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Thin Mints...A Work in Progress
A work in progress and they have to be served to company! I made an attempt at thin mints today in honor of Randy Pausch and The Last Lecture. We are discussing the book tonight for book group and I am in charge of refreshments. I thought thin mints would be fitting (he refers to them in the book). But I think it is impossible to make a dipping chocolate with no sugar. So instead I made a mint chocolate filling.
They taste good but the texture is dry. I need to work on the recipe. To add some much needed moisture, I will serve with whipped cream. Brent called them minty dog bones. I thought that was cruel....he doesn't like chocolate or mint...I shouldn't have even offered him one. Thankfully I am also serving my Mulit Grain Granola.
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