Homemade Peppermint Bark Oreos are a great Holiday treat. Chocolate creme sandwich cookies (Oreos) are coated in a peppermint flavored melted white chocolate and then topped with crushed candy canes. This is an easy holiday cookie recipe that the kids can even help make!
Another wonderful peppermint cookie recipe are these Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints! It just requires 3 ingredients and is soooo easy and tasty!
You only need 4 simple ingredients to make these Peppermint Bark Oreos:
- 1 package of chocolate creme sandwich cookies (Oreos)
- white chocolate melting wafers
- peppermint extract
- candy canes
Melting the Chocolate
You have two options to melt your chocolate wafers
- Microwave – put the wafers in a microwave safe bowl and pop in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir and then continue in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until they are completely melted.
- Double Boiler- grab a pot with a heat safe bowl that will fit in the top without falling in. Fill the pot about ⅓ of the way with water (making sure the water doesn’t touch the top bowl). Put the pot over medium heat. Stir the wafers in the bowl until they are melted.
If white chocolate isn’t your jam and you can absolutely swap out dark chocolate melting wafers for the white chocolate!
Homemade Peppermint Bark Oreos Recipe
Homemade Peppermint Bark Oreos
- 14.3 oz package of chocolate creme sandwich cookies (Oreos or similar cookie)
- (2) 10 oz bags white chocolate melting wafers (we prefer Ghirardelli melting wafers)
- 2 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 3-4 candy canes, crushed
- Grab a rimmed baking sheet that will fit in your fridge. Line it with parchment paper or a reusable silpat.Crush the candy canes and set aside.
- Melt the white chocolate wafers and peppermint extract using one of two methods:A. Double boiler method – heat safe bowl filled with white chocolate wafers and peppermint extract over simmering water. B. Microwave – in a microwave safe bowl heat the melting wafers and peppermint extract for 60 seconds. Stir. Then heat for 30 second increments, stirring between, until melted.
- Using a fork dip the Oreos in the melted peppermint white chocolate and flip around until coated. Lift the cookie out of the chocolate with the fork and lightly shake back and forth to smooth the chocolate and get rid of excess.Lay on the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Sprinkle the top of the chocolate covered Oreos with the crushed candy canes. Make sure you sprinkle the candy canes on while the chocolate is still wet so it sticks. (kids can totally help with this step!!)
- Pop the baking sheet of Oreos in the fridge for 15-20 minutes for the chocolate to set.
- You can store the Homemade Peppermint Bark Oreos in an airtight container at room temp or in the fridge for up to a week.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.