These Penguin Oreos bring winter cheer with their adorable faces! Kids will love to help decorate these cute and tasty treats!
What’s better than an Oreo cookie?
How about an Oreo cookie that’s been dipped in chocolate and decorated?
We love making chocolate dipped Oreos for all sorts of occasions, from Christmas Oreos to Teddy Bear Oreos for Valentine’s Day. They’re easy to make, fun to decorate, and extra delicious with that added layer of chocolate. Plus, they look so festive on a party table!
These penguin Oreos are perfect for a Christmas or holiday party, or any winter occasion. They’d also make a great gift for kids to make for family, friends, or teachers.
All you need are a few simple candy ingredients and your favorite flavor of Oreo cookie (we used double stuffed). Let’s get started!
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- 24 Double Stuff Oreos
- 2 packages of Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
- 24 pieces Ghiradelli white chocolate melting wafers
- 12 orange M&M minis, cut in half
- 48 candy eyeballs
- Twizzlers Pull ‘N’ Peel
Helpful Kitchen Tools
- Cookie sheet or baking sheets
- Parchment Paper or Non-stick silicone baking mat
- Double Boiler or Microwave safe bowls
- Line a large cookie sheet or baking sheet with parchment paper, wax paper, or a silicone baking mat.
- Melt the dark chocolate using a double-boiler or in the microwave. If microwaving, be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and heat in 20-second intervals, stirring between, until smooth.
- Dip each Oreo in the melted chocolate, turning until completely coated. Place them on the lined baking sheet.
- Place one white chocolate melting wafer on the bottom half on the Oreo, pressing gently into the melted chocolate, to make the penguin’s belly. Place two candy eyes and an orange M&M for the nose.
- Place two peppermint candies on each side of the Oreo, to form the ear muffs.
- Separate the Twizzlers into individual strands, then cut those into 2 inch strips. Use one strip to form the strap of the earmuff on top of the penguin.
How Long Do Chocolate Coated Oreos Need To Dry?
You can dry the chocolate at room temperature (which will take at least an hour) or place the tray in the fridge to speed up the process. I find that the slow drying helps prevent the chocolate from turning a little lighter in color, but if you’re short on time the fridge setting only takes about 10-15 minutes.
- If you don’t have any peppermint candies on hand, you can swap with regular sized M&Ms to make them.
- Switch up the flavor by using a different kind of Oreo cookie. Chocolate filling, holiday flavors, etc. would all be fun! You could even use multiple flavors!
- For more decorating fun, use a black edible marker or melted black candy melts to draw little buttons and a bow tie on your penguins belly.
- To store the cookies, place them in an airtight container at room temperature, away from any heat or light sources to prevent the coating from melting. You can also keep them in the refrigerator.
More Kids Holiday Recipes
- Gingerbread Oreo Cookie Balls
- Peppermint Brownie Truffles
- Christmas Wreath Cupcakes
- Mini Santa Belly Cakes
- White Chocolate Peppermint Cookies
- Kid-Made Mini Gingerbread House Cakes
- Rudolph Cupcakes
- Christmas Puppy Chow
- Peppermint Bark Popcorn
- Christmas Sugar Cookie Dip
Penguin Oreos Recipe (Printable Recipe Card)
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How to Make Penguin Oreos
- Two baking sheets
- Parchment paper
- double boiler
- 24 Double Stuff Oreos
- 20 oz Dark chocolate melting wafers (about 2 packages)
- 24 pieces white melting wafers
- 12 orange M&M minis cut in half
- 48 candy eyes
- 2 pieces Pull n Peel Twizzlers pulled apart and cut into 2” long pieces
- Black melting wafers optional for drawing bow ties and buttons
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mat.
- Use a double boiler to melt the dark chocolate melting wafers, stirring until smooth.
- Dip each Oreo in the melted chocolate, turning to coat the entire cookie.
- Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then place the chocolate covered Oreos on the baking sheet.
- Place one white melting wafer on the bottom half of each Oreo, pressing gently into the still wet chocolate. Place one orange M& M for the nose and 2 candy eyes.
- To make the earmuffs, place two round peppermint candies on each side of the oreo. Use one of the 2-inch pieces of twizzler to make the strap for the earmuffs.
- Allow the chocolate to dry completely, or place the tray in the fridge to speed up the setting process.
- You can also use a black edible marker or melted black candy melts to draw on a bow tie or other finishing touches.
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