Cookies and Cream Bark

Homemade Cookies and Cream Bark Recipe - A quick and easy recipe for cookies and cream bark candy. Only uses 3 ingredients. No cooking required!

We were doing errands on Saturday when my youngest son spotted a cookies and cream candy bar and asked for it. Although he is 5 years old, he has never asked for or been given a candy bar before so I wanted to be able to say yes, but it contained ingredients that he couldn’t eat. :(

When we got home I decided to try my hand at making cookies and cream bark. The first batch was ugly. My daughter said it looked like “a pyroclastic lava flow”. But everyone agreed that it was delicious, so I decided to try again.

Homemade Cookies and Cream Bark Recipe. How to crush cookies - quick and easy methodKitchen Tip: If you want to crush cookies or crackers without leaving a layer of crumbs on your counters, put them in a Ziploc bag, squeeze the air out, close it, double check to make sure it is really closed, and then roll a rolling pin over the bag until the crumbs are your desired consistency.

I used Pamela’s Products Extreme Chocolate Mini Cookies to make this gluten-free, but you can use any crunchy chocolate cookie. If you use an oreo-type cookie, I recommend scraping the cream filling out and just using the cookie part otherwise this ends up being ridiculously sweet. If you talk one of your children into scraping the cream filling out for you, remind them to do it with a spoon and not their teeth.

Homemade Cookies and Cream Bark Recipe

If you wish, you could use this bark recipe to make homemade “candy bars”. Remove the bark from the foil, place the bark on a cutting board (let it sit until it is at room temperature if you went for the fast freezer method) and then use a pizza cutter to cut it into 8 – 10 bars.

Cookies and Cream Bark
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 24 ounces white chocolate (I used chips)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening (I use Spectrum)
  • 1 cup chocolate cookies crumbs
  1. Cover a cookie sheet with foil.
  2. Melt 12 ounces of white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening according to package directions. Once melted stir in ½ cup of the cookie crumbs until just blended. do not over-stir.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the remaining white chocolate.
  4. Spoon the melted chocolate on to the cookie sheet. Then use a spatula to spread it evenly over the foil.
  5. Let sit for 2 hours to firm up or put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. Break into pieces.
Add time for cooling.

Making sweets at home gives me complete control over the ingredients, so I can ensure that my kids don’t eat something that they must avoid for health reasons. It also helps me feel a little bit less like an ogre when I have to say no.

Cookies and Cream Bark  - a fast and easy candy recipe

More Homemade Candy Recipes:

Traditional Toffee

Cookies and Cream Fudge

Peanut Butter Bark with Pretzels



  1. Jenn says

    3 Ingredients – you can’t beat that! This looks amazing. I’m addicted to sweets so i’ll have to give it a try1

  2. says

    Mmmm . . . my son’s been asking for a cookies and cream bar for awhile. Unfortunately they’re processed with peanuts, so we can’t eat them either (not to mention all the other yucky stuff in them, too). Do you know if coconut oil could be substituted for the vegetable shortening? We can’t use Spectrum, either :( But I’d love to try these.

  3. says

    Cookies and cream is one of my FAVORITE candies and flavors. Even for as long as I can remember! I can’t wait to try this out. I would love if you linked this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday that’s live right now! I hope to see you soon and thanks so much for sharing this! Pinning now!


  4. says

    Hello beautiful! This looks so amazing. Pinned and tweeted. I stopping by to let you know that your post was picked by Cassie as her favorite. Happy Dance time! We will be featuring it at our party tonight at 7 pm. I hope to see you there. Lou Lou Girls


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