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Easy Oreo Bark Recipe For Valentine's Day

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How to make a quick and easy Oreo bark recipe for a sweet treat.  I used conversation hearts for a Valentine's Day bark recipe, but this can be made for any time of the year.  This is a very easy recipe with just three ingredients, and I'll give you tips for melting your chocolate without burning it.


Chocolate bark is crazy popular during the holiday season, so I created a Valentine's Day easy Oreo bark recipe.  It's quick and easy to make, and it is oh so delicious.


My daughter loves making things with chocolate, so I asked her to come up with a Valentine's Day chocolate bark recipe.


I wanted something a little more than traditional chocolate and Valentine's Day candy sprinkles, and she came up with an Oreo bark recipe.





My daughter is a little extra—like her mama—so of course she didn't create a basic Oreo bark recipe.  


No no.


She used both white chocolate and milk chocolate to make hers and then added conversation hearts for a fun Valentine's Day chocolate bark recipe.  


Easy Oreo Bark Recipe


How Do You Make Oreo Bark From Scratch?


Making Oreo bark from scratch is so easy, you'll never buy it again.  You just melt the chocolate, pour, melt the white chocolate and mix with Oreo pieces, pour, and let them cool.


Most Oreo cookie bark recipes call for just white chocolate, but we like using milk chocolate and white chocolate.


How Long Does Oreo Cookie Bark Last?


This Oreo bark recipe will last about two weeks, so you can make it before your party.  Store it in an airtight container on the counter.  


It's best not to store it in the fridge because it can get soft due to condensation.  However, if it's warm and it starts to get soft, you can put it in the fridge for a while to harden.





Choosing Chocolate for Oreo Cookie Bark


Most recipes just call for white chocolate, but I use both milk chocolate and white chocolate for my Oreo bark recipe.


If I'm melting chocolate and pouring it, I prefer to use chocolate wafers.  These melt better than chocolate chips and give a better flavor.  You can also used almond bark.


I recommend using a quality chocolate.  Cheaper chocolates have vegetable oils in them, but a good chocolate has a higher percentage of cocoa butter.  


This will result in a firmer chocolate and a better taste.  The added vegetable oils cause the chocolate to melt at a lower temperature.  


A good chocolate will snap when you break it up to make Oreo cookie bark.  It also looks and tastes better.


A higher quality chocolate won't be very expensive.  I recommend getting bulk milk chocolate wafers and white chocolate wafers.


If you want to use chocolate chips, you can add 2 teaspoons of unrefined coconut oil per pound of chocolate chips.  This will help give the chocolate a smoother and glossy finish.


I don't recommend using a candy bar to make Valentine's Day chocolate bark.  It doesn't firm up when you pour it, so your bark will be very soft.





Merckens Chocolate


I use Merckens chocolate wafers for my chocolate.  It's a good quality, but it's not really that expensive.  They are made just for melting and pouring, so recipes like this Oreo cookie bark recipe turn out very well.


The wafers are small, so they melt well.  You also don't have to cut them since they are already small in size.


They are higher in cocoa butter than chocolate chips, so they will be smooth and shiny when you heat them and pour them into a mold.


How to Melt Chocolate for Bark


There are three ways to melt chocolate to make an Oreo bark recipe: double boiler, microwave, or chocolate melting pot.  


I use either a double boiler or a chocolate melting pot.  I only use the microwave to melt chocolate for a drizzle.





How to Melt Chocolate in the Microwave


I don't like to melt chocolate in the microwave, but it can work if you are patient and watch it closely.  Chocolate can burn in the microwave, which can ruin your entire batch.


To use this method, place your chocolate in a glass bowl and heat in 20 to 30 second intervals.  Stir between intervals.  


Let it cool for 10 to 20 seconds between each interval.  This helps bring the temperature back down to reduce the risk of burning.  This also helps the larger chunks melt as you stir.


How to Melt Chocolate in a Double Boiler


I like using the double boiler method.  You can either buy a double boiler insert or set a glass bowl inside a pan.  Make sure the bowl with the chocolate isn't touching the bottom of the pan.


Then heat over low heat until the chocolate is melted.  This can take a while, so be patient.  


Do not cover your chocolate with a lid because water can collect in the lid and drip down into the chocolate.  This can make the chocolate seize and get gritty.


How to Melt Chocolate in a Wilton Chocolate Melting Pot


I prefer to use the Wilton melting pot.  I got it for my daughter, and she uses it all the time.


You just put the chocolate in the bowl, turn it on, and wait.  Stir every couple of minutes to help it melt.


Clean up is so easy thanks to the silicone insert.  Just turn off the heat, let the chocolate harden, and then pop it out and store it in an airtight container.  Wash the insert.





Tips for Melting Chocolate


Chocolate is fat based, so water won't mix with it.  Don't add any water, including food coloring.  If you want to color your Oreo cookie bark, use colored white chocolate instead.


Chocolate can burn if it gets overheated.  You do want to get it completely melted, but don't let it burn.  Stir it often to help it melt evenly.


More Chocolate Recipes


For more chocolate recipes, check out these posts:



Oreo Bark Ingredients




Oreo Bark Directions


Step #1


Line a 10x15 jellyroll pan with waxed paper.  Spray with a non-stick oil.


Step #2


Place the cookies in a bag.  Use the back of a spoon or a rolling pin to break them into pieces.  


You don't need to make it all small pieces, but larger pieces won't break as well to make the Oreo cookie bark.


Step #3


Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler or chocolate melter.  Fold in half of the crushed Oreo cookies. Pour into the pan.


Step #4


Melt the white chocolate and add the other half of the Oreo cookies.  Pour over the milk chocolate.  


Step #5


Top with conversation hearts and Valentine's Day sprinkles.  Refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.  


Step #6


Remove the Oreo bark recipe from the fridge and peel off the waxed paper.  Place the bark on a cutting board and cut with a large knife.  


I hope you like this Oreo bark recipe!  


oreo, cookie bark, chocolate bark
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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Easy Oreo Bark Recipe

Easy Oreo Bark Recipe

Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 1 HourTotal time: 1 H & 15 M
How to make an easy Oreo cookie bark recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound milk chocolate
  • 1 pound white chocolate
  • 1 (20 ounce) package Oreo cookies
  • Valentine's Day sprinkles
  • Conversation hearts

Instructions

  1. Line a 10x15 jellyroll pan with waxed paper. Spray with a non-stick oil.
  2. Place the cookies in a bag. Use the back of a spoon or a rolling pin to break them into pieces.   You don't need to make it all small pieces, but larger pieces won't break as well to make the Oreo cookie bark.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate in a double boiler or chocolate melter. Fold in half of the crushed Oreo cookies. Pour into the pan.
  4. Melt the white chocolate and add the other half of the Oreo cookies. Pour over the milk chocolate.
  5. Top with conversation hearts and Valentine's Day sprinkles. Refrigerate until hardened, about 1 hour.
  6. Remove the Oreo bark recipe from the fridge and peel off the waxed paper. Place the bark on a cutting board and cut with a large knife.

Calories

99.09

Fat (grams)

5.67

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.46

Carbs (grams)

11.02

Fiber (grams)

0.33

Net carbs

10.69

Sugar (grams)

10.19

Protein (grams)

1.24

Sodium (milligrams)

16.27

Cholesterol (grams)

3.99

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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