These Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos might be the easiest treat you'll make this season! All you need are your favorite Oreos, colored candy melts, and sprinkles for a fun and easy treat that takes less than 20 minutes to make!
Oreos are one of our favorite store-bought cookies, but they are even better when they are coated in a chocolate shell! You can dress them up for any holiday by using seasonal colors and sprinkles, but they are especially fun for Halloween.
We used the mint Oreos, which are one of my favorite flavors, but you could also use the ones filled with orange cream for Halloween or any of the other flavors you like best. I even grabbed some graham cracker squares and made Frankenstein's monster heads with some of the green candy melts I had leftover.
Why You Should Make This Recipe
- Kids love it and are great helpers when it comes to dipping and decorating. My 7-year old was helping me with these and she had the idea to flip the large eyeball candies over to double as a moon on the Oreos dipped in black that I was sprinkling with stars. It's so fun seeing their creativity!
- You only need 3 ingredients and there is no cooking involved unless you count a minute or two in the microwave to melt the chocolate candy melts.
- Oreo now makes gluten-free cookies that taste just like the regular ones! And the Wilton brand candy melts are also gluten-free so these are a fairly allergy-friendly treat! Just be sure to check your sprinkles for allergens as well.
- Oreos: Feel free to use your favorite flavor of Oreos. We think the mint ones are especially good!
- Candy melts: You can use as many colors of candy melts as you like. I tend to buy a variety and use them for various fun treats through the holiday seasons like cake pops, caramel apples, and chocolate covered pretzels.
- Sprinkles & candy: Having a variety of sprinkles, candy eyes, and candy corn makes decorating fun and easy!
How to Make These Treats
Melt 1 cup of the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl in short 20-30 second bursts of heat in the microwave. Be sure to stir the candy melts after each burst of heat, even if they don't look like they have melted at all.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper beforehand so you have a place to set the Oreos after they have been dipped.
Working with one color at a time, place an Oreo in the melted chocolate and turn it using a for or dipping tools to coat both sides in chocolate. Lift the chocolate covered Oreo out of the melted chocolate using the fork or dipping tool and tap it against the side of the bowl a few times to let excess chocolate drip off and to smooth out the top for a clean look.
Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and decorate with candy eyes, sprinkles, or other decorations before the chocolate has a chance to set up. This happens fairly quickly so I tend to only dip about 5 Oreos before pausing to decorate.
Mummies: If you want to make the cute mummy Oreos seen in these pictures, first dip the Oreos in melted white chocolate candy melts. Then place two candy eyes while the chocolate is still soft. When you have dipped all of your Oreos, transfer the remaining white chocolate to a Ziploc bag and snip off one corner to create a small hole. Pipe lines across the Oreo to look like bandages.
Purple people eater & swamp monster Oreos: Use either purple or green candy melts to dip the Oreos, then decorate with candy eyeballs. For the purple people eaters, use a candy corn for a horn.
If you aren't using up the entire bag of candy melts for this project, they will keep for up to 18 months in a cool, dry place if stored properly.
The chocolate coating actually prevents the Oreos from going stale so these will last for quite a while if stored in an airtight container at room temperature. They will still be good for at least 2 weeks so these are great for making ahead for a Halloween party.
Although I tend to use the term interchangeably in this post, candy melts aren't made with cocoa butter, so they are actually vanilla-flavored. If you prefer to use real white chocolate, you can color it using food coloring that is made for white chocolate. Don't use regular food coloring or the white chocolate will seize up on you.
- If the melted chocolate starts firming back up during the dipping process, you can always reheat for another 15-20 seconds at a time to melt it again.
- Dip all of the Oreos, then when the chocolate is running low, transfer it to a Ziploc bag to use for decorating with zigzags on top if you don't like sprinkles.
- Leftover chocolate can be used up by adding dry roasted peanuts or small pretzels and stirring to coat. Drop the coated peanuts onto parchment paper for easy peanut clusters or transfer the pretzels to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to set up as well.
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Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos
- 1 package Oreo cookies, any flavor
- Candy melts, in Halloween colors
- Halloween sprinkles, for decorating
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Melt at least 1 cup of candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl for 30 seconds. Stop and stir well. Continue to melt in 20-second bursts of heat in the microwave until smooth.
- Dip Oreo cookies one at a time in the melted candy melts or white chocolate. Lift the Oreos from the bowl using a fork or chocolate dipping tool and tap them against the sides of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate, then transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
- Decorate with Halloween sprinkles, candy eyes, or candy corn before the melted candy melts have a chance to set up. The covered Oreos will set up at room temperature, although you can speed up the process by transferring them to the fridge to harden.
- Storage: The chocolate covered Oreos will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
- Freezing: These freeze well for up to 3 months and can be enjoyed straight from frozen.