How to Decorate Chocolate-Covered Oreos for Graduation
Celebrate your grad’s achievements with these delicious sweet treats! Chocolate-covered Oreos are quick, easy, and fun to make! Learn how to custom decorate these chocolate-covered cookies to create something special for graduation this year!
Chocolate-covered Oreos are a great choice for a dessert or party sweet treat because they are:
- FAST! These treats can be whipped up quickly using a simple process.
- EASY! No baking required here: just melt the chocolate, fill the mold, freeze, and done!
- UNIQUE! Chocolate-covered Oreos are not your average cookie! They can be made with all kinds of flavor and color combos. Plus, you can customize how to decorate them to create a one-of-a-kind treat!
We like to use almond bark instead of dipping chocolate for our chocolate-covered Oreos. Almond bark is easy to work with, melts quickly, and tastes delicious. Learn more on the difference between almond bark and dipping chocolate at eHow.
A few more tips for making chocolate-covered Oreos:
Which mold to use: in general, we prefer silicone molds over plastic molds and use them whenever we can. Silicone molds are soft and pliable, making it easier to fill crevices and remove the treats when ready. We like these molds on Amazon.
To fill or not to fill: round silicone molds used for chocolate-covered Oreos tend to be pretty deep. A mold filled entirely will produce a pretty thick cookie.
This was our first attempt making these treats, and we did fill the molds all the way. As you can see from the photos, the chocolate coating is pretty thick. (Tammy likened these Oreos to hockey pucks!)
If you’re wanting a thinner cookie, just add less chocolate, filling the molds about ¾ full.
What kind of Oreo-Thin, Regular, or Double Stuf: we used regular Oreos for these treats, but any kind will work. We suggest adjusting the amount of chocolate used for coating if you choose to work with Oreo Thins or Double Stuf Oreos.
Once the Oreos are ready to go, follow the steps below to get them graduation-ready!
Decorating Ideas for Graduation Oreos
What You’ll Need:
For the Oreos:
- round silicone mold
- microwave-safe bowl
- almond bark (we used vanilla flavored)
For the Decorative Accents:
Cap & Scroll Oreos
To Make the Chocolate Caps & Scrolls:
- Pour a small amount of candy melts into a microwave-safe bowl and follow the melting instructions on the packaging.
- Pour or spoon the melted mixture into a piping bag. (A plastic bag with the tip snipped off will work as well.)
- Pipe the mixture into the mold, making sure to fill any corners and crevices. * For the caps, fill in the tassel first and let it harden. Then fill in the rest of the cap.
- Lightly tap the mold on the counter to free any air bubbles.
- Put the filled mold in the fridge or freezer for a few minutes to harden.
- Once the chocolates have solidified, pop them out of the mold.
- For the scrolls, use the Wilton Pen to draw on a bow.
To Decorate the Chocolate Oreos:
- Melt candy melts in colors of your choice and put the melted mixtures in piping bags. *A plastic bag with the tip snipped off will work as well.
- Apply light pressure to the piping bag and use a back-and-forth motion to apply lines of drizzle to the chocolate-covered Oreo.
- BEFORE the drizzle lines harden, place a chocolate candy cap or scroll on top of the Oreo. The drizzle will work as “glue” to hold the candies in place.
Graduation Date Oreos
To make the chocolate numbers, follow the same basic steps above used to make the caps and scrolls.
There are 2 ways to apply the numbers to the Oreos:
- Apply small dots of chocolate to the backs of the numbers and stick them to the Oreo.
- Melt the back of the numbers by sliding them along the surface of a warm plate and then stick them to the Oreo.
We applied dots of colored chocolate around the graduation date to dress them up a little. We also liked the contrast of the dots to the drizzle lines on the other Oreos.
More Decorating Ideas:
- sprinkles in your school colors
- edible glitter for extra luster
- chocolate candies shaped like your school mascot