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This week started out so beautiful. All the snow had finally melted, the kids were spending more time outside, and my Girl Scout Cookies arrived by mail (yes, I supported a friend and had them shipped across the states to me!)
Well, after eating box 1 of the Thin Mints and Caramel Delights, mostly by myself (I will not tell you how fast they went....that's between me and my stomach), I decided maybe I should get a little creative with the last box of Thin Mints. I've seen ideas and recipes all over pinterest for using "leftover" Girl Scout Cookies, that I thought maybe I should hang onto some. Mind you, these were not leftovers, I don't believe in leftover cookies. They were just put to a better use.
I am at the moment wishing I had saved more of the thin mints. These were absolutely delicious! I happened to try out a new ingredient with these fudgesicles as well - chocolate extract. Did you know they made chocolate extract? It's a very new discovery for me, and I've already got my head spinning around the things I can create with it!
Thin Mint Chocolate Fudgesicle
recipe adapted from Shop Cook Make
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 cup 2% Milk
1/2 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp Rodelle chocolate extract
5 Thin Mint cookies
~In a medium saucepan mix together the Cream, Milk, sugar, eggs, salt and corn starch. Cook over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes. Whisk every few minutes.
~Remove from the heat and add the Cocoa Powder. Mix well. Return the pan to medium heat. Cook for another 10 minutes, whisking every few minutes. At this point if you stick a spoon in and let it drip off, it will look and feel like melted ice cream.
~Remove from heat and stir in the chocolate extract.
~Cool on the counter for 1-2 hours.
~Meanwhile, place your thin mints in a small ziploc bag. Using a potato masher (or bottom of a cup, or rolling pin), crush the cookies. You'll want to use approximately 10 popsicle molds. Evenly distribute the crushed cookies into the molds.
~Once the chocolate mix has cooled, pour it on top of the crushed cookies. Using a chopstick (or skewer), slide into the molds to help the chocolate surround the cookies and reach the bottom of the mold. Add the popsicle handles, and freeze for 3-4 hours.
~Once the fudgesicles are frozen, run the mold under hot water for a few seconds to help loosen it. Remove from the mold and enjoy!
I kid you not, the Thin Mints permeated the whole fudgesicle so every bite was full of that girl scout cookie goodness. This easily tripled my cookies, and made sharing them with the kids not so hard.
And would you know it, I woke up to it snowing this morning! Thank goodness it didn't stick, but it sure is cold here again.
I just need to say this - It's getting too hard to pick features!! You all have so many wonderful looking recipes! So since Diane and I can't feature you all, please please go check out the linky, and visit some of the other blogs. You are sure to find something yummy to add to your menu's!
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*Just an FYI, I received Rodelle products in a giveaway a year ago. There was no compensation given to Home Maid Simple for this post. I just enjoy their products immensely, and use them in most of my baking adventures.