The kids are going to love these Halloween Oreos. Try these Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos for a fun treat!

Try these Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos for an easy Halloween treat.These Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos are easy to make and yummy.

Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos

Everyone loves oreos and this recipe is so simple. I bet the kids will even enjoy helping you decorate these cookies.

This would be perfect for Halloween parties or class parties. They will be a big hit with everyone!

The cookies look really impressive but they are so easy. We won’t tell how simple they are to make.

bowl of decorated jack o lantern cookies

Let’s make Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos!

ingredients needed for recipe: oreo cookies, orange candy melts, yellow candy melts, green m&m candy

Ingredients for Halloween Oreos:

serving bowl of jack o lantern oreo cookies

How to make Chocolate covered oreos look like pumpkins:

First, get out a baking sheet or cutting board and line it with wax paper.

Second, put half a bag of candy melts into a bowl that is microwave safe. Heat this on high for 2 minutes but stir every 30 seconds.

oreo cookies ready to be dipped in melted candy melts.

Keep doing this until it is melted. It is important to stir in intervals so the candy melts don’t burn. Microwave times vary so you may not need the entire 2 minutes.

Once melted, dip an oreo in the orange candy. Make sure to do this one cookie at a time.

dipping an oreo in the melted candy melts

Be careful that you coat the entire cookie getting the front and back. Just flip the cookie over to coat the other side in chocolate.

I use a fork to do this and it makes it really easy.

bowl of melted candy melts and an oreo being dipped.
oreo cookies coated in orange candy melts

Once coated, remove the oreo cookie from the candy melts and try to remove any excess by tapping the cookie on the side of the bowl.

Halloween oreo cookies with green m&m's

Now just put the cookie on the wax paper. Put a green candy at the top of the oreo for the stem. Don’t they look cute?

Finally, keep repeating until you have finished all of the cookies. Let the cookies harden completely before decorating.

yellow candy melts in ziplock bag

The last step is to make the face. Add 10 yellow candy melts into a ziplock bag but don’t seal it. Microwave this for 10 seconds.

Knead the candy until melted and put back in the microwave if needed. I would do this in 5 second intervals.

When it is completely melted, make sure you knead all the lumps out of it. It needs to be smooth to easily decorate the cookies.

Now just use scissors to snip the tip of the bag. You just want a small opening. Use this to pipe a jack-o-lantern face on each of the cookies.

cookies dipped in orange candy melts ready for the face

Allow this to set completely before storing.

jack o lantern cookies

Tips for Halloween chocolate covered oreos:

  • I use candy melts to make this recipe even simpler. Wiltons works great and you can purchase the color you need. Your local craft store should have an assortment of colors.
  • You can use white chocolate chips and food coloring instead of candy melts if you prefer.
  • You can use vegetable shortening
  • We bake a lot so I normally buy the party size bag of M&M’s. The kids have fun sorting the green and I can use the leftovers for other recipes…..or for a snack.
  • We used traditional oreo cookies but any type will work. If you have a favorite, feel free to use them.
  • More fun ideas: Use sprinkles and candy eyeballs to decorate the oreo cookies. The kids love to use candy eyes or a candy eyes or a candy eyeball.
  • Skip the faces and just use Halloween sprinkles. So fun!
platter of halloween oreo cookies

This is such an easy Halloween treat!

Now that you know how to make Chocolate Covered Oreos with candy melts, it’s simple!

You will love how easy these are and the kids will think you are the best for making them. They are SO cute and look like you spent a ton of time but come together so quickly.

Print your Halloween Oreos recipe below:

Oreo cookie Halloween treats

5 from 4 votes
The kids are going to love this super fun recipe for Halloween. Try these Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos for a fun treat!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 12
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 87
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 bag orange candy melts
  • 15 yellow candy melts
  • 12 OREO sandwich cookies
  • 12 M&M candies separated so you just have green M&Ms

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet or cutting board with wax paper.
  • Place half a bag of candy melts into a microwave safe dish and heat on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. This step is critical, to stir, because the melts can quickly burn. You may find your microwave only requires 1:30 to melt the candy.
  • Dip one oreo at a time into the orange candy, coating the back side and flipping the cookie over to coat the other side. I find a fork works best for this task.
  • Lift the oreo cookie out of the candy melts and tap the excess, on the side of the bowl and place onto the prepared surface.
  • Add a green candy at the top of the oreo for the stem. Repeat until you have the desired number of oreos.
  • Let set to harden completely. I like to work with half a bag of candy melts at a time so they don’t  harden too quickly on me.
  • Place 10 yellow candy melts into a sealable sandwich bag, but don’t seal. Microwave on high for 10 seconds. Knead the candy until melted, returning it to the microwave in 5 second increments if necessary. Make sure you knead all the lumps out of it, making sure the candy is completely melted.
  • Snip the tip of the bag so you have a small opening. Pipe a jack-o-lantern face onto the cookies and let set to dry completely.

Nutrition Facts

Serving 12g, Calories 87kcal, Carbohydrates 14g, Protein 1g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Sodium 102mg, Potassium 34mg, Sugar 5g, Calcium 5mg, Iron 1.2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    My kids love these cookies! They love making festive desserts. They come out so cute and the kids love making them!