Several weeks ago I ordered a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies. It seemed like a fantastic idea at the time. Then they came and I suddenly realized that I would somehow need to eat all of them. I love Girl Scout cookies but I’m a girl who tries to watch her figure.
So I started scheming for ways to use them up and get them off my kitchen counter. Almost right away I dreamed up this pie. I’m sure you can find recipes similar to this elsewhere, but I preferred not to look at any of them and instead make my own.
I dreamed of a pie with a crust made out of Thin Mints, a filling of silky mint chocolate mousse, all topped with whipped cream and crushed Thin Mint cookies.
My husband was dismayed when I told him that no, he couldn’t eat any of the Thin Mints I brought home because I needed them all for a baking adventure. I admit I was a little nervous that it wouldn’t work out and they would have all gone to waste. In the end I did use the entire box, though I did sneak a few for myself along the way (I had to make sure they were still delicious).
And wasted, they were not!
I loved the crust of this pie, it was like one big Thin Mint cookie. The thin, but rich layer of mousse carried the chocolate mint flavor and the barely sweetened pillow of whipped cream balanced the whole thing out.
I meant to make this pie and then share it with others, but I think I ended up eating most of it anyway. I just couldn’t help myself. So much for watching my figure!
I’m going to go out on a limb and declare that making this pie is the best possible thing you can do with a box of Thin Mints. If you’ve got a box sitting on your shelf or stuffed in your freezer, open it up and get baking. And if you don’t happen to have any at home (because you already polished them off, or you practice more restraint than the rest of us), I’m pretty sure you can find some Girl Scouts around your neighborhood who are willing to help you out.
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