Last updated on September 15th, 2021 at 11:21 pm
I was in the middle of a run the other day thinking about all the different recipes I have already shared and those family favorites I still have yet to share when it hit me I could combine my cookie bark and dirt cake recipe and make dirt cake bark.
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I was a bit unsure of if it would work or not, but once I made it oh my I couldn’t keep my hands off it. The chocolate loaded with Oreo cookie crumbs and topped with chopped gummy worms, excuse me for just a second while I go get another piece from my freezer.
Good thing is two of my three children love it as much as I do because I need help making sure I don’t finish it all by myself in less than 48 hours (the third one is an odd child who doesn’t like mixing his cookies and chocolate, perhaps he was swapped at birth).
Ingredient for dirt cake bark are one 12 ounce chocolate chips, a small bag of gummy worms, 2 rows of Oreos, and a tablespoon of coconut oil or butter or shortening.
I placed 20 Oreos in my food processor and crushed them. If you don’t have a food processor you can always do what I did before I had one and place the cookies in a gallon ziplock bag and beat them with a rolling pin. It is a great way to get out built up aggression.
In under a minute my Oreos where a fine crumble, a lot like potting soil which is probably why they make great fake dirt in recipes.
Once the dirt was made I got the chocolate chips ready to melt in the microwave. I used a whole 12 ounce bag of semi sweet chocolate chips which is roughly two cups and topped it with a generous tablespoon of coconut oil. I placed it on high in the microwave for 30 seconds, stirred it, microwaved it for another 30 seconds, stirred it and then microwaved it one last time for 30 seconds.
I dumped all but 1/3 of a cup of the Oreo dirt in the melted chocolate chips and stirred them in well. I dumped the whole mixture out onto a wax paper lined and greased cookie sheet that fit a toaster oven that went to the small appliance grave yard years ago. The pan is just a tad smaller than standard 9 by 13 pan but the bark was plenty thick so go ahead and use your 9 by 13.
To finish I scattered gummy worms that I had cut into thirds all over the top of the cookie and melted chocolate chip combo and then sprinkled the remaining cookie crumbs on top. I used my hand to press the worms and extra dirt into the chocolate and then placed it in the freeze to harden. About an hour later I took the bark out of the freezer and removed it from the pan and took the wax paper off the back. After snapping a picture of the huge slab I broke it into sharable pieces.
I think this treat would be great for children’s parties and Halloween.
Dirt Cake Bark
- 12 oz around 2 cups of chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of either coconut oil butter or shortening
- 20 Oreo cookies no name brand will do
- 1 small bag gummy worms I used a 7 ounce bag and had leftovers
- use a food processor to crush the Oreos to a course powder (you can use a ziploc bag and a rolling pin if you don't have a food processor)
- put the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and top with coconut oil, microwave 30 seconds at a time stirring at the end of 30 seconds, (it took mine 3 times at 30 seconds to melt fully)
- place 1/3 of a cup of cookie crumbs aside and then dump the rest into the melted chocolate and stir
- grease a 9 by 13 pan and lay wax paper in it and grease the paper
- place the melted chocolate and cookie mixture in the 9 by 13 pan and spread it out evenly
- cut the gummy worm is thirds and place them on chocolate and cookie mixture
- sprinkle the chocolate and cookie mixture with remaining crumbs
- lightly press the gummy worms and cookie crumbs into the chocolate and cookie mixture
- place the mixture in the freezer for one hour
- take out of freezer remove wax paper and break into pieces.
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