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Mint Oreo Bark

4.84 from 18 votes

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
4.84 from 18 votes

Mint Oreo Bark

Serves: 30 pieces
(tap # to scale)
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!


  • 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


  • 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
small white bowl full of mint Oreo bark

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  1. Kristi says

    Can white almond bark be used instead of chips?

    • Lisa Longley says


  2. Lola says

    Does the bark need to be kept refrigerated … if I make ahead of time for a party etc

    • Lisa Longley says

      Nope, it can be kept at room temperature.

  3. Cathy says

    In your description you indicate to use wax paper. In the video you are using foil. Does on work better than the other??

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’ve done both and both work equally well, so use what you have on hand.

  4. Diane says

    What size pan do you use?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I used a 10 by 15 rimmed baking sheet. But I’ve spread this on lots of different size baking sheets. The biggest thing is that you have a good area to spread it out pretty thin.

  5. Peter strutton Wildwildwolf says

    I love having recaps thank you for sharing

    • Lisa Longley says

      You are welcome, Peter!

  6. Celine says

    Can this mint oreo bark be frozen? I’d like to be able to make a big batch and then freeze it so I don’t eat it all in one week! LOL

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! It freezes fantastic! We actually have some in our freezer right now, thanks for the reminder, hahahaha!

  7. Leslie says

    Vegetable shortening to fix seized chocolate? Ok…. Is there a reason that butter would not work? I’ve never tried this. Next time I seize up my chocolate I’ll try this.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t ever tried butter, but it might work. It has 16% water (water makes chocolate seize), and shortening has none, which is why it’s my preferred method.

  8. LDBrown says

    5 stars
    I’m going to make it for my family and friends.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope everyone loves it!

  9. Cathy says

    A sweet lady used to bring Oreo bark to my office every Christmas, but it was made with either dark or semisweet chocolate. I would love to recreate it. Do you think either semisweet or dark chocolate would work in your recipe? If so, which would you recommend?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes, that would totally work with this. You might want to consider using almond bark instead of chocolate because it is less likely to melt in people’s hands. It has a consistency similar to white chocolate. As for the type of chocolate, that is really up to your personal taste.

  10. T.B. Frost says

    I love your recipe and am very excited about making this for the holidays, but before I begin I need to know how much almond bark will I need in order to make this.

    • Lisa Longley says

      24 ounces.

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