peppermint bark oreos

Peppermint Bark Oreos

I adore seasonal treats that can be quickly thrown together, tied up with ribbon and gifted at the drop of the hat. I try to keep a few of these ‘recipes’ in my arsenal for last minute gift giving needs that may arise and anything involving melted chocolate is clearly a winner. These Peppermint Oreos are fast, festive and pretty tasty if you ask me!

Peppermint Bark Oreos

When I saw the winter Oreos, I just knew I had to make something for the holidays with them. {I also want to throw a pack in the freezer to decorate for the Texas Rangers when baseball season starts back up}. Chocolate dipped Oreos are a hit with just about any recipient so I thought I would create a peppermint bark cookie using the winter red Oreos. I love the contrast of the bright red and white and the touch of peppermint in the chocolate brings the flavors together perfectly.

Peppermint Bark Oreos
makes approximately 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:
1 package Oreos
1 package white candy melts
1 tablespoon peppermint extract
2-3 candy canes crushed
optional red sprinkles to add color

Preparation:

  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt candy melts in 30 second intervals. Stir between each interval and repeat until smooth. Add peppermint extract and stir until fully combined.
  • Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, coating all sides completely. Lift from chocolate with fork and tap to remove excess chocolate. I find running an offset spatula under the fork/cookie helps get the last of the chocolate off for a clean transfer.
  • Transfer cookies to silicone mat or wax paper, sprinkle with crushed candy cane and sprinkles mixture, and allow to harden completely.
  • Package in clear cellophane bags tied with coordinating ribbon and share with others to spread some holiday cheer!
Peppermint Bark Oreos

I feel silly typing out a ‘recipe,’ but for shopping and assembly ease I’ve provided you with basic instructions. Please use this solely as a guide and feel free to let your creativity run the show – the possibilities are endless! Oreos come in a variety of colors during the holidays so use their brightly colored centers as inspiration for changing up the extract flavors and sprinkled toppings used. Happy gifting!

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