The kids are going to love this super fun recipe for Halloween. Try these Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos for a fun treat!
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.
Let’s make Halloween Chocolate Covered Oreos!
- orange candy melts
- yellow candy melts
- OREO sandwich cookies
- M&M candies– You only want to use the green M&Ms
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Allow this to set completely before storing.
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!
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.
Make jack-o-lantern chocolate covered oreos!
Print your Jack-O-Lantern Chocolate Covered Oreos recipe below:
- 1 bag orange candy melts
- 10-20 yellow candy melts
- 12 OREO sandwich cookies
- 12 M&M candies separated so you just have green M&Ms
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.