Learn how to make Easy Oreo bark, a festive no-bake Christmas dessert with only two ingredients, white candy melts, and crushed Oreo Cookies. Oreo bark is one of our favorite flavor-rich holiday treats and a fabulous addition to Christmas cookie trays. Follow these easy, easy step-by-step instructions to make these delicious Cookies and Cream treats.
This oreo bark candy is the perfect Christmas dessert that tastes amazing and is a fantastic gift for your favorite holiday treat lover. You can add this simple two-ingredient recipe, oreo cookie bark, to your next party platter. No one can turn away from this delicious holiday dessert.
Speaking of delicious desserts, check out my recipe for Christmas Oreo Balls.
Ingredients for White Chocolate Oreo Bark:
- White Almond Bark – creates a base for the bark and tastes like white chocolate. You can also use white chocolate melting wafers.
- Oreo Cookies – you can use name brand or generic. It’s also simple to add different flavors to this chocolate bark recipe by using different flavors of Oreos as well. (mint, gingerbread, cupcake, peanut butter, etc.)
HOW TO MAKE OREO WHITE CHOCOLATE BARK
Step 1: Line the baking sheet with wax paper.
Step 2: Melt the almond bark by stirring between increments until completely melted. Spread melted candy onto a cooking tray until smooth.
Step 3: Sprinkle crushed oreo cookies on top of the melted almond bark.
Step 4: Spread the remaining white chocolate-flavored melted almond bark on top of the oreo cookie layer.
Tip: The back of a spoon, spatula or wooden spoon all work well.
Step 4: Sprinkle the remaining crushed oreo cookies on top.
Cool until the oreo bark completely sets before cutting with a sharp knife. You can also use your hands to break the bark into pieces.
What is oreo bark?
This two-ingredient oreo bark recipe is a simple no-bake dessert perfect for the Holiday season. Basically, it is melted vanilla bark with crushed Oreos. With just two ingredients, it is an easy dessert to whip up in minutes.
Tips for Making the Best Oreo Bark
- Make shat you pay close attention when melting the almond bark as you don’t want to overheat and burn it. Getting it smooth and creamy is to having has that melt-in-your-mouth texture.
- Even one drop of water can cause the almond bark not to melt properly. All bowls and utensils must be completely dry.
- If you don’t have wax paper, parchment paper is fantastic. If you don’t have either, grease your cookie sheet well.
- To make an even layer with the melted chocolate, use a spatula to spread before it sets.
What’s the Best Chocolate for the Bark Base?
While not technically chocolate, white chocolate flavored almond bark or white chocolate melting wafers/chips are going to be the best options for making homemade bark. White almond bark works well because it has vegetable oil in them, making them easier to melt and spread. White chocolate melting wafers are very similar. You could use white chocolate chips, but they don’t melt as easily and can scorch quickly.
Why Do We Use White Chocolate almond bark in this Recipe?
White chocolate-flavored almond bark pairs perfectly with crushed Oreos. It has all the delicious flavors of Cookies and Cream. The smooth texture of the melted almond bark and crunchy Oreo cookies sprinkled throughout make this an easy dessert that everyone will love.
How to melt almond bark:
- On the stove – The double boiler method is a great way to visually see the chocolate while it’s melting. Add about 2 inches of water to a pan and saucepan and bring it to a boil. Once that happens, add a heat-safe bowl full of the bark or chocolate chips on top of the pan and let the steam from below melt the chocolate. Ensure the saucepan’s water does not touch the bowl of melting wafers. As too much moisture and water can make it seize.
- In the Microwave – Add the almond bark to a dry microwave-safe bowl and melt in 30-second increments. You’ll want to be sure to stop and stir between each time segment. Do this until the mixture is smooth.
Tip: Follow the instructions on the packaging of the almond bark or melting wafers/chips that you use for best results.
What to do if your chocolate does seize?
If the chocolate seizes up (which means you start having lumps of chocolate and grainy textures), you need to attempt to reverse that process quickly.
The easiest way to do this is to add 1 tsp of boiling water to the seized portion of chocolate and then stir quickly after adding. Keep doing this to every part of the chocolate that is seized to make it smooth again. This is not a guaranteed fix, but it is worth a try before throwing it out.
How do I keep the melted chocolate smooth?
Paying close attention to the temperature of the chocolate is key. The best way to test the temperature is to use a candy thermometer and strive to keep the chocolate between 88-90 degrees. This will keep it smooth and ready to use.
For this easy Oreo Bark recipe, it should stay smooth since the almond bark isn’t used as a dipped candy coating.
Tips for Crushing Cookies
Crushing the Oreo cookies is part of the fun. You can add them to a food processor and pulse them into crumbles. Just be sure that you don’t over crush them as you are going for different sizes and chunks.
You also crush the Oreos by putting them into a sealable bag and then rolling over them with a rolling pin. (This would be fun for the kids!)
How big should the pieces of oreo be?
They can be in varied sizes. The bigger they are, the bigger the Oreo taste. Different sizes of crushed Oreos create texture and incredible flavor.
Variations for Oreo Bark
- Change up the flavor of this Oreo Bark recipe. You can add peppermint Oreos to create Peppermint Bark or even add Red Velvet Oreos to add a sweet and fun flavor. (plus, Peppermint Oreo Bark is great for a holiday treat!)
- Peppermint extract is a fun addition for added festive flavor.
- Add M & M’s to the bark! You can mix them in or add them right on top. You may need to press them down to stay in place while it sets.
- Add sprinkles. There’s always room for sprinkles. You can make this recipe colored for various holidays by adding red and green sprinkles for Christmas, black and orange sprinkles for Halloween, etc.
- Change up the type of cookie used. Chocolate chip cookies crushed on top would be delicious!
How to Store Oreo Bark
To store bark, place it in an airtight container or sealable bag and keep it in a cool place away from heat or sun. It is best to store in the fridge for up to a week.
You can also freeze Oreo Cookies and Cream Bark as well. Just use a freezer-safe bag, and store it in the freezer for up to 2 months. (You can eat frozen or move them to the fridge to thaw a bit before enjoying.)
More Easy Holiday Dessert Recipes:
- Easy Christmas Reindeer Pretzels
- Grandma’s Mississippi Mud Cake
- Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Balls
- Southern Buttermilk Pie Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Cookies with Self-Rising Flour
- Cake Mix Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips
- 5 Ingredient Pecan Pie Bark
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No-Bake Oreo Bark (Cookies & Cream)
- 24 oz White chocolate flavored almond bark chopped
- 20 Oreo cookies roughly chopped plus a few to crush on top
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. This will help with easy clean-up.
- Microwave almond bark in 30-second increments, stirring well between each session until mostly melted, then stir until the almond bark is melted completely. Make sure to read melting instructions on the packaging of the almond bark you use for the best results.
- Pour about 1/3 of the almond bark onto the prepared pan. Spread until the bark is about ¼” thick. Sprinkle Oreos on top of the bark, then spread the remaining almond bark on top. Use a spoon to spread the almond bark over the Oreos as best as you can. Sprinkle remaining crushed Oreos on top of the bark.
- Allow the Oreo bark to cool until completely set. You can put it into the fridge to speed up the cooling process.
- Use a sharp knife or use your hands to break off pieces to serve. Keep the bark chilled for an extra crunch for your first bite!