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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. Sherrin says

    When I make my home made chocolates I always use my crock pot on low. It never burns melts quickly. If there’s chocolate left over I scrape it out. Then it’s ready to go again for next time!

  2. Sue Brokaw says

    Thanks for the great ideas, and hints! I just made the Mint Oreo Bark, with white melting wafers, was; quick and easy. Haven’t tasted the end result yet, but the scrapings were delicious!! Will do this again!

  3. Liz Manning says

    How do I store it?? Just made it & Its AMAZING!!!!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Just in an air tight container, Liz.

  4. Laura Giles says

    What size of a pan do use .I cant wait to make this , it looks delicious.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I would spread it on a pan that is at least 10 by 16.

  5. Becky says

    Have you ever used almond bark?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Becky, I have friends who swear by it, but I’m too lazy to chop it up, lol :)

      • Lisa says

        You don’t have to chop up almond bark. You can melt the squares whole, in a glass microwave safe bowl. I have a home business selling cake pops and do this all the time. Hope that helps! :) (and this mint oreo bark recipe looks awesome btw…can’t wait to try it!)

    • Peggy Ward says

      I use the white or choc. almond bark and melt it in microwave. I do it for a min. , and stop and stir , It melts just fine. I would also add my mint to it and stir it before melting. I make my peanut butter crackers like that too. Always melt choc. bark in microwave.

  6. Mary says

    Can you use Nestles mint chocolate chips in stead of the plain white chips & extract?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m guessing that it will totally work Mary, but it will be different. Also, the bark might be a little melty when you hold it whereas with the white chocolate it won’t.

  7. tania says

    they also make colored white chocolate, you can get yellow, green, red, pink, blue. might be easier to get the green and not mess with the coloring :) going to try this for my Chirstmas baskets this year. thanks for the idea

  8. Millie says

    I think it would be easier to just use green melting chocolate. It does come in different colors.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I personally like the taste of the chocolate morsels better button each their own :)

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