Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oreo Cake Batter Bark

I am an all or nothing kind of girl.

Like, if I'm going to do something, I'm gonna DO it. None of this halfway stuff.

Especially when it comes to cleaning. In my world, it's either clean, or it isn't. I will never ever just 'pick up' my house when it needs to be vacuumed. I'll pretty much always leave the mess til I can really attack it. And if I'm cleaning the floors,  I won't just clean a little....It's ALL getting vacuumed/swiffered- which means furniture is being moved, rugs being rolled up and all that....

Sometimes it's a good thing. Sometimes this is a major problem. Because when I clean, I am a perfectionist, and I end up cleaning ALL day and before you know it, I have nothing to show for my day except for a house so clean you could drink out of the toilet and eat pasta off the floor.

Another area i'm an all or nothing person is with dessert.

If you're going to have to dessert, by all means, HAVE DESSERT.

And while we're at it, have you had the Birthday Cake Oreo's yet?!?! Well you need to! They're limited edition, so HURRY UP AND GO BUY THEM! You will be a changed person. And since this recipe I'm about to share only uses 2 rows, I suggest you eat the 3rd row. Waste not, want not.

So, I present to you a very over the top delicious candy type thing:

Oreo Cake Batter Bark
1, 12 oz. bag good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips
1, 12 oz. bag good quality white chocolate chips 
6 Tbs. shortening, divided
2 Tbsp. White cake mix 
2 rows of birthday cake Oreo's, roughly chopped

In the microwave at 20 second intervals melt the chocolate chips with 3 Tbsp. shortening. You should only need to do this 3 times, tops. You don't want the chocolate to seize! If a  few chunks are left but it is mostly melted, don't reheat, just keep stirring and the chunks will melt too.

Pour melted chocolate onto a lightly sprayed piece of wax paper placed on a jellyroll pan and spread to desired thickness.

Freeze for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt white chocolate with remaining 3 Tbsp. of shortening in the same manner.
I find white chocolate seizes easier than regular chocolate, so be extra careful.
Once the white chocolate is smooth, mix in the 2 Tbsp. of cake mix very well!

Pour most of the white chocolate over frozen chocolate layer, and spread so it's how you want it. (you need a little reserved to pour over the Oreo's)

Immediately sprinkle with Oreo's and as many sprinkles as your heart desires, and drizzle with remaining white chocolate so the Oreo's stay on better.

Put back in freezer for 5-10 minutes, and to cut, stab with a knife randomly to break into chunks.

This makes quite a bit of bark. But I suggest you don't share...


  1. I certainly hope youre bringing this tomorrow

  2. This looked over-the-top delicious when you were making it....and that large bowl of it you left in the fridge? Well, I think the fridge has a thing for chocolate and Birthday Cake Oreos, because every time I went in the fridge to get something, I noticed there was less and less of this creation in the bowl. In fact, I don't even know WHERE the bowl is now! I am sure you brothers would never just help themselves that frequently....