Friday, March 15, 2013

'Shamrocks' Thin Mint Cookie Pops!

What are you doing with all your Girl Scout Cookies?
If you're like me, you're a sucker (Ha - Sucker!) for those little entrepreneurs in uniform - especially when one of them is yours!  Needless to say, we have lots of girl scout cookies on hand about now, so Sheep and I thought it might be fun to experiment with making some recipes that use girl scout cookies as a main ingredient!
St. Patty's Day is literally just around the corner, so we thought we'd better give this idea a try and quick!  I am happy to report that after only a some trial and error with the candy bark, we have a winner!
I wanted to call them "Leprechaun Balls" but Sheep suggested Shamrocks, so we went with that instead.  She didn't seem to find my name for these tasty treats all that funny.  Eight-year-olds . . .
'Shamrocks' Thin Mint Cookie Pops
1 box Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, crushed
5 oz. (approximately 2/3 of block) cream cheese, softened
White candy bark
Green food color
Green sugar sprinkles
Mix crushed cookies and cream cheese together to dough-like consistency.  Form into 1" balls.  Melt candy bark according to instructions.  Add green food coloring to melted bark and stir to achieve a uniform color.  Dip cookie balls in melted bark and place on waxed paper to harden.  Alternately, roll cookie balls in green sugar and place on waxed paper.  Insert popsicle sticks if desired.  Enjoy!
I don't know about you, but we really struggled with the candy bark.  Not sure why. I just know that I personally have never used the stuff very successfully, despite my continued desire and numerous attempts.  Hence the alternate instructions using only green sugar.  Sheep actually liked the ones rolled in sugar better than the dipped ones because they weren't as sweet.  And I do have a picture of those too.  Somewhere . . . .{Sigh.}
We had actually abandoned the candy bark altogether, but went back to it one last time after we had gone with the sugar, so you can see some of the sugar sparkles in the bark.  It actually looks really pretty, but certainly not a necessary step.
In the end, our original idea worked and has been 'leprechaun' approved too!
The weather here has been lovely this week and with any luck, we'll be out on the boat on Sunday.
What are your plans for St. Patrick's Day?


  1. They look delicious and they are so cute too. I bet they were a real treat today for St Patrick's Day!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    PS If you have a minute to spare I'd love it if you could pop over to my blog and share this post at my say G'Day Saturday Linky party. This would be a great addition!

    1. Already done and thanks for the head's up on your linky party! You know, my GS troop just celebrated World Thinking Day and our country we learned about this year was Australia!! We made dioramas of the different landscapes, made ourselves some knock-off Aussie Girl Guide tees and served Chocolate crackles to the guests at our tables! Check out the posts at and - hope we made you proud :o)

      G'Day mate!

  2. I've tried Oreo pops once but never would have thought to use thin mints. Great idea! Candy bark is tricky. I think you have to use food coloring especially made for candy or else the chocolate will seize up. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Seized up all right!! What a mess! But I actually added some vegetable oil to it and stirred, then added it to more white that i had melted and mixed the two together. Just when I thought all was lost and was about to dump it all out (because frankly even the white didn't seem to be working properly. I don't know what I was doing wrong), I grabbed a sugar coated pop and dipped it just for grins and voila! Like the oreo pos, more thna one will rot your teeth they're so sweet, but most people just love 'em!

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  4. Never seen these as a pop before. Cute! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!