Knock-off cookie & candy recipes: Thin mints, butterfingers and turtles

I had a dip-pity-do-da day yesterday making Knock-off recipes that were simple and delicious!!!

Here’s the line-up:

 

Knock-off Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies

 Needed:  Ritz crackers and MINT chocolate wafers….that’s it!! I’ve made these several years in a row and people love them. They taste so close to the real thing, it’s inconceivable!! You just melt the chocolate on low and keep it low. Don’t get the chocolate to hot or it will get real thick and difficult to work with. (Oh, and our neighbor girl is a girl scout and we always buy cookies from her every year to support the scouts!! These are for when those are all gone :)

Drop your cracker in the melted chocolate and flip it to coat. Use a fork and lift it out of the chocolate. Wave it back and forth to release the excess. I scrape the bottom of the fork off on the edge of the pan and transfer the chocolate covered cracker to a wax paper lined baking sheet.

                                                                              

 

 Knock-off Butterfingers

This is my first time making these. I spotted these at Hallelujahsbyholly‘s blog.  Holly made these for her cookie exchange party and said they taste just like the real butterfingers. I was so curious, I had to try. She ended up making a believer out of me…it is crazy how much they taste like butter fingers!!!

Needed: Triscuit crackers, melting chocolate and peanut butter 

You need 2 crackers per cookie.

Spread a good amount of peanut butter on one side of a cracker and sandwich it together with another Triscuit.

Dip them in melted chocolate and place them on wax paper.  Let them rest so the chocolate hardens.

Tip: be sure and put plenty of peanut butter in between the layers, you want to be sure and taste the peanut-ie-ish flavor.

Here they are dipped.

                      

knock-off turtles :) I know these are everywhere, but I still decided to include them :)

Needed:  Pretzels, rolo candy and pecans.

Unwrap the rolo candy.

Spread the pretzels on baking sheet.

Preheat the oven to 300.

Place a rolo candy on top of each pretzel.

Put them  in the oven for 4 minutes. (Don’t go longer or you’ll have a mess)

 Take them out of the oven and press a pecan in the top of each candy. Simple and good!

 

Time for the packing up process :) what fun! I’m off to find some cute foodie Christmas tags. Check out the freebie tags from Cottage and Vine and My delicious Ambiguity there are tons!!

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Comments

  1. What great recipes for Christmas goodies! I will definitely have to try these out! Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. these all look amazing! i’m trying the RITZ ones next yr for sure….we just baked yesterday (choc chip cookies and cranberry walnut cookies…..) then tonight i make 2 cranberry breads for families we’ll see tomorrow after church…..but if i would’ve seen these recipes first, then i would’ve done these!!!!
    and i’ve been out all day, and thought i was finished….until luke tells me, on the way home, that he didn’t have his sis/bro gifts…..we talked/talked about what he was getting them for days….but w/all our other family members that get gifts we forgot!! can NOT believe I’ll go out tomorrow & can not believe we forgot…..yuck!
    xxoxo,
    merry CHRISTmas!!!

  3. I love these ideas. What brand of chocolate did you use?

  4. Hi Kristen,
    I bought the chocolate at a local candy and cake decorating store, sorry I can’t tell you the name.

  5. OMG thank you so much for sharing these…I am tired of making the same old cookies and I think that these will be a big hit this year :)