Cookies and Cream Bark

2-ingredient cookies and cream bark candy

Cookies and Cream Bark ~ just two ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes to make one of the tastiest and most giftable desserts around.

Oreo Cookie Bark

Cookies and Cream Bark is an easy candy project

Chocolate bark is officially the easiest cooking project on the planet.  There’s no mess, there’s no oven or stove time, it’s quick, and absolutely delicious.  I always turn to it when I need a last minute holiday gift or dessert; you can’t go wrong because barks are basically just customized slab-candy bars…who wouldn’t go crazy for that?  This version is especially good, I think, because of the pretty contrast between the crushed Oreos and the milky white chocolate.

Making Oreo and White Chocolate Bark Candy

Whenever I make something this simple, I usually say “be sure to use good quality ingredients”, but here’s a secret — for this bark I used white ‘candy coating’ instead of pricier white chocolate, and guess what?  The flavor matches the Oreo filling perfectly, and it was the ideal choice.  Another thing I like is that the color of the candy coating is pure white, while good quality white chocolate can be yellowish.  So if you’re someone who doesn’t love the flavor of real white chocolate, try this, it has a cleaner taste that you might prefer.

Cookies and Cream Bark

A couple of tips help make this bark a success — I cut the cookies into pieces instead of crumbling or crushing them.  This helps maintain their integrity and crunch in the finished bark.  Also, I fold my cookie pieces into the melted chocolate very gently to preserve the black and white look.  Mix it up too thoroughly and everything will go greyish.

Cookies and Cream Bark

Ingredients

  • 12 oz white candy coating or white chocolate chips
  • about 15 Oreo cookies, chopped into small pieces (I cut each cookie into 4-6 pieces)

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
  2. If you are using a bar of candy coating, chop it in small pieces. Put the coating, or the chips, in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for one minute. Stir the chocolate and then microwave again in very short 15 second bursts to completely melt it. Stir in between and let the heat in the bowl do some of the work. Don't over do the microwave or the chocolate will seize up into a solid mass. Keep stirring until all the little lumps are melted.
  3. Gently mix in the chopped cookies. I like to do this with a large silicone 'spoonula' and I fold them in so they don't get crushed.
  4. Immediately turn the mixture out onto the cookie sheet and spread it out as evenly as you can to a layer approximately 1/4" thick. It doesn't have to be completely smooth, the nubbly appearance of the cookies poking through is fine!
  5. Let the bark set up at room temperature, or chill it in the refrigerator. It will be easier to cut if it is not cold.
  6. Cut it into squares, or irregular pieces.

Notes

recipe minimally adjusted from Bakers Royale

http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/cookies-and-cream-oreo-bark/

A stack of cookies and cream bark

19 Comments

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    Laura+(Tutti+Dolci)
    November 25, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    I love making bark at Christmas and this cookies and cream variation looks irresistible!

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    Carol+at+Wild+Goose+Tea
    November 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    Bless you—-this really is easy. I LOVE Oreos. I rarely eat them. But this would give me a most excellent excuse to bring a bag into the house!

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      Sue
      November 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      That was the ONLY problem with this recipe…I have (had!) a half bag of cookies left, and they went pretty quick.

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    cheri
    November 22, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Such a creative idea Sue, never know what you will come up next. I have some big Oreo fans in the family, they would love this!!!

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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    November 21, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Wow – love this simple, but beautiful treat. You could even dip the cookies whole in the coating. This is a lovely idea for the holidays! Let the baking begin :)

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      Sue
      November 21, 2014 at 8:28 am

      That would look really pretty, because the pattern on the cookie shows through the veil of chocolate!

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    Tabitha
    November 21, 2014 at 7:15 am

    Wow, I have never tasted any kind of bark, it’s not as big over but hubs loves oreos.

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      Sue
      November 21, 2014 at 7:40 am

      It’s about the easiest thing you can make, Tabitha — so definitely do it for him!

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    Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits
    November 20, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    This cookies and cream looks phenomenal! It reminds me of the time when Hershey’s still made their cookies and cream bars. They’ll make such great gifts!

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      Sue
      November 20, 2014 at 3:48 pm

      I think they still do make them, at least I saw them recently at my supermarket!

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    Leslie Olson
    November 20, 2014 at 9:15 am

    Brand name on your white chocolate please….there is great variance of quality I believe in the different brands. thank you.

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      Sue
      November 20, 2014 at 10:01 am

      Sure Leslie, mine was actually the store brand from my supermarket, Ralph’s. I will say that with confectionery coating there isn’t as much variation as with actual white chocolate, so I think you are safer trying whatever brand you can find at your store.

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    Dannii+@+Hungry+Healthy+Happy
    November 20, 2014 at 4:37 am

    This would be perfect for Christmas. Very indulgent!

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      Sue
      November 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

      It does have a festive look about it, I normally don’t love white chocolate, but I use it a lot during the holidays…

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    Amanda
    November 20, 2014 at 4:36 am

    I’m loving this bark! The cookies and cream combo is perfect!!!

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      Sue
      November 20, 2014 at 7:20 am

      It’s a classic :)

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