Is it officially okay to order peppermint everything? Because it is seriously beginning to be my favorite time of the year! Now, of course, I absolutely do NOT start Christmas prep until after Thanksgiving… because I actually really like Thanksgiving.. BUT I adore peppermint. And this is the time of year that it all comes out of hiding. I totally stock up. Anyone else a flavor hoarder?
Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t offer you some tasty peppermint treats right? So here is some fun Oreo Peppermint Bark to help get yourself into the holiday spirit (even if it is 85 degrees out right now!) Planning on giving some edible gifts for the holidays this year? Try some fun and easy bark recipes!
Time: 20 Min + chill time
Festive level: 9
Oreo Peppermint Bark
Wilton Candy Melts (Bright White and Red)
Bob’s Sweet Stripe Peppermint Sticks
Line a baking sheet or pan with parchment paper. Trust me, you’re gonna need it.
Place Oreos into a gallon size plastic bag. Seal the bag and get to pounding away! You want to have nice large crumbles, but not too chunky. Spread oreo crumbles evenly across parchment paper.
Melt white candy melts in a glass microwave safe bowl. Start by microwaving them for 1 minute and stir. If they aren’t melted completely continue to microwave in 15 second bursts until you have an even smooth texture.
Spread melted white chocolate over oreo crumbles. Feel free to mix them about until well combined.
This is where I pause to tell you guys about the wonders of my Magic Bullet blender. I’ve had mine since I was in college and it has been nothing short of amazing. I use it to grind herbs and coffee, to make smoothies and home made whipped cream. It’s inexpensive and almost all of the parts are replaceable. Okay… I’ll stop.
But for this project, I used my blender to get a fine powder with the sweet stripe candy canes. This will add another texture to the chocolate and give a rich peppermint flavor. If you don’t have a magic bullet, put the peppermint sticks into a gallon plastic bag and beat with a mallet until you have teeny tiny pieces. set aside. Save 2-3 Peppermint sticks and break them into bigger chunks. These will be your garnish.
Melt red chocolate the same way you did the white then mix in peppermint powder or chunks and spread over your white chocolate oreo mixture. While the red chocolate is still wet, finish the Oreo Peppermint Bark with the chunks of peppermint stick.
Chill for 20 minutes then cut or break into pieces and enjoy!