on Nov 29, 2023
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Christmas Oreos are a tasty holiday recipe for Chocolate Covered Oreos. So easy to make and a great Christmas candy gift idea- so cute too! Just 3 ingredients is all you’ll need, plus a few extra toppings if you want.
Oreos make for such a sweet and tasty snack no matter the time of year. We’ll whip up all sorts of cool treats with them in the summer: stuff like our No Bake Oreo Cheesecake and Easy Oreo Pudding Pops.
When it comes to Christmas and the holiday season, one of our favorites are these yummy little Oreo Truffles or Chocolate Covered Ritz they’re a great little candy holiday treat to use as an edible gift too! Those recipes all involves extra gadgets like food processors and stand mixers, so we wanted to try something a little simpler this time around. That’s how we came up with this cute batch of Christmas Oreos.
Chocolate Covered Oreos are a great recipe but we ended up putting a little holiday spin on them with our Christmas Oreos. Instead of a full-dip, we went with Half-Dipped Oreos to get that sort of “snowy field” look on each of our Oreo cookies. With a piping bag and a steady hand, we were able to make a bunch of cute green trees to go on top of each cookie.
Throw a star on top of each tree and a chocolate sprinkle for a tree trunk and you’ve got a cute little Christmas Tree Oreo that you decorated in no time at all! Serve them up at your next Christmas party or throw them all together into a little Oreo Christmas box to give as a candy gift this holiday season.
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Why you’ll love this simple Christmas Oreos recipe
- Like we said: compared to our other Oreo recipes, this dessert is so simple to make. No food processors or stand mixers required- just a couple bowls, some piping bags, and a microwave. That’s the only gear you need to make these cute Holiday Oreo Cookies!
- In terms of ingredients, this is pretty much a 3 ingredient recipe. All you need is some Oreo cookies and a couple varieties of melting chocolates. If you’re a big homemade dessert maker, you might even have the sprinkles and candy stars on hand already.
- You’ll find that these Oreos make for a great candy to gift during the holidays. Whether you’re serving them at some sort of Christmas get-together or boxing them up or throwing them in a tin, folks are going to love them. They’re chocolate coated Oreos- it’s a chocolate lover’s dream!
Christmas Oreos Ingredients
A big thing you’re going to love about our Christmas Oreos is the ingredients list. This is just a simple 3-ingredient recipe- with a couple of optional extras for decorating. Here’s all you need:
- Oreo Cookies – Or, of course, any sort of store-brand or off-brand Oreos you can find at the store. Consider using the green mint flavored Oreos for flavor and festive color.
- White Melting Chips – We went with these Ghirardelli White Melting Wafers. They’ve got a bit of added vanilla flavor to them.
- Green Melting Wafers – If you go to Michaels, you can find these sold under brands like Sweet Tooth Fairy Meltables or Wilton Melting Chips can be found at many stores and also on Amazon.
These are the three main ingredients you’ll need. For decoration, you’ll also want to grab some sugar candy stars and some optional chocolate sprinkles or jimmies. These will serve as the star on top of the Christmas tree and the trunk respectively.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make Christmas Tree Oreos
Making Christmas Oreo Cookies isn’t hard at all- sort of like making some Half-Dipped Oreos with a little extra creative flair. To make some yourself, here’s what you do:
- Add white melting chips to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted, stirring in between. Half-dip each Oreo into melted chocolate and set on parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Add green candy melts to separate bowl and similarly microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between. Transfer to a ziploc or piping bag and cut a small opening in the bottom corner.
- Draw green trees onto each half-dipped oreo using a back and forth motion. Using tweezers or a steady hand, top each tree with a candy star and use chocolate sprinkles to make tree trunks.
There’s only a handful of ingredients you need for our Christmas Oreo Recipe. Even if you don’t have the exact ingredients, there’s a few easy substitutes you can make if you need! Here’s a few substitutes you can try:
- Oreo Cookies – You don’t have to use plain ole Oreos for this recipe if you don’t want to or have any on hand. We used Double Stuf Oreos but you could use Oreo Thins, Mega Stuf Oreos, or even those Oreo Most Stuff cookies if you really want to. In a real pinch, you could even drop the stuffing and just use some chocolate wafer cookies instead. You can also give making Homemade Oreo Cookies a try.
- White Melting Chips – These white chocolate melting chips are pretty much chocolate with a few additives. Just a few extra ingredients that help them melt and set a little easier. You can get pretty close by adding some coconut oil or shortening to some white milk chocolate chips before melting. This basically turns it into something like chocolate shell topping. For that added vanilla flavor, consider adding a touch of vanilla extract as well.
- Green Melting Wafers – Same procedure as the white melting chips: mix some white chocolate with some shortening or coconut oil. The only extra step is adding some color and flavor. Slowly add green food coloring or food dye until you get the color you want after melting your chocolate. You can also add vanilla extract for flavor but consider adding some peppermint or spearmint extract for some extra holiday flavor instead!
While this recipe is pretty straightforward, there is a bit of room to mess around and get creative! Here’s a couple of ideas you can try out with your next batch of Christmas Oreos:
- Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos – We went in more of a Half-Dipped Oreos direction with our recipe. You could just as easily give your Oreos the full dip.
- Peppermint Bark Oreos – If you’re a big fan of Peppermint Bark, then this variation is a must-try! Drop the green melting wafers, candy stars, and chocolate jimmies from the ingredients and get some crushed candy canes. While your chocolate dip is still somewhat melty, give your half-dipped Oreos a quick dusting of your homemade peppermint snow. Tastes just like peppermint bark with a little extra creme on the inside!
Storage / Freezing
Storage: When it comes to storing your Christmas Oreos, it’s not too different from storing leftover Oreos. Once your chocolate coating has set, feel free to transfer your Holiday Oreos to an airtight container. They’ll keep for a good 3-4 weeks at room temperature- no need to refrigerate!
Freezing: If you want long-term storage, then you’ll want to freeze them. Keep them in an air-tight and freezer-safe container and set in the freezer. Expect them to keep well for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the fridge before enjoying.
If your melting chocolates seem a bit thick, melt in a small amount of shortening to thin the chocolate.
Other Christmas Candy Recipes
Looking for other Christmas Candy recipes? Try these:
More Christmas Candy Recipes
Here are some more of our favorite Christmas Candies:
- 15 Oreo Cookies
- 6 oz White Melting Chips
- 3 oz Green Melting Wafers
- 15 Candy Stars, tree toppers
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Jimmies, (optional) for tree trunk
- Line a pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl by heating for 30 seconds then stirring (repeat until melted).
- Dip each Oreo halfway in the white chocolate and set on prepared pan.
- In another microwave safe bowl, melt green wafers by heat for 30 seconds, stirring an repeating until done.
- Transfer green chocolate to piping bag or zippered bag.
- Cut a very small opening in the bag.
- Using a back and forth motion, draw a green tree on each cookie.
- Top each tree with a star and use the jimmies to make the trunk.