These red, white, and blue chocolate-covered 4th of July Oreos are fun and festive. They're easy to make, and a yummy way to celebrate!
If you're looking for an easy, fast, super FUN and festive 4th of July dessert, try these 4th of July Oreos!
I've been making decorated chocolate-coated Oreo cookies for different holidays for years. Our Valentine's Day Oreo Pops are always a big hit! And these Independence Day Oreo cookies are just as delicious and fun.
These red, white, and blue chocolate-covered cookies are beautiful additions to any 4th of July Dessert Board and sweet treats to wrap up any Independence Day BBQ or picnic.
🇺🇸 What makes these the best 4th of July desserts?
You'll love making these red, white, and blue 4th of July desserts!
- The recipe calls for just 5 ingredients.
- This is an easy no-bake recipe. No need to turn on the oven for this one!
- These chocolate covered Oreos are ready in about 30 minutes.
- You can make these with or without chocolate candy molds.
- Decorate these as you wish: you can get super creative or keep it simple. It's up to you!
- This is a fun recipe that your kids can help make or even make on their own!
🛒 Ingredient notes
Coconut oil (not pictured) - Adding one teaspoon of coconut oil to the white chocolate and the bowls of red and blue candy melts helps the chocolate melt and set silky smooth.
Oreos - You can use regular Oreo cookies or Double Stuffed. Just make sure your chocolate candy mold has circles that are deep enough to have the chocolate cover the tops if you're using Double Stuffed cookies.
White chocolate - Use white chocolate bars made specifically for baking that can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store. These melt smoothly. I recommend not using white chocolate chips, since those contain ingredients that help them keep their shape, so they do not melt as smoothly and are more likely to clump when heated up.
✅ Step-by-step instructions
- Break the white chocolate bars up into smaller pieces and place in a microwave-safe glass measuring cup or microwave-safe bowl. Microwave just until melted, then whisk smooth.
- Pour the melted white chocolate into the chocolate candy molds, filling them just over halfway full.
3A. Press Oreo cookies gently into each mold, allowing the melted white chocolate to cover the tops of the cookies.
3B. Place the chocolate-covered Oreos into the refrigerator to set for 10 minutes. TIP: If you place the molds onto a baking sheet (I'm using a quarter sheet baking pan here), that makes it easier to lift the mold into and out of the refrigerator.
4. While the cookies are setting, melt the red and blue candy melts in separate bowls along with one teaspoon of coconut oil each. Whisk smooth. Then place the melted candies into separate piping bags.
5A. Once the white chocolate has set and hardened, remove the cookies out of the refrigerator. Gently pop each one out of the mold.
5B. Place the cookies onto parchment paper so that they don't stick when you decorate them.
6. Pipe the red and blue frosting onto the tops of the cookies and decorate as you wish. You can draw lines, stars and stripes, abstract patterns - whatever your heart desires! This is a great step that kids can help out with!
7. Add the finishing touches: while the frosting is still wet, top with red, white, and blue sprinkles of your choosing.
Allow the chocolate to set and the sprinkles to stick to the hardened frosting. Then store or serve.
❓ Recipe FAQs
Yes! If you don't have a chocolate candy mold, you can simply dunk the Oreo cookies into a bowl of melted white chocolate. Then set onto parchment paper to cool.
You can make these 4th of July Oreo cookies up to 2 days in advance before serving. If you make these in advance, I suggest storing them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and then bringing out about 15 minutes before serving. This helps the white chocolate stay set during that time.
Store chocolate-covered Oreos in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
🥘 Kitchen tools and equipment
For this recipe, you'll need a chocolate candy mold. Use chocolate candy molds that are large enough to set Oreo cookies into. See the recipe FAQ section above for how to make these without a chocolate candy mold.
👧🏻🧒🏻 How kids can help make this recipe
Here are some of the tasks that kids can help you with to make this recipe:
- Older kids: older children can help melt the chocolate and whisk until smooth.
- Kids of all ages: can help measure the ingredients. They can also help decorate the cookies with the frosting and sprinkles.
Be sure to carefully supervise your kids in the kitchen as they learn cooking skills and kitchen safety!
🍽 How to serve these festive cookies
These 4th of July chocolated-covered Oreos would be great to include as part of a 4th of July Dessert Board!
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4th of July Oreos
- 12 ounces white chocolate
- 3 teaspoons coconut oil, divided
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 1 cup red candy melts
- 1 cup blue candy melts
- 2 Tablespoons sprinkles
- Melt the white chocolate plus one teaspoon of coconut oil until melted and whisk until smooth.
- Pour the melted white chocolate into the candy molds, just over halfway full.
- Place one Oreo cookie into each mold, allowing the white chocolate to cover the tops of the cookies. Pour more chocolate if needed to fully cover the tops of the cookies. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- While the cookies are setting, melt the red candy melts with one teaspoon of coconut oil in one bowl and the blue candy melts with one teaspoon of coconut oil in another bowl. Whisk each until smooth and place them into separate plastic frosting bags.
- When the white chocolate covered Oreos are set, remove them from the refrigerator and from the molds, then place them on parchment paper.
- Pipe the red and blue melted candy melts over the cookies in any pattern you wish.
- Top with sprinkles.
- Allow to set on the parchment paper and then enjoy.
Nutrition information is a general estimate. Actual nutrition details may vary depending on the exact foods & brands you use to make this recipe. It does not take into account any substitutions, toppings, or optional ingredients.