I have made these gold trimmed white chocolate covered Oreos for a couple of parties now (first for my Great Gatsby party which you can see HERE and then for my Kate Spade party which you can see HERE).
They are really fast and easy to make. They are easy to serve. And I have to say for being such an easy thing to do, they were a huge success! (Also, in case you don’t know…I am not a talented dessert maker…so when I say these are easy, they really are!)
On top of it all, it’s amazing how good Oreos taste with white chocolate!
What You Need
- Good quality white chocolate*. I used Ghirardelli. Half a bag of the melting candy is enough to make about 20 cookies.
- Oreo cookies
- Gold sugar balls*
- A microwave-able bowl
- A spoon
- Enough plates for one layer of cookies
How To Put Them Together
1. Start by laying out the cookies on the plates in one layer so that they are not touching each other. That way you’ll know that you have set aside enough space for the chocolate to cool.
2. Pour your gold balls out where they are easy to get to (trying to pull them out of the bottle just makes your job harder).
3. Put about 5 ounces of the white chocolate in to the bowl (that was about half of the bag I had). If you bought bars, break them up into smaller pieces so they melt more evenly.
4. Microwave it on medium heat for about 30 seconds. Then take it out and stir it. Microwave it again on medium heat for about 30 seconds. Take it out and stir it. Keep doing this until the white chocolate is melted. I usually have to repeat about 4 times, but that probably depends on your microwave. You don’t want to get impatient and do it all in one shot…learn from my mistakes :). It seems to go from barely melted to all the way there very quickly and if you heat past that point, it will probably burn. Just so you know…burnt white chocolate smells and tastes awful!
5. Then pick up a cookie and hold it over the bowl. Use a spoon to cover one half of one side of the cookie with the white chocolate. (Sorry, I couldn’t take a picture of this…both hands were occupied). You don’t want to coat both sides of the cookie with chocolate.
It seems like you should be dipping the cookies in the chocolate, but I learned the hard way that it doesn’t really work. The chocolate takes quite a while to harden so you can’t hold it and wait. If you try to rest the cookie on edge, the chocolate starts to run (or the cookie falls over). And if you lay it down on a side that has melted chocolate on it, it will stick to the plate…when you go to try to remove it, chances are that the cookie will break.
6. With only one side coated with chocolate, you can put the cookie down on the plate with the chocolate side up. As an added bonus, only covering one side of the cookie makes the chocolate go further 🙂
7. Then press the little gold balls into the white chocolate.
8. Keep going until you have a whole plate of white chocolate covered Oreos! (If you run out of white chocolate, just heat up some more.)
I was able to make about 20 covered Oreos with 5 ounces of white chocolate…a couple of them didn’t stay around long enough to get in the picture 🙂
The other great thing about these desserts is you can decorate them however you want to!
Add pink sparkles or use pink sugar balls to make Valentine’s Day desserts. Or even do football themed Oreos using sprinkles of your favorite team colors (I just might do this for my upcoming Super Bowl party!)
If you’re looking for other Oreo Cookie desserts, try out these Oreo Cookie cheesecake cupcakes. They are another dessert that is always a big hit at my parties!