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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 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!

Stack of chocolate cookie bars with candy cane white fudge topping.

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.

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for candy cane oreo cookie bars.
  • 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!

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make candy cane cookie bars.

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!

Chocolate cookie bars with white chocolate and candy canes cut into squares.

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.
Cookie bars with white chocolate and crushed candy canes,

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!

Yield: 32 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, packed
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 15 Oreos, crushed
  • 1 ½ cup red and green M&M's (or chocolate chips)

For the Topping:

  • 1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounce 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 M&M's (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!
  • M&M's- you can swap these out for holiday chocolate chips, or semi-sweet chocolate chips too.
  • Cocoa powder- unsweetened cocoa powder is what works here, dark chocolate is best!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 257Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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

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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.

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on December 3, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. These look insane, Aimee. In a good way, of course! Those cookie bars look so rich and decedent and then to add to it you add Oreo’s. I may just love you forever! And the candy cane top looks so pretty and colourful too and the crunch factor is right up there. Yumorific!

  2. Green and Black’s Dark Chocolate Bar with Ginger is calling my name! I would really hope to find a bar of that in the package if I were to win.

  3. Thanks for the tip on Green & Blacks. I had a white-chocolate-melting disaster last week with another brand’s “white baking chips.” Never again! Next time I’ll spend the money to get good results. These look amazing — can’t wait to try!

    1. I’ve had a few disasters in my past too. One tip, never use white chocolate CHIPS if possible when it calls for a smooth melted white chocolate. The chips have some sort of cornstarch or thickener that helps them keep their shape. Always opt for a baking bar!!

  4. I am fussy about white chocolate, so I think I would like to win that vanilla white chocolate to try, but the Cherry Dark Chocolate sounds delicious also.

  5. Dark chocolate all the way baby!!! And those bars? Holy Cow!!! Those are an incredible looking treat that I would not be able to resist!!!

  6. OMG I LOVE this giveaway!! As soon as you mentioned the white chocolate melting smoothly, I knew I had to win!! White chocolate is hands down my favorite! I would LOVE to try these chocolate bars, I bet they’re amazing!

    1. Niki, these are by far my favorite white chocolate. So smooth, creamy, and the vanilla..OMG. Delish. Good luck!!

  7. These bars look so pretty and festive! I would love to win any chocolate, but I suppose dark chocolate is probably my favorite! 🙂

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