Because it should be Thin Mint time all the time

By Lauren Mazzo
Updated: June 20, 2016
The J.M. Smucker Company

Nothing satisfies a cookie craving quite like Girl Scout Cookies. The downside? Nothing feels worse than running out with the next cookie season still months away. Pillsbury knows how you feel, which is why they teamed up with the Girl Scouts of the USA to bring alternative ways to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout Cookie flavors, even when the girls in green aren't delivering.

It's a new line of Girl Scout Cookie baking mixes that allow you to create Thin Mint and Chocolate and Coconut-flavored brownies, cupcakes, and blondies, right in your own home. The new offerings include Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® Flavored Brownie Mix, Girl Scouts® Thin Mints® Flavored Cupcake Mix, Girl Scouts® Caramel & Coconut Flavored Blondie Mix, and Girl Scouts® Caramel & Coconut Flavored Cupcake Mix. (BTW, Samoas and Caramel deLites are basically the same thing; the name just differs depending on where you live.)

We all know how hard it is to limit yourself to one or two Girl Scout Cookies-so how do the nutrition facts for these new baking mixes stack up? Across the board, enjoying 1/12 of the blondie, brownie, or cupcake mix will log you slightly fewer calories, a little less fat, and a little more sugar than a serving of the OG cookies themselves. (We ranked the healthiest and least healthy Girls Scout Cookies of them all, in case you were wondering.)

Even better: Since you're making these at home, you can make healthy swaps for some of the usual ingredients and enjoy more Girl Scout Cookie-goodness with less guilt. Try swapping the butter for avocado or pureed tofu, or eggs for aquafaba (it's the leftover water in a can of chickpeas, and using it in baking is genius). You can lighten up all your baking recipes with these 25 Healthy Baking Tips.

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