Rich chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars are topped with a white chocolate fudge and crushed peppermints. You can’t beat the combo of chewy chocolate cookie bar and cool peppermint at Christmas time!
Love holiday treats? Our candy cane fudge is always a hit with family and friends. Readers LOVE this easy Crockpot candy too!
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Why This Recipe Works
Anytime I hear the word “Oreo” in the name of a dessert, my ears perk up. Chocolate wafer cookies with that amazing creamy center? Yes, please.
When you use crushed Oreo cookies to create a chocolate cookie layer spread with white chocolate fudge you get all the amazing taste of an Oreo in thick, fudgy, decadent bar.
Sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top and you have a holiday treat to write home about!
- Seriously does it get better than Oreos, M&M’s, candy canes, and chocolate?
- Makes a large batch, perfect for sharing.
- Easy recipe!
Dark chocolate and peppermint pair beautifully together this time of year! Add Oreos into the mix and I’m in Christmas dessert heaven.
- Cookie Dough ingredients– you’ve got the usual suspects here: butter, vanilla, cocoa powder, flour, brown sugar!
- Oreos – Any variety of Oreos works great in this recipe! I’ve made bars with original, mint and the Christmas colored Oreos and they all taste delicious here.
- Cocoa powder- For the richest chocolate flavor, use unsweetened dark cocoa powder if possible.
- Red & Green Candy – Use your favorite holiday M&M’s, or toss in some red and green chocolate chips (if you can find them)!
- Candy canes – A perfect way to use candy canes that get broken or crushed by accident!
The Cookie layer. A chocolate cookie batter gets even more chocolate-y when you fold in crushed Oreos and chocolate chips or M&Ms.
Press the thick dough into a baking sheet and bake. I take it out when it’s still soft in the center so it sets into the perfect chewy consistency.
The white chocolate layer. While the cookie base is baking, heat condensed milk with butter and whisk in white chocolate melting wafers.
Pour the warm fudge over the cookie layer and top with crushed candy cane pieces.
Once the white chocolate layer is set (about 30 minutes) you can cut these treats into bars and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
- How to crush candy canes: Place full sized or mini candy canes in a ziploc bag and use a rolling pin or other heavy object to crush the candy into small pieces.
- The batter will be extremely thick and dense! Use your fingers to pat it into the pan making sure to get the chocolate batter all the way to the edges and corners.
- Line the pan with parchment paper. When the Oreo Cookie Bars are cooled and set, they’ll be a cinch to remove from the baking sheet.
- Make sure to let the cookie layer cool. Before you add the white chocolate fudge topping, the bottom layer should be completely cool to the touch. If it’s still warm the bars will take much longer to set up and may be more gooey than desired.
After cutting, store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature.
I used original Oreos this time but any variety of the chocolate sandwich cookie works. Make them with peppermint Oreos for even more minty flavor, holiday Oreos or double stuffed!
The recipe was tested in a 15 x 10 inch baking pan. You’ll have enough for a dozen or so large square bars or you can cut them into smaller squares for Oreo brownie bites!
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Filled with chocolate cookies, cream and white chocolate sprinkled with peppermint, Candy Cane Oreo Bars are indulgently delicious! Make them this holiday season and watch how quickly they’ll disappear from the dessert table.
is it possible to half this recipe?
what pan would I use instead ?
These brownies are incredible! Perfect holiday treat for a candy cane fan like me!
Followed the recipe….way too sweet! I think I could cut them into bite size squares, and that might work, but almost everyone took one bite and was finished. Pretty pricey dessert (with the chocolate bars) to go to waste :(.
What do you mean “with the chocolate bars?” There are no chocolate bars in the recipe.
I agree with Sarah. The topping came out much flatter than the picture. Do you put powdered sugar in it to thicken it up a bit? Mine was thin and you could see through it in some areas?
I love the recipe, they taste wonderful but my topping doesn’t look anything like the picture the sweetened cond. milk and chocolate don’t make a fluffy frosting- like look. It gets thick and sweet but doesn’t come out like that picture at all.
I agree, Karen. I love these bars and have made them several times, but the topping never looks like the picture. I don’t know how you could get the topping to look so fluffy with the weight of the condensed milk??? I’d love to know if there is some way to get them to look like the picture though….either way. They are delicious and always a hit!
I want to make these but don’t need them for a couple weeks. Do you know how they would freeze?
These are actually not good freezer bars, the candy cane would become too sticky. Sorry!
After seeing the pictures of the Oreo Cookie bars not sure that I could make anything else first … They look so yummy. Pinned to my “Christmas Cravings” board.
Thanks for pinning 🙂 ENJOY!!
Perhaps the base could be made ahead of time and placed in the freezer. Then when wanted they could be thoroughly thawed and the topping added?
I don’t have a 15 inch cookie sheet/pan. Any way to convert this to work with a 13×9? I adore your site and all your recipes to date have been delish! Keep up the excellent work!
How many dozen does this recipe make please and thank you 🙂
You bake these in a 15inch x 10inch baking sheet. So it depends on how big you cut your squares.
How should the candy cane Oreo cookie bars be stored, and how long will they be good? I would like to make them the day before a party, but worry that they won’t be the same if made in advance….
I store them at room temperature in an airtight container. The day before would be great still. After about 3 days the peppermint candy on top starts to get soft and sticky.
Where do you find the red and green chocolate morsels??
Im using semi sweet chocolate chips instead because I wasn’t able to find them.
I find them at Kroger, Meijer, Walmart. You can use semi sweet too (or m&m’s)
I have never heard of Green & Black chocolate bars. Where can I get them
I’d love to try the white chocolate!
The 85% Dark Chocolate bar – it is amazing!
These are beautiful! Can’t wait to try the recipe.
These candy cane oreo bars look amazing! Love the colored peppermints on top–so festive and fun. Oooh, I never turn down any chocolate, but the Green and Blacks toffee looks amazing!
I do love white chocolate, but the toffee bar, or almond, or mint, or…anything would be great!