These chocolate covered oreo Halloween treats are so easy to make, and are ideal if you’re looking for last minute DIY Halloween treat ideas. These little mummy and ghost faces are so adorable, and you won’t believe how easy they are to make.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Halloween treats recently, but these decorated Halloween Oreo cookies have to be one of my favorites. They’re such a simple, no-bake treat for kids of all ages. I mean, who doesn’t love Oreo cookies?!
My original plan was to dip the Oreos and make my own chocolate coated cookies, but then I saw these chocolate covered Oreo cookies at the store and decided to save myself a little extra time. Starting with the coated cookies made it so quick to make up these treats. I think it only took me about 10 minutes to decorate the entire batch of cookies!
I think the covered Oreos are limited edition, but I’m sure they bring them out every year for the holiday season. There’s a good chance they’ll starting coming into stores during the Halloween build up, but if not then it’s super easy to make your own dipped cookies.
These decorated Oreo cookies can also be a fun food craft for kids. You could set up a little Halloween cookie decorating station so that your kids can choose their own colors and toppings and get really creative!
How to make your own dipped Oreo cookies
The ready coated cookies make these treats so much easier to make. But what if you can’t find them?
Or maybe you want to make your cookies a color other than white?
That’s ok, it’s easy to make your own chocolate coated Oreo cookies.
All you need is white chocolate, or candy melts if you want a colored coating.
I don’t usually like using candy melts over white chocolate, but in this situation I definitely would because it can be tricky to color white chocolate without it seizing or the color looking grainy.
Candy melts are pretty much foolproof, and they make it a lot easier to get beautiful vibrant colors.
Step 1 – Melt your chocolate
Melt the white chocolate in a bowl using a microwave or double boiler. If you’re using a microwave, heat for 30-40 seconds at a time, and stir it regularly to avoid burning the chocolate. If you need more information about melting your white chocolate take a look at my Mummy Rice Krispie recipe.
If you’re using candy melts then melt them according to the package instructions.
Step 2 – Dip the cookies in the chocolate
While the chocolate cools slightly, line a baking sheet with a silpat mat or parchment paper.
Use a fork to dip an Oreo into the melted chocolate, making sure that you completely cover the cookie and coat both sides as evenly as possible.
Shake off any excess chocolate by gently tapping the fork on the side of the bowl, and then place the coated cookie on your prepared baking sheet to harden before decorating your Halloween cookies.
How to make your own Halloween Oreos
The ingredients you’ll need to make your own Oreo Halloween treats are simple!
- White chocolate or white candy melts
- Chocolate covered Oreos
- Candy eyeballs
- Chocolate chips or a few squares of semi-sweet chocolate
Steps for Making Mummy Oreo Treats
Melt the white chocolate using the same steps as above.
Let the melted chocolate cool slightly, then spoon the melted chocolate into a disposable piping bag.
Snip a tiny corner off the tip of your piping bag, about 1/8th inch (3mm) wide so you can pipe the chocolate. If you prefer, you can use a small round piping tip in your piping bag if you prefer, but I find it easier to control the flow of the chocolate without one. For flatter looking bandages you could try using a small ribbon piping tip.
Now it’s time to add the eyes to your cookies!
Pipe a small dab of white chocolate to the back of two candy eyeballs and place them on a cookie. Then start piping the melted chocolate over the cookies in a back and forth motion. Be careful not to cover the eyeballs!
Leave the piped bandages to set completely. You can speed this up by putting the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes.
If you want to you can add a few layers to create a thicker bandage effect.
Steps for Making Ghost Oreo Treats
The ghost Oreos are super similar to the mummy Oreos.
Start with melted chocolate, but this time I used a few squares of semisweet chocolate.
Add the eyes to the cookies in the same way as above. Then pipe elongated “0” shapes for the ghost mouths.
Pop the cookies in the fridge for a 5-10 minutes to set.
See, I told you that was easy!
I had so much fun making these Halloween Oreo cookies, but there were even more fun to eat.
LOOKING FOR MORE HALLOWEEN RECIPES?
- Chocolate Spider Web Sheet Cake
- Super Simple Mummy Hot Dogs
- Spider Web Pretzel Treats
- Mummy Rice Krispie Treats
- Witches Broom Pretzel Treats
Even More Halloween Fun
Looking for some creepy cute and free Halloween party printables to get in the Halloween spirit? Check out my free printable party set right here!
It includes two Trick or Treat Halloween banners, straw flags, treat bag toppers, cupcake toppers and more!
Want some more Halloween party inspiration? Have a look at my Best Halloween Party Ideas post here. It’s full of ideas for food, favors and more!