So the other day, I woke up to a Facebook message saying one of my cousins, who lives in California, was in Ft. Collins, Colorado on a work trip and he had realized how close my family lives to dear old FoCo. So we had him over for dinner that night and I made this tasty little dessert.
I love excuses to do some dessert making.
For a while I've been wanting to make peppermint bark and had all the ingredients waiting patiently in my cabinets. Then, I happened to get a glimpse of the mint oreos at the grocery store. Oooooohhhh, I thought, those would take the peppermint bark to a whole new level. So I grabbed some.
And made this. Oh goodness.
Oreo Peppermint Bark
Yields a 9x13" pan...cut into however many pieces you choose
12 ounces Baker's White Chocolate
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1/8 c. half & half
3-4 candy canes, crushed
10 mint oreos, crushed
In a bowl, melt white chocolate in the microwave. Stirring every 30 seconds. Pour dark chocolate into a different bowl along with half & half. Melt in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds.
Line a 9x13" baking dish with wax paper. Pour 2/3 of the melted white chocolate into the pan. Drizzle in the melted dark chocolate on top of the white chocolate. Sprinkle with crushed candy canes and oreos. Drizzle remaining white chocolate over the candy.
Chill in the fridge or freezer (if you're impatient like me!) until firm. Serve and enjoy!
I like how the colors accidentally ended up being very festive for this holiday season. :)
You could make these as holiday gifts for your kiddos teachers, bring them to a "cookie" exchange, surprise your co-workers or neighbors with them, or just hoard them all. Whatever...