I had an extreme craving the other day for something that was cookies and cream flavour. I have an amazing cookies’ and cream ice cream recipe but I didn’t want to wait for hours to dive in and calm my craving. Then I remembered in the shop the other day I saw a chocolate bar with crumbled Oreo’s in it. It was like a light bulb moment, I had plenty of chocolate in the cupboard I always have Oreo’s in stock, hey who doesn’t? And I had lots of fun not so long ago making my strawberries and cream chocolate bark. So I ran to the kitchen at double speed and set about making cookies and cream chocolate bark.
I used two types of chocolate for this bark, a bar of creamy milk chocolate and a bar of creamy white chocolate.
The beauty of homemade chocolate bark, especially if you are just going to sit at home with your partner and devour most of it while watching a movie – me? No, never 😉 You don’t need to get too snobby with the chocolate you use. I used Cadburys, which here in the UK is available everywhere and is the most mainstream chocolate you can get. And it’s never really very pricy. Same with the white chocolate I used Milky Bar, which is available everywhere at reasonable prices.
I don’t see the point in spending a lot on a bar of expensive chocolate that is going to be smothered in toppings. Unless you really like the good stuff, then by all means enjoy 😀
Everyone knows you can’t have cookies and cream without lashings of Oreo’s. I am sure if you look into it, somewhere there is a law about it! They give this bark a lovely crunchy texture and every bite is just a chocolate cookie heaven.
I am sure last time I was in America they were selling chocolate covered Oreo’s. If you have ever had the pleasure then this is like eating them 😀
If you don’t want to be a pig and eat it all by yourself, this makes a great party treat for kids and adults alike.
And it makes a great foodie gift for someone you really like 🙂
So grab a slab, tuck in and enjoy your movie marathon!
Cookies and Cream Chocolate Bark
- 200 grams milk chocolate (7 ounces)
- 150 grams white chocolate (5 ounces)
- 8 Oreo cookies - broken into small pieces
- Put your Oreo’s in a plastic ziplock bag and bash them into small pieces then place to one side.
- Place a large piece of parchment paper around 15-inch square (38x38 centimetre) square on your work surface in preparation.
- Break your chocolates up into squares; place the milk in one microwavable bowl and the white into another microwavable bowl.
- First, melt your milk chocolate on a medium heat initially for 30-second bursts stirring after each one. After 3 bursts of 30 seconds drop to 15 seconds at a time checking after each burst to see when your chocolate has fully melted.
- When it has fully melted pour it onto the parchment paper and using a spatula spread it out in a rectangular shape till it is only about 1 centimetre thick.
- Quickly pop your white chocolate in the microwave and start on 30-second blasts on medium heat. The white chocolate will take less time to melt so only do two 30-second blasts then drop to 15-second blasts.
- Once it has melted pour it on top of the milk chocolate slab and give it a few swirls with your spatula to help the white chocolate cover most of the milk chocolate and mix it together a little to give it the attractive swirly pattern.
- Quickly grab your broken Oreo’s and scatter them all over your chocolate, giving them a gentle press in to help them stick.
- If placed in the fridge this slab should be set within 2 hours and will give you that lovely snap when you break it. Kept in an airtight tin in the fridge this chocolate bark will keep for up to 2 weeks.