I'll admit: I was as skeptical as you are about this treat. Regardless, the ingredients were simple and I had most of them, so I decided to go for it.
I had a cookie exchange for work and didn't feel like making sugar cookies again, so I decided that I would do these for that and hope for the best. It turns out: these taste like thin mints! They are the right size, have the right taste and the right texture. I was astonished. Carson is in love with them.
I got the recipe from here originally.
Makes... well, that's hard to say. The recipe I followed said 18. But she used more chocolate than I did, so it depends on that.
You're going to need:
box of Ritz crackers
3/4 tsp Peppermint extract
cup of semisweet chocolate chips
a bit of shortening (for melting chocolate)
First, line a baking sheet with wax paper. Then, melt your chocolate. I thought the shortening added a better texture, so I used it. Add your extract carefully and mix.
Put them on the cookie sheet and then put that in the refrigerator until you're ready to enjoy. I really was surprised by how good these are, and they aren't $5 for a tiny box or seasonal! (Additionally, other pictures I've seen were much prettier. Mine weren't.)