Today I made Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies. If you are looking for Christmas recipes, you need to try these! I always make several different Christmas treat recipes every year. I usually get started in October, then freeze them in freezer bags to save them for Christmastime. I make lots of different things like almond bark pretzels, caramels, and that sort of thing. Making Christmas treats together is such a fun family activity!
When Christmastime gets here we like to take some of the treats I make to neighbors for Christmas gifts! It’s always nice to spread a little Christmas joy! Of course, we keep some for family celebrations, too!
Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies
- 1 package of almond bark (Not familiar with almond bark? You can usually find packages of almond bark or similar white candy coatings near the chocolate chips at the grocery store!)
- 1 package of mint Oreos
- 1 bag of Andes creme de menthe baking chips (also found in the chocolate chip section of the grocery store)
First, you need to melt the almond bark. The slow cooker works great for this if you have one that is narrow-bottomed, but if you have one that has large surface area on the bottom you might want to do a double boiler instead.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can create your own. You just fill a medium-sized saucepan half-full with water, then get it to a slow rolling boil. Then put a medium-sized metal bowl on top and put the candy in the metal bowl. The boiling water will heat the bowl and melt will melt the candy. Be very careful not to burn yourself on any escaping steam!
Once the almond bark has warmed to the point where you stir it and it is nice and smooth, it is ready for you to dip the cookies.
One at a time, dip the mint Oreos under the surface of the almond bark so that they are completely covered. Once the cookies is well-coated, then slide a fork underneath it and gently lift it out and carefully set it on aluminum foil or parchment paper. Let them cool for a couple of minutes. Then sprinkle Andes Creme de Menthe baking chips on top and allow the cookies to dry completely.
Once they have thoroughly dried, you can put your Mint Chocolate Almond Bark Christmas Cookies in freezer bags or a plastic container and freeze them until you’re ready to use them.
Wasn’t that easy? I’d love to hear what treats you like to make at Christmastime.
See you next time!