Overhead view of assorted Christmas Oreos decorated to look like reindeer, snowmen, and Christmas trees.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 36 cookies


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
  • 210 ounce (283g) bags of chocolate wafers
  • Garnishes and decorations (sprinkles, etc.)


  1. Prepare your setup. Line a baking sheet or two with parchment paper, and gather all the sprinkles and decorations.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Storing Oreos

  • 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.
Nutrition Information:
1 Cookie
8.7 g
6.1 mg
4.4 g
10.3 g
1 g
1.1 g
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American