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Chocolate Covered Oreos

Chocolate covered Oreos make the classic cookie even better! They’re a simple way to satisfy any sweet craving and a fun and easy addition to your holiday dessert tray!

chocolate covered oreos on counter
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Easy Chocolate Dipped Oreos

Oreos dipped in chocolate sounds simple enough, right? That’s because it is! Sometimes, the simplest things are the best things and this chocolate-covered Oreos recipe is one of them. What a fun and easy way to elevate a popular cookie without any from-scratch baking. There’s nothing complicated about it so older kids can do this all on their own!

A hardened melted chocolate coating over a crunchy chocolate cookie with a cream filling is a mouthful of yum! It’s one of the best holiday desserts to add to a hot chocolate charcuterie board or Christmas dessert board for a treat table that will impress any crowd.

dipped oreo in chocolate

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oreos

  1. Learn how to melt the chocolate in a few different ways. I use the microwave but you do what works for you.
  2. Dip each Oreo into the chocolate to coat it completely.
  3. Set on a parchment-lined baking sheet and allow it to set and harden.
  4. Drizzle with extra chocolate, whether the same kind or different, as a decoration.
  5. Allow it to set once more.

Helpful Tips

  • Melt chocolate until there are no more lumps. You want a smooth consistency.
  • Work quickly and dip the cookies before the chocolate starts to harden.
  • Using a fork to place in and lift out the cookie helps with even coating and no finger smudges.
  • Allow excess chocolate to fall off the cookie.
  • For clean outer lines, once the cookie is set on the parchment paper, use a toothpick and draw a circle around the rim of the cookie to get rid of any extra chocolate.

Decoration Inspiration

  • Turn a chocolate-dipped cookie into a cookie pop! Place a lollipop into the creamy center before dipping and once set, wrap in cellophane. They would make such cute gifts too!
  • Top with festive colored sprinkles, gold flakes, or crushed peppermint candies.
  • Drizzle with extra chocolate using a piping bag. You can even pipe on fun designs like I did with these Christmas Oreos.
  • Add extra Oreo crumbs on top.
  • Make white chocolate covered oreos.
chocolate covered oreos on counter


  • I use chocolate candy melting wafers because they’re super easy to use but if you want to go for the more high-quality chocolate like Ghirardelli, go for it.
  • Use milk, dark, or semi-sweet chocolate, depending on preference. You may even want to do a few of each.
  • White chocolate-covered Oreos are also an option! As are green and red because chocolate candy melts come in all sorts of different colors.
  • Make these with different flavored Oreos.

How to Store Chocolate Covered Oreos

No need to keep these in the fridge! Although the temptation of having them on the counter has been known to be hard to resist ;) Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 weeks!

bite taken from chocolate covered oreo

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Chocolate Covered Oreos

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Chocolate covered Oreos make the classic cookie even better! They're a simple way to satisfy any sweet craving and a fun and easy addition to your holiday dessert tray!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Decorating Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 24


  • 12 ounces milk chocolate candy melting wafers
  • 24 Oreo cookies

Optional Decorations

  • White chocolate candy melting wafers
  • Sprinkles


  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment.
  • In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate candy melting wafers. Heat 1 minute at 50% power and stir. Continue to heat at 30 second intervals at 50% power until melted, stirring well in-between. Make sure there are no lumps in the chocolate and that it is smooth and easy to stir. You may also use a double broiler, if preferred.
    melted chocolate in bowl
  • Place the Oreos on a fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Turn to coat completely in chocolate. When the entire cookie is covered with chocolate, lift it out using the fork. Tap the fork on the side of the bowl several times to let the excess chocolate drip off.
    dipping oreo in chocolate
  • Slide the Oreo onto the baking sheet with a toothpick. Repeat with remaining Oreos. If there is excess chocolate, draw a circle around the base of the cookie with a toothpick to get a clean circle. Repeat with remaining Oreos.
    chocolate covered oreos on pan

Optional Decorations

  • Option 1: Sprinkle the top with sprinkles and let cool.
    chocolate covered oreos on counter
  • Option 2: Once the chocolate has set on the cookies, pipe the top with melted chocolate (follow step 1 and then place melted chocolate in a zip-top bag before snipping the tip of the corner). Let set.


  • Use white, milk, or dark chocolate depending on flavor preference.
  • Make with different flavors of Oreos. 
  • Decorate with colored sprinkles.
  • Top with chopped nuts.
  • Add crushed candy canes.
  • Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreo crumbs.
  • Place on a lollypop stick before dipping and then wrap in cellophane. 
If the chocolate begins to harden: Pop it back into the microwave for 15 seconds and stir it.
Excess chocolate: Let any remaining chocolate drip off the bottom of your cookie before placing it on the baking sheet. This will help prevent it from pooling at the bottom of the Oreo. If you do get some pooling, draw a circle around the base with a toothpick to get a clean circle.
Storing: Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 weeks.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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