Add some extra cheer to your holiday season with these festive Christmas Oreos! Dipped in chocolate and decorated with piped Christmas trees and finished off with sprinkles for ornaments, you have the easiest Christmas treat — perfect for sharing!
For more holiday treats to dip and share, try my Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites, Buckeye Balls, or my Christmas Crack. Each of these recipes are favorites to make and share with friends during the holidays!
Why This Recipe Works
- No bake Christmas treats. If you are looking for a Christmas treat to share with family or friends, this is an easy no-bake option.
- Easy Christmas Oreos. No need for mixes or bake time, simply melt the chocolate and get dipping!
- Delicious festive Oreos for gifting. These chocolate covered Christmas Oreos are perfect to decorate with your kids and package in little bags with bows to give as gifts to neighbors, teachers, friends, family, and more! It’s also a great addition to any holiday dessert table — or even the perfect stocking stuffer treat!
- Oreos: Feel free to dip as many Oreos as you’d like. You may need to adjust the amount of melted chocolate for the Oreos and the Christmas trees if you want to make a very large batch of the chocolate dipped Christmas Oreos recipe.
- Almond Bark: You can use white candy melts or white chocolate instead. You can definitely use dark chocolate or milk chocolate if you’d like. However, the idea with the almond bark or white chocolate is that it looks like the Christmas tree is in snow!
- Star Sprinkles: I’ve linked the star sprinkles I used.
- Rainbow Nonpareils: The rainbow sprinkles will look like ornaments on the trees!
- Green Candy Melts: The green candy melts will be melted and then transferred to a piping bag to pipe the Christmas trees onto the Oreos!
- Brown Jimmy Sprinkles: I wasn’t planning on using these for the Christmas Oreo cookies, but I had them on hand, so I added 1 to each Christmas tree for a tree stem (optional).
- Prepare a baking sheet. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt white chocolate. Melt 6 oz white chocolate or almond bark in a microwave safe bowl until melted and smooth.
- Dip Oreos in chocolate. Dip each Oreo into the melted white chocolate, covering just 1/3-1/2 of the Oreo. Continue with the remaining cookies. Place the chocolate-dipped Oreos on the lined baking sheet and let set for 20 minutes until hardened.
- Melt the green candy melts. Place 4 oz green candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl. Melt until smooth. Transfer to a ziplock bag with a tiny bit of the corner snipped off (or use a piping bag with size 1 or 2 piping tip).
- Pipe Christmas trees on the Oreos. Using the piping bag, pipe a Christmas tree on one Oreo at a time. Sprinkle with nonpareils sprinkles to look like ornaments and add a golden star sprinkle to the top of the tree. Be sure to top with the sprinkles and stars before moving to pipe the next Christmas tree so the sprinkles will stick.
- Let set. Let the Christmas Oreos set fully before storing or packaging as gifts. Enjoy!
Feel free to get creative with the different ways to decorate your Christmas trees on the Oreos. You can use different colored sprinkles or opt for sprinkle-free.
Feel free to use your favorite type of Oreo cookie: double stuffed Oreos, thin Oreos, regular Oreos or even mint Oreos or peppermint Oreos that come out during the holidays.
If you are looking for the specific decorations I used, these are the star sprinkles I used, the green candy melts, and the rainbow nonpareils. But feel free to use whatever festive sprinkles you’d like.
When melting the chocolate and/or candy melts, melt in 30 second intervals, stirring after each. This will help ensure you don’t over cook it in the microwave.
If you don’t want to microwave to melt, use a double boiler, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
Don’t store the Oreos in the freezer to speed up the setting process. This can cause the chocolate to crack or sweat.
To pipe the Christmas trees, pipe a little vertical line to be the top of the Christmas tree, then go down and pipe horizontally in a zig-zag motion, getting bigger as you go down the Oreo, making a Christmas tree shape. Pipe a small trunk at the bottom. You can keep the tree as a zig-zag or fill it in.
Make Ahead, Storing, and Freezing
Make Ahead: You can definitely these Christmas Oreos ahead of time! They can last up to 2 weeks at room temperature.
Storing: Store in an airtight container or cookie tin at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
Freezing: While you don’t need to store them in the freezer, you definitely can. Just note there may be cracking in the chocolate.
Yes you can. You can even use white chocolate for everything and then dye some of it green for the tree. If you use white chocolate chips, just note that chocolate chips have a coating on them to help keep their shape, so it may be trickier to melt.
Nope! Use what you have! You can even use a simple yellow sprinkle for the topper instead of getting star sprinkles. It’s definitely up to you and what you have — be creative and have fun!
Yes you can. Feel free to use your favorite Oreo for dipping (doublestuf, regular, mint, etc.).
You can place a few of these in cellophane bags and tie off with a ribbon or bow. You can also store them in a cookie gift box if you are doing larger quantities.
More Holiday Cookie Recipes
- Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Soft Gingersnap Cookies
- Soft Gingerbread Cookies
- Turtle Cookies
- Peppermint Bark Cookies
- 18 Oreos - (any kind will work, double stuff, Christmas Oreos, Oreo thins, regular Oreos, gluten-free etc.)
- 6 oz almond bark - or white candy melts, or white chocolate
- 4 oz green candy melts
- rainbow nonpareils
- gold star sprinkles
- brown jimmy sprinkles - optional (I wasn't planning on using them but had them on hand. I used them for the tree stem).
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl until smooth.
- Dip each Oreo into the white chocolate, covering only 1/3 to half of the Oreo. Place each dipped Oreo on the wax paper lined baking sheet. Let sit for 20 minutes or until the white chocolate has fully set/hardened.
- Melt the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Transfer to a ziplock bag with a tiny bit of the corner snipped off or use a piping bag with a size 1 or 2 piping tip. Pipe a Christmas tree on one Oreo at a time. Sprinkle a few nonpareils over the tree (looks like ornaments) and add a golden star sprinkle to the top. You want to add the sprinkles and decorations before the tree lines set. You might be able to do 1-2 Christmas trees before having to stop and add the sprinkles. Just depends on how slow/fast you work 😉
- Let Oreos sit out to set for 10-15 minutes before storing or packaging up as gifts. Enjoy!
inspired by Fresh April Flours.