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!

5 from 16 votes
By: Aimee
Rich chocolate Candy Cane Oreo Cookie Bars are topped with a white chocolate fudge and crushed peppermints. Perfect for Christmas!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 32 bars


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


  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • Pour over cooked cookie bars and sprinkle immediately with crushed candy canes. Allow to set (about 30 minutes). Cut and enjoy!


  • 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!


Serving: 1, Calories: 257kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 31mg, Sodium: 100mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 22g
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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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.

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Posted on December 3, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    These are delicious. I found this recipe several years ago and it is a family favorite! Everyone asks for it every Christmas.

  2. 5 stars
    So my 2 year old already knows that Oreos are “mama’s cookies”. Lol. I might be biased because I love Oreos but this is a great recipe!!

  3. 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 :(.

  4. 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?

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

    1. 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?

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

  10. 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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