OK, I didn’t want to do this, but the teen was begging, pleading, and hell, I needed a blogpost. So…
She saw it on this blog. I didn’t think she read cooking blogs, but she does frequent Tumblr. Which aggregates. Which often gives her ideas….
Two ingredients. Two. That would be white chocolate chips and a package of Oreo cookies. The Oreos, especially, are an exceptionally rare treat. I don’t buy them. Ever. So agreeing to have them in the house is momentous in itself.
Rig up your fake double boiler and gently melt the chocolate chips.
Put the melted chocolate in a dish to let cool for five minutes.
Take 15 Oreo cookies and smash them. Not gently.
Mix them into the chocolate.
Put parchment paper into an 8 X 8 pan so there’s a 1-inch overhang on all sides (you will need to pull out the bark when it’s chilled). dollop the mixture into this with a spatula.
Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreos.
Let it chill in the ‘fridge for 10 or 15 minutes, or until the chocolate hardens again.
Your kids will dance around you, singing your praises.
If you’re not me, you could chop this up into uniform pieces and present it to somebody on a festive dish or in a basket with a little bow or something.
Don’t look to me for that sorta Martha treatment, though. I’m impressed enough that I can make bark.
Update: Both kids came home from school today reporting that their friends loved the bark and are begging for more. So I guess it’s a world-wide hit among the school-aged set. Also, major sibling strife has arisen over who gets to eat the rest of the Oreos…It’s like crack around here.
Take that into account before you make these.