These Oreo Peppermint Creams and the PERFECT winter treat and taste absolutely amazing.
A big thank you to Emily for letting me share this easy and tasty holiday treat at Life Sew Savory.
Oreo Peppermint Creams recipe –
This recipe is dedicated to my mother. To her, for Christmas, I give the gift of, “You were right. My tastes have changed since I was 10 years old and refused to eat anything of the onion, mushroom, bean, or peppermint variety. You win, Nadine.” I’ve been going a little insane over peppermint lately. I think it started last summer with the homemade peppermint patties and now I’m drinking peppermint green tea twice a day and adding peppermint extract to my mochas and hot chocolate. After I discovered how much I loved the homemade peppermint patties, I saw this recipe and knew it was a must-try. It would be an almost effortless and tasty addition to any Christmas cookie platter. Make sure you have a plan on how you’re going to get rid of it before you make it. I’m giving you fair warning.
Oreo Peppermint Creams adapted from Better Homes and Gardens crust:2 1/2 cups finely crushed Oreos (Do this in the food processor. I didn’t. My crust was pretty chunky. Yummy, but chunky.) 3 T. melted butter filling:2 cups powdered sugar 2 T. softened butter 2 T. milk 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 10 Candy Cane Hershey Kisses topping:1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 T. shortening In a bowl, mix together the crushed Oreos and melted butter. Line an 8×8 pan with foil (do not skip this step). Press down to form a crust and bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes, or until firm. Let cool. In a food processor, blend the filling ingredients well to form a paste. Spread the filling over the cooled crust. Cover and freeze for a couple of hours. (I froze overnight.) In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips and shortening at 30 second intervals. Stir very well and pour over the top of the frozen filling and crust. Freeze for at least 2 hours. Remove from the pan by lifting the foil and then cut into chunks. Mine was a little messy, and was kind of broken up like bark. I recommend eating this straight from the freezer.
Thanks Kristin! I want to eat this right now!!!