I'm going to tell you a secret. The only thing better than Oreo cookies are Oreo cookies covered in white chocolate!
I know, shocking, isn't it? Are you a rabid white chocolate fan? You might like White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Pie.
White Chocolate Oreo Cookies
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Tips for Making White Chocolate Oreos
I decided to dip oreo cookies in melted white chocolate after spying egg-shaped Oreo cookies at the grocery store.
I knew I had a couple cups of white chocolate disks left over from holiday baking.
The only thing you need to know how to do for this recipe is melt white chocolate.
How to Melt White Chocolate
Go low and slow.
By that I mean melt the white chocolate at a low temperature slowly using a makeshift double boiler on a stovetop.
Here's my makeshift double boiler: a glass bowl set over a sauce pot of simmering water.
How to Melt Chocolate Without a Microwave
Use a double boiler or my make shift version of a double boiler to melt chocolate without a microwave.
In fact, even if you do have access to a microwave, I would not suggest using it to melt chocolate.
Chocolate, especially white chocolate, can scorch easily.
How to Thin Melted White Chocolate
If after melting your white chocolate disks or chips, the chocolate seems too thick, you can thin melted white chocolate by adding a half a teaspoon of vegetable oil or canola oil.
How to Make Melted Chocolate Go Farther
Add a teaspoon of vegetable oil. However, take care doing this, you don't want to add so much oil that you affect the flavor and the consistency of the chocolate.
Make the Cookies
Once the chocolate is melted, use a fork or two forks or your fingers to dip each Oreo in the chocolate one at a time.
You'll want to have a big piece of wax paper laid out on the counter top or kitchen table, wherever you're working, to lay the dipped cookies on and let the chocolate set.
You may find, like I did, that you need to dip the cookies twice to get the most white chocolate coverage.
Let them set up for five to ten minutes before they go dipping again.
Tools for Melting Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookies
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate Disks or Nestle White Chocolate Chips (or your preferred brand)
- Oreo cookies
- Sauce pan
- Bowl (glass or metal)
- Wax paper
- Sprinkles or colored sanding sugar (optional)
- 1 8.5 ounce package Oreo cookies
- 2 cups white chocolate disks or chips, melted
Melt white chocolate
- Set a sauce pan with about an inch of water on cook top.
- Bring water to a roiling boil then turn down to simmer.
- Put white chocolate in a medium to large, clean, dry glass bowl.
- Place the glass bowl on the sauce pan. Be sure the bottom of the glass bowl won't dip down into the pan so far that it touches the water the pan.
- You don't want any water in the bowl with the white chocolate or touching the glass bowl.
- Water, even a drop, will make the chocolate seize up.
- Seizing up means the chocolate won't melt properly and you'll have to throw it out and start over.
- Using a rubber spatula or a wooden spatula, stir the white chocolate disks or chips, every two to three minutes, being sure to scrape the bottom of the bowl.
- Depending on how hot the water is and how warm or cool the white chocolate is when you began the process of melting it, this step should take ten to 15 minutes, approximately.
- Meanwhile, put a few sheets of wax paper on your counter or kitchen table and open the package of Oreos.
Dip the Oreos
- Once the chocolate is melted, turn off the stove top and using potholders, move the bowl of melted chocolate to your Oreo/wax paper work station.
- Using a large fork, dip each cookie until covered in white chocolate, give a shake and set on wax paper.
- If you're going to sprinkle or sugar the chocolate-covered Oreos do so immediately after dipping in the chocolate.
- Let cookies rest on wax paper until the chocolate has set.
- Depending on the temperature and humidity in your kitchen, it may take ten to 20 minutes for the chocolate to set.
- If you're working in a hot climate, these may not set without refrigeration. If that's the case, store them in the fridge.
- If you're not in a hot, steamy kitchen, you can store these cookies in a cookie jar or a plastic bag for as much as two weeks-however they won't last that long.
Your turn, tell me how you like your Oreo cookies. Have you ever melted chocolate? What's your method for melting chocolate?