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Peppermint Oreo Bark: An Easy Holiday Treat

The countdown to Christmas is on! Up until the other day, I had done absolutely zero holiday baking. Okay, okay- my husband actually does that baking, but when it comes to candy treats, I'm your girl. This weekend, I'll be making 'White Trash' (also called Muddy Buddies or Puppy Chow), and Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls (or Buckeyes). Yum! I can't wait to make those and then share them (or just get them out of the house so I don't eat them all myself!).

When I picked B up from school the other day, I happened to be on the phone with my sister. We were chatting about the yummy treats she had made for her hubby to take to work for Christmas. Like me, she had made peanut butter balls but was also telling me and B that she made a chocolate peppermint bark with Oreo cookies. I'm not a fan of white chocolate, but my kids and hubby love it. B overheard our conversation and before we got home, was asking if I would please get the ingredients to make this holiday treat. Christmas comes but once a year, right?

So, I set out to make my kiddo happy and went to the store to buy everything we needed. I found all of the ingredients at ALDI, which is awesome because ALDI always saves me a bunch of money.

Peppermint Oreo Bark

You Will Need:
1 package Vanilla Almond Bark (the large squares)
1 package of 'Oreo' cookies, Crushed
1 Box (12 ct) Candy canes (traditional peppermint, not flavored), Crushed
1 package of Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate Chips


Line a baking sheet (I used a jelly roll pan) with wax paper, and chill the pan in the freezer for about 10 minutes.

Melt the vanilla almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl. I usually do this on medium power in 30-second increments, stirring in between.

Spread the melted vanilla almond bark on the baking sheet (on top of the wax paper).
Spread it out from side to side in an even layer.

Before the melted almond bark begins to harden, sprinkle the crushed cookies and peppermint pieces evenly over the melted bark.

Melt the semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips in the microwave. Again, do this in about 30-second increments, stirring in between to avoid sticking or clumping.

Pour the melted dark chocolate over the crushed cookies and peppermint pieces, or drizzle with a spoon if you prefer.

Allow the bark to harden by placing the cookie sheet in the freezer for 30 minutes or in the refrigerator for an hour.

Break it & take it! This bark is made for sharing!

Once the bark has hardened, break it into pieces.
Store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 2 months.

This is the perfect simple and sweet treat to bring to a holiday party, to set out for nibbling on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day, or to package up into smaller containers and give as gifts. My kids both helped with making this yummy treat! They loved smashing the cookies and peppermint pieces and sprinkling those over the almond bark.

This tempting treat will be too hard to resist, so make sure you share it if you don't want to eat it all yourself!

I'm so glad that my sister shared her recipe and idea with me so that we could enjoy the family time spent in the kitchen making this easy treat! If you're looking for a last-minute treat to make and share, this is probably the easiest thing you'll find- and it's one of the most delicious, too!

Think you'll give this recipe a try? I hope you will!

  If you do, be sure to tell me what you think in the comments below or over on MBP social media:
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Wishing you peace-filled days as we count down to Christmas!

1 comment

  1. This looks delicious! I love that it doesn't require a lot of ingredients. It would be great to take to my Christmas family get-together.


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