    June 24, 2012 at 10:41 am (3 years ago)

    I never thought about using Thin Mints! I tried making the Oreo Cookie truffles, but wasn’t overly fond of them (again, it’s a textural thing with me. LOL) But now, Thin Mints, held together with some Bailey’s Mint Chocolate Liqueur… sorry, what was I saying?

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  41. David
    June 24, 2012 at 11:45 am (3 years ago)

    Im gonna try normal Double chocolate chip cookies as we don’t get mint thins, but swap normal cream cheese with a cadburys chocolate cream cheese and use some peppermint extract for the mint. Hope I get good results, will keep you all informed

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  42. Margaret
    February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm (2 years ago)

    I bet every GS cookie would make a FANTASTIC cookie pop truffle!!!!!

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  43. Judy
    March 2, 2013 at 5:43 am (2 years ago)

    I was on pinterest and found your link. I am always looking for new goodies to take to our local mental health facility for the geriatrics patients where my husband suffers from advanced dementia. I love your site and will be pinning it and mailing it home for future use. Thanks so much. Sorry I don’t have a website or other types of advertising for you. I have only e-mail, live in Tabor, SD so am a little isolated but love pinterest. Thanks again Judy

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  44. David
    March 2, 2013 at 12:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi, I’ve asked this before but what are mint thins. Would you have a picture of one cut in half. A mint thin to me is a dark chocolate case with a. Creamy peppermint filling. Not sure if you get ‘after eights’ but that’s what I’m referring to
    David recently posted Deliciously Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

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    • Stephanie Nuccitelli
      March 3, 2013 at 11:20 am (2 years ago)

      Hi David, a Thin Mint is a cookie that’s made for the Girl Scouts in America. As far as I know, you can’t get it in other countries. It’s a hard, crunchy mint chocolate cookie covered in chocolate. I hope that helps!

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