Oreos have been one of our favorite sweet treats since 1912. The king of sandwich cookies, the Oreo has a chocolate crunch and a filling of sweet cream that is perfect for desserts or a midday snack. The cookies are also the foundation for wonderful gifts. Chocolate-covered Oreo cookie gifts are bound to please even the hardest people on your shopping list. For the next holiday, birthday, party, baby/wedding shower, or “Just Because” day, try these delicious treats.
If you are new to chocolate-covered Oreos, you won’t be for long. They are very easy to make, and even easier to give away to friends and family. When you master this, you can move on to other Oreo gifts.
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon shortening
- 1 package Oreos
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Combine the chocolate and the shortening (you can also use vegetable oil) in a microwavable bowl or stovetop double boiler and melt. Stir frequently because chocolate likes to stick to the bottom of pans!
- Drop a cookie into the chocolate and submerge. Use a fork to remove it. Tap it against the side of the bowl to shake off any excess chocolate.
- Put the chocolaty cookie on the baking sheet.
- Put cookies in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minutes or keep there until ready to serve.
That’s all there is to these delicious chocolate covered Oreos!
All Dressed Up
A plain chocolate-covered Oreo is delightful, but why stop there? Why not embellish a little? One easy way to do this is to add toppings. When the chocolate is still wet, sprinkle the cookie with:
- Sprinkles or jimmies.
- Colored sugar.
- Crushed Oreos.
- Crushed almonds, pecans, or walnuts.
- Toffee bits.
- Candy bits.
- Shredded coconut.
- Premade royal icing decorations.
- Whatever you think will taste good!
You can also wait for the chocolate to dry and then drizzle with more chocolate. You can either use the same variety or mix it up with dark or white chocolates for contrast.
You can also create custom Oreo creations for holidays or other special occasions by using premade royal icing decorations, piping icing onto your cookie, or being a bit creative.
One fun idea is to use red candy melts to coat the cookies with chocolate. From there, use a piece of black licorice and lay it just down from the middle. This will be Santa’s tummy. You can add a Laffy Taffy yellow belt buckle and some candy buttons as well. You can also use regular chocolate to coat and make Rudolph. To do this, insert pretzel twists that have been broken to resemble antlers into the cream of the cookie. Then decorate with royal icing or candy for the nose, eyes, and mouth.
This is another very simple chocolate-covered Oreo gift, courtesy Creative-Baby-Shower-Ideas.
- 1 package of Oreos
- Chocolate almond bark
- Lollipop sticks
- Wax paper
- Cookie sheet
- Melt your chocolate almond bark in the microwave or double boiler.
- Remove the tops of your Oreos.
- Dip the lollipop stick in the melted chocolate and put it in the center of the Oreo’s cream filling. Press down slightly to set it.
- Put the top back on and press lightly.
- Melt more chocolate and start dipping. You can then decorate as you wish.
These taste like they were made by a culinary genius – but they’re super easy.
- 1 package Oreos.
- Chocolate or candy melts.
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened.
- Use a chopper or blender (or your hands) to crush the Oreos into bits. You can reserve some of the bits for topping, if you like.
- Mix the cookie bits with the cream cheese.
- Form small balls from this mixture.
- Melt your chocolate and start dipping the balls. You can put them on lollipop sticks if you like, or just use a spoon to help you dip them.
- Decorate them if you like, or wait for the chocolate to dry so you can drizzle them with more chocolate.
- Put in freezer to firm them up, and then store them in the fridge or freezer until you are ready to serve.
Oreos and chocolate are a match made in confectioners’ heaven. Try these recipes today!
Pinkchic18 loves to write about desserts and gourmet treats. She also regularly contributes to the Gourmet Cookie Bouquets Recipe Blog, where you can find more yummy recipes and cookie ideas.