Festively green Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos disguised as everyone’s favorite holiday grouch are sure to inspire a little holiday spirit!
Adorably fun Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos will make your heart grow in three sizes this year! Coated in sweet Grinchy green chocolate and topped with a red candy heart, these delicious cookies will have you singing like you’re in Who-ville.
SPREAD SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER
Who doesn’t love the classic Dr. Suess story of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!”? We used to read the Grinch every year to kick off the season, then one year, I made these cookies to snack on while we read it. Ever since then, these cookies are, without a doubt, become one of our family traditions that I look forward to most every year!
If you want to spread more holiday cheer, surprise your family with some Christmas Tree Brownies and Christmas Wreath Cookies this year!
OTHER RECIPES TO SERVE WITH GRINCH OREOS
- Peppermint Bark – This simple bark recipe is perfect for holiday cookie exchanges and a great sharable dessert for hosting a crowd.
- Reindeer Chow – Whether you’re a Grinch or not, you must grab a handful of this deliciously snacky holiday chow.
Oreos: I prefer to use Golden Double Stuf Oreos, but you could use any Oreo flavor you prefer.
Chocolate Coating: To coat the Oreos, melt almond bark or white chocolate with coconut oil and color it with green food coloring to make them perfectly Grinchy!
Toppings: Top these dipped Oreos with a Grinch heart sprinkle- the bigger, the better!
HOW TO MAKE GRINCH CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS
STEP ONE: Start by melting 24 ounces of almond bark or white chocolate with 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in 30-second increments and stir until it is completely melted and smooth. Next, put 3-4 drops of green food coloring into the melted chocolate at a time and stir it in until you achieve the desired shade of green.
STEP TWO: Coat the Oreos in the melted chocolate and let any excess drip off before placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Allow these Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos to cool completely.
STEP THREE: To finish, drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the coated Oreos and put a heart sprinkle on each cookie. Let them cool completely between serving or storing.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- Sometimes I find it easier to make half the recipe at a time so that the melted chocolate doesn’t harden before I’m finishing up the process.
- Make sure to press the heart sprinkles into the chocolate drizzle before it dries to ensure it sticks.
- For reference, I used 8 drops of green food coloring to get the perfect shade of Grinch green.
HOW LONG DO CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS LAST?
You can keep these Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos in a sealed container at room temperature for about a week. They make great little holiday gifts for friends and co-workers! If you want them to last a little longer, you can store them in the fridge in an airtight container for up to three weeks.
VARIATIONS ON CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS
Grinch Chocolate Covered Oreos are cute, festive and so much fun! This super easy recipe can be modified to create a bunch of other fun, colorful variations for any occasion. For starters, you can use literally any flavor of Oreo! Oreo is always great about coming out with new flavors for each season, so you can make pumpkin flavored chocolate covered Oreos for Halloween or lemon-flavored Oreos dipped and decorated like Easter Eggs for the Spring. A little imagination goes a long way to keep the recipe handy all year long!
OTHER SIMPLE NO BAKE DESSERT RECIPES
- No Bake Cookies ‘n Cream Cheesecake
- Perfectly Easy No Bake Cheesecake
- Fresh Peach No Bake Cheesecake
- Lemon Raspberry No Bake Pie
- No Bake Cookie Dough Bars
- No Bake Peppermint Pie
- 24 ounces white chocolate or white almond bark
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
- 40 Golden Double Stuf Oreo cookies (1 family-size package)
- Green food coloring
- 40 Heart sprinkles
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add the white chocolate/almond bark and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the chocolate in 30-second intervals until melted, stir between each heating.
- Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add 3-4 drops of green food coloring to the bowl. Stir until combined and no more color streaks appear. Add more food coloring until you get the shade of green desired. (I used 8 drops.)
- Using a fork, dip the Oreos into the melted chocolate. Flip the cookie with a fork and then lift it from the chocolate, letting the excess drip off into the bowl. Place the dipped Oreos onto the lined baking sheets so the chocolate can set up. (see notes)
- Drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the Oreos. Then put a heart sprinkle on each cookie. Let cool completely until the chocolate is set.
- I like to make half of the recipe at a time so that the almond bark doesn’t get too hard and sticky during the process.
- When it comes time to drizzle the extra almond bark over the cookies, only work on 3-4 cookies at a time, and then put the heart sprinkle on top. This way the almond bark doesn’t dry too quickly and the heart will stick and stay.
- Drizzling extra chocolate on top is optional. You can add the hearts to the cookies as soon as they’re dipped if you want to skip the drizzle.
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