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Oh so yummy and easy to make …
Oreo Candy Cane Bark!
Plus Holiday Centerpiece Tips.
Part of the traditions in our house are about making some special treats for friends and family. I don’t really have days to spend on high maintenance type goodies, but I do have time to make this very easy-to-make Oreo Candy Cane Bark. Wrap up several shards of this gorgeous candy in a clear bag with a lovely ribbon or put in small decorative tins and it makes such a great gift from the kitchen.
The smiles on their faces and time invested: Priceless
It only takes about 10 minutes of your hands on time, plus 2 hours for the Oreo Candy Cane Bark to become firm. You might want to make several batches to pass around at the office, make token gifts for your holiday party for the guest to take a special treat home, and of course to put in those stockings this year. Just don’t forget to make some for yourself 😉
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Oreo Candy Cane Bark
30 min prep
2 hr 45 min total
Makes 12 servings
- 15 OREO Cookies, coarsely chopped, divided
- 1/4 cup crushed candy canes (about 3 small), divided
- 18 oz. white baking chocolate, melted
- RESERVE 2 Tbsp. chopped cookies and 1 tsp. crushed candy for later use. Add remaining chopped cookies and crushed candy to melted chocolate; mix well.
- SPREAD chocolate mixture onto parchment-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with reserved ingredients.
- REFRIGERATE 2 hours or until firm. Break into pieces. Keep refrigerated.
OREO-Cranberry Bark: Substitute 1/2 cup dried cranberries for the crushed candy canes, and 18 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate for the white chocolate. Use to prepare recipe as directed, reserving 2 Tbsp. chopped cookies and 2 tsp. cranberries to sprinkle over top of bark. Drizzle with 1 oz. melted white baking chocolate. Refrigerate as directed.
OREO-Pistachio Bark:Substitute 1/2 cup chopped pistachios for the crushed candy canes. Use to prepare recipe as directed, reserving 2 Tbsp. chopped cookies and 2 tsp. nuts to sprinkle over top of bark. Refrigerate as directed.
OREO-Peanut Butter BarkWhat You Need: 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter; 6 oz. white baking chocolate, melted; 10 OREO Cookies, coarsely chopped; and 8 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted. Add peanut butter to white chocolate; mix well. Stir half the chopped cookies into each of the melted chocolates. Drop spoonfuls of chocolate mixtures alternately onto parchment-covered baking sheet; swirl gently with knife. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Break into pieces. Makes 14 servings.
How to Store: Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: 210 calories, 11g total fat, 6g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate, 0g dietary fiber, 23g sugars, 2g protein
Here’s Your Holiday Tips:
Make your table stand out with a DIY centerpiece.
I’ve always loved the vintage look and the Holidays are loaded with nostalgia. My centerpiece this year is made with lovely vintage inspired jars and lots of galvanized ornaments. Look for items like these in thrift and dollar stores or the low price section of some major stores. The rest of the items are from the produce and candy section from my local grocery store, fresh cranberries, rosemary sprigs and old fashioned peppermints. I then added a burlap plaid printed ribbon to finish off the look and voila …
… I feel like I’m Bringing Home the Holidays!
- Candles! Candles! Candles! Did I mention, Candles?!
- I love to use those mini LED battery operated lights wrapped in and around pretty ribbons.
- Fresh greenery! It’s beautiful, you can use the clippings off your tree or buy them separate. Rosemary is a gorgeous greenery to use and smells beautiful.
- Cranberries, of course. Use fresh cranberries for decorating. Place in jars or string them the old fashioned way (love).
- Ornaments! Buy extra of your favorite ornaments and use them as part of your place settings, scattered up and down the center of your table mixed into other greenery or you can use the smaller colored ball ornaments and put them in decorative jars.
For me, I usually find one item that I fall in love with, then decorate around it. This year that item was a galvanized cake stand that I found at an antiques fair. Love it! Tell us what is your inspiration for your holiday centerpiece this year? Rustic or vintage? Formal and classic? We all need the inspiration and it’s always exciting to hear how you are getting on with your preparations.
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.