Chocolate-dipped Oreos

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This is the easiest baking to do with your kids. Or the simplest last minute chocolate gift to give to your friends or a dinner party host. You can make these chocolate dipped Oreos in just minutes… and make them look good!

A close up of a chocolate dipped oreos with gold chocolate eggs on top

Many times, the best ideas are the simplest ones – especially when it comes to cooking and baking.

I love these chocolate covered Oreos for all the reasons below. And, well, because chocolate.

They take literally minutes to make.

You can make so many different variations, only limited by your imagination!

They make a perfect baking activity to do with kids of any age. Younger kids can help you decorate, older kids can make them all by themselves.

You can easily adapt them for the occasion (see below!).

How to adapt them for any occasion

EASTER COMING UP? Pop mini chocolate eggs on top like I did with the ones in my photos.

CHRISTMAS Scatter green and red M&Ms on top.

BABY SHOWER Add a few drops of baby pink and/or blue food colouring to white chocolate, then decorate with pretty sprinkles.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Add green food colouring to white chocolate. Put Irish themed decorations on top (lucky four leaved clovers?).

BIRTHDAY PARTIES Think about the person whose birthday it is and decorate accordingly. Do a quick search online and you’ll find loads of ideas for children. You can make ladybirds/ladybugs, polar bears, frogs, owls, sheep and more.

MOTHER’S OR FATHER’S DAY Add flower baking decorations, moustaches or sport’s decorations – or something else that you think your parents would like. Type ‘baking decorations’ into Amazon and you’ll find so many ideas there.

A close up of a chocolate dipped Oreo with a golden egg on top with others around it

So easy to make

For me the best thing about these chocolate-dipped Oreos is that anyone can make them, and make them look good.

Children can help you to decorate them, but they won’t look like children have decorated them, if you know what I mean (sorry kids, I know some of you are mighty talented and could make these look as good or better than any adult could!).

This is how it’s done in 5 EASY STEPS

  1. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place a wire rack on top.
  3. Melt chocolate in a jug in the microwave in 30-second bursts.
  4. Dip Oreos. Place them on the wire rack.
  5. Decorate to your heart’s content! Let set in a cool place or the fridge!

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Chocolate-dipped Oreos

Chocolate-dipped Oreos – I made these for Easter but they’re so easy to customize for any occasion!
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 20

Ingredients 
 

  • 7 ounces chocolate, milk, dark, white, or a mixture
  • 20 Oreos, in the UK there are about 12 or 13 in each package
  • decorations of your choice e.g. sprinkles, chocolate curls, mini eggs, Maltesers, crushed honeycomb

Instructions 

  • Place a wire rack on a tray lined with baking paper (see video above!).
  • Break the chocolate up into a microwave-safe jug, and melt in the microwave in 30-second bursts.*
  • Dip the Oreos into the chocolate one by one, touching lightly on the side of the jug afterwards to allow any excess chocolate to drip off. Place them onto the wire rack, then immediately add your decorations.
  • Allow the chocolate to set, then store in an air-tight container.

Notes

Melting the chocolate

I usually put in the microwave for 3 x 30-second bursts. This melts most of the chocolate, and then you stir it vigorously until the rest melts (this is also a quick way to temper the chocolate).
If you don’t have a microwave, just melt the chocolate on the stovetop in a smallish bowl over simmering hot water in a saucepan (make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water).

Waiting for the chocolate to set

The chocolate on the underside of the cookies will probably stick to the wire rack a little as it dries. Don’t worry about this – just lift them loose with a fork when the chocolate is nearly (but not quite) set. If you forget (like I did), it’s no big deal – they’ll still come loose pretty easily with a fork.

Nutrition info

Please note that the nutrition info does not include your decorations, for obvious reasons!

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 57mg, Potassium: 55mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 10g, Calcium: 5mg, Iron: 1mg
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22 Comments

  1. Ooh how exciting that you’re in Australia! Is it for work or a holiday? 😀 Enjoy the sun and the weather. Meanwhile I’ll enjoy that video!

    1. We’re back home now but we had an amazing time! Mr. Scrummy had to go there for work, so lucky me tagged along! 🙂