Valentine’s Day Dipped Oreos

Valentine's Day Dipped Oreos

Not much is more annoying than spending a ton of money on something you could have made on your own for cheap.

There’s the convenience factor, sure. Paying someone to make dessert is a lot easier than rolling up your sleeves and doing it on your own, but on Valentine’s Day, we like to pull out all the stops and make the treats ourselves. So why pay a lot of money to an expensive chocolate shop for dipped Oreos?

These are just as good as the ones you pay for, if not better. See, they’re made with Double Stuf Oreos, which have more filling. They’re also blinged out for Valentine’s Day. There’s a video tutorial below, so enjoy!

Valentine's Day Dipped Oreos

Valentine’s Day is definitely a matter of some contention at my house. Kenny has always held the position that it’s a “Christian holiday” (his words, not mine), and since we’re not a Christian household, we should therefore be exempt from celebrating.

I’ve told him that I find his point of view to be highly inaccurate, and even did some research about the St. Valentine in question. There were apparently several priests of that name back in the day, the most famous one being the guy who agreed to marry young couples against the law and got killed for it. However, most sources agree that the holiday is not necessarily named after him.

Valentine's Day Dipped Oreos

Furthermore, a Pagan holiday known as Lupercalia occurred around the same time of year back then, and it was some kind of agricultural celebration. The holiday also had ties to fertility and coupling ceremonies, and rumor has it that the church decided to add more respectability to the occasion by naming the holiday after a saint.

Still, all of these are theories, not fact. I read at least five other accounts about how V-Day began, not to mention the theory that it mainly gathered steam after American capitalism saw it as a way to make some money.

Valentine's Day Dipped Oreos

Whatever the real story is, the holiday is so far removed from any roots that I persist in telling Kenny that we should celebrate the day. It’s about love, and I’m all for getting chocolate and a dinner out in the name of old-fashioned romance. He can just suck it up and go along for the ride, and so far, that’s pretty much what he’s done. He’s one of the good ones.

I’m all about the homemade food gifts on Valentine’s Day. Last week, I showed you how to make bark. Here’s how to make dipped Oreos!

See, it’s not hard at all. The important thing is to let the chocolate drip through the fork tines so that you don’t have an enormous pool of chocolate on your parchment paper. The drizzle and sprinkles on top can be in whatever pattern or color you desire!

Whether or not any of us can figure out how Valentine’s Day started, let’s keep our eye on the priorities: lots of chocolate. Then it’s a day that even the biggest hater can get behind!

 

Valentine’s Day Dipped Oreos

Ingredients

1/2 package Double Stuf Oreos
1 package chocolate melts (I used Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup white chocolate (for drizzling)
sprinkles (I used red sparkly and pink sugary sprinkles)

Instructions

  1. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate according to package directions.
  3. Using a spoon, dip each Oreo into the chocolate, covering the entire Oreo.
  4. Lift the Oreo out of the chocolate with a fork, allowing the excess chocolate to drip through the tines.
  5. Use a toothpick to slide each Oreo onto the prepared cookie sheet. Allow to harden.
  6. Melt the white chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval until smooth.
  7. Drizzle the white chocolate over the Oreos. Top with sprinkles before the white chocolate hardens.
  8. Allow the Oreos to dry completely. Store in an airtight container.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss

    I refuse to spend an exorbitant amount of money on chocolate dipped oreos – especially since they are some of the easiest things to dip in chocolate! I love the festive sugar crystals. I’m a firm believer in sugar + more sugar = all the world’s best things.
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    1. Mir

      Exactly. Sugar is my bag!

  2. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I’m glad he goes along with you. If it makes you feel any better, I’m not Christian either and I make Mel celebrate it with me (by giving me roses and candy, obvi). πŸ™‚ Love these, especially the double stuff!
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    1. Mir

      I love how we force our husbands to celebrate romance. That’s how it’s gotta be!

  3. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    These are beautiful, Mir. I usually make dinner and dessert on Valentine’s Day for Joshua and me; however, this year he insists that he’s going to make me dinner. I’m excited. He’s a good direction-follower and I know whatever he makes will be delicious. I’ll have to treat him to some of these Oreos.
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    1. Mir

      Oh, that’s so exciting! I would love to be cooked for. Have fun!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’m sure these oreos are much better than the store-bought kind! I love the red and pink colors on these cookies! Looks like just the right amount of sweetness for Valentine’s Day. And I have no doubt that I would devour these all!
    Gayle @ Pumpkin ‘N Spice recently posted…Garlic Bruschetta ChickenMy Profile

    1. Mir

      I’m pretty much there, Gayle. Hard to resist a dipped Oreo!

  5. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    You know what, we just got peanut butter oreos here in the UK and this is what I am going to make with them this weekend. What better way to say “I love you!
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    1. Mir

      YAY! Congrats on finally getting them. They’re the best Oreos ever!

  6. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    First of all, I love your videos! And second of all, you have officially broken me of even being TEMPTED to buy those clearly not as fabulous chocolate dipped Oreos in the store Ever Again – yours are perfection!
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    1. Mir

      Aw, thanks, Kate! It takes such a short amount of time to get your dip on!

  7. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    haha, well, Kenny is hilarious. . and maybe brilliant .. is this his way of trying to get out of Valentine’s Day? Dude, these dipped Oreos are fabulous!!! and perfect!!!!! and yes! I will have the priorities covered for V-Day!!! lots of chocolate!
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    1. Mir

      He’s pretty smart, but he’s no match for my tantrums if there’s no chocolate on Valentine’s. πŸ˜‰ I love coercing him into celebrating!

  8. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I totally agree, there’s no need to buy chocolate covered Oreos when they are so simple to make. These look like the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali! They make me very happy.

  9. Summer

    I can’t help the drooling! Mmmm β™₯

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    1. Mir

      Me too! I love these soooo much.

  10. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    You know how I feel about homemade πŸ™‚ These look so fun and festive!

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Aimee! I’m all about doing it myself!

  11. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    I’m certain these are way better than store-bought chocolate-dipped Oreos! Not to mention, it means more when you go through the trouble of making them yourself.

    1. Mir

      Miles better, Jen!

  12. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Lol, you discussing where Valentines day comes from reminds me of my husband. Legit, he can go on and on for hours about the origins of that day. He can also go on and on about his love of Oreos, soooo. πŸ˜‰ I KNOW he will love these blinged out, fabulous dipped oreos, Mir! I agree, why overpay someone else when I can totally do this myself! Thanks for sharing the video too, now I have no excuses NOT to make these! Pinned! Cheers, sweets!
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    1. Mir

      Then he and I have to talk about it, Chey! I love to nerd out with trivia!

  13. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Yep – these have love written all over them! And homemade? Better yet! Love the videos, Mir!
    annie@ciaochowbambina recently posted…Baked Strawberry Doughnuts with Fresh Strawberry GlazeMy Profile

    1. Mir

      Thanks, Annie! Love is in the Oreo!

  14. Linda @ Today She Loves

    Mir, please ship some to Texas. It’ll probably melt into a globby mess by the time it gets here. Haha.

    I’m totally up for bake it yourself because 1) it’s fun 2) you can curse if it doesn’t go your way 3) you know how much it should cost knowing that you tried it yourself and it didn’t ‘work’ the way you wanted to. I had someone ask me why they should pay more for macarons vs. cupcakes. Ummm, have you seen the process? /rant.

    I still haven’t dipped oreos in anything. I’m sooo behind!
    Linda @ Today She Loves recently posted…Valentine’s Day XOXO 2016My Profile

    1. Mir

      They take SO much more work than cupcakes! Who asks you those questions? Aaaaaaaah.

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