These Christmas Tree Oreos are fun and easy to make and oh so good to eat! Of course, we all know that Oreos are great on their own, but by adding candy melts and sprinkles, you can create super cute holiday cookies! Make these as gifts or for a cookie swap, or just to fill up the cookie jar this holiday season!
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Christmas Tree Oreos
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.
If you are look for a fun food activity to do with the kids or family, then these Christmas Tree Oreos are it!
I think most people have a package of Oreos in their kitchen -so you’re part way there with this recipe!
Candy Melts are used to create the winter scene with white sparkling snow (thanks to sugar sprinkles), as well as the Christmas tree that is covered with round sprinkle “ornaments”, and a gold star on top.
They’re quick to make – the candy melts in mere minutes, and while I’ve suggested waiting for an hour for the candy to dry after piping, you could probably eat these after about 10 minutes!
You could make these as a yummy festive snack to enjoy at home, or the kids could make them as gifts for their grandparents or other family member or friend.
No matter why you make these, I can assure you’ll have fun and love eating them too!
Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe
You may already have some of the ingredients for this recipe – the full list with measurements is found in the recipe card at the end of this post.
For your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients and equipment needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon if available online.
- Oreo Cookies – use whatever flavor filling you like!
- White Candy Melts
- Green Candy Melts
- White Sugar Sprinkles – to create the sparkles on the “snow”.
- Chocolate Jimmie Sprinkles – these are used to create the tree trunk.
- Christmas Sprinkles – you can use any kind of sprinkles you like. We used red, green, and white nonpareils.
- Gold Star Sprinkles or you could use small star-shaped candies.
You’ll need some parchment paper to line a cookie sheet, tray, or even just your countertop to sit the cookies on while you decorate.
And speaking of decorating, you’ll also need disposable piping bags or plastic food bags with the corner snipped off to pipe out the tree shapes onto the cookies.
Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog use both cup measurements and/or weighted measurements. American cups and kitchen food scales are handy pieces of equipment to have in your kitchen as it means you’ll be able to make all of the different recipes on my blog! I try to give American, imperial, and metric measurements in my recipes. You can mix cup measurements with weighted measurements, but never imperial (pounds, ounces, pints, etc.,) with metric (kilograms, grams, litres, etc.,).
More Recipes Using Oreos
One of the hero ingredients in this recipe is the Oreo cookies, so here are some more recipes using the same:
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Melting Tips for Candy Melts
You can melt candy melts/candy wafers in the microwave or a double boiler, or if you plan on making lots of candy covered treats in the future, I recommend investing in a Wilton candy melting pot as treat-making life is then so much easier!
If you use the Wilton Candy Melting Pot, you can check out Wilton’s demo video on YouTube which is really helpful. They also give tips on how to melt candy melts in the microwave, as well as using the double boiler method.
The two most important things are
- Do not overheat – use an even melting temperature
- Do not add water – it makes the candy seize up and become unusable. Make sure the equipment used is completely dry, and avoid using utensils that retain moisture like a wooden spoon.
If you find that the candy is too thick, add vegetable shortening or (solid) coconut oil in 1 teaspoon increments, up to 1 tablespoon, and stir well.
Another reminder – do not add water. The very first time I used candy melts I managed to get water in the bowl and it was ruined. Learn from my mistakes! Additionally, do not use vegetable oil, butter, milk, or any other liquids as this will also make the candy seize up.
If you are using your microwave, test melt a small amount of candy melts first, to see how it works. You may need to adjust the temperature and time to suit your machine. Heat in 15-30 second increments, stirring the candy melts each time. They may not look melted, but they might have started melting from the inside. Stirring helps to distribute the heat.
How Do I Make Christmas Tree Oreos?
Just check out the recipe card below with full ingredients, instructions, and demonstration photos. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, the pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 24 Oreo Cookies
- White Candy Melts
- White Sugar Sprinkles
- Chocolate Jimmies Sprinkles
- Green Candy Melts
- Christmas Nonpareils Sprinkles
- Star Sprinkles/Candies
- Place a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet, tray, or on your counter to decorate the cookies.
- Melt the white candy melts according to package instructions.
- Dip the bottom half of an Oreo cookie into the melted white candy to create the "snow". Place onto parchment paper.
- Sprinkle generously with white sugar sprinkles.
- Place a single chocolate Jimmie sprinkle vertically for the tree trunk in the top middle of the "snow".
- Melt the green candy melt according to package instructions.
- Once melted, transfer to a disposable piping bag or plastic food bag.
- Cut a tiny hole at the end of the piping bag or in the corner of the food bag.
- Pipe a triangle tree on the Oreo cookie, covering a tiny piece of the trunk and filling most of the height of the cookie.
- Sprinkle with the Christmas sprinkles on the tree for the "ornaments".
- Place a star-shaped sprinkle or candy at the top of the tree.
- Leave the decorated cookies to dry for about an hour before eating.
- Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 63Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 46mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
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Make It A Meal!
You’ve made the dessert, but what about the rest of the courses?
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- Main Dish: Lemon Pepper Roasted Chicken with Potatoes
- Side Dish: Roasted Apple Cauliflower Mash with Crispy Brussels Sprouts
- Beverage: Sparkling Cranberry Orange Ginger Christmas Mocktail
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