This post has been compensated by North East Ohio Girl Scouts. All opinions are 100% my own.
The Cookies are Here!!! Ohhhh Thin Mints where have you been all my life…
The wait is over…and “National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend” officially starts February 26-28, 2016, this weekend has been officially declared by Girl Scouts USA. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouts, with the support of their families have helped ensure the success of the annual sale of cookies!
Girl Scouts exemplify the meaning of courage when they ask for a sale and, by participating in the largest girl-led business in the world, she is promoting her business, learning goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
Like most people you are probably waiting for the cookies to come in because you have bought several boxes, of all different flavors. In honor of National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend…we decided to put a spin on the traditional way we eat cookies (with milk or by themselves).
I found a fun recipe from The Pinning Mama on Pinterest to use Thin Mints with because they’re the favorite in my household…and I knew my family would love it!
We had a meeting at church and I came home and jumped right in, on making parfaits for my family. In my family we are big ice cream and cookie eaters, we love when you line the bowl with cookies and add ice cream. So this gives you that feel but we used pudding instead of ice cream…
I layered the bottom of the stemless wine glasses with crumbled Thin Mints…
I layered chocolate pudding over the crumbled Thin Mints, then topped it with whipped cream.
I then layered the whipped cream with mini chocolate chips, more crumbled Thin Mints and more whipped cream. I layered it until the glass was full. Once it was full I put a whole Thin Mint cookie and topped it with a few mini-chocolate chips.
As I was making the Thin Mint Parfait, they were flying off the counter top! I actually had to make another batch of them the next day.
My sister stopped by in the middle of me making them and she and her husband shared one, and I made two to send to my niece.
As I stated earlier this is the EASIEST recipe EVER!!
Crush the Thin Mint Cookies (about 10 cookies). I used a meat mallet to crush mine into little pieces. Make the Chocolate Pudding according to the package. Put the cookie crumbles into the bottom of the glass, top with pudding, mini chocolate chips and whipped cream. Repeat until the glass is full to your liking.
So#howdoyoudunk…how do you plan on spending National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend?
Girl Scout Cookies will start arriving by the truckload February 27, and cookie booths begin March 3. To find a cookie booth in your neighborhood, download the official Girl Scout Cookie Finder on iPhone or Android or visit girlscoutcookies.org
Join the Girl Scouts of North East Ohio in the fun on National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend by tweeting @GSNEO how you dunk your Girl Scout Cookies, with the hashtag #howdoyoudunk to show your support!
It’s never too late to join! Go to gsneo.org/mom to find a Troop!!!