Chocolate (White) Covered Oreos
White chocolate dipped Oreos take only minutes to fix, and they are always a hit. You can decorate them (or not) for any occasion. I pipe Thank You (one letter per cookie) on the cookies and arrange them on a tray as a gift for anyone I owe a special Thank You. Be sure to check Pinterest for creative ways to decorate your Oreos.
Ingredients1 bag (12 ounces) white melting wafers (or white chocolate chips or almond bark) Ghirardelli melting wafers make an excellent coating that is not too thin and not too thick.
1 package (14.3 ounces) Oreos
Optional: 1 bag (12 ounces) dark melting wafers (or semi-sweet chocolate chips or almond bark)
Optional: vegetable shortening
Optional: Sprinkles, colored sugar, food coloring, etc
InstructionsPlace a bowl over simmering water and add the melting wafers or almond bark; heat, stirring until the wafers have melted. Alternatively, heat the wafers or almond bark in a microwave-safe bowl for about 45 seconds to 1 minute, stirring every 15 seconds. Repeat with another bowl if you are using two or more colors.
If the melted wafers are too thick, add shortening–about 1/2 teaspoon at a time–until you reach a good dipping and coating consistency.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
Dip an Oreo in the melted wafers and lift out with a fork. Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl until most of the excess chocolate has dripped off. Gently slide the cookie out onto the paper. Repeat with the remaining cookies.
Decorate with sprinkles while the cookies are still wet or let them dry thoroughly and then drizzle with melted dark wafers or another color. If you are drizzling with another color or dipping them in two colors, let the first coating dry before dipping them or drizzling them with the second color.
To decorate them with stripes, fill a pastry bag or small food storage bag with melted dark wafers or colored white wafers and drizzle it over the white-coated cookies.
Refrigerate the dipped Oreos for 15 to 20 minutes so the coating will set completely.