4th of July Oreos Dipped in Chocolate: A Festive and Delicious Treat!
I always love celebrating July 4th with my family and friends. It’s a time to come together, enjoy each other’s company, and of course, indulge in some delicious no bake desserts. One of my favorite desserts to make for this holiday is chocolate covered Oreos, right next to my Patriotic Oreo Balls. They’re easy to make, festive, and always a crowd-pleaser. The perfect bite-sized 4th of July treat!
To make these 4th of July chocolate covered Oreos, all you need are some Oreo cookies, candy melts in red, white, and blue, and some festive sprinkles. Simply melt the candy melts, dip the Oreos in the melted chocolate, and add some sprinkles for a patriotic touch.
These treats are perfect for sharing at any patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and July bbq, bringing to a potluck, or just enjoying at home with your family. Plus, they can be stored for up to two weeks, so you can make them ahead of time and have them ready to go when the holiday rolls around.
If you’re looking for more Patriotic Desserts, check out my 4th of July Oreo Truffles, Patriotic Rice Krispie Treats and best Fourth of July Cupcakes and 4th of July Sugar Cookies decorated with Royal Icing
- Family size package Double Stuff Oreos (36 cookies)
- Ghirardelli white chocolate chips (white candy melts)
- Wilton red candy melts
- Wilton royal blue candy melts
- White nonpareils
- Baking trays
- Parchment paper
- Double boiler for heating melting wafers on stovetop or microwave safe bowl for heating melting wafers in the microwave
- Piping bag (you can also use a small ziploc bag)
How to Make Patriotic Oreos Covered in Chocolate
To make these simple chocolate-dipped patriotic oreos recipe, there are a few steps you need to follow. In this section, I will describe how to prepare the Oreos, melt the chocolate, dip the Oreos, and decorate them. Make sure to use double-stuffed Oreos for a more satisfying treat. You can also use regular Oreos if you prefer.
Melting the Chocolate
Using a double boiler on low heat, melt ¾ of the melting wafers package, stirring occasionally until smooth. You can alternatively melt the wafers in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring each interval until smooth.
Dipping the Oreos
Place an Oreo cookie on a fork and dip it fully into the color melts. Lift it out with the fork and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray and immediately top with white nonpareils.
Repeat with 8-10 more Oreo cookies and then place the tray of Oreos in the refrigerator for the coating to set.
Decorating the Oreos
Finally, it’s time to decorate the Oreos in red, white, and blue colors. You can sprinkle the Oreos with nonpareils (as I’ve done with the blue ones) or drizzle lines over the red and white coated Oreos.
Scroll down to the recipe card to get all the details about how to decorate them based on your preference!
Tips and Tricks
As someone who has made 4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos many times, I have learned a few tips and tricks that can help make the process easier. Here are some of my favorite tips:
Choosing the Right Chocolate
When it comes to making Chocolate Covered Oreos, choosing the right chocolate is the most important part. You want a chocolate that melts smoothly and doesn’t seize up when it comes in contact with moisture. Here are a few tips for selecting the perfect chocolate:
- Use candy melts or almond bark instead of chocolate chips. They are specifically designed for melting and coating. I have used Ghirardelli vanilla melting wafers and Wilton red and royal blue candy melts.
- Look for chocolate that is labeled “tempered” or “couverture.” These chocolates contain a higher percentage of cocoa butter, which makes them more stable and easier to work with.
- Avoid using chocolate that contains any liquid ingredients, such as milk or cream. These can cause the chocolate to seize up and become grainy.
Adding Sprinkles or Other Toppings
Adding sprinkles or other toppings to your Chocolate Covered Oreos can make them even more festive and delicious. Here are a few tips for getting the best results:
- Use a small dish or bowl to hold your sprinkles. This makes it easier to dip your Oreos and catch any excess sprinkles.
- Sprinkle your toppings onto the Oreos immediately after dipping them in chocolate. If you wait too long, the chocolate will start to harden and the toppings won’t stick.
- Use a toothpick or fork to place individual sprinkles onto the Oreos for more precise decoration.
By following these tips, you can create beautiful and delicious 4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos that are sure to impress your friends and family.
Variations and Substitutions for Chocolate Covered Oreos
When it comes to making chocolate covered Oreos for the 4th of July, there are many variations and substitutions you can make to suit your personal preferences. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
While white, red, and blue candy melts are the traditional colors used for 4th of July Oreos, you can experiment with different colors to match your party theme.
The type of sprinkles you use can also vary depending on your taste. You can use traditional red, white, and blue sprinkles, or mix it up with star-shaped sprinkles, metallic sprinkles, or even edible glitter.
While classic Oreos are always a crowd-pleaser, you can also use different flavors of Oreos to mix things up. Golden Oreos, mint Oreos, or even chocolate-filled Oreos can all be used for a unique twist on the classic treat.
If you want to take your chocolate covered Oreos to the next level, you can also decorate them with additional toppings. Crushed candy canes, chopped nuts, or even mini marshmallows can all add an extra layer of flavor and texture to your Oreos.
Overall, the possibilities for variations and substitutions are endless when it comes to making chocolate covered Oreos for the 4th of July. Experiment with different flavors and decorations to find the perfect combination for your patriotic treats.
How to Store Oreos Covered in Chocolate
When it comes to storing chocolate covered Oreos, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure they stay fresh and tasty. Here’s what I recommend:
- Store the Oreos in an airtight container at room temperature. This will help prevent moisture from getting in and causing the chocolate to melt or become sticky.
- Place the Oreos in a single layer in the container, and separate each layer with a piece of parchment paper. This will make it easy to grab a cookie without them sticking together.
- If you need to stack the Oreos on top of each other, make sure to place a piece of parchment paper between each layer to prevent them from sticking together.
- Keep the container in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Exposure to heat and light can cause the chocolate to melt or discolor.
- If you live in a humid environment, consider adding a silica gel packet to the container. This will help absorb any excess moisture and keep the Oreos fresh for longer.
Chocolate covered Oreos are a fun and easy dessert that can be customized to fit any party theme or occasion.
If you’re looking for other 4th of July party food ideas, check out some of the recipes in the search results. From patriotic fruit skewers to red, white, and blue popcorn, there are plenty of options to choose from.