1. Line several trays or cookie sheets with wax paper.
2. Place mint chocolate chips, chocolate chips and shortening in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 1 minute; stir. Continue heating 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.
3. Drop crackers into chocolate mixture, one at a time. Using tongs, push cracker into chocolate so that it is covered completely. (If chocolate begins to thicken, reheat 10 to 20 seconds in microwave.) Remove from chocolate, tapping lightly on edge of bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place on prepared tray. Refrigerate until chocolate hardens (about 20 minutes). For best results, store tightly covered in refrigerator. About 5-1/2 dozen cookies
* 2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract may be substituted for mint chocolate chips.
Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate: Use 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips, 2 cups (11.5-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening. Proceed as above.
White Chip and Toffee: Melt 4 cups (two 12-oz.pkg.) HERSHEY'S Premier White Chips and 2 tablespoons shortening. Dip crackers; before coating hardens sprinkle with or HEATH BITS 'O BRICKLE Toffee Bits.