Day two of Magic Cookie Bar Week and after going a little peppermint crazy with yesterday’s Peppermint Bites From Other Blogs, I simply had to bring some peppermint goodness to a magic cookie bar.
These are loaded with just about every candy cane flavored treat I had in my house, including Candy Cane Oreos, White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s, Jet-Puffed Peppermint Mallow Bits and Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits. As my philosophy always goes, if you can’t find these items, just substitute and use something else. No Candy Cane Oreos? Use regular and add a bit of crushed up candy canes to the mix. No Peppermint M&M’s? Use plain, or white chocolate ones or a totally different candy. No Peppermint Mallow Bits? Use regular. No Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits? Any sort of chopped up peppermint bark will do. Seriously, get creative!
The one major change to this recipe (aside from the flavors) from my last magic cookie bar recipe is that because the of the filling in Oreos, you can cut back on the butter some, probably by almost half. I used a whole stick and had my doubts about it and sure enough the crust was a bit more moist than it needed to be (but dang, it was good). To see step by step how to make seven layer bars, check out this post. Here are a few pics of the making of these…
I used about ten Candy Cane Oreos chopped up to use on top of the bars, and about 1 1/2 cups of Candy Cane Oreo Crumbs (ran the cookies through my food processor to create the crumbs) for the crust.
Then topped with sweetened condensed milk, coconut, the chopped up Candy Cane Oreos, Andes Peppermint Crunch Baking Bits, White Chocolate Peppermint M&M’s (I found at Target) and chocolate chips.
And baked for 25-30 minutes.
Here’s the recipe!