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How fun and festive are these Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos? These adorable and EASY Christmas cookies are perfect for sharing and gifting, and for decorating in all sorts of merry ways. I’m sharing some of my favorite decorating ideas below!
Easy Chocolate-Covered Christmas Oreos
Today, we’re putting a festive spin on Chocolate Covered Oreos! These dipped Christmas Oreos make great homemade gifts for hosts, neighbors, and teachers. They’re so easy to make and even the kids can get involved. Everyone always loves how cute these come out.
I’m sharing some simple techniques below for turning chocolate-covered Oreos into snowmen, Christmas trees, and reindeer. But the possibilities are endless, and you’re going to have tons of fun dipping and decorating your festive Christmas Oreos. I’d love to hear what designs you come up with in the comments!
What You’ll Need
You don’t need much to make these adorable Christmas Oreos. You can make these as easy or complicated as you’d like. If this is the first time making chocolate-covered Oreos, you may want to stick to sprinkles and simple icing decorations, which you’ll find in the holiday baking aisle.
Below is what you’ll need, with the full ingredient amounts available in the recipe card:
- Oreos – You’ll need one package of Oreo cookies in the flavor of your choice. Regular, Double Stuf, and even Golden Oreos are all good options. You can also use a generic brand of chocolate sandwich cookie if you’d like.
- Melting Chocolate – Chocolate wafers are my go-to for melting and dipping. See below for more suggestions and details on which types of chocolate to use.
- Decorations – Any garnishes, sprinkles, and decorations your heart desires. See further down for different ways to decorate these Christmas Oreos.
What Kind of Chocolate Is Best for Dipping?
Whenever I dip Oreos, I prefer using melting wafers like the ones from Ghirardelli or Guittard. The chocolate melts down super smooth, tastes luxe, and sets rather quickly. Let’s have a quick peek at the different types of melting chocolate you can use when dipping Christmas Oreos:
- Melting Wafers – As mentioned, melting wafers not only taste great but also melt down smoothly and quickly. This type of melting chocolate is similar to almond bark, which also works.
- Wilton Candy Melts – These aren’t technically chocolate, and aren’t super tasty in my opinion. Candy melts are great for decorating, however, especially if you want colored “chocolate” like in my tutorial for Christmas tree Oreos below.
- Chocolate Chips – Chocolate chips work well, though they tend to be oily and thicker due to the coating on the chips. I often recommend adding coconut oil or shortening to smooth out the consistency and help the chocolate set. Usually you need about 1-2 teaspoons for a 12ounce bag of chocolate chips.
- Chocolate Bars – Bars are always preferred to chocolate chips and taste the best out of all the dipping chocolate options. Chocolate bars melt down smoothly, however, they take much longer to set than melting wafers. Adding a touch of coconut oil or shortening does help it set quicker, about 1 teaspoon.
- White Chocolate – Apart from my Snowman Oreos (see below), I don’t use white chocolate very often as I find it can be tricky to work with. This type of chocolate is the thickest of them all, and if it’s overheated, it can become very thick and goopy. Plus the chocolate gets “dirty” quickly from the Oreo crumbs.
Let’s Make Chocolate Dipped Oreos!
Chocolate Oreos are just as tasty as they are easy to dip. Here’s how to cover your Oreos in chocolate before you get into decorating:
- Get ready. Have your baking sheet(s) lined and ready with parchment paper, and round up your Oreos and decorations.
- Melt the chocolate. Begin by melting the chocolate in the microwave. Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and heat the chocolate for about 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until it’s completely smooth.
- Dip the Oreos. One at a time, drop your Oreos into the melted chocolate. Use a fork to flip and coat the cookies and lift them out, then gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Place the chocolate-covered Oreos onto a lined baking sheet.
- Decorate. Check out my easy tutorials below for fun ways to decorate your Christmas Oreos. Once you’re comfortable with the technique, the sky is the limit. Turn them into adorable snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, and more.
Looking for ways to decorate your Christmas Oreos? Get inspired with these 3 easy and festive cookie-decorating ideas.
What You’ll Need: Candy eyes, black sugar pearls, and orange sprinkles. The hats are optional (these are icing decorations from Wilton).
- Dip. Begin by dipping the Oreos in melted white chocolate.
- Decorate. While the chocolate is still wet, arrange the sprinkles in a snowman face.
- Set. Allow the chocolate to set completely before storing (see below for storage tips).
What You’ll Need: Candy eyes, and red sprinkles or red M&Ms for the nose. I use mini pretzel twists for antlers.
- Dip. Coat the Oreos in chocolate. Next, add your reindeer’s eyes and nose right away. You’ll want to wait a bit before adding the antlers, as they can slip right off if the chocolate is too wet.
- Add antlers. Break off the curved parts of the pretzels, and find two that are similar in size and shape. Gently place the pretzels on top of the chocolate.
- Set. Allow the chocolate to set.
Christmas Tree Oreos
What You’ll Need: Wilton green candy melts, mini white sugar pearls, and additional sprinkles for decoration.
- Dip. First, dip the Oreos in chocolate.
- Add sprinkles. Cover the bottom third of the Oreos with white sprinkles right away. Allow the chocolate to full set before doing the next steps.
- Prep. Melt green candy melts with coconut oil or shortening. Add this to a piping bag fitted with a small piping tip.
- Pipe the Christmas trees. Pipe a tree by gently moving your hand back and forth across the Oreo. Add any sprinkle decorations right away (the green candy melts set very quickly). I’ve found that it’s best to do two at a time.
Tips and Tricks
You’ll be an Oreo-dipping whizz in no time, I’m sure of it. Still, my Christmas gift to you is a few bonus tips to remember when making these easy Christmas Oreos:
- Use a candy melting pot if you have one. Candy melting pots are super handy to use because they keep the chocolate at a consistent temperature.
- Work in batches. Melt one bag of chocolate wafers at a time so you can work in smaller batches.
- Use a fork to flip the Oreos. A fork makes it easier to flip the Oreos in the melted chocolate, with less mess. Use the fork to lift the Oreo out of the chocolate, then tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate. Don’t skip this step!
- Chocolate wafers tend to set quickly, so if you’d like to add sprinkles or other toppings, then it’s best to do so right away and work with 1-2 Oreos at a time. Plus the chocolate tends to get Oreo crumbs mixed in over time.
- To add a chocolate drizzle, Wait until the base layer of chocolate has set. Fill a small piping bag or Ziploc bag with 2-3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and cut off the tip/corner of the bag. Drizzle and allow the chocolate to set.
- To color chocolate, I recommend using oil-based chocolate dyes like the ones you find at craft stores. Or, opt for Wilton candy melts.
- Don’t refrigerate the Oreos after dipping and decorating. You don’t need to chill the Oreos to help the chocolate set. The change in temperature may result in streaking or sweating.
How to Store Chocolate-Covered Oreos
Once your decorated Oreos are cooled and the chocolate is set completely, store them in an airtight container or in a resealable bag at room temperature.
If you live in a warm climate, you may want to store your Christmas Oreos in the fridge. Dipped Oreos stay fresh for up to 1 week on the counter, or up to 2 weeks when refrigerated. The key is keeping them airtight.
Can I Freeze Christmas Oreos?
Chocolate-dipped Oreos can be frozen for up to 3 months. I recommend storing them airtight in a single layer, or with parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking. Defrost the cookies either in the fridge or on the countertop before serving. If freezing, consider the decorations beforehand, as some decorations may not stand up well after thawing.Print
Chocolate-Covered Christmas Oreos are perfect for sharing and gifting, and for decorating in all sorts of festive ways. Turn these easy Christmas cookies into snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, and more!
- 1 bag (14oz) Oreos, your flavor of choice
- 2– 10 ounce (283g) bags of chocolate wafers
- Garnishes and decorations (sprinkles, etc.)
- Prepare your setup. Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper, and gather all the sprinkles and decorations.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers at 50% power in 30-second intervals; stir between each interval and continue until the chocolate is melted. Reduce microwave time as needed so the chocolate does not burn.
- Place the Oreo in the bowl of chocolate, and use a fork to flip the Oreo around until it’s completely covered. Use the fork to lift the Oreo out of the chocolate, tap the fork on the side of the bowl to remove excess chocolate, and scrape the bottom of the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove additional chocolate.
- Place on a piece of parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and repeat with the remaining Oreos. See notes for decoration suggestions.
- Melt one bag at a time so you can work in smaller batches.
- Chocolate wafers tend to set quickly, so if you’d like to add sprinkles or other toppings, then it’s best to do so right away.
- To add a chocolate drizzle, allow the first layer of chocolate to set. Fill a small piping bag or Ziploc bag with 2-3 tablespoons of melted chocolate and cut off the tip/corner of the bag. Drizzle and allow to set.
- Dipped Oreos stay fresh for up to 1 week on the counter, or up to 2 weeks when refrigerated.
- Oreos can be frozen for up to 2 months, but consider the decorations prior to freezing. They may fall off, or discolor when thawed.
How to Make Snowman Oreos
- What You’ll Need: Candy eyes, black sugar pearls, and orange sprinkles. The hats are optional, and these are icing decorations from Wilton.
- Technique: Dip the Oreos in white chocolate, while they’re still wet, add the sprinkles then allow it to set completely.
How to Make Reindeer Oreos
- What You’ll Need: Candy eyes, red sprinkles or red M&Ms for the nose, and mini pretzel twists.
- Technique: Dip the Oreos in chocolate, then add the eyes and nose while the chocolate is still wet. Wait a little bit to add the antlers, as they can slip right off the chocolate if it’s too wet. Break the curved parts of the pretzels off and find two of them that are similar in size and shape. Place them with as much surface area as possible on top of the chocolate. Allow it to set completely.
How to Make Christmas Tree Oreos
- What You’ll Need: Mini white sugar pearls, Wilton green candy melts, and additional sprinkles for decoration.
- Technique: First, dip the Oreos in chocolate, and then using a spoon, cover the bottom third of the Oreos with white sprinkles. Allow the chocolate to set completely. To add the Christmas trees, melt about ¼ cup of green candy melts, and add ½ teaspoon of coconut oil or shortening to thin it out. Prepare a piping bag with a coupler and a size 1 or 2 piping tip. Add the tree by gently moving your hand back and forth across the Oreo, and add sprinkle decorations right away as the green candy melts set very quickly. It’s best to do 2 at a time.
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Microwave
- Cuisine: American
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