Leprechaun Bark is such a cute colorful treat for St. Patrick's Day. It would make a great favor to give guests to take home.
You can add just about anything minty, green or sparkly to make this cookie bark. Use oreos or even Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies. Change the candies or Oreos to suit different Holidays. You can use pink candies for Valentines, Candy Corn for Halloween and Crushed Peppermint for Christmas.
1 lb Premium white chocolate chips, almond bark or candy melts. We used 1 1/2 cups of Toll House Premium White Chocolate.
12 Oreos (mint filled)
1 cup of stick pretzels (measure unbroken)
Mini Marshmallow or Lucky Charm Marshmallows
Green, white and yellow sprinkles
Bowl or Chocolate Melter
Cookie pan lined with waxed paper or parchment paper
TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS
- Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or waxed paper.
- Break up oreos into small pieces. We did about 8th's. Use your hands for chunky pieces, if you like it finer, crushing makes a lot of crumbs.
- Break pretzel sticks in halves or thirds.
- Lay oreos and pretzels flat on lined cookie sheet.
- Melt chocolate in microwave or chocolate melter.
- Pour melted chocolate over the oreo and pretzel mix. Use spatula to scrape all the chocolate out of the bowl and gently smooth over the oreo pretzel mixture.
- Drop the marshmallows or Lucky Charm marshmallows over the chocolate. Gently press pieces into chocolate. I used a clean spatula to gently press the pieces in place just enough to stick.
- Add the sprinkles of choice.
- Let harden in the refrigerator for a couple hours.
- Break into pieces.
Do not overheat the chocolate or add water.
You can also use Girl Scouts Thin Mints as an alternative to Green Oreos.
We bought the Lucky Charms from Costco so even though I took a few marshmallows, there were a lot more for the rest of the cereal.
Original recipe said 1 lb of chocolate. Most of the bags are labeled in grams. I found that the Nestle Premium white chocolate had 2 cups measured in the regular bag. I used an accurate kitchen scale and it took about 3/4 cup of chips to make 1/2 lb.
We also found using a couple less oreos and pretzels worked better for us. I made this twice because my chocolate melter gave out on me and I had to get a new one!