Homemade Christmas dipped Oreos are so fun and easy to make, they’ll become a new holiday tradition!
Using just a few simple ingredients like Oreo cookies, candy melts, and some colorful decorations, these tasty treats will be ready for a party any time of year!
Fun Festive Treat!
- Chocolate-dipped Oreos are the best holiday cookie activity! No baking is required to create sweet treats and even the kids will want to help out!
- Make Christmas dipped Oreos for any occasion! Perfect for a classroom party, a fun activity for those who are young and young at heart, or just when company pops over. They also make fun and fancy goody bag filler for friends and neighbors!
- With so many fun ways to make and decorate them, they can be made for any holiday all year round!
Ingredients and Variations
Cookies – Oreos are a chocolate sandwich cookie with a crème filling, but the store brand will work (and save a few bucks)! Other fun cookies to use are thin mints, vanilla, strawberry, or fudge sugar wafers, shortbread, and even peanut butter (Nutter Butter) shaped cookies can be decorated to look like snowmen – so many ideas!
Candy Melts – White or milk chocolate melts and almond bark are specially formulated to melt and coat anything from cookies to fruit, plus they’re really easy to work with. Add an extract like mint, vanilla, rum, or orange (as long as it’s oil-based) for even more flavor. Tint white chocolate melts or almond bark with food coloring and drizzle over the top, if desired.
Decorations – The sky is the limit for decorations! Try Christmas sprinkles or jimmies, silver or gold balls (dragees), colored nonpareils, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, dried fruit, and crushed candy canes.
How to Make Festive Dipped Oreos
- Prepare the work surface with parchment or wax paper, and arrange decorations.
- Melt the chocolate according to the recipe below. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate until fully coated.
- Transfer coated cookie to wax paper and decorate. Allow cookies to set.
Tips For Success
- Set up the decoration station so the cookies are ready to dress up as soon as they come out of the chocolate. Work efficiently as the chocolate will harden quickly.
- Insert a popsicle or lollipop stick into each cookie for dipping and feel free to leave it on as a fun handle and then wrap them like lollipops for a festive treat to share.
- For a perfectly melted candy coating, make sure the microwave-safe bowl and spatula are dry, any moisture will cause the melts to seize and become grainy. Melt the coating in stages, stirring between each stage so it melts evenly. Feel free to reheat as necessary if it hardens.
Simple Storage Solutions
Keep Christmas dipped Oreos in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Wrap each cookie in plastic wrap and place in a zippered freezer bag to freeze for up to 3 months.
Christmas Dipped Oreos
- 24 Oreo cookies Any flavor
- 2 cups chocolate candy melts, almond bark, milk and/or white chocolate
- decorations Sprinkles, crushed candy canes, coconut, chopped nuts, etc.
- Line a baking sheet, or flat work surface, with parchment or wax paper.
- Pour candy melts or chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in 30 second increments and stir in between each interval.
- Continue to heat until there are no lumps remaining, and the chocolate is smooth. This will take about 1 to 1 ½ minutes total time.
- Dip one cookie at a time, using a fork, into the chocolate. Coat the Oreo completely.
- Lift cookie out of the melted chocolate and tap gently to remove excess chocolate.
- Lay cookie on parchment paper or wax paper and decorate immediately while the chocolate is still wet. Use crushed candy canes, sprinkles, coconut or crushed nuts.
- Repeat for all cookies.
- Allow cookies to set until chocolate is firm. Place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
- Nutrition calculated without assorted decorations.
- Work quickly, as the chocolate will harden. If this happens heat for 10-15 seconds and stir again.
- Use almond bark or baking chocolate, and melt according to package instructions.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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