These Peanut Butter Oreo Ornament Cookies are made with just a handful of ingredients. They are the cutest Oreo Christmas cookies and make such an easy dessert for the busy holiday season! Everyone will go crazy over your adorable Christmas Oreo ornaments that come together in just a few minutes!
Easy Oreo Christmas Cookies
As much as I live for baking from scratch, there are those moments when you desperately need something adorable, something festive, and something quick, because it’s the third holiday party you’re attending and you just remembered you promised to bring a Christmas dessert.
If you’re like me, you generally have a bag of Oreos in your possession at all times, and it’s never been handier to have a sweet tooth than it is at this precise moment, because cute Christmas cookies for a last minute dessert are just 30 minutes away.
These adorable Christmas Tree Ornament Oreo Cookies, whether for a Christmas cookie exchange, a class party, or just a fun project for the season (this is a super simple recipe to make with kids!), are going to be a hit with everyone who sees them!
It’s the time of the year to get festive with these Christmas Ornament Oreo Cookies!
Edible Ornament Oreo Cookie Ingredients:
- Oreos: You can use double stuf oreos, regular oreo cookies, golden oreos, etc. (However, this recipe does call for peanut butter so I’d suggest not using peppermint oreos, or if you do use mint oreos, skip the peanut butter.)
- Peanut Butter: You can use your favorite peanut butter.
- Rolos: I use chocolate caramel candies, aka Rolos, as the ornament topper for these cookies. You can use mini Reeses instead.
- Almond Bark or Chocolate: You can use vanilla almond bark (or white candy melts) or chocolate almond bark (or chocolate candy melts). Additionally, you can use white chocolate or dark chocolate (or semi-sweet).
- Sprinkles: Use any festive sprinkles you have on hand, or sprinkle the oreo Christmas ornaments with crushed peppermints, mini m&m candies, etc.
How To Make These Chocolate Covered Oreos:
These chocolate covered oreo ornament cookies are very simple to make. This is a brief overview and the full recipe is in a printable recipe card below.
- Almond Bark or Candy Coating: Over a double broiler or in a microwave safe bowl, melt the almond bark until smooth and creamy. (Additionally, you can melt chocolate or white chocolate instead.)
- Oreos: Open each Oreo cookie and spread a small amount of peanut butter on one side of the Oreo cookies. Then, press the cookies back together.
- Assembly: Using a fork (a typical dinner fork size is just fine), dip each peanut butter oreo in the melted chocolate until it is completely covered. Once covered, gently tap the edge of the fork in the sides of the bowl to shake off any excess chocolate. Then gently place the cookie on a parchment lined baking sheet (alternatively you can use wax paper instead of parchment paper).
- Rolos: Once all the cookies have been covered, dip each Rolo in a bit of the chocolate and then place the candy on the top of each cookie and press gently until it adheres to the cookie.
- Topping: Add Christmas sprinkles, M&Ms, crushed peppermint candies, etc., on top of each Oreo to make them extra festive cookies for the season!
- If desired, before adding on the toppings, pour the remaining chocolate/almond bark into a piping bag and drizzle chocolate over the top of each cookie. Then add the toppings to each cookie. It adds an extra dimension to these easy Christmas cookies!
Almond Bark Vs. Chocolate:
- Almond Bark is essentially a candy coating used to cover truffles, homemade candies, strawberries, etc. A benefit to almond bark–both vanilla almond bark and chocolate almond bark–is that is melts very easily and has a great flavor.
- Chocolate obviously has an amazing flavor and can easily be used instead of almond bark. However, white chocolate can be tricky to melt because it often seizes during the melting process. It’s up to you and your personal preference on what you want to use to make these chocolate dipped oreo ornaments.
- If you use white chocolate rather than almond bark (or white candy melts), use white chocolate bars not white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips have a lot of additives that make it really difficult to melt properly.
- Cookies: I used double stuf oreos, but you can use any oreo or sandwich cookie that you prefer best.
- Ornament Topper: I love Rolo candies, but you can use another small candy for the top, such as mini peanut butter cups. Both Rolos and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Minis are the perfect size to be the top of the ornament.
- Also, you do not have to keep the wrapping on the candies. I wanted the gold coloring, but they would be just as adorable if you removed them from the packaging.
- Toppings: I love using sprinkles on each ornament, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Or, you can just dip them in the melted white chocolate and dark chocolate and call it a day.
- Once the chocolate has set, store these in an airtight container at room temperature.
- You can also store them in the fridge if you prefer.
Other Chocolate Oreo Cookie Recipes To Make Next:
- Peppermint Oreo Bark
- Oreo Toffee Bark
- Cookies and Cream Cookies
- Chocolate Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
- Cookies and Cream Pie
Final Tips and Tricks To Make These Peanut Butter Oreo Ornament Cookies Perfectly:
- Almond Bark: Almond bark is easier to melt than chocolate and usually comes out perfectly melted and smooth every single time.
- Prep: Before you dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, make sure you have a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet (or a piece of wax paper) all ready to go.
- Piping Bag: If you want to add an extra drizzle of chocolate over the cookies (see my photos for reference), pour the remaining chocolate/almond bark into a piping bag and drizzle over the chocolate covered oreo ornaments once the chocolate has set a bit on the oreos. If you drizzle too soon, the drizzled chocolate won’t stand out.
- 24 Oreo Cookies (I used Double Stuf, but you can use any kind)
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 8 oz almond bark (vanilla) or white chocolate candy melts*
- 8 oz chocolate bark or chocolate candy melts*
- 24 rolos
- 1/3-1/2 cup sprinkles, mini M&Ms, crushed peppermint candies, etc.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper.
- Open each Oreo cookie in half and spread a little peanut butter inside each cookie. Then, sandwich the cookies back together. Set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl (or in a double broiler on the stove), melt the vanilla almond bark in 30 second increments, stirring after each hit.
- Next, melt the chocolate almond bark in 30 second increments, stirring after each hit.
- Dip each Oreo into the melted almond bark with a fork. Once the cookie is covered, gently tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. (I did 12 cookies in vanilla almond bark and 12 in chocolate bark.) Gently place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
- Dip the edge of each Rolo candy in almond bark and press to the top of each Oreo cookie until it sticks (you can use wrapped or unwrapped Rolos—I wanted the gold color so I kept my Rolo candies wrapped).
- Lastly, sprinkle each cookie with festive sprinkles, peppermints, or M&M candies.
- If desired, before adding the toppings, you can do an extra drizzle of almond bark over each cookie (as I did in the photos). Pour any extra almond bark into a piping bag or plastic sandwich bag and gently drizzle it over the chocolate covered Oreos. Then add the sprinkles on top.
*I wanted to use both vanilla and chocolate almond bark. However, you can use one or the other if you prefer. If you only use one flavor, you will need 16 oz or roughly 2 cups.
*And, you can use white chocolate or dark chocolate (or semi-sweet) in place of the almond bark/candy melts. Almond bark melts a little bit easier, but substituting with chocolate is fine.
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