There are so many reasons for frantic, just before Christmas, makings.
I for one, spent most of December ill.
And now that I am getting better, I am like, wait wait wait!
I have 2 days to make make make!
And then I found this...
Hello M&M's, Oreo cookies, chocolate chips and more!
I found the recipe here, at Gourmet Meals for less, and I gotta say, it looks like a winner.
Apparently it tastes super scrumptious too.
(They say you can't stop eating it once you start)
It's a Christmas version of a Halloween bark you can see here.
Which I would bookmark for next year, for sure.
It looks amazing!
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag dark chocolate chips (or two bags semi sweet if that's all you can find)
1 package mint Oreo cookie
1 bag Christmas M&M's
5-6 candy canes
1/2 to whole bag of white chocolate chips (I used 1/2 a bag)
1 large baking sheet
Prepare your toppings. Place about half of the oreo cookies in a large zip-loc bag. Seal shut and break cookies up by hand into large chunks. You want to be able to see that they are still Oreos. Unwrap candy canes and place in a zip-loc bag. Using a cooking mallet, rolling pin or even a hammer if that's all ya got, crush candy canes into small pieces.
Combine both bags of chocolate chips into a medium size pan over low heat. Stir until melted but do not allow to scorch. In the meantime, coat baking sheet with cooking spray. Place a large sheet of parchment paper over cooking spray and press down until parchment paper is stuck to baking sheet. Make sure parchment paper hangs over edge of baking sheet slightly as you will use edges to remove it after bark has cooled.
When chocolate is completely melted and smooth pour over parchment paper and spread evenly on baking sheet with spatula. While chocolate is still warm layer with cookies, crushed candy canes and M&M's and then white chocolate chips. Press toppings down gently with back of fork so all topping have contact with melted chocolate.
Bark can be left at room temperature to set up (about an hour or so depending on temperature and humidity in house) or placed in refrigerator for about 30 mins to an hour. After bark is completely hard, remove from baking sheet using edges of parchment paper. Cut into squares or break into chunks. A few toppings may fall off, this is normal. Place in a pretty tin for gift giving or on a tray.