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White Chocolate Covered Oreos

Give regular Oreos a makeover by covering them in white chocolate and decorating them with some festive sprinkles! White Chocolate Covered Oreos are quick to prepare and you only need 2 ingredients! Perfect for holiday tables, lunch box snacks, and even bake sales.

White chocolate covered oreos with sprinkles on top.
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Easy Recipe for Christmas Cookies!

The festive season is incredibly busy for so many of us. If you’re like me, and you’re always looking for ways to save some time when entertaining, then say hello to one of the easiest holiday cookie recipes you could ever make.

I love that these white chocolate covered Oreos are a no-bake dessert. Just a bit of melting, dipping, and decorating and you’re done.

Oreos are one of our favorite cookies in my house and any time I can incorporate them into a dessert is a good day! Chocolate covered Oreos are a classic, and I even make them a little holly jolly this time of year by turning them into cute chocolate covered Christmas Oreos.

Oreo cookie balls are also a great option for this season. These snowmen Oreo balls or Oreo balls for Christmas are always a hit at winter parties with kids or at a cookie exchange.

And of course, what hot chocolate charcuterie board would be complete without a delicious Oreo addition?

This recipe for white chocolate covered Oreos takes only a few minutes to prepare yet they are so impressive when they’re done. Not to mention, they taste amazing! You can even get the kids involved in helping to dip and decorate each cookie which is a great activity that everyone enjoys!

Recipe Ingredients

You only need 2 ingredients to make these awesome cookies! I’ve also given some suggestions for optional additions if you want to do a little bit more decorating.

White chocolate and oreos on counter.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Oreo cookies. I used regular Oreos, but you can use any flavor you like! There are so many options to choose from nowadays but the classic cookie with cream filling is still my favorite.
  • Chocolate melting wafers. These wafers are designed to melt easily and smoothly. You can find them in the baking aisle of a lot of grocery stores and they’re also available in many bulk stores or online.
  • Decorations (optional). You don’t have to decorate your cookies, but if you do, sprinkles are always fun and they make a great addition. You can also melt some additional candy melting wafers to drizzle over the coating once it sets.

Variations

These white chocolate covered Oreos are not only super easy to make, but they’re also simple to customize! Here are some ideas to get you started:

  • Use milk or dark candy melts depending on flavor preference.
  • Place the remaining chocolate in a zip-top bag or melt some more. Snip the tip of the bag and then drizzle the chocolate across the top.
  • Make them with a different flavor of Oreos. 
  • Decorate them with colored sprinkles, pastels for Easter, green for St. Patrick’s day, pink and red for Valentine’s Day!
  • Top them with chopped nuts.
  • Add crushed candy canes as we did with these peppermint Oreo balls.
  • Sprinkle the top with crushed Oreo crumbs.
  • Place each cookie on a lollypop stick, similar to these Oreo cake pops, before dipping and then wrap in cellophane.

How to Make White Chocolate Covered Oreos

There’s no baking involved here, so it really only takes a few minutes to prepare these white chocolate dipped Oreos. They make one of the most perfect fuss-free yet impressive dessert recipes!

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  1. Melting candy wafers. Melting chocolate can be a bit finicky but these white candy melts make things a bit easier. There are 2 ways to melt the white chocolate melting wafers. The first is in a microwave. Heat the wafers in a bowl on 50% power for 1 minute then give everything a good stir. Continue to heat and stir in 15-second intervals until the wafers are completely melted and smooth. You can also use a double-boiler to melt the wafers slowly on the stovetop.
  2. Dip the cookies. Place your Oreos flat on a fork and gently lower them into the melted white chocolate. Use your fork to turn them over until they are completely covered. 
  3. Let cool. Slide the covered Oreo on a baking sheet lined with parchment or waxed paper and allow the chocolate coating to cool slightly. 
  4. Decorate. If you’re decorating the tops of your cookies, add your sprinkles while the chocolate is still soft then allow them to cool completely. The chocolate coating will harden as it cools.

Expert Tips

  • If the chocolate begins to harden, pop it back into the microwave for 15 seconds and stir it.
  • Let excess chocolate run 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.
  • Don’t forget to line your baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper. This will help to make clean-up a breeze!
stack of alternating white chocolate and milk chocolate covered oreos

Recipe FAQs

Why is the coating not firming up?

Sometimes when my kitchen is too warm, the candy melts take a while to set. Pop the cookies into the fridge to help speed up the hardening process.

Can I substitute white chocolate chips for the candy melting wafers?

Yes you can, but white chocolate can be tricky to melt. Overheating it can cause the chocolate to turn grainy and ‘seize’ which looks like a hard, clumpy mess.

Melting wafers are designed for melting, which means they don’t hold their shape when heated and will melt evenly and smoothly.

Can I use almond bark?

Same as white chocolate chips, almond bark is a bit trickier to melt. Use a double boiler for best results.

Can I make these white chocolate covered Oreos in advance?

Absolutely! The chocolate dipped cookies will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks, so you can make them ahead and have them ready to serve whenever you need them!

Storage Instructions

Make sure the coating has been set fully on your Oreos before you transfer them to an airtight container. 

Store the cookies in the refrigerator or at room temperature for up to 3 weeks.

White chocolate covered oreos with sprinkles on top.

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White Chocolate Covered Oreos

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Author: Jamielyn Nye
Give regular Oreos a makeover by covering them in white chocolate and decorating them with some festive sprinkles! White Chocolate Covered Oreos are quick to prepare and you only need 2 ingredients! Perfect for holiday tables, lunch box snacks, and even bake sales.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Decorating Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups white chocolate candy melting wafers
  • 24 Oreo cookies

Optional Decorations

  • Sprinkles
  • ¼ cup chocolate candy melting wafers (milk, red, green)

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Optional Decorations

  • Option 1: Sprinkle the top with sprinkles and let cool.
  • Option 2: 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.

Notes

Variations:
  • Use 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian

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