Chocolate Mint Fondue Slow Cooker Recipe


It's girl scout cookie season. The number one seller is ALWAYS the Thin Mints. 

Always.

I've got two in scouts this year: a Daisy and a Junior. My girls participate in cookie sales because I believe it's a great way to boost self-esteem by speaking clearly to grown-ups and handling money.

We aren't able to eat the cookies due to our gluten intolerance. It's really not a big deal, though, because I can quickly whip up a batch of chocolate mint fondue that feeds the entire troop for less than one box of the "forbidden" thin mints.

Not a bad deal!
The Ingredients.
serves 8
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon mint extract or 2 tablespoons peppermint schnapps (NOT for the girl scouts!)
marshmallows or cookies for serving (my kids adore the chocolate sandwich cookies from Glutino)

The Directions.

Use a 2-quart slow cooker. Put the chocolate chips into your slow cooker. Add the heavy whipped cream and mint extract (or the schnapps). Cover and cook on low for 2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes or so. I really like melting chocolate in the slow cooker because you really don't need to worry about it scorching. If you smell the chocolate, give it a quick stir.
Serve with your favorite cookies or marshmallows. 

The Verdict.

This seriously tastes like liquid Girl Scout cookies. It's perfect. Just a bit minty, but not over-the-top.
If you'd prefer to make actual gluten free thin mint cookies, I do have a recipe, posted over on Totally Together. These cookies freeze well, and taste great frozen, just like the real ones do!


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Posted by: Stephanie O'Dea | A Year of Slow Cooking at February 20, 2011

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What they say about this recipe

  1. Anonymous2/20/2011

    Does the dip taste different when made with the extract as opposed to the schnapps?

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  2. hi Anon, the dip is a bit looser with the schnapps, and tastes like there's a bit of alcohol in it, but the mint comes through. :-0

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  3. You can't go wrong with mint and chocolate!

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  4. Anonymous2/20/2011

    I've given up most GS cookies because most have partially hydrogenated oils. And my favorite were samoas- I've got to look into making my own soon. (even if it says 0 grams trans fats, if it has PH oils, it's got trans fats). Stupid labeling laws let them get away with that.

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  5. I've been reading your blog forever and I think you are SUCH a great Mom!

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  6. Oh YUM! I'll be making this up tonight! Thanks for posting so many GREAT recipes!

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  7. Does it stay "liquid" with the cream in it or do you need to serve it warm?

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  8. Hi Dawn,
    great question. It will harden a bit and become sort of frosting-like when it cools. For the best dipping, keep the pot on warm, or plug in and reheat as necessary.

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  9. I can't wait to try this. I have to buy a 2Q. first, but my family will love it.

    Any other ideas for other things to dip in? What about apples?

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  10. Sounds heavenly, Steph! I only like mint with chocolate usually, so this is perfect, and yes I miss those GS cookies. I bet this would work with coconut milk and dairy-free chocolate, too. :-) I'm thinking my group needs to have a fondue party soon. ;-)

    xo,
    Shirley

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  11. I just found you blog, and oh my gosh!! I never could've imagined the things you've done with a slow cooker!! I recently just got one and I'm having fun with it already and I can't wait to try out some of your recipes!! ^_^

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  12. ooh.. will have to give it a try, though our favorites are samoas and tagalongs.... we ordered cookies this year a few weeks before I found out that I'm allergic to wheat.. *sigh* it's going to be so annoying when they show up now..

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  13. Sounds delicious!!! i was just complaining about how much I miss girl scout cookies! thank you so much for the recipe. I'm sure it will be just as fabulous as all of your other recipes that I have tried :) Thanks for sharing!!!

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  14. Anonymous2/24/2011

    This is a GREAT idea! I tried this using Pamela's gluten-free Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies as dippers and it was just perfect. Thanks!

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  15. I just found your blog and I am thrilled! I use my slow cooker at least 3 times a week. Can't wait to look thru all of your yummy recipes!

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  16. I just love your site! I didn't realize after all this time that you had girls in GS too?!?! We just finished our cookie sale! My Brownie sold over 500 boxes and a boat load of those? Well, THIN MINTS of course! Keep crock potting!!!

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  17. When I was a kid I ate a whole box of those cookies - got so sick I couldn't look at them for years! Fortunately my chocolate mint aversion has been fixed but not the gluten thing so this is a great solution, and more fun!

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  18. I love this site! I came across it today when looking for a simple beef stew recipe and I bookmarked it immediately! I can't wait to try this one!

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  19. Great idea! This would be fun for a kid party!

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  20. Mmmm... sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing; I will have to try this out soon:)

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