Chocolate Covered Oreos

I know it’s been a long while since I’ve posted anything desertish….August 24 of last year to be exact (Chocolate Pudding Cake) but as I have said before, baking and deserts are not my thing. I love them, but we don’t always get along when it comes to making them. However, these chocolate covered Oreos were easy. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate and Oreos…both mixing and mingling together? I wanted white and milk chocolate, but my store was out of the white chocolate. I’m not complaining because these made a nice treat. I used candy melts instead of chocolate chips because it is so much easier to melt and it’s easier to work with. Chocolate candy melts are microwavable so there is no standing over a double boiler and the whole process did not take long. One tip that I did learn from a friend who makes a lot of chocolate covered treats, is to add Crisco. Yes, you read right, Crisco. Only a teaspoon or 2, but it really does make it smoother and shinier. Now that I’ve gotten the hang of this, next time I might try some sprinkles or maybe drizzle the white chocolate…. if they have it….over the milk chocolate. Oh the possibilities.

Here’s what you need to make your own chocolate covered Oreos:

*1 package of Oreo cookies any variety; I used the regular Oreos

*1 container of candy melts milk or white chocolate

*1 tsp. Crisco

Place the candy melts in a microwavable safe bowl and microwave on 50% power for 1 minute. Take out the bowl and stir.

I found that stirring it with a silicon or rubber spatula was easier because it really helped scrape down the sides of the bowl.

The chocolate will have just begun to melt; add in the Crisco and stir a little more.

It’s ok if the Crisco is not incorporated with the chocolate. Place the bowl back into the microwave and heat for another 30 seconds.

Repeat this process, microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring until the chocolate is completely melted.

Place an Oreo in the chocolate.
Using a fork, completely cover the Oreo with the chocolate.

Lift the Oreo out of the chocolate with the fork and gently tap the sides of the bowl to remove the excess chocolate.

I admit I lost the first Oreo to the chocolate sea….it split apart and was later found at the bottom of the bowl. Yes, it was eaten but it was all for the greater good.

Place the chocolate covered Oreo on wax or parchment paper.

If the chocolate starts to harden while dipping, place it back into the microwave and heat for 15 minutes and stir.

If adding sprinkles or chocolate drizzle, add to each Oreo then let them completely dry, Mine took about 45 to an hour.

These can be stored in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.

Enjoy!