Thin Mint Cookie Muddy Buddies

Raise your hand if you are obsessed with Girl Scout cookies and eat way too many after you buy them.. that would be me! I am especially a huge fan of the Thin Mints and I like put them in the freezer or fridge to keep them cold.  It’s always so hard to say no to those sweet girls who are standing outside of the grocery store selling the cookies. Plus, you can only buy them during a certain time of year so I don’t really feel bad after-all for eating them! I had two boxes of thin mints laying around my kitchen and I didn’t want these cookies going to waste, duh. Muddy Buddies have been a long-time favorite treat of mine. There are so many different ways to flavor them but nothing beats the original. This combination is a great way to use up your leftover cookies.

Muddy Buddies + Thin Mints = a perfect combination

Thin Mint Muddy Buddies–St. Patty’s Day Edition

Thin Mint Muddy Buddies–St. Patty’s Day Edition

If you looooove Thin Mint cookies, you will love this twisted treat! *BEWARE--these are addicting!

Ingredients

Chocolate Thin Mint Flavor:

4 cups Rice Chex cereal

1 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

12 Thin Mint cookies, finely crushed

1/4 cup powdered sugar

Green Pieces:

4 cups Rice Chex cereal

1 cup white chocolate chips (or melts)

Green food dye to get them green, optional (use gel only)

3/4 cup powdered sugar

Extra Thin Mints; roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. For the Chocolate Thin Mint Cereal pieces: Place cereal in a large gallon size bag and set aside. In a small microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate and stir until smooth.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate over cereal in bag and gently stir with a spatula until coated, you can also shake the bag but I usually like to wait until my powdered sugar is added.
  3. Add finely crushed cookies and powdered sugar and shake.
  4. Pour covered cereal onto a cookie sheet and let cool.
  5. For the Green Cereal Pieces: Repeat steps 1-6. This time using white chocolate and add green coloring, about 5 drops of gel but use to your desire.
  6. Once both flavors are done, mix the two together and add sprinkle more Thin Mints on top for decoration!

You may also add mint extract for more of a minty flavor!

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Be sure to let your Muddy Buddy Mix cool so the chocolate and coatings set. This will make it more crunchy!

Cake Batter Sprinkle Cookies

For all you sprinkle lovers out there…this is for you. This recipe is also for all of those who love to bake but don’t have time–here you go. There are only 6 simple ingredients in these tasty cookies. These cookies taste like a cake, cookie, and cupcake combined into one bite! I made these for a work cookie-exchange and they were a hit! They also look pretty too 🙂

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Cake Batter Sprinkle Cookies

Cake Batter Sprinkle Cookies

It doesn't get any easier than these cake mix cookies! They are sweet, chewy, and loaded with tons of sprinkles!

Ingredients

1 box of vanilla cake mix

1 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract.
  3. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir until there are no cake mix white pockets. Make sure the batter is smooth and fluffy. Fold in the sprinkles until combined (save some for the topping).
  4. With a mini ice-cream scooper, scoop the cookie dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Top each cookie with more sprinkles and bake for 9-12 minutes (they may look under-cooked). Place on cooling rack and let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy each bite!
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Circus Animal Cookie Blondies

So this recipe is a Pinterest inspiration. Once I came across this recipe, I knew I had to make it–especially because I used to love good old fashioned Circus Animal Cookies! Mostly because they were pink and had sprinkles, and always remind me of a childhood treat. Anyways, I used a basic butter cake recipe and added a ton of sprinkles, then topped it with Circus Animal Cookies.

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Circus Animal Blondies

Circus Animal Blondies

Imagine a buttery cake loaded with sprinkles, and then topped off with old fashioned Circus Animal Cookies! It's a one of a kind unique and tasty treat!

Ingredients

3/4 cup unsalted butter; room temperature

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups of Circus Animal cookies

1/2 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a mixer, cream the butter and sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time until combined. Add vanilla extract and mix for another 30 seconds until mixture is smooth and combined.
  2. Add the flour and salt and mix until the dough starts to come together. It will be a thicker cake batter. Fold in the sprinkles until combined.
  3. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and pour batter evenly. Top with cookies and more sprinkles. (You may also add chop cookies to your batter as well).
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until g0lden brown. Let cool on wire rack. Slice into square and serve. Enjoy!
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Cheesecake Sprinkle Cookies

These are my new favorite cookies. Not only do they resemble a cheesecake flavor, they also melt in your mouth with a perfect light richness in flavor. These cookies make the perfect sweet treat when you are wanting a bite of cheesecake and a cookie…I love combining two completely different treats into one simple recipe.

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Cheesecake Sprinkle Cookies

Cheesecake Sprinkle Cookies

Buttery, chewy, moist, and perfect. It's like the perfect sugar cookie with a sweet cheesecake bite..loaded with sprinkles.

Ingredients

1 cups of unsalted butter; softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 package of cheesecake pudding mix (if you can't find it at your

grocery store, you can use vanilla flavor)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips

1/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars together. Slowly beat in the egg and vanilla extract until combined (it will look grainy).
  2. Slowly add in the flour, pudding mix, and baking soda and mix until cookie dough is formed. With a wooden spoon or spatula, add in the white chocolate chips and sprinkles until combined evenly throughout the dough.
  3. Place cookie dough in the refriderator to set for about 30 minutes, or until cookie dough is firm.
  4. With a mini ice-cream scoop (this is how your cookies will come out perfectly shaped), scoop cookies and place on a cookie sheet lined with a silpat mat of parchment paper. Place about 1 inch from each other and bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies are golden brown. Enjoy!
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Energy Bites

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When 3:00PM rolls around…I need a snack. My snacks are usually always pretty healthy and involve a granola bar or fruit. These energy bites make the perfect little snack wherever you may be. These little tasty bites taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough–except they are healthy and loaded with energy and protein to get you through the day! You also have nothing to feel guilty so fill up on this healthy treat the next time your in need of a snack. I also like to top mine off with some sprinkles because why not?!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Energy Bites

35 minutes

Yield: 12 pieces

These little tasty bites taste like oatmeal raisin cookie dough–except they are healthy and loaded with energy and protein to get you through the day!

Ingredients

1/3 cup almond butter

2 Tbsp honey

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup oats

2 Tbsp raisins

Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine almond butter, honey, and vanilla extract. Mix with a spoon until combined.
  2. 2. Add in cinnamon and oats and mix until it is combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes and then roll into bite size pieces. Mix in some sprinkles if you want to make it look extra delicious 🙂
  3. Place back in refrigerator until you want to snack on em’. ENJOY!
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