With just a few ingredients and a few minutes you can have a batch of Peppermint Oreo Bark on your counter. It’s a great last minute holiday treat for parties or hostess gifts.
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Yes, I know it’s only a few days until Christmas, and yes, I’m pretty sure you all have your cookies and sweets all made for those parties and family events.
But trust me…this easy Peppermint Oreo Bark needs to be added to your trays! It only has a few ingredients and can be done in about 15 minutes. That’s only a few minutes before you can be snacking on peppermint goodness!
Plus, I couldn’t leave without one last peppermint treat for the season. I thought this was the perfect ending to my peppermint phase. Believe me, breaking up is hard to do, but my jeans are so mad at my snacking habits this month. It’s not pretty. But oh, it tasted so good!!!
Last year I made this candy cane pretzel bark, and then promptly ate half the batch. True story!
So this year, I thought I would try something different. Turns out putting Oreo Thins in the center of chocolate and peppermint doesn’t stop you from munching. My sweet tooth needs rehab!
Swirls of two kinds of chocolate, crunchy cookies, and peppermint bits is never a bad idea. Well, that is if you have willpower and can resist the goodness.
My plan is to work on finding my willpower in January. Until then, you can find me hiding in corners with chocolate smears on my face.
Here are a few tips to help you get some peppermint goodness on your trays in a hurry.
- Use a good chocolate for the bark. Not only will it melt smooth and creamy, but it will taste good too.
- Line your pan with foil. This will help you get all the chocolate goodness out after it sets.
- Spread just a little bit of white chocolate on the back of the cookies before putting them on the foil. This keeps them from moving all over the place when you spread the rest on top.
- Drop the chocolate in puddles over the top and then swirl gently. If you swirl too much, it will just be a chocolate layer on top. It’s up to you how much to swirl.
- Sprinkle the peppermint bits on top before the chocolate sets.
- Use a knife to cut the bark into triangles. It doesn’t break right just using your hands.
- Give away most of the bark away before you eat it all!
Thank goodness I was able to send most of this Peppermint Oreo Bark to our church. I didn’t want to be the only one who couldn’t fit in their jeans…I mean I wanted to share the peppermint happiness with everyone. Wink, wink!
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