Cookies and Cream Christmas Bark is a simple, three ingredient Holiday bark featuring OREOS! This is the easiest, no-bake treat.
I’ve gotten really good at streamlining the process for making treats for the neighbors and/or figuring out what I can throw together for those poor elementary school teachers last minute who have to deal with my hooligans. That last week of school before the Christmas break is a doozie for me because Work! Kids! Christmas gifts! Wrapping! Hiding presents! Oh wait, we have no room in our apartment! Visit Santa! Kids! Lost amazon orders! Busy husband’s work schedule! Oh and kids! Please tell me you are also forgetting a handful of things. If you haven’t figured this out about me yet, let me break it down: I either run at 100 miles a minute OR I’m hovering around a -27. I’m ALL in (as in the busiest person in the tri-state area) OR I’m sick, have lost my huge to-do list, OR am hiding in the bathroom, avoiding parenting responsibilities. Basically what I’m trying to say is I’m no Martha Stewart.
Regardless of your situation, we all need a quick, no-bake treat to throw together from time to time, especially around the holidays! Just a lil’ something to whip out of our back pockets when we need it the most.
My Christmas Magazine has a bunch of tips and extra recipes that would fall under this “oh crap, I need to throw something together” category. (On sale now!!) But for today, I’m sharing this recipe for Cookies and Cream Christmas Bark with you. Three ingredients, 10 minutes of work. BAM. DONE. Throw a few pieces into a cellophane bag, tie on a ribbon, slap on a Starbucks gift card on the way to school and that my friends is a great, last minute teacher gift. (I do this nearly every year because I never learn. Trust the Lauren.)
Oreo Bark of any kind is something that gets eaten immediately at any function and tastes amazing. I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t like Oreos. I used Oreo Thins to keep this bark on the thinner, more bark-like side, but regular Oreos with thicker cookies and more filling will work just fine! I also topped the whole thing with some red candy melts and swirled it in with a toothpick. Green or brown candy melts would be just as good as would crushed candy canes or some red and green holiday sprinkles. Use what you got!
Overall its a super simple recipe that my 8-year old could do and really makes a good first impression.
Be sure to scroll down to grab the printable recipe card! Also, you can check out other Christmas treats from my site here.
Have a great weekend, friends!!
Cookies & Cream Christmas Bark
A simple, three ingredient Christmas bark featuring OREOS! This is the ultimate, no-bake holiday treat.
- 24 oz. white chocolate (such as Ghiradelli baking bars*)
- 2-10.1 oz. packages OREO thins**
- 3/4 cup red candy melts
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Unwrap white chocolate bars and break into small pieces. Place into a heat-proof bowl and microwave using 30 second bursts, stirring in between to melt evenly, until completely melted and smooth.
- Spread half of the melted chocolate into an even rectangle, about 15x13. Press Oreo Thins into the melted chocolate. Top with remaining white chocolate and spread to coat over the tops evenly.
- Melt the red candy melts in a small, heat-proof bowl using the microwave. Drizzle over the top of the cookies. Drag a toothpick or the tip of a butter knife up and down and diagonally through the red candy melts to create a swirled pattern. Refrigerate until firm.
- Using a sharp knife, cut bark into triangular pieces. Serve, or place into airtight containers and store in refrigerator.
*I used six baking bars, but chocolate chips would work just as well. White candy melt can work in a pinch too, but won't taste nearly as good.
**I needed one entire package of OREO thins plus a few extra from the second package. You won't use two entire packages!
***As I was cutting the bark into pieces, some of the cookies had a tendency to come apart (split apart at the filling.) You can press those pieces back together and they'll stick as they warm back up to room temperature OR make a 'scraps' pile and save those as little munchies for later.