Chocolate Covered Oreos

How do you make Oreos even better? Dip them in chocolate! Dress up milk’s favorite cookie for any holiday or occasion with this guide for how to make Chocolate Covered Oreos.

For more easy kid friendly treats, have you tried our Chocolate Peanut Butter Grahams? Dunked and delicious! These holiday Cake Mix Cookies are easy and nobody needs to know they started with a boxed mix!

Chocolate and white chocolate covered oreos on parchment paper.

Everyone Loves Chocolate Dipped Oreos

That is a fact. It’s science.

Well, almost. But seriously, can you imagine anyone who likes chocolate turning down a chocolate sandwich cookie that’s been dipped in MORE chocolate?

People spend a lot of money at candy shops and holidays purchasing chocolate dipped oreos. But now, make them yourself at home!

Dipping the cookies in chocolate is just the beginning. You can also decorate them with so many fun additions from sprinkles to colored candy melts.

Match colors to the occasion or get creative making your own designs and variations. When you don’t want to make cookies from scratch but still want a special holiday treat to share, Chocolate Covered Oreos are a perfect solution!

Love this easy recipe? Try our ritz cookies next. Easy ritz crackers filled with peanut butter and marshmallow cream then dunked in chocolate!

Ingredient Notes

Here’s what I used to make the chocolate dipped Oreos:

  • Oreos – Try this with original oreos, double stuffed, golden, peppermint or any other variety you enjoy!
  • Chocolate melting wafers – Ghiradelli wafers melt perfectly and give the cookies a smooth and shiny finish.
  • Colored candy melts – Optional but fun for creating colorful designs on the cookies! Find them on Amazon or at craft stores.
  • Sprinkles or other holiday decorations – Add instant fun festivity to your chocolate covered cookies!
Step by step photos showing how to make chocolate covered oreos.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oreos

You need two forks for mess-free dipping. Place the cookie flat on the fork and dip it into the chocolate. Use another fork to turn the cookie over, making sure the whole surface gets coated.

Lift the cookie out of the chocolate and tap off any excess chocolate on the sides of the bowl. Set it on a parchment lined cookie sheet and repeat with all the remaining Oreos.

Decorate with sprinkles and holiday decorations (if using) then let the chocolate set for about 30 minutes.

From here, you can drizzle the cookies with more melted chocolate or melted colorful candy wafers, if desired.

No time to decorate? Go ahead and enjoy your Chocolate Covered Oreos just as they are. Still delicious!

Chocolate covered oreos in a stack, one bite removed.

Tips and Tricks

  • If you’re using candy melting wafers, transfer them to a ziploc bag after melting. Then, snip the corner of the bag with scissors and pipe the melted candy onto the cookies. The melted wafers are too thick to drizzle with a fork or spoon.
  • Do NOT pierce the cookie filling with the fork tines to dip them into the chocolate. When I tried that, my cookie fell apart.
  • For easier dipping, use your hand to dip just half off the cookie into the chocolate. It looks pretty this way too!
  • When it comes to sprinkles, I like jimmies and nonpareil (round) sprinkles best. You can use sugar sprinkles but they may melt slightly into the chocolate.
  • Place parchment paper or foil under your bowl of chocolate on the counter for catching any chocolate drips to make clean up easier.
Funfetti decorated chocolate dipped oreos.

Recipe FAQs

How should you store Chocolate Covered Oreos?

Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They’ll stay fresh and delicious for about 2 weeks.

Can you use milk chocolate instead?

Yes, milk chocolate melting wafers would work in this recipe too! I did a combination of both white and dark chocolate to have some variation.

How do you get the chocolate smooth and even?

Make sure to tap the dipped Oreos on the side or rim of the bowl to shake off an excess chocolate before letting it set. Any extra chocolate dripping off will clump as it sets, making the chocolate layer less smooth.

Holiday Dipped Oreos

No one can turn down a plate of Chocolate Covered Oreos. . . especially when they look this good!

Whether you are dipping Oreos for Christmas or any other holiday, these are great for gifting and sharing.

Use a variety of sprinkles and chocolates to create the perfect holiday treat.

Christmas- Dip Oreos in dark chocolate as well as white chocolate. Add holiday sprinkles. You can also melt green/red candy wafers and drizzle over the dipped cookies.

Halloween- Same as any holiday, dip in chocolate and white chocolate. Add fall sprinkles (great for Thanksgiving too) and add orange drizzle by using melted orange candy wafers.

Valentine’s Day- Whether you are making these for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, dip and drizzle with pink/red candy melts and sprinkles!

Christmas dipped chocolate covered oreos.

More Easy Desserts

Chocolate Covered Oreos

5 from 3 votes
By: Aimee
How do you make Oreos even better? Dip them in chocolate! Dress up milk's favorite cookie for any holiday or occasion with this guide for how to make Chocolate Covered Oreos.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies


  • 36 Oreos cookies
  • 1 10 oz. package of dark chocolate melting wafers (I used Ghiradelli)
  • 1 10 oz. package of white vanilla melting wafers (I used Ghiradelli)


  • Colored candy melts I used the Wilton ones, can be purchased on amazon or at Michael’s, Joann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby
  • Sprinkles or other holiday decorations


  • In a small bowl, melt chocolate according to the package instructions.  Place an oreo flat on a fork and dip it into the chocolate.  Using a second fork, turn it over to make sure the whole Oreo gets covered with chocolate.  Using the bottom fork, lift the Oreo out of the chocolate and gently tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. 
  • Place the Oreo onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • If you are planning to decorate the Oreo with sprinkles or holiday decorations without adding drizzle to the top of the Oreo, you’ll want to decorate immediately before the chocolate hardens.  
  • If you would like to drizzle the Oreo with melted chocolate, let the first layer of chocolate set for about 30 minutes before doing so.  Melt the additional chocolate and drizzle using a fork or spoon.  You can also put sprinkles or decorations on top of the drizzle.
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


    • If you want to use the Wilton colored candy melts sold at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, put it in a  small ziploc bag after melting and pipe it across the top.  It isn’t liquid enough to be able to drizzle with a fork or spoon.  


Serving: 1cookie, Calories: 71kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 55mg, Sugar: 6g
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
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You don’t need to turn on your oven and spend all day baking to make festive cookies for Christmas, Valentine’s Day or any other occasion. Open a package of Oreos, melt some chocolate and get creative with the sprinkles.

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Posted on November 24, 2020

Comments & Reviews

  1. Hooray!! Oreo’s company heard the cry and are now marketing Gluten free Oreos. With 2 Grand children that follow a strict gluten free diet this is a REAL game changer for them. Their delight when the were able to enjoy chocolate dipped Oreos was priceless. Thanks Oreo cookie company 👍😊

  2. We love oreos and we love it so much more with this chocolate coating! It is so quick to make, my kids finished everything that I made today. This is definitely going to be one our favorites at home!

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