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Old 08-06-2017, 06:36 AM
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I'm making a Thin Mint Chocolate poke cake for tomorrow. It calls for putting peppermint in the Cool Whip topping but I'd rather put it in the chocolate pudding that gets drizzled onto the cake.

What do you think? Any body try it this way?

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Old 08-06-2017, 07:20 AM
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If you mix the mint into the cake, it will give a more subtle mint flavor. If you mix it into the Cool Whip, it will be a stronger mint flavor. I would go with mixing it into the cake. Sounds delish!
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:40 AM
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No advice, but either sounds delicious!! I love mint!
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:18 AM
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I agree - sounds awesome either way! Is it peppermint flavoring or candy?

If it's candy, I do think it'll be stronger and crunchier in the Cool Whip than in the pudding. It may "dissolve" a little more in the pudding. Can you do half and half - half of the peppermint in the pudding and half in the topping?
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:42 AM
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No opinions, but I would like to know how it turns out. My DH loves Thin Mints and poke cakes. He would really love the combo!


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Old 08-06-2017, 11:57 AM
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sophie05--that was one of my options too.--in the cake mix

It's the peppermint extract and crumbled thin mints/Keebler grasshopper cookies.

I'll post the recipe if it's a hit at the luncheon tomorrow
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:55 PM
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You could melt Andes dinner mints and drizzle over the cake.

You could make some Thin Mints cookies, break them up and scatter over the top. All you need is Graham crackers dipped in melted Andies mints. When I make them I use Teddy Graham crackers. So time consuming but so cute!
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Old 08-09-2017, 06:46 AM
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For those of you who may want it..........

1 box Devil's Food cake mix (+the water, oil, eggs called for on box)
1 (3.9 oz) box instant chocolate pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
8 Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies or Keebler grasshopper cookies, divided
1 (8oz) container of Cool Whip, thawed
1/4 tsp. peppermint extract (personally, next time, I'll use 1/8 tsp.)
3 drops green food coloring (optional)

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions in a 9x13 pan. Let cake cool completely.

Using a wooden spoon handle, poke holes all over cake top

In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk. Pour mixture evenly all over the top of the cake, make sure it gets in all the holes. Crush 4 of the cookies and spread them all over the top of the cake. Cover with saran wrap and place in fridge to set and chill for an hour or up to overnight.

When ready to serve, mix together thawed cool whip, peppermint extract. Mix in green food coloring, if using. Spread over the top of the cake. Crush remaining 4 cookies then sprinkle all over the top of the cake. Slice and serve.

I added the peppermint to the pudding mix but can be added to the cake mix, which I will try next time to see the difference.

Some of the guests thought the peppermint was too strong (including me, others thought it was fine).

Enjoy!
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