Nothing says fun like a Halloween decorated Oreo cookie! The possibilities here are endless when it comes to creativity.
There are 2 ways to make these irresistible Halloween Oreos:
- Candy wafers – candy wafers can be found at craft stores like Michael’s. These come colored so all that’s left to do is melt them in a little vegetable oil.
- Milk chocolate – this can be found at all supermarkets and is your basic white or dark chocolate chips. These do need food coloring however. Gel – not liquid – food coloring is recommended.
Once the chocolate is melted, all that’s left to do is dip them and let them cool on parchment paper. Stick on some eyes or sprinkles, drizzle more chocolate on – there’s no such thing as TOO much chocolate.
Some great colors for Halloween would be orange, black, white, green and purple. Make one eyed monsters or mummies. There is no wrong Oreo monster.
- Approximately 30 Oreo Cookies
- 3 Tablespoons vegetable shortening, divided
- ¾ Cup Chocolate chips
- ¾ Cup Bright White chocolate melting wafers
- ¾ Cup Orange chocolate melting wafers
- Sprinkles, to decorate
- Candy Eyes, to decorate
- In a small microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of vegetable shortening. Microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir.
- Microwave for an additional 30 seconds. Stir again. By this point, your chocolate should be smooth and ready to dip.
- Dip the Oreos one at a time into the chocolate, flipping it over to coat the entire Oreo evenly. Use a fork to remove the Oreo from the chocolate and tap the fork lightly on the edge of the bowl to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place the chocolate covered Oreo on a parchment lined baking sheet or a baking rack—this will keep it from sticking once the chocolate has cooled.
- Decorate the Oreo with candy eyes or sprinkles, or a drizzle of white or orange chocolate. Make sure to add any decorations before the chocolate has hardened or they won’t stick.
- Repeat with 9 additional Oreos.
- Repeat the same melting process for the remaining two chocolates. Place the finished Oreos in the refrigerator and allow them to chill for at least 20 minutes. This will help set the chocolate.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
You can substitute white chocolate for the candy wafers in this recipe, although white chocolate is difficult to melt and can burn easily. Candy wafers are highly recommended.
Because the candy wafers harden so quickly, it is recommended to only work on one color of the chocolate at a time.
Other great colors for Halloween would be green or purple!
¼ teaspoon of gel food coloring can also be substituted for colored wafer. for every ¾ cup of wafer. Do not use gel liquid.
You must use vegetable shortening in this recipe. Vegetable oil and/or butter are not recommended substitutions.
Lastly, sprinkles were used for this recipe, however craft stores will also have edible pumpkins, ghosts, and witch hats.
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