White Chocolate Candy Cane Oreos

I have a holiday cheat for you: cookies without baking.  Decadent but inexpensive.  Impressive but quick to put together.  These are cookies for the non-bakers, for the sweet-toothed, for the candy-cane lovers.  And they’re so, so good.

IMG_1192I came across these cookies last month at the bookstore where I work, and it was instant love.  Sweet, festive and something I’d never had before, I wanted to give them to everyone I knew!  They were also crazy expensive for something that seemed relatively straightforward to replicate: Oreo cookies dipped in white chocolate and covered in crushed candy cane.  I decided to make them myself.  It was a good call: I ended up with 30 cookies for less than the price of a store-bought package of 8.

IMG_1191Notes on crushed candy cane: While it’s something you can buy at Bulk Barn, you can also make it easily by smashing up your own candy canes.  I chopped some up on a cutting board, and Dave suggested using a food processor next time for bulk jobs, which is probably the more efficient way to go.  The finer the grind, the better!

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White Chocolate Candy Cane Oreos

Ingredients

30 Oreos (give or take)
12 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup crushed candy cane

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1.  Place the white chocolate in a bowl and microwave in 15 second bursts, stirring in between, until smooth.

2.  Dip an Oreo into the melted chocolate until coated on both sides, and place it on a large sheet of parchment paper to dry.  Continue with the remaining Oreos.

3.  While the Oreos are still wet, sprinkle them generously with crushed candy cane.  Set aside until hardened.

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  1. Hey Hey!
    Those look great!

    Another way to crush the candy canes is to put them in a ziplock bag (large,heavy duty works best) and go to town on them with a rolling pin/hammer. No clean up and you can get out some pent up rage while your at it!

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