cookies ‘n cream peppermint bark

it isn’t december without peppermint.

m loves peppermint bark. her favorite is williams-sonoma’s peppermint bark. she buys her annual box that doesn’t last her long enough. when she told me that was her favorite kind, i knew i had to make a homemade bark that would top that. i can’t help it–i want everyone to love homemade better!

when i saw this cookies ‘n cream version, i had to give it a go. i knew this would be the one to convert m into a homemadepeppermintbarkloving person.

so, what did m think?

she loved it! and, even said that it was better than the williams-sonoma version. winning!

this is wayyy better than regular peppermint bark. you’ve gotta try it for yourself. wrapped up in a treat baggie with a ribbon, this is a great last-minute gift or host gift.

happy christmas eve to those of you that celebrate. cheers!

cookies ‘n cream peppermint bark
from shutterbean

yield about 35 pieces

1 pound white chocolate, chopped
22 oreos (about half a package)
6 candy canes, unwrapped
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper

prepare a rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper. place candy canes in a ziploc bag and crush until small pieces. strain the powdery bits. in another ziploc bag, crush oreos into large pieces.

in a microwave safe bowl, melt white chocolate in the microwave. heat on high for three 30-second intervals until melted. stir between intervals. once melted, stir in peppermint extract and crushed oreos.

spread mixture on prepared pan with a spatula. sprinkle the top with crushed candy canes. using a piece of parchment paper covering the entire surface, gently press the candy canes into the surface. remove parchment paper from the top and chill for no more than 30 minutes.

break the bark into pieces. share and devour.

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