Friday, December 4, 2009

Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch


I think I've mentioned it before, but I get my love of baking from my mom. Each Christmas season, we'd spend hours in the kitchen baking unheard of amounts of Christmas goodies, singing Christmas songs. Memories like these are ones I cherish.

One of these such Christmas goodies we make is my mom's famous Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch. She really is famous for them -- they were published in a Cookie Cookbook from Country Woman!!



What's wonderful about these... they are no-bake and can easily be made with little hands as helpers in the kitchen. I know I've posted this recipe before, but it's such a reminder of this time of year that I want to share it all with you again.

Mint Chocolate Cookie Crunch - Mom
{Print Recipe}

1 bag mint chocolate chips (or, Andes Mint Chips)
2 1/2 bags (or 5.5 C) dark chocolate chips (we LOVE Hershey's Special Dark!!)
1 pkg. Oreo cookies
4 C Rice Krispies

First, melt the chocolate chips (and mint chips) until just melted.


Then, finely crumble the Oreo cookies. We use a blender/food processor to do this, and purposefully leave a few larger random pieces.

Combine the Oreo, Rice Krispies and melted chocolates in a large bowl.


Stir until well coated.


Using a spoon or an ice cream scooper, create cookies on top of waxed or parchment paper.


Then, lick the bowl :)


Allow cookies to harden up on the counter for a few hours before eating. This recipe makes 124 cookies! They are great to give as gifts, if you're willing to share :)

You can also easily cut the recipe in half. Use 1/2 a bag of Andes mints, 1 (12oz) bag of chocolate chips, 2 C Rice Krispies and a half a package of Oreos.

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26 comments:

  1. These look really wonderful. I don't know anyone who doesn't love mint and chocolate when combined together.

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  2. I have made these, and they are fabulous! They are one of our family favourites, thanks to you!

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  3. i am glad you posted it again, bc I wasnt a reader back then! these look so yummy and easy- which is my kind of "baking"!

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  4. That sounds fantastic! I can't wait to try them!

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  5. Yup, I do believe I am adding these to my Christmas Cookie Countdown!

    YUM!

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  6. Oh my! Does it get any better than this? Yum!

    My first kitchen memories involve baking with my Mom too. Though she was never really into baking, I am and I think it all stems from those kitchen moments.

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  7. These sound so good! I love the Hershey's mint chips but no one seems to carry them here anymore. :(

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  8. I have to go grocery shopping tomorrow, and I WILL be buying the ingredients for these. I love anything with mint.

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  9. Those look so good it might be worth buying gluten free oreos.

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  10. I found you through The Grocery Cart Challege, and so glad I did. I can't wait to try these! Thanks for sharing :o)

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  11. I love chocolate and mint together!! What a great easy recipe! I think I like the half recipe in case you need to "test" the mint chips and oreos before you start - LOL! Thanks for linking it!

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  12. I simply must try these some time. They sound love wonderful. I love chocolate and mint!

    Hope to see you December 14-18 for the Holly Bloggy Christmas Bash! We'll have events all week, including a recipe linky on Thursday, Dec. 17. And we'll have prizes too! Check out my blog for more details!

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  13. What a fun recipe... will definitely be making them. I know they're going to be a big hit with the kids.

    Thanks so much.
    :)
    ButterYum

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  14. Oh, wow! I've never seen that combination!

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  15. Yummy cookies. I think I can make these. Doylene

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  16. Ok, these look amazing! I got the ingredients to make them as Christmas gifts. Just a question: do they harden up so they won't stick together in goody bags, or do they stay kind of sticky? Thanks!!

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  17. Those look sooo good! YUMMY!

    Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  18. Oh, wow! I'm printing this one as I type. LOL! Sounds fab-u-lous!

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  19. oh wow! Those look delish! I love cooking Christmas goodies, toO! I have a huge Christmas Open house every year to share my love.

    Thanks for linking up in my Christmas Goodie link up! I hope to see more of your Christmas treats linked up over this Season!!!

    Susie
    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-cut-out-cookies-link-up-and.html

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  20. Oh my these do look delish!!! I will have to try them! I,too, love baking and making at Christmas. I have an Open house every year to share my love!

    thanks for linking up in my Christmas Goodie link up! I hope to see more of your goodies linked up over this Season!!!
    Susie
    http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com/2010/11/christmas-cut-out-cookies-link-up-and.html

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  21. Forgot to mention that i"m following your blog! Love the pic of your frog prince licking the spoon! haha Susie

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  22. Just made these today! I used the "Cool Mint" Oreos because, well, why not? :) So delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  23. Thanks for linking at our virtual cookie swap! My chocoholic hubby would LOVE!

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  24. I made these last week and we have really enjoyed them. This cookie is definately staying in our Christmas cookie line-up. Thank you!

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  25. I've made two batches this winter and both have been huge hits! I'm sending links all the time to this post. Yum!

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