Tap here to get 5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners

Mint Oreo Bark

4.91 from 31 votes

posted: 12/14/20

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy

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
4.91 from 31 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

did you make this

Mint Oreo Bark

I’d love to see what you made! Tag me @lisasimplejoy and hashtag it #simplejoyrecipes!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

Reader Interactions


    Have a question? Use the form below to submit your question or comment. I love hearing from you & seeing what you made!

    Rate This Recipe:

  1. Heidi says

    Ever tried using cream de mint instead of mint extract?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m sorry, I haven’t.

  2. Joy says

    The melting directions say to melt two cups chips at a time. So you have to do this in 3-4 batches?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I typically melt the whole bag at once but still follow the timing on the bag.

  3. Julie says

    I skipped the extract completely- just used regular mint oreos. And no coloring either since the filling is already green. Came out just right, so just 2 ingredients. Everyone loved it!
    I wonder if anyone has done it with white almond bark candy? I have a lot of that, looking for ways to use.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it! And yes, this would totally work with almond bark.

  4. Jan Kebler says

    5 stars
    Hi Lisa,
    I have made a few of your recipes and they have all been great. I just made the Mint Oreo Bark for a church potluck. It was a huge hit.
    Thank you for all the great recipes!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying my recipes!

  5. Vivien says

    Can you tell me what Morsels are please
    Many thanks
    Kind regards
    Vivien (uk)

    • Lisa Longley says

      White chocolate chips!

  6. Deborah says

    5 stars
    Looks & reads pure decadence. I will be making within the next 72 hours.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you enjoy it!

  7. Terry says

    Tis the season for Shamrock shakes, Lisa. My daughter sent me a link to your bark, unaware, I’m guessing, that I get your emails and follow you on Facebook…lol I never did make her peppermint bark she loves at Christmas, so to make up for it, I guess I should get some oreo cookies. I don’t use white chocolate chips, I use the white melting wafers that are made for chocolate candy. Mine are Guittard. I don’t need to freeze, it hardens on the counter and stays hard. It also tastes delicious. I never liked using melted chips for coating buckeyes or other candies because it melts too easy, and seems best kept refrigerated. Bark made with the wafers, both white and chocolate, stay on the counter just fine without melting. My experience anyway.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thanks for following along, Terry! I hope both you and your daughter love this!

  8. ColleenB.`Tx. says

    No room in my little freezer so I place my baking sheet in the fridge overnight so that it is good and cold before spreading out the bark candy. Have also used the mini Oreos, Lemon Oreos, Nutter Butter cookies and others using this recipe. The sky is the limit on what cookies you want to use.
    Thanks bunches for sharing all your wonderful recipes.

  9. Sheila says

    This looks fabulous! I would like to make for Christmas this year. Can this be made ahead and put in the freezer?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Yes! This freezes great!

  10. Becky White says

    How about using mint oreos?

    • Lisa Longley says

      That would work.

Broccoli Pasta"Omg! I didn’t think anything so simple could be so good!"
overhead of skillet of Cajun Shrimp Pasta ingredients on a cooling rack with toasted bread sitting beside
Cajun Shrimp Pasta"My family absolutely loved this recipe. Even my finicky eaters."
overhead photo of a gray skillet filled with beef and broccoli recipe, garnished with sliced green onions
Beef and Broccoli Recipe"I have made this a couple or more times. It’s easy & quick to prepare. I like this for a quick meal. It will be my go to recipe."


5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners



5 Secrets to Stress Free Dinners