They’re baaaaack! Those dang girl scouts and their Thin Mint cookies. I hear there are other flavors, in fact Mr Handsome just informed me the other day that he loves the Samoas. What?! Since when? We’ve been married for 500 years and you’ve never mentioned it! And who cares anyway, he can eat his Samoas and us girls will eat the Thin Mints and this Thin Mint Popcorn.
And did you know that there is actually a special way to eat thin mints? No, it’s not just on popcorn or eating them right out of their sleeve, it’s in the freezer. Yeah buddy. Place those bad boys in the freezer, wait for the kiddos to go down for a nap, or to bed, or heck just wait for them to turn their heads then go hide in the closet to enjoy a few.
But! There is a very important rule about choosing to eat a treat when the kids are still awake. New moms I hope you’re listening. I am looking straight at you. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT open your mouth, breath, or talk around your kids if you’ve been enjoying a special treat. They will know. You think you can hide it, but even the smallest m&m or chocolate chip can be smelled from miles away by this species.
Their little heads will pop right up from whatever “distraction” you’ve tried giving them and without warning they will be all up in your business, “What are you having? What are you eating? Can I have some?” It’s not worth it. You will be forced to share and we all know what we learned back in nursery, sharing is for the bottom feeders. Ok, not really, and you can share your chocolate. In fact I’m grateful you do, someone’s gotta do it.
Does Popcorn Have Any Nutritional Value?
Popcorn is a whole grain, making it a good-for-you food.
Popcorn provides energy-producing complex carbohydrates.
Popcorn contains fiber, providing roughage the body needs in the daily diet.
A cup of air popped corn is only 30 calories.
How Long Will Unpopped Corn Last?
Unpopped popcorn will last indefinitely.
Once popped, it will keep for 2-3 weeks.
Thin Mint Popcorn
Thin Mint Popcorn
- 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
- 1 paper bag
- 1/3 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup andes mints pieces, found by chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup mint chips
- 4 crushed Thin Mint Cookies
- Place the popcorn in the paper bag and microwave for 90 seconds.
- Season with salt and place in a large bowl.
- Melt the andes and chocolate chips together in a microwave safe bowl, stirring occasionally.
- Pour over popcorn and fold until well coated.
- Melt the mint chips in a small bowl and drizzle over the popcorn for color.
- Sprinkle with crushed thin mint cookies and lay out on parchment paper.
- Allow to dry or just eat it all melty and delicious.
Pumpkin Spice Marshmallow Popcorn
I just some samoa inspired caramel popcorn today. This sounds perfect! Need to make thin mints so i can make this too 🙂
If only they were sold year round!
Oh god, I don’t think I will be able to share this with my husband! It looks so so good 🙂
Jenny @ BAKE
this is amazing! I’m now lost in a world of all the other treats I could cover popcorn with!
Dude, if you do I insist you let me know so I can try them all.
Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg
Oh man, this is brilliant,
Thank you Norma!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
Now if only I could sneak some cookies away without my husband noticing. . .!
Right?! That’s the real trick!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
I LOVE that you literally used crushed thin mints for this popcorn!!! How amazinggggggg!!!
Love those dang cookies!
I love the samosas too! I totally think you should whip up a recipe for Samosa popcorn! Yes – I need one of those. I’d probably eat the whole darn recipe!
Love chocolate mint popcorn, how creative! I freeze my thin mints as well, only way to eat I agree.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
What a genius idea! I like the way you think, Carrian. Thin mints are definitely worth hiding in the closet for!
heck yes they are!
Whoa, what an addicting treat!
Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
I believe thin mints should only be eaten out of the freezer as well. They just don’t taste as good room temperature! Plain popcorn isn’t really my thing, but this thin mint popcorn??? Holy cow. SO my thing. Wow.
Same here, dress it up with thin mints and I’m suddenly interested!