Sometimes I have a million recipe ideas going through my head at a time and can’t get into the kitchen fast enough.
And sometimes I have baker’s block.
Every cookie or brownie variation will feel overdone and the creative section of my brain goes into freeze mode.
Sometimes I really get stuck and just need a day or two out of the kitchen, and sometimes all I need is a visit down unused ingredients lane.
Half a bag of marshmallows that are living on the edge of stale? Check. An open package of Oreos that I need to bake with before Matt eats the last sleeve? Got that. A half-used package of chocolate mint candies that was hidden in the back of the drawer for months? Don’t mind if I do. Oh yeah, and butter. I always have butter.
I’m so glad I took advantage of what I had on hand because these bars came together quickly, with minimal dish washing and no oven time. Sometimes the best baking is no baking at all! Especially when the end result tastes like a Thin Mint.
Take that Girl Scouts.
Head over to Fox to get the recipe for my Chewy No-Bake “Thin Mint” Bars!
Oh wow these sound amazing! I have to go check this recipe out. YUM!!
Bakers Block! HA HA!! I get that all the time too…but it never results in something like this! DANG!! Drool is everywhere right now.
These look fantastic!! Now I need the recipe!!!
These look so yummy … love thin mints!
Sam- you could totally make these!
I wish I had these ingredients…..
OH YOU JEST. I need to eat these immediately. can you send me a batch pretty please?
If I had any left I would!
AH-MAZ-ing!! I just checked out the recipe, super easy! Might have to try them since I didn’t get any girl scout cookies this year :(
I hope you make them!
These sound awesome. I love that they were a throw it together kind of dish.
Pure awesomeness! I also often get baker’s block from all the overwhelming ideas floating around in my brain. I love your result!
Oh, I do want to make this for my family. I think I have everything BUT the butter. Curses, foiled (at least until tomorrow). :)
You could probably make it work without the butter;-) Let me know if you get to try them!
Oooh, my wife is gonna love these! She is a Thin Mint devotee like few others :) Looks delectable!
Check out that kinky food porn… MY GOODNESS! LOL! Just looking at it has made my ass 10x fatter… LOL!!!
Okay – that’s just plain ol’ brilliant!
Wowwww these look great! Chocolate & mint is my absolute favorite combination and I’m alllll about Thin Mints. I totally have to try this… yummmmm :)
They look awesome and before Xmas I made bars like this with Oreos in them and white chocolate melted…oh yours look so tasty..I want!!!!
Great minds think alike:-) Loved your brownies with the mint and oreo topping, etc!
I know what you mean about baker’s block! This looks like an excellent way to cure it though :)
I currently have two cases of Thin Mints on my kitchen table, staring me in the face. They are to be delivered to loyal Girl Scout customers and I can’t have any… so I’m definitely going to make these to quell that minty craving!
baker’s block…oh yeah, I definitely get that sometimes. It’s like I want to bake everything and yet nothing sounds good. It’s really weird.
I’m always up for chocolate and mint, though! Always.
We just don’t get girl scout cookies here in NYC and I haven’t had my thin mint fix since I was a girl scout…MANY years ago! Best to make up for lost time with these babies.
These look like they beat Girl Scout cookies. Hands. Down. Yum!!!
These rock Lauren, Girl Scouts everywhere are going to revolt!
They look fabulous! I never look into my pantry for baking inspiration. I think it’s pretty fabulous you pulled it together from stuff on hand (especially dying stuff on hand) :)
Oh, Lauren… after 6 years as a Girl Scout Leader I resisted the Thin Mints this year… Not sure I can resist these beauties though!!!
These look scrumptious! The Mr loves all things mint, so I have to make these! He even eats peanut butter & mint jelly sandwiches…weird, right?
I am so intrigued by that sandwich!
My Matt loves mint and Oreos, gotta try these!
These look GREAT. It takes making lemonade out of lemons to a whole new level. Sending you lots of #chocolatelove!
These look so good and your ingredient list is so simple! I’ll have to make these while I wait for those silly girl scouts to deliver my cookies!
Going over there now to check out the recipe :) YUMMY!
You’ve got to love it when something comes together so well like this. They look delicious!!
I love when I read “no-bake”. This recipe looks amazing. Congrats on getting 99 buzzes.
feeeeeeeeeeeed meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!
I share the common sentiment – these look delicious….Andes mints and Oreos, my gosh lady, this is creative thinking! I’d probably feel super guilty eating them, but you only live once ;)
Guilt is overrated! Thanks for visiting the blog from Tasty Kitchen:-)
I just found your blog after searching for “Peeps stuffed cookie” — hehe, we must have at least something in common. ;)
This sounds awesome, and I actually have Thin Mints (two boxes) — I wonder if I could use those instead of the Oreos, yum!
Haha that is great, those peep-stuffed cookies were fabulous! I bet these would be great with thin mints! You could probably use regular chocolate instead of the creme de menthe pieces.