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Last Updated on December 12, 2020 by Chenée Lewis
Today, for Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies celebration, I’m bringing you a two-for-one: an easy holiday gift that anyone on your list will love, and a festive and decadent treat for you to enjoy all season long! Yup, these decorated Christmas Oreos dipped in chocolate are the perfect SUPER easy holiday recipe!
In this post I’ll share how to make and decorate white chocolate dipped Christmas Oreos adorned with sprinkles, Rudolph-decorated chocolate covered Oreos, and how to give your Oreos a marbled chocolate design! So let’s get started with the ingredients you’ll need!
For this no-bake recipe you’ll only need a few ingredients, and it’s really up to your preference! I wanted to make both white and milk chocolate dipped Oreos, so I got both types of melting wafers. You can decide how you want to decorate your Christmas Oreos and pick those ingredients accordingly!
- Oreos – pretty important to this recipe! I definitely prefer the Winter Oreos with the red filling, but you can use regular Oreos, or substitute any other type of chocolate sandwich cookie! It might also be a great variation to use the new limited edition Gingerbread Oreos!
- white and milk chocolate candy melts – I used Ghirardelli melting wafers in white and milk chocolate because I love the rich chocolatey flavor, but Wilton Candy Melts, or almond bark candy coating would work too. You could even use white or milk chocolate chips, but you might need to add a bit more vegetable oil to achieve the best dipping texture.
- vegetable oil or coconut oil – this helps to thin out the melted candy so that it dips more easily and neatly.
- sprinkles – I’d recommend a 6-cell sprinkles container, or as many sprinkles as you like!
- candy eyes, M&Ms, and mini pretzels – for the Rudolph decoration!
- treat bags and ribbons – if giving as holiday gifts!
All you’ll really need for this recipe is a microwave! And either parchment paper or a cooling rack to let the chocolate set. But otherwise, it’s a pretty simple set of tools.
Tips for the best chocolate-covered Oreos
- Don’t overheat your chocolate! Check it every 15-20 seconds and stop cooking when it’s mostly melted, stirring it the rest of the way. This will help keep that smooth, thin texture we want.
- Scrape the bottom of your cookies. I learned to let all the extra chocolate drip off, and then scrape the bottom of the cookies on the edge of the bowl before setting them on a cooling rack or parchment to dry. That way, the excess chocolate won’t pool around the cookies as they set.
- Decorate them right away. Don’t wait too long to add your decorations or they won’t stick as well!
If you like this Christmas Oreos recipe, you’ll definitely want to try my Ginger Crinkle Cookies! They’re another easy Christmas cookie idea, made from spice cake mix. SO easy and so festive!
You might also enjoy my No Bake Oreo Cheesecake for more Oreo goodness! It’s a super easy no-bake recipe, but full of all the decadence you want from an Oreo cheesecake!
- Place melting wafers in two bowls; white in one, and milk chocolate in the other. Add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to each bowl.
- Heat each bowl in microwave for 30-second intervals, stirring regularly until melted and smooth.
- Place one cookie in the melted candy and flip with a fork to coat evenly.
- Lift cookie with the fork to allow candy to drip off, and scrape on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess.
- Gently place on parchment paper (or on a cooling rack placed above parchment paper) and top with sprinkles and/or decorations. Allow to set.
- For Rudolph cookies, add candy eyes and a red M&M (with the "m" facing down) to the milk chocolate-dipped cookies. Carefully break a pretzel in half to resemble antlers and tuck the pieces into the cream filling on the sides of each cookie.
- For marble effect, add chocolate melted candy to a bowl with a bit of white melted candy (or the reverse; mostly white candy with a bit of chocolate). Swirl just a bit with a toothpick or knife, and then dip cookie as above. Flip cookie until desired marble effect is reached.
- Allow to set fully at room temperature. To set more quickly, place in the refrigerator to chill.
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