Mint Oreo Bark

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I couldn’t think of anything better then Oreos and white chocolate, so surely together that is a match made in heaven? Well I have to say, together they are dangerously moorish and with the added hint of peppermint, I could snack on these chocolatey bark biscuits morning, noon and night!

I didn’t realise the difficulty in melting chocolate and then adding peppermint food flavouring. It took a lot of goes to get this right, a number of times the chocolate instantly thickened and went a little gloopy! (I think this was more because I had the heat was on too high on the burner!) But there is always the microwave on a low heat – just make sure not to burn the chocolate, which again is easy to do!

This is definitely a ‘practice makes perfect’ recipe but great fun to make and tastes amazing! I stored it in a plastic container and munched on it all Sunday afternoon!

If you want to have a go at making this yourself, you will need:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a packet of regular Oreos (about 20 cookies)
  • 1 bar of white chocolate, broken into small chunks
  • 1/4 tsp of peppermint extract (or slightly more, it all depends on how pepperminty you like it- I found 1/4 tsp gave a really pepperminty taste!)
  • Green food colouring (optional)

Method:

  1. Break the Oreos into a large bowl using the end of a wooden rolling pin.wpid-PhotoEditor-1417452963413.jpg
  2. If you are using the hob, gently heat the chocolate over a bowl of hot water and still continuously until the chocolate has completely melted. If you are using the microwave, put the chocolate chunks into a microwavable bowl and heat slowly making sure not to burn the chocolate.
  3. Once the chocolate have completely melted, take off the heat and quickly add the peppermint and food coloring. Then stir in the Oreos.

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    The green food colouring is optional – I opted out of using mine as I know the gel gives a really strong colouring!
  4. Line a baking tin with greaseproof paper and pour the mixture into the lined pan. You don’t want the mixture to sit too thick in the tin as it will make it easier to break if the layer is thin!
  5. Pop it in the freezer for two hours until completely hardened.
  6. Break it up and enjoy!

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It is a truly delicious snack, and once you have the hang of making sure the chocolate doesn’t seize when the peppermint essence is added, you will be making these on a weekly – if not daily basis!

Thank you Wine & Glue for the recipe, although I think mine still needs a little perfecting!

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