Holiday Oreos

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Dip your Oreos into melted white chocolate then decorate with a green tree pattern and sprinkles! These are so fun to make and ready in just minutes!

A plate of Holiday Oreos stacked into a tree shape.

The holidays are a busy time of year.   While I normally bake on the weekend all year long once Thanksgiving hits it’s game on in my kitchen.

That means I’m baking multiple days during the week as well as on the weekends.   I love making cookies and while I have my holiday favorites I try to make several new cookies each year.

In the last few years I’ve made some really great cookies.  Perhaps my favorite are these Pittsburgh Thumbprint Cookies. Another favorite is a twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie, the Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookie.  For a colorful holiday cookie these Christmas Pinwheel Cookies are a super fun choice.

If mint is your thing then these Peppermint Meltaway Cookies have become a quick holiday favorite in our house.   Then I can’t forget about Biscotti and these Cranberry Pecan Biscotti are perfection. 

However, by the time mid-December rolls around I’m often tapped out in the kitchen.  That’s because as a food blogger I’ve actually been baking Christmas treats since September.   That’s when I start looking for easy, semi-homemade treats.

Ingredients:

  • Oreos-You can use regular, double stuffed, or even a peppermint version
  • White Chocolate-Use white chocolate that melts well.  It can be almond bark, a white chocolate bar, or white candy melts.
  • Green Candy Melts-Use your favorite brand
  • Sprinkles-I used tiny holiday colored balls for the “ornaments” and a gold or silver ball on the top as the star.

To Make the Oreos:  Melt the white chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave.   Dip the bottom half of each Oreo into the white chocolate and set on a piece of parchment paper.  Let harden.   Heat the green candy melts in a double broiler or the microwave.   Place in a zip top baggie.   Snip off the end.  Working quickly make a zig zag tree shape on a few Oreos and then sprinkle with the holiday sprinkles.  Place the gold or silver sprinkle on top.   Repeat with remaining Oreos.

Pin Image:  Three Holiday Oreos, Text Title, a bunch of Oreos dipped in white chocolate.

These holiday Oreos are such a festive choice and they are easy to make!   There is no baking required but I guarentee these will be one of the hottest items on your cookie tray this year.

You simply dip the Oreos into white chocolate and let that harden.  Then you melt green candy melts and make a zig zag tree pattern on them.  Sprinkle with sprinkles and put a star on top.

Can I use flavored Oreos?

Of course!  I used peppermint Oreos and regular Oreos.   Now that they have so many fun flavors of Oreos you can make them whatever flavor you want!

How do I melt the chocolate?

There are two main methods for doing this.  The first is using a double boiler.  In this method you boil a few inches of water in a pot and stick a metal pan on top of it.  Simmer the water and add the chocolate to the pan. Stir until melted. 

The other method is using the microwave.   Heat the chocolate in 20 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until it has completely melted. 

I also know that people swear by their Wilton Chocolate Melting Pots.  I do not have one but my mother does and she loves it..

What should I use to make the trees?

Again there are several ways you can do this.   If I’m in a hurry I melt the chocolate, transfer to a zip top baggie, and then snip off the top.  I drizzle from there.

If I have more time I fit a piping bag with a number 1 or number 2 tip, fill the bag with the chocolate, and go from there.  This is definitely a more precise method but it’s not a needed one. 

How do I store the Oreos?

Store them in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.

It’s important to note that you cannot pipe on all of your trees before using the sprinkles or your first trees will have already hardened.  I like to do 3 or 4 trees then put on the sprinkles.  Then I do 3 or 4 more trees and add more sprinkles.  This seems to be a good going rate.

A plate of Oreos dipped in white chocolate.

Once the Oreos are dipped and sprinkled they need to sit for a good 30 minutes to make sure all of the chocolate and candy melts have hardened.  Then they can be safely stored in an air tight container.

Once you have your cookies you need to decide how to gift them.  An easy way to do it is to put some in a mini tin and stick a bow on top.

I like to buy little packages that self seal and say homemade on them to gift to teachers.  You can also stack them in a mason jar and tie a ribbon around it.

A close up of an Oreo with a Christmas tree on it.

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A plate of Holiday Oreos stacked into a tree shape.

Holiday Oreos

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Dip your Oreos into melted white chocolate then decorate with a green tree pattern and sprinkles!

Ingredients

  • 24 Oreos
  • 8 oz. white chocolate
  • 4 oz. green candy melts
  • red and green sprinkles
  • gold or silver edible beads

Instructions

  1. Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler or in a microwave safe dish.
  2. Dip the bottom half of each Oreo into the white chocolate and set on a
    piece of parchment paper.  Let harden for 10 minutes.  
  3. Heat the green candy melts in a double broiler or in a microwave safe dish.  
  4. Place in a zip top baggie.   Snip off the end.  Working quickly make a zig zag tree shape on a few Oreos and then sprinkle with the holiday sprinkles.  Place the gold or silver sprinkle on top.  
  5. Repeat with remaining Oreos.
  6. Allow to harden for 10 minutes then place in an air tight container.

Notes

Recipe from Fresh April Flours

A plate of Holiday Oreos with Christmas trees on them.

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