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Peppermint Oreo Bark

Posted Dec 16 2010 11:10pm

I know you’ve all been waiting for this!  After having the Holiday Cookie Exchange with the bloggers two weekends ago, I’ve been hounded for this recipe!  I never thought people would be so interested; it’s so easy!  It’s actually an adaptation of the Oreo Bark Recipe I used to make almost every single day when I worked at the chocolate store years ago…oh the things I could make for you…((smirk))

Ingredients:

  • 24 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 24 oz white chocolate chips
  • One box of TJ’s Candy Cane Joe-Joe’s

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Directions:

1. Line an extra large cookie sheet with waxed paper.  Set aside.

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2. Empty Joe-Joe’s (Ok, this picture isn’t of Joe-Joe’s because I didn’t have a box and just some mint oreos.  Sorry). onto a chopping board and chop into coarse pieces.

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3. Reserve 1.5 C of the chopped pieces, the largest ones you can get from the pile of chopped ones.

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4. Carefully melt the white chocolate first (ie I don’t use a double broiler because of water contamination threat, so microwave on medium for 30 seconds at a time to melt the chocolate w/o burning it).  Add in the cookie pieces minus the reserved cup and a half.

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5. Immediately transfer the white chocolate cookie mix to the waxed paper on the cookie sheet and spread out evenly.

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6.  Melt the semi-sweet chocolate in the same way you did the white chocolate and spread evenly on top of the white chocolate cookie mixture.

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7. Take the reserved 1.5 C of cookie pieces and spread over the top of the semi-sweet chocolate layer.  Press down the cookie pieces with the back of a spoon.

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8. Let cool at room temperature until it’s slightly hardened by not all the way. (if you stick it in the fridge, it might cause the chocolate to bloom = white streaks on the chocolate) and cut into blocks.

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9. Store blocks in an air tight container and enjoy!

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You can use all sorts of cookies in the mixture along with dried fruit and pretzels/crackers.  The bark world is open to anything!!!

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