These 4th of July Oreos or chocolate covered Oreos is an easy no bake dessert that you can serve to family and friends on any patriotic day celebration such as Independence Day or Memorial day.
I love how this Fourth of July dessert comes together quickly and requires a few ingredients. Trust me when I say this is a show stopper and would be a hit at any gathering.
4th of July Oreo Recipe
Some of my favorite red, white and blue desserts to mark for Fourth of July are these 4th of July Oreo recipe and my 4th of July Rice Krispie treats.
These two dessert require no baking and is something you can easily make with the kids. Our Patriotic cake balls recipe is another hit however those need to be baked but worth it!
This patriotic Oreo recipe is a crowd-pleaser that can easily be shared and enjoyed together, creating a sense of joy and togetherness during the holiday.
You can use either regular Oreos or double-stuffed Oreos for this recipe. It ultimately depends on your personal preference.
Double-stuffed Oreos will give you an extra creamy center, while regular Oreos provide a slightly crunchier texture. Feel free to choose whichever option you prefer or use a combination of both for variety.
When stored in an airtight container or a resealable bag, these Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Oreos can stay fresh for up to 5 days at room temperature.
If you prefer them to be chilled, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to a week.
However, it's important to note that the texture of the cookie may slightly change when refrigerated. See our storage instructions section for more details.
Definitely! Chocolate Oreos are commonly used, however you can use your flavor of choice, including Golden Oreos, lemon Oreos, birthday cake Oreos etc.
You can easily customize the design on these no bake treats .
Try different drizzling patterns. You can also leave some plain. Though I use only nonpareils in this recipe, you can also use other types of sprinkles like stars and jimmies.
Also remember you can use any color of sprinkles or candy melts to match the theme of your party.
While we used candy melts for this recipe, feel free to use regular white chocolate, milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
Using candy melts gives you a variety of colors without needing to color them. If you would rather use white chocolate and color your self, be sure to use an oil based or powder form color.
Do not used water based food coloring or your chocolate will seize. Keep in mind that the colors and overall appearance of the patriotic design may vary depending on the chocolate you use.
Highlights of this recipe
- Easy to Make: This dessert requires minimal effort and time, making it a favorite with kids, busy families or anyone who wants a quick and impressive treat. You don’t need to have any special skills to make these 4th of July Oreos recipe
- A familiar treat with a patriotic twist: The combination of a classic Oreo cookies with a creamy chocolate coating with the red, white and blue decorations is simply irresistible and a crowd pleaser. A bite into these brightens your day.
- Versatile Decoration Options: These Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Oreos can be decorated in a variety of ways and can be used in any other themed occasion by simply swapping out the colors.
- Crowd-Pleaser: Oreo treats are loved by all ages and bring people together Whether you're serving them at a family gathering, a neighborhood barbecue, or a festive picnic, these are sure to please.
How to melt candy melts in microwave
Place the desired amount of candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave on high power 30 to 50% power* for 30 seconds, then remove and stir the melts with a spatular.
Continue microwaving in 15-second intervals, stirring in between, until the candy melts are smooth and completely melted. Be cautious not to overheat the melts as they can burn.
Once fully melted, let it rest in the microwave for about a minute then candy melts are ready to be used for dipping, drizzling, or any other recipes that calls for melted chocolate wafers.
*If you can’t change the power of your microwave, microwave at 15 secs intervals, stirring in between each round.
How to make 4th of July Oreos
This is an overview of the recipe with step by step photos. Scroll down to end of post for a printable recipe card with the amount of ingredients and full recipe instructions.
Step 1: Divide the Oreo cookies into 3 based on the color it will be decorated with. Kind a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2: Melt each chocolate separately in the microwave on 40 to 50% power at 15 mins intervals stirring in between intervals until the chocolate is melted. (Reserve a quarter cup of the white chocolate to be melted later for the drizzle decoration)
Step 3: Dip each set of Oreo with a fork or dipping tool in the chosen color of melted chocolate.
Step 4: Decorate as soon as it’s dipped with sprinkles. Place the first batch in the refrigerator to harden quickly while you move to the next batch.
Step 5: For the drizzle decoration, melt the reserved white candy melt in a microwave safe ziplock bag or piping bag (👈 affiliate link). Follow the same melting process. Melt at intervals while massaging the bag in between intervals till it’s fully melted. Then drizzle on the chocolate dipped Oreo color of choice.
Use a variety of Oreo flavors to give a burst of surprise in every bite. You can easily choose from Golden Oreos, Oreo mints, Oreo churros, chocolate crème oreos, Red velvet Oreos, peanut butter Oreos, lemon Oreos etc.
Make Oreo balls or truffles instead of these chocolate covered Oreos. with 4th of July oreo balls, an extra ingredient and a bit more effort is needed. You will need to crush the Oreos into crumbs, mix with cream cheese, form the mixture into balls, then dip in melted chocolate before decorating with sprinkles.
How to store 4th of July Oreos
To be honest we hardly don’t have leftovers when these are served at any gathering. However here are the ways to store these.
On the counter: If you plan to consume these 4th of July Oreos within 3 to 4 days, you can store them at room temperature. Simply place them in an airtight container like a cookie jar or a resealable bag with the air pushed out. Keep in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight or any heat source of heat.
In the refrigerator: If you would be keep these for more than 4 days and up to a week, store them in the refrigerator in an air a paper towel lined airtight container of resealable bag to prevent any absorption of odors from other foods in the refrigerator and to maintain freshness. Remember that the texture of the cookie may slightly change when refrigerated.
Can I freeze these? While it is possible to freeze the Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Oreos, I won’t recommend it as freezing may affect the texture and overall quality of the cookie. However, if you must freeze, place them in an airtight container or a freezer-safe bag. Label and date them and Consume within a 2 weeks for best results. You can Thaw them in the refrigerator before serving.
- If you find the melted chocolate is too thick, especially with the Wilton brand you can add a small amount of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to thin it out. NOT WATER. Start with ½ teaspoon of the oil of choice at a time till you get to your desired consistency.
- You need to work quickly since you are working with melted chocolate, keeping it out too long will cause it to solidify. If this happens, you can pop it back into the microwave to soften it following the same process of melting it.
- You can make the various colors in batches by working with one color at a time. For example, melt the red candy melt and work with then move on to the blue etc.
- To ensure the decorations stick, add the sprinkles or nonpareils right after the cookies get dipped in the melted chocolate.
This 4th of July, add a delicious touch of red, white and blue to your dessert table with these no bake Patriotic Chocolate-Covered Oreos. These treats are easy to make and will impress your guests with their festive design and irresistible taste.
From the smooth white chocolate coating and patriotic drizzles to the creamy Oreo filling, each bite is a burst of flavor and celebration. So, gather your ingredients, get creative with the decorating, and let the 4th of July festivities begin! Happy Independence Day!
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4th of July Oreos (Chocolate covered Oreos)
- Baking trays
- Parchment paper
- Double boiler For melting chocolate on the stove top
- Or Microwave safe bowl For melting chocolate in the microwave
- Piping bags
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 12 ounce candy melts
- 12 ounce candy melts
- 12 ounce candy melts
- ½ cup Rainbow sprinkles
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
- First, line baking trays with parchment paper and set them aside.
- Transfer each color of candy melts into separate microwave safe bowls. Reserve about ¼ cup of the white colored candy melts to be melted later for the drizzle.
- Melt each color of candy melts in the microwave at 15 secs intervals on 40 to 50% power stirring between intervals until it’s fully melted.
For the blue Oreos with white nonpareils
- Dip an Oreo cookie into the blue melts using a fork or candy dipping tool till it’s fully submerged. Lift it out and tap to remove excess chocolate coating.
- Place the coated cookie on the prepared baking tray and sprinkle some white nonpareils on top immediately.
- Repeat the process for the rest of the l Oreo cookies in this color category (in this case 11 cookies) and then set aside in the counter to set or refrigerate in the tray if for a quicker setting time.
For the red Oreos with white stripes
- Melt the red candy melts on 40% to 50% power in a microwave-safe bowl at 15 secs intervals, stirring between intervals until smooth.
- Dip an Oreo cookie one at a time fully into the red melts using a fork, tap to remove excess coating, and place it on the prepared baking tray 2 to 3 inches apart.
- Continue till all the cookies in the batch reserved for the red coating has been exhausted.
- Melt the reserved ¼ cup of white melting wafers in a small piping bag using the microwave on a low setting at 15 secs intervals.
- When it’s fully melted, Snip a small piece of the bag’s tip and drizzle lines over the red-coated Oreos.
- Refrigerate the tray of Oreos for the coating to set.
For the white Oreos with red, white, and blue nonpareils
- Dip one Oreo cookie at a time fully into the white melts using a fork, tap to remove excess coating, and place it on the prepared baking tray.
- Top the coated cookie with red, white, and blue nonpareils as soon as you placed them in the tray.
- Repeat until all cookies reserved for the white coating has been exhausted.
- You can keep the prepared Oreos in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve them.
- You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate instead of the microwave.
- If you find that the melted chocolate is too thick for dipping, add some vegetable shortening to it about ½ teaspoon at a time stirring in between until you achieve your desired consistency.
- Leave at least 2 inches between the coated cookies on the tray.