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Candy Cane Oreo Cookies Bars

Rich chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars are topped with a white chocolate fudge and crushed peppermints. You can’t beat the combo of cool peppermint and sweet chocolate at Christmas time!

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars on wooden cutting board.

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, fudgey, decadent bar. Sprinkle some crushed candy canes on top and you have a holiday treat to write home about!

Dark chocolate and peppermint pair beautifully together this time of year! Add Oreos into the mix and I’m in Christmas dessert heaven.

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars with white chocolate fudge and crushed peppermints.

Ingredient Notes

  • 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 Chocolate Morsels – Can’t find the colorful chocolate chips? Feel free to substitute semi-sweet morsels or red and green M&Ms.
  • Candy canes – A perfect way to use candy canes that get broken or crushed by accident!

Easy Instructions

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 condsensed 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!

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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.

Recipe FAQs

How do you store Oreo Cookie Bars?

After cutting, store the bars in an airtight container at room temperature.

What Oreos are best in this recipe?

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!

What size baking sheet do I need?

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!

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.

Stack of two chocolate cookie bars with white fudge and candy canes.

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Yield: 48 bars

Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Rich chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars are topped with a white chocolate fudge and crushed peppermints. Perfect for Christmas!

Ingredients

For the Cookie Base:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 15 Oreos, crushed
  • 1 ½ cup red and green chocolate chip morsels (or use semi sweet)

For the Topping:

  • 1 can (14oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 12 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate wafers
  • 12 peppermint candy canes, crushed

Instructions

  1. Beat butter and sugars until creamy, using a mixer. Add in salt, eggs and vanilla. Slowly add flour, baking soda and cocoa, until combined completely. Fold in crushed Oreos and chocolate morsels (batter will be thick).
  2. Press into a parchment paper lined 15x10x1 baking sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 15- 20 minutes, until soft in center and cooked on outside (adjust according to own oven). Remove from oven (will set while cooling).
  3. While baking, heat condensed milk and butter in a small saucepan on medium heat. Stirring constantly with a whisk, add white chocolate to warm milk mixture. Remove from heat and stir until smooth (about 2 minutes).
  4. Pour over cooked cookie bars and sprinkle immediately with crushed candy canes. Allow to set (about 30 minutes). Cut and enjoy!

Notes

  • Oreos- any variety works great here, original, Christmas, or mint!
  • Chocolate Chips- if you can find the red/green morsels, great! Otherwise semi sweet works great or red/green M&M's.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 177Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 76mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Posted on December 16, 2012

Comments & Reviews

  1. 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 :(.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

    1. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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….

    1. 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.

  7. 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.
    Please HELP!!

  8. 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!

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