These easy to make Chocolate Covered Oreos are the perfect sweet treat for Valentine's Day! Oreo cookies dipped in white chocolate and then decorated with a pink chocolate drizzle and heart sprinkles.
For more festive treats try my Valentine's Day Caramel Pretzel Bites or this easy to make Red Velvet Sheet Cake that starts with a cake mix. And be sure to include my Valentine's Day Minute it to Win It Games that all use conversation hearts, for your party or gathering.
Easy Valentine's Day Dessert
I love making fun Holiday themed food for any celebration or get together. There is something about all the pretty red and pink sprinkles that just get me every time. You will love these cute and festive Valentine's Day Chocolate Covered Oreos!
They're so fun to make with kids and even good enough for adults too. Plus, I love that there are endless options for how to decorate these Oreo cookies covered in chocolate. Read below for all my tips and suggestions.
What You'll Need
You only need 4 ingredients to make these chocolate covered Oreo cookies.
- Oreo Cookies : You can use regular Oreos or the Oreo thins. I prefer using regular Oreos when I make this recipe. If you use double-stuffed Oreos, you won't get as many from the recipe below.
- White Melting Chocolate : This is so important! I use the Ghiradelli brand of white melting wafers. You can find them in the baking aisle near the chocolate chips. Don't use white chocolate chips! They are harder to melt smoothly, chunks easily, and burn easily while melting. Stick with white melting wafers. If you can't find the Ghiradelli brand then go to the cake decorating supply aisle and get the Wilton brand melting wafers there. You could try white almond bark as well, although the taste will be slightly different, but still yummy.
- Light Pink Melting Chocolate : You can find these in the cake decorating supply aisle and the brand is Wilton. They have a light pink and dark pink color, pick one, I like to use the light pink. Alternately, if you can't find pink melting wafers you could get additional white melting wafers and use food dye to change the color to a light pink. Just use 1-2 drops of red food coloring and that should do it. You can also use red melting wafers instead of pink if wanted.
- Sprinkles : Any Valentine's Day themed or colored sprinkles that you want!
How To Make Chocolate Covered Oreos
Step 1 : Melt the white chocolate melting wafers according to the package instructions. Normally, you cook at 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds, until the chocolate is smooth and melted. Don't overcook it, which is why you want to stir after each microwave time to see if it's smooth and melted or not.
Step 2 : Working one Oreo cookie at a time, dip it into the melted chocolate and tap off the excess chocolate. Place on a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper, repeat with remaining Oreos.
- Tips For Dipping Oreos In Chocolate
- I use a plastic fork, with the two center prongs broken out of it, to dip the Oreos. This way, there is plenty of space and room for the excess chocolate to drip through the fork.
- You can also use a skewer stick of some kind and stick it into the middle filling of the Oreo. Dip the cookie and then place on the cookie sheet, using a toothpick to gently pull out the skewer stick.
- Use two forks to hold the cookie while dipping. Tap off the excess chocolate on the side of the bowl.
Step 3 : Let the dipped Oreo cookies sit in the fridge for about 20-30 minutes before decorating.
Step 4 : Melt the pink melting wafers according to package directions. Pour melted chocolate into a Ziplock bag and snip the bottom corner off. Use this to pipe the chocolate over the cookies. Immediately top with sprinkles. The chocolate will be melted and hot, so it should just fall right out. Doing it this way makes pretty lines back and forth. You can also just dip a fork into the chocolate and drizzle it that way over the cookies. The lines won't be as pretty but it will taste the same.
Tips For Success
- Don't Use White Chocolate Chips : White chocolate chips are so hard to get melted smoothly. They seize up very easily when melting. Only use white chocolate melting wafers. I use the Ghiradelli White Melting Wafers (aff. link - they are a better price in stores, just wanted to give you a visual of the melting wafers that are best to use) but you can also use the Wilton brand of white wafers. You can try using white almond bark, but the flavor will be much better if you use white chocolate melting wafers.
- Follow Refrigeration Time : These are simple to make but you do need to allow the Oreos to refrigerate before decorating them.
- Plastic Fork : I think it's easiest to use a plastic fork, with the middle two prongs broke out of it, to dip the Oreos. Put a cookie onto the fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Take it out and tap off the excess dripping chocolate. Place the cookie on a cookie sheet that's covered with parchment paper. I like using a fork with the prongs removed because it allows room for the chocolate to drip off, which will create a nice smooth dipped Oreo cookie.
Variation & Substitution Ideas (Lots of Topping Ideas!)
There are so many ways to switch up this recipe! You can even make it for any Holiday or gathering.
- Melted Chocolate Color - You don't have to use white. You can dip the Oreos into pink, dark pink, or red melting wafers. If you are doing a color then go to the cake decorating aisle and get the Wilton brand of melting wafers. They have all kinds of colors you can use. I prefer to dip the cookies into white because then I can decorate with the pink lines and colorful sprinkles on top.
- Sprinkles - Use any sprinkles you want!
- Decoration Ideas - You can use sprinkles, Valentine's Day colored m&m candies, press conversation hearts onto the dipped Oreo cookie, use red glaze to decorate rather than pink chocolate.
- Oreos - Feel free to use any Oreo you want. The Golden Oreos or Dark Chocolate Oreos are both great choices.
- Holidays - Switch up the sprinkles and decoration chocolate (for the top) to whatever color you want. We also love making these for the 4th of July and Easter.
More Oreo Recipes You'll Love
No Bake Oreo Cream Pie : A creamy & fluffy Oreo filling with chunks of Oreo cookies inside an Oreo cookie crumb crust.
Cookies & Cream Oreo Brownies : Oreo brownies with chunks of cookie and then "frosted" with melted cookies & cream chocolate bars.
Oreo Chocolate Chip Cookies : These Oreo chocolate chip cookies are large bakery style cookies. They are baked large to have a chewy gooey center. The cookies are loaded with Oreo crumbs, Oreo pieces, and chocolate chips!
Oreo Dip : This easy Oreo Dip recipe is one of the best cold dessert dips around, made with only 5 simple ingredients. It tastes like cookies and cream cheesecake filling.
Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped Oreos
- Cookie Sheet (12"x18')
- 20 Oreos
- 1 bag (10 oz) Ghiradelli white melting wafers
- ½ cup light pink melting wafers
- Valentine's Day red & pink sprinkles
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I like to use the Reynold's pre-cut parchment sheets, because they fit perfectly in a cookie sheet.
- Melt white melting wafers according to package instructions. Make sure chocolate is completely melted and very smooth. * It's usually microwave at 50% power for 2-3 minutes, stirring after each 30 seconds. ** I use a Pyrex glass measuring cup when I melt the chocolate for this recipe.
- Working one cookie at a time, dip the Oreo into the melted chocolate, completely covering the cookie. Gently tap off the excess chocolate and place onto the parchment paper. Repeat with remaining cookies. * I find it easiest to use a plastic fork, with the two middle prongs broken off, to dip the Oreos.
- Place the dipped cookies in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set and harden. * I just put the whole cookie sheet into the fridge.
- Melt the pink melting wafers according to package instructions. Pour into a Ziploc bag and snip the bottom corner off. Pipe the chocolate over the Oreos in a line pattern. Immediately sprinkle with sprinkles while the chocolate is still melted. Let sit at room temperature for the chocolate to harden OR you can return the cookie sheet back to the fridge for several minutes.
- Store decorated cookies in the fridge until ready to serve. Cookies will soften slightly as they sit out at room temperature.