Cookies n’ Cream Bark

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If you have ever gone grocery shopping during the month of October, you may notice something different. Of course, the typical displays of Halloween goodies are scattered throughout the store, but there is another change that happens only in October. Almost everything is bright pink, for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Even tuning in to an NFL game, fans will see almost every player sporting the vibrant color. I must say some can really pull it off, while others are not quite so lucky.
Not until recently, has October become one of my favorite months of the year. To tell you the truth I used to dread this time of the year. Now, I have come to love the falling leaves, chunky sweaters & boots, and the incredible the comfort food. For a girl who’s favorite color is pink, this becomes one of the best times of the year to shop. Everything from dishwasher soap to iced shortbread cookies can be seen in the feminine hue. I actually find myself buying many of these items just because they are pink! Good marketing strategy, that works for a great cause.
Originally, I was thinking of making classic Cookies n’ Cream bark, which is quite similar to the iconic candy bar. Then I got inspired while watching a Football game (go figure!). I had seen them wear pink in years past, but it just seems to spark my interest, this year.Since I was allergic to chocolate as a kid, I fell in love with my only real alternative: White chocolate. It is far richer in taste than milk chocolate and almost two times sweeter! Even if you are not a huge fan of white chocolate, you still ADORE this recipe!
Even if you substitute the Original Oreos for the Berry Burst kind, you will still have an incredible flavor experience. The crunchy chocolate bits of Oreo blended with silky white chocolate delivers an addicting taste sensation. You could even use the double chocolate or mint Oreos for an even more intense flavor. Because it is breast cancer awareness month, I thought I’d go for the pink Oreos!
After trying a piece of this bark I was so glad, that I went with the pink Berry Burst Oreos! The combination of flavors flowed perfectly. The berry flavor accented the rich white chocolate. The chocolate cookie bits added more depth and crisp taste to the bark. This is a recipe, you will want to give away. It makes the perfect gift, because it is so easy to make, and is out-of-this-world delicious. Your friends will be begging you for the recipe!
Recipe: 


 Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
 Place Oreos in a food processor
 Pulse until they turn into coarse crumbs
 Melt white chocolate in a double boiler (or in the
microwave for 30-second intervals). Be careful not to over do it because white chocolate is super fussy.
 Add pink food coloring. Stir in 3/4 of the chopped Oreos.
Spread mixture onto wax paper lined cookie sheet.
Top with the remaining chopped Oreos. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Break into pieces, and serve!

 

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