This Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark — with its two layers of chocolate, Oreo chunks, mint chips, and mint M&Ms — is so festive and enticing that it can even double as Leprechaun Bait!
People. It is almost MARCH. How the heck did that happen? And when did I become that person who bemoans how quickly time is passing each time a new holiday is upon us? Because I do find it quite shocking how much more rapidly each subsequent year whizzes by. Tell me I’m not the only one?
Ready or not, St. Patrick’s Day is on the horizon! And as the fast-flying years have progressed, so has my appreciation for St. Paddy’s Day evolved. The fun, Spring-Break-coinciding jubilee has morphed into a holiday seen through my children’s eyes, revolving now around enchanting rainbows and pots of gold. Instead of enjoying a mug of green beer come March 17th, these days I concoct treats like Leprechaun Bait for my wide-eyed kiddos to set out in hopes of capturing a tiny green imp.
Of course, the bait will disappear without having caught a leprechaun, though the little guy is likely to leave a small treat for consolation. And this year, he might even prank my potty-humor loving boys with, well, some potty humor.
Even if you’re not into leprechauns at your house, I think you will enjoy this Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark any time of the year. It’s got two kinds of chocolate. It’s got Oreos. It’s got minty candies, like mint chips and mint M&Ms and Andes mint bits.
But really, you can customize it however you like, with or without the minty additions. Pick your favorite types of chocolate. Stir a splash of mint extract into your melted chocolate if you prefer things really minty. Use regular or mint chocolate sandwich cookies, or you could even use Grasshopper cookies or Thin Mints instead. Use regular or mint M&Ms. The possibilities are endless!
This treat is really easy to make, so it’s fun to let the kids help. After all, the hardest part is waiting for it to set up before breaking it into chunks and chowing down.
Do you do anything fun to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you try to make it special for your kids? Or do you just throw on a green shirt and call it a day? Whatever you do, I hope that this year, you’ll incorporate some of this yummy, addictive Leprechaun Bait into your festivities!
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