Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Oreo Candy Cane Chocolate Bark

I want to share this super easy and delicious recipe with you.   I love for the kids to choose a gift to give to those in need each year.  This year, we are choosing to buy a bicycle through Compassion so that a child can go to school in India.  The boys love school and friends of ours are moving to India in the new year.  This provides a great connection for them.

In order to make $45, they need to sell about 30 bags of Oreo Candy Cane Chocolate Bark.  It costs about $1.50 to make each bag and they sell for $3.00.  It's really easy for the kids to get involved in the process, so here we go...

1.  Crush candy canes with a mortar and pestle.  You can choose other toppings instead like nuts, pretzels or craisins.  I tend to stay away from nuts just because of potential allergies.  Martha Stewart has a few ideas too.


2.  Break up a bunch of Oreo cookies.


3.  Chop up large chunks of baking chocolate and place on a double broiler (bowl above boiling water).  I buy Callebaut baking chocolate from Superstore in the bulk section.  You can use white, milk or dark chocolate, I personally love dark chocolate.


4.  Stir continuously.


5.  Once completely melted, line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Pour the chocolate onto the baking sheet.  Cover with the toppings of your choice.  Sometimes people mix the toppings in the chocolate but I really like to see it on top of the chocolate.


6.  Put the bark into the fridge for one hour.

7.  Remove it from the fridge and break it into pieces.


8.  Bag it up and you're good to go!  A little tip is to put the tallest piece of chocolate in the back of the bag, this allows the person to see that there is ample chocolate in there.

Have a wonderful day, friends!  We're planning on selling this first batch tonight on our family walk.

Love,
Louise

3 comments:

  1. Great idea involving the kids in fundraising and helping others! Looks really yummy too. Oreos and chocolate happen to be 2 of my favourite things:)

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  2. That is awesome. You guys are awesome.

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  3. What a great idea! Thanks for the recipe. How do you sell them? I think it's awesome that you do this with your kids!

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