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Desserts That Break the Mold: How to Make Chocolate Covered Oreos

Chocolate covered Oreos are more than just a double dip of awesomeness, they’re also a fun and trendy way to dress up a dessert buffet. Their smooth sleek surface creates the perfect little canvas to add more color and design to your sweet spread. 

I used Double Stuf Oreos in this project, but you can use whichever variety is your favorite. While you’re at it, feel free to think beyond the Oreo and use other kinds of cookies entirely. Chocolate chip and sugar cookies, cut to size, would work just as well. 

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oreos | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

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How to make chocolate covered Oreos using a mold

Supplies:

  • Chocolate mold
  • Piping bag (or squeeze bottle)
  • Heatproof bowls
  • Small icing spatula
  • Offset spatula
  • Candy Melts in a variety of colors (or colored cocoa butters)
  • White chocolate
Splattering the Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 1:

Melt a small amount of one of the colored candy melts in a heatproof bowl. Use an icing spatula to drizzle some of the candy melts into the openings of the mold. Clear away excess candy from the top of the mold with the offset spatula. Repeat the drizzling and cleaning with the remaining colors. 

Splattering the Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner Cleaning the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner Splattered Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner Splattered Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 2:

Fill a piping bag with melted white chocolate. You could also use white candy melts at this point depending on your flavor preference. Candy melts are ready to use as soon as you melt them, but regular chocolate (the good stuff in bar form, not chips) needs to be tempered first. If that sounds scary to you, don’t fret! Head over to Craftsy blogger Jessie Olsen Moore’s terrific post on how to temper chocolate, Temper Without Tantrum: Tempering White, Milk, and Dark Chocolate. Trust me, it’s much easier (and way less painful) than you think.

Pipe a thin layer of chocolate into the bottom of the mold. Tap the mold against your work surface to spread the chocolate out and to make sure it fills in all of the gaps in your splatter design. Filling the Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Filling the Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner Filling the Molds | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 3:

While the chocolate is still soft, drop an Oreo cookie into each of the mold’s openings. Make sure that each cookie is centered, leaving a gap all the way around the cookie. Putting the Oreos in the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Putting the Oreos in the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 4:

Pipe white chocolate between the cookie and the sides of the mold all the way around. Repeat with all of the cookies. Tap the mold against your work surface to make sure the chocolate gets in all of those delicious Oreo nooks and crannies.  Finish by filling in the top of the mold with more white chocolate if needed. Filling the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Filling the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner Filling the Mold | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 5:

Allow the Oreos to set up before removing them from the mold. If you’ve used candy melts, then you can pop the mold in the fridge for a few minutes to quicken the process. If you’ve used tempered chocolate, then leave the mold at room temperature to set up. Un-molding the Oreos | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Step 6:

Once the chocolate has hardened, turn the mold over. The cookies should slide out pretty easily. Gently apply pressure to the surface of each cookie to help pop the cookies out of the molds. Un-molding the Oreos | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

Have fun with your chocolate covered Oreos and change up the colors to match your event! Chocolate Covered Oreos | Craftsy | Erin Gardner

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7 Comments

Tshani

I WANTED TO SEE A VIDEO😤

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Mignon

Where did you get the mold? Can’t seem to find a big enough mold for the oreos.

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Erin Gardner

Hi! If you search “chocolate Oreo mold” on Amazon, a number of them will pop up. That’s where I got the mold pictured. Thanks!

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Brenda

How many ounces of chocolate do you need to make these 5 chocolate covered oreos? I need to make a large quantity. Also, what brand of chocolate tastes best, in your opinion?

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Erin Gardner

Hi Brenda! That’s a great question. I did this post a while ago, so I don’t recall exactly. I think it was around 12 oz. (or a bag of candy melts). I think Merkens makes the best tasting coating chocolate. For regular chocolate, I love Callebaut, Scharffenberger, and El Rey. Thanks!

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Brenda

How do you store them and how long do they last?
Thanks!

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Erin Gardner

Store them in an airtight container at room temperature. Layer them between sheets of parchment or wax paper to prevent the chocolate from getting dinged up. Check the expiration dates on your cookies and chocolate for how long you can keep them around. (Although, I doubt they last that long. 😉 )

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