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Mint Oreo Bark

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posted: 12/14/20

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Mint Oreo Bark is my husband’s absolute favorite holiday treat. It is only four ingredients and is always the first to go on dessert plates!

This will quickly become a family favorite in your house too!

stack of pieces of mint Oreo bark

This Mint Oreo Chocolate Bark is always on our list of treats to make around the holiday season. This is a recipe that I dreamt up in the early days of blogging. It was meant to be reminiscent of a shake that Nathan loved from his favorite ice cream place.

I must have hit the nail on the heat, because it is favorite treat of all time. He requests that I make a double batch so that we have plenty to keep even after making treat boxes for friends and neighbors.

He’s not wrong, this easy bark recipe is delicious and addictive.

close up of broken pieces of Oreos

How to make Mint Oreo Chocolate Bark

As mentioned above, there are only four ingredients to this easy treat. Check out the full measurements and directions in the recipe card below.

  1. Prepare the Oreos: Break them up into small chunks. This is easy to just do with your hands, no need to break out the food processor.
  2. Melt the white chocolate: More on this below with tips and tricks.
  3. Add in color and flavor: We Are going to ad din some green food coloring and mint extract.
  4. Spread it and let it set up: This bark doesn’t take long to set up, so minimal patience is required.
  5. Break it up and enjoy!
overhead of a baking sheet full of broken up pieces of mint Oreo bark

Melting White Chocolate

The only tricky part of this recipe might be the melting of the white chcolate chips. Occasionally, if white chocolate is overheated or gets water in it, it can seize up. In other words it goes from being smooth and luscious to being rough and hard to work with.

Here are some tips and tricks to keep your white chocolate happy.

  • Follow the directions on the package. This will be your best bet at making this turn out well.
  • Stir like you’ve never stirred before. If there are still lumps in your chocolate, resist putting it back in the microwave before stirring REALLY hard. It likely just needs a little more stirring and not more melting.
  • Melt in the microwave instead of on the stove top. If you use a double boiler there is much higher risk of moisture getting into the chocolate and making it seize.

What to do if your chocolate does seize?

If you do everything right above and your chocolate still seizes it, you can fix that really easily. Just add a little vegetable shortening, stirring it in really well. It should help fix the situation.

Mint vs. Peppermint Extract

This recipe is technically called Mint Oreo Bark. So, we should probably use mint extract. I will tell you that I have made this recipe with both and both are delicious.

That being said, I know there are some people that really prefer one over the other. So you may want to check with who you are making it for.

small white bowl full of mint Oreo bark
small white bowl full of mint Oreo bark
4.41 from 5 votes

Mint Oreo Bark

Serves: 30 pieces
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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Mint Oreo Bark is my husband's absolute favorite holiday treat. It is only four ingredients and is always the first to go on dessert plates!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 15.5 oz package of regular Oreos about 20 cookies
  • 24 oz bag of white morsels
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of mint extract depending on how minty you like it
  • green food coloring

Instructions

  • Break the Oreos into a bowl.
  • Melt the morsels according to the directions on the bag.
  • Quickly add the mint and food coloring. Then stir in the Oreos.
  • Pour the mixture into a wax paper lined pan. Put it into the freezer for two hours.
  • Break it up and enjoy!
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Annie says

    The mint extract caused my chocolate to seize up and became unworkable. Would not make this again. Yummy idea though.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Annie, I talk a lot in the post about chocolate seizing, and I’ve made this recipe more times than I can count. If you want to give it another go, I would try microwaving (short intervals on half power) the chocolate instead of the double burner method, and if it still seizes, you could try adding some shortening.

      • Wendy D. says

        5 stars
        Use gel food coloring; tint the shortening first.

  2. Lisa says

    This is another great recipe from you. I love your recipes because there are never any unexpected issues. I made several of your fudge recipes last Christmas and have been collecting more all year. I plan to dazzle friends and family this holiday season! Thanks so much.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Lisa, you totally made my Monday, thank you!

  3. Lynn Shaffer says

    Hi. I have a question about the mint bark. I would like to know if you can use mint oreo’s instead of the regular ones and can chocolate morsels be used instead of white ones?
    thank you

    • Lisa Longley says

      If you wanted to make it with chocolate, I would use almond bark and not chocolate chips. Chocolate chips don’t firm up the same way white chips do. I haven’t tried it with the Mint Oreos. I am sure it would be delicious, but I would still keep in the mint extract.

  4. Kathleen says

    Hi, Lisa
    What an adorable recipe for Mint Oreo Bark; it looks so yummy. I am planning to make the ”candy bark”. Although, I have decided not to add the food coloring. I will be picking up the Oreo cookies today. Have a Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family. ~ Kathleen

  5. Jan Schneider says

    5 stars
    Delicious – as you wrote it! My family loves this. Thank You! And it’s pretty!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Oh this makes me so happy.

  6. Barbara Gregorie, Jr says

    In the recipe it calls for white morsels (which I bought). As i was rereading the directions it talks about white chocolate. Are they the same? I hate to mess up my first batch by using the wrong thing. HELP!

    • Lisa Longley says

      They are the same thing! Sorry, I use them interchangeably in my brain, but I should be more clear.

  7. rosa says

    wonder how this would be with girl scout thin mint cookies

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m going to guess absolutely amazing!

  8. rosa says

    will let you know how it went with the girl scout cookies

  9. Libby Baker says

    I love this recipe! One tip I think could be added is about food coloring. I know most experienced bakers know not to use water based food coloring in chocolate, and instead use an oil based product or a powdered food colorant, but for those who are new to making chocolate treats, please note that using water based food coloring can, and will, cause your chocolate to seize up.

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