I live 14 (!!!) miles from the closest Dairy Queen. And last night I was craving an Oreo Mint Blizzard in the worst way. But I knew driving that far—on the freeway, no less—just to get an ice cream fix would take my occasional self-loathing to new heights.
So I made this instead. And oh man, am I glad I did. It’s a mint chocolate bark from the amazing Brown Eyed Baker that I sprinkled with chopped up Oreos.
The active time was less than I would have spent driving. The chocolate takes awhile to harden before you can break it into pieces but that’s minor. . .and obviously I started nibbling at it long before the chocolate actually set. (Really, I have zero patience at all. Ever.)
This Mint Oreo Chocolate Bark has all the flavors and hard-core deliciousness of the Blizzard but comes with no ice cream headache to deal with after you scarf down half the batch. It’s win-win.
The green color and minty flavor make this perfect for Christmas gifting and snacking, but don’t wait until December to make it. Trust me, you want this stuff in your life now. It will be the easiest dessert you make all year.
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 8 oz white chocolate
- 1 oz green candy melts*
- 1/2 teaspoon mint extract (not peppermint)
- 2 oz Andes mints, coarsely chopped--about 12 mints (optional)**
- 8 Oreos, coarsely chopped
- green gel food coloring (optional)
- Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Melt semisweet chocolate in the microwave, stopping to stir every 30 seconds, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Pour chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and top with Andes mints. Place in refrigerator to harden--about 15 minutes.
- Melt white chocolate and candy melts in the microwave using same method as above. Add mint extract and stir to combine. Stir in green food coloring (if using). Spread over the hardened semisweet chocolate and top with chopped Oreos. Place back in the fridge to harden completely, about two hours.
- Break into pieces and enjoy!
- *The green candy melts will tint the white chocolate a very light green. If you want a deeper green use gel food coloring.
- **The Andes mints are not necessary--your bark will be delicious without them--but I like the additional minty flavor they give.
It’s just TOO GOOD!