These delightful Christmas Oreos are the perfect holiday treat! Store bought Oreo cookies are dipped into melted white chocolate, decorated with a simple (yet adorable) Christmas tree motif, then sprinkled with colorful nonpareils.
Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
Melt the white chocolate or white candy melts in the microwave in a small, shallow microwave safe cup or bowl, or in a double boiler, until smooth. If you used a double boiler, add the melted white chocolate to a small, shallow cup or small bowl. Set aside.
Working with one Oreo at a time, dip the bottom half of one Oreo into the white chocolate, then lay on the prepared baking sheet to harden (about 15 minutes).
When the white chocolate is set, melt the green candy melts2 in the microwave in a small microwave safe bowl, or in a double boiler, until smooth.
Using a zig-zag motion, pipe lines into the shape of an abstract tree, then add decorations3,4,5. I only do trees on 1 or 2 Oreos at a time because the lines start to set quickly, so I want to make sure the decorations will stick. Allow cookies to set completely before serving or packaging6 to gift. Store leftovers at room temperature up to 2 weeks.
Oreos: you can use any kind of Oreos here (Christmas, traditional, DoubleStuf).
Green candy melts: you could also use white chocolate or white candy melts and tint it green. I actually used 6 ounces of white chocolate and just tinted the white chocolate green after I was done dipping.
Rainbow nonpareils: you can also use a different color combination or even just one color of nonpareils. It is your preference.
Beads/stars: this is totally personal preference and based upon whether or not you can find said decoration.
Chocolate jimmies: another optional step. This just makes the trunk have a bit more character.