Christmas Chocolate-Covered Oreos — Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Easy Christmas Oreos Recipe

These chocolate-dipped Christmas Oreos are a classic holiday treat that no one can resist. Something about all those red and green sprinkles lures everyone in! 

You only need a few ingredients and they are a fast, easy, no-bake Christmas cookie!

Because they keep fresh so well for a long time, they’re a great make-ahead dessert.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

For those wanting to ship or send a semi-homemade treat to friends and family who live far away, this is a great one because they’re sturdy and won’t crumble in transit nor go stale.

To that end, they’re great as cookie exchange cookies too because they can be made well in advance. 

The best part for me is that you can get really creative with them! Chocolate dipped, chocolate-and-white-chocolate-dipped, or drizzled with red or green-tinted white chocolate if you like. Of course, use the cutest and most festive sprinkles and be generous with them to show that holiday spirit.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Ingredients in Christmas Chocolate-Covered Oreos

For these easy yet very festive chocolate-dipped Oreo Christmas cookies, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients:

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

How to Make Chocolate-Covered Oreos

It doesn’t get any easier than these Oreo Christmas cookies! If you’re unsure how to dip Oreos in chocolate, here are the basic steps. Then, keep reading for tips on making the dipping process quick and easy.  

Step 1: Melt the milk according to package directions.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Step 2: Dip the Oreos into the melted milk chocolate. If also dipping in white chocolate, first allow the milk to set up, then dip half the cookie in white chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Step 3: Add sprinkles before the chocolate sets up.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Step 4: Optionally, add red food coloring to the white chocolate and drizzle it. Or add green food coloring to melted white chocolate and drizzle it.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Step 5: Allow the chocolate to set up fully before enjoying!

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

What Type of Oreos Are Best for Dipping in Chocolate? 

I used Mint Oreos, but regular classic Oreo Sandwich Cookies are fine.

For those wanting a thicker, bigger cookie go with Double Stuf Oreos.

Conversely, Oreo Thins would also work if you want a thinner cookie, although they wouldn’t be my choice personally because they don’t seem substantial enough to me.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

What Kind of Chocolate Is Best for Melting and Dipping?

For dipping, I used milk chocolate rather than semi-sweet chocolate although semi-sweet is fine, although a bit less traditional.

With some of the cookies, after fully dipping them in milk chocolate, I dipped half in melted white chocolate. 

As an option, you could dip them in fully in white chocolate. Or dip them fully in white chocolate and then half in milk chocolate.

Any combination of chocolate is fine.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Can I Melt Chocolate Chips for Dipping Oreos? 

No, I highly recommend using chocolate candy melts or melting wafers rather than chocolate chips. 

Specifically, the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers are my go-to especially for dipping projects like this. They’re great because they melt smoothly, evenly, and easily. And stay smoothly melted for a longer period of time which is great for chocolate dipped Christmas Oreos.

For the white chocolate, I used the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers for the same reasons as mentioned.

I do not like to melt chocolate chips for dipped cookie recipes although if you absolutely want to, you could. Read up on how to smoothly melt chocolate chips.

However, white chocolate chips are definitely the most finicky and tricky to melt. They’re prone to seizing up and turning into a rock solid mass. Or mess, more specifically. So I don’t recommend using them.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

How to Store Chocolate-Covered Oreos

My favorite type of desserts are the ones that keep seemingly forever. And these Christmas Oreos definitely do! 

I store them airtight at room temperature for a couple weeks, but if you were to keep them in the fridge, they’d keep easily for a month or more. And in the freezer, I bet they’d be fine for 6 months.

However, note that if you refrigerate or freeze them, you run the risk that afterwards the chocolate may look a little dull. Nothing wrong them and the taste will be fine, but your chocolate-dipped Oreos just won’t look quite as good visually.

Although I have family members who actually prefer these frozen and love that texture.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Tips for Dipping Oreos in Chocolate 

Prep the sprinkles ahead of time: Make sure to have all your sprinkles ready to go so that right after the cookies are dipped, you can go to town. I usually dip three or four cookies at a time, then quickly sprinkle them.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Let the chocolate set before double dipping: If you are planning on dipping the cookies first in milk chocolate, then in white, or vice versa make sure you let the chocolate set fully before trying to dip the other half.

Avoid refrigerating the dipped Oreos: Wait for about 1 hour, or until the chocolate sets up, before digging in. You can place the cookies in the fridge to encourage the chocolate to set up faster.

However, I find that refrigeration dulls the chocolate dulls a bit when they are flash-chilled this way. And the final look of the cookies isn’t as shiny and glossy so I just wait it out and go with the room temp method.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Make this recipe with kids! If you have kids or grandkids to entertain over Christmas or winter break, these chocolate covered Christmas Oreos are are great little “baking” project!

Easier than a gingerbread house, and they taste better too. Plus, you can’t go wrong with a no-bake Christmas dessert. 

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Gift the cookies: These fun and festive Christmas cookies are great for cookie exchanges because they keep for ages. Or wrap a few up in little cellophane bags and hand them out as hostess, teacher, coach, or coworker gifts.

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Chocolate Covered Christmas Oreos - Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!
Yield: 36

Christmas Chocolate Covered Oreos

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cooling Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Oreo cookies dipped in chocolate and loaded with sprinkles are an irresistible holiday treat! Fast, EASY, no-bake, can be made in advance! Perfect for cookie exchanges and hostess gifts. Get ready to break out the sprinkles and have fun making and then eating these family favorite Christmas cookies!

Ingredients

  • one 15-ounce package Oreos (I used mint, you can use regular or Double Stuf)
  • 10-ounce package Ghirardelli milk chocolate melts
  • 10-ounce package Ghirardelli white chocolate melts, optional but necessary if you want double-dipped cookies
  • assorted Christmas sprinkles, as desired
  • red food coloring, optional and as desired
  • green food coloring, optional and as desired

Instructions

  1. To a medium, microwave-safe bowl, melt the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers according to package directions.
  2. If you want some or all of your cookies to be double-dipped (white chocolate on one side/half), melt the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers* (See Notes) in a separate medium, microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Place a piece of wax paper under a wire rack, and using a fork, dip the Oreos in the melted milk chocolate, allow the excess to run off in between the tines of the fork, and gently place on the rack. If you plan to double dip in white chocolate, allow the milk to fully set before picking the cookie up with your fingers and dipping half in the melted which chocolate.
  4. Add the sprinkles before the chocolate sets up.
  5. Optionally, add red and/or green food coloring to melted white chocolate until desired color intensity and shade is reached, transfer to small plastic baggies, snip the corners, and carefully pipe/drizzle over the cookies.
  6. Allow the chocolate to set, about 1 hour at room temp. Tip - You can place the cookies in the fridge to set up but I find that the chocolate dulls a bit when they are flash-chilled this way and the final look of the cookies isn't as shiny and glossy so I wait for it to set up at room temp.
  7. Cookies will keep airtight for at least 2 weeks, in the fridge for at least 1 month, and in the freezer for up to 6 months. Like above, if you do refrigerate or freeze them, expect that the chocolate will dull a bit, but the taste is just fine. Some people even prefer these frozen!

Notes

*For dipping, I used milk chocolate rather than semi-sweet chocolate although semi-sweet is fine, although a bit less traditional. With some of the cookies, after fully dipping them in milk chocolate, I dipped half in melted which chocolate. As an option, you could dip them in fully in white chocolate. Or dip them fully in white chocolate and then half in milk chocolate. Any combination of chocolate is fine.

Tip: I highly recommend using chocolate candy melts or melting wafers. Specifically, the Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Melting Wafers are my go-to especially for dipping projects like this. They’re great because they melt smoothly, evenly, and easily. And stay smoothly melted for a longer period of time which is great for chocolate dipped Christmas Oreos.

For the white chocolate, I used the Ghirardelli White Chocolate Melting Wafers for the same reasons as mentioned.

do not like to melt chocolate chips for dipped cookie recipes although if you absolutely want to, you could. Read up on how to smoothly melt chocolate chips.

However, white chocolate chips are definitely the most finicky and tricky to melt. They’re prone to seizing up and turning into a rock solid mass. Or mess, more specifically. So I don’t recommend using them.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 55mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 2gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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