These fun and festive dipped Oreos are such an easy dessert to make with Oreos and your favorite color candy melts. Add some sprinkles and drizzles to decorate them however you’d like!
This time of year I make them red white and blue for a patriotic dessert platter along with red white and blue Oreo truffles or red white and blue cake balls, but you can use any color candy melts you want to add to your cookie tray!
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Easy Chocolate Covered Oreos Recipe
Everyone loves Oreo cookies, right?! Well, who would have thought we could take a classic favorite cookie and turn them into festive sweet treats that is so easy to do and works for any special occasion?! They also make a great gift too!
As fancy as these chocolate-dipped Oreos look, they’re a simple recipe to make. And as good as Oreo cookies are and always will be, there’s always a reason to jazz them up a little with just a simple chocolate coating!
We’re using melted candy wafers to dip the cookies in for a chocolate-like candy coating that hardens yet melts in your mouth once you bite into it, revealing a double stuffed creamy Oreo with a cookie crunch!
You can keep them dipped and simple or add a drizzle or some colorful sprinkles or sparkles, it’s up to you.
Nothing in this ingredient list will break the bank. A package of cookies and candy melts is all you need! I am gearing this batch towards the 4th of July but you can swap the colors if you choose.
- Double Stuff Oreos: These can certainly work with regular Oreos, but I love the thickness of the double cream in the center.
- Ghirardelli Vanilla Melting Wafers: These are vanilla-flavored wafers that come in white. The name Ghirardelli is usually equivalent to good quality chocolate!
- Wilton Candy Melts: I’m using red and blue to make patriotic dipped Oreos. Candy melts come in an endless variety of colors, so take your pick!
- White Nonpareils or Sprinkles: If you want to add sprinkles to yours, feel free!
1. Use regular or mega stuffed Oreos instead. You can also use a different flavor. Golden Oreos, mint Oreos, or whatever fun seasonal Oreo flavor they come out with. Did you know there are actually over 85 kinds of Oreos?
2. Use almond bark or white chocolate chips instead of the vanilla melting wafers if you’d like.
3. Switch these dipped Oreos up depending on the occasion. Pastel colors work great for Easter, baby showers, and wedding showers. Orange and Dark chocolate work for Halloween, pink and red for Valentine’s Day and of course, green and red for Christmas!
4. Turn them into oreo pops by adding a lollipop stick before dipping.
How to Make Dipped Oreos
Read the tips section for how to melt candy wafers in the microwave. It’s great if you’re getting kids involved with this easy recipe!
Step 1: Unless you have two or three double boilers on the go, you’ll need to work with one color at a time. Place wafers in a double boiler and heat on low, stirring occasionally.
Step 2: Place and Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the melted candy. Lift it out with the fork and gently tap it onto the side of the bowl to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Step 3: Place the dipped cookie onto the prepared sheet lined with parchment paper (or wax paper) and immediately top with sprinkles or nonpareils, if using them.
Step 4: Repeat with the remaining cookies for that color. Then repeat the steps for each additional color. Place the full tray of cookies into the refrigerator to set.
Once you’ve got the dipped Oreos arranged on the baking sheet, melt ¼ cup of melting wafers in a small piping bag and microwave them for 30 seconds. Use 50% power or the defrost mode, so they don’t burn. Massage the bag and repeat for another 30 seconds, if not fully melted.
Cut a small piece of the tip of the bag and drizzle lines over the Oreos. Chill dipped Oreos in the fridge to set.
- Not using a double boiler? Place the melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave at 30-second interval at 50% power. Stir in between each interval until completely melted and smooth.
- You may need to use more than one baking sheet. You want to leave enough room between each cookie so that they don’t solidify stuck to each other.
- When using a fork to dip, feel free to pierce the creamy center for more stability.
- If your candy melts start to thicken (and cool) as you are working, pop them back in the microwave for about 15 seconds to warm them up again.
- We’re not cookie-decorating experts around here, so there’s no rhyme or reason for the drizzle. Just have fun with it, and get creative! Use a blue or red drizzle over a white cookie, or a white drizzle over the red and blue cookies. Go nuts!
You can try adding a teaspoon of vegetable oil to help thin it out. Stir well.
They don’t! That’s the beauty of candy melts, is that they keep solid at room temperature. Store dipped Oreos in an airtight container for up to 1 week. If you want to keep them longer, then yes, transfer them to the fridge.
Nope! They’re actually candy-coating made to resemble white, milk chocolate or dark chocolate or other types of flavors. There is no cocoa to be found.
You can but I don’t recommend it. Real chocolate will need to be tempered and that’s a whole other process. Otherwise, they may not have the smooth finish that wafers have.
- 36 Double Stuff Oreos family size package
- 10 ounce bag Ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers
- 12 ounce bags Wilton candy melts colors of choice
- White nonpareils or sprinkles optional
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Use any color melting wafers for dipping oreos. I chose red, white and blue for this batch for the 4th of July but they are wonderful for all special occasions.
How to melt wafers:
- Place the wafers in a microwave safe bowl and heat in the microwave for 30-seconds at 50% power level. Stir and repeat for another 30 seconds. Then remove and stir again. Repeat one more time and then stir until completely melted. Be careful not to over-heat or they will thicken too much.
- Place wafers in a double boiler and heat on low heat, stirring occasionally until smooth. Do not allow any condensation or water to get in while melting or it can cause them to seize and thicken.
- Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the melted candy.
- Lift it out with the fork and gently tap to on the side of the bowl to remove excess.
- Place the cookie on the prepared cookie sheet and immediately top with white nonpareils if desired.
- Repeat with more Oreo cookies and then place the entire tray full in the refrigerator for the coating to set.
To make the dipped Oreos with drizzles:
- After, dipping the Oreos and placing on the parchment paper, add ¼ cup of melting wafers to a small piping bag and melt in the microwave at 50% power level or defrost mode for 30 seconds. Then massage the bag and repeat for another 30 seconds if necessary.
- Cut a small amount off the tip of the bag and drizzle lines over the coated Oreos.
- Place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.
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