These chocolate covered Oreo reindeer are as delicious as they are cute! I don’t know about you, but I love Oreo cookies. I feel like I could eat them with anything and at any time of day! The only way to make Oreo cookies more delicious is to add milk, peanut butter, or…you guess it more CHOCOLATE! This chocolate covered Oreo reindeer is an adorable festive dessert, perfect for an activity with your kids or even an upcoming holiday party!
Five different colors of candy melts were used for this reindeer – white and black for the eyes, red for the nose, yellow for the antlers, and light cocoa for the reindeer.
This video gives you a great visual on how to prepare the cookies but there are also step by step instructions below!
To melt the candy melts, place each color of melts in either a bowl or a disposable piping bag. As you can see in the image below, I placed the candy melts in separate disposable bags (less clean-up and mess). Microwave according to the directions on the package. Cooking on the stove top works also, use a double boiler.
Once the candy melts are melted snip off the end of the piping bag with scissors. Make sure it is very tiny hole (you can always snip more off). Too large of a hole and too much chocolate candy will come out. This is a very important step (small hole) to make the reindeer eyes/nose look nice.
Start with the blacks of the eyes first. Wait a minute for the back pupil to harden then squeeze the white over the black pupil. Next is the red for the nose. Be careful to not overfill. Make sure the candy melt is not too hot. If it is, it will melt the candy that is already in the mold.
When the eyes and nose harden squeeze the yellow onto the antlers. Again be careful not to overfill. Please be watchful with this next step – place the light cocoa melted candy melts into the mold but not too much. Place a thin layer and then place the Oreo cookies in the mold over a top layer of the light cocoa melts. A total of two mini Oreo cookies go in the antlers (one for each antler) and one Oreo cookie goes in the large cavity. Then squeeze the rest of the light cocoa melts on top and around the cookies. Cover so you won’t see the cookies but don’t overfill with too much candy melts. It’s always good to give the mold a good tap when filling with a lot of melted candy melts. This will help remove any bubbles.
Place in the refrigerator for 10-20 minutes until the mold easily releases. If the reindeer does not easily pop out, it’s not ready yet. Put back in the fridge. Leaving in the fridge for a long time can discolor the candy.
Place each reindeer in a cello bag with a darling tag to make a cute gift!
Do not overheat the candy melts. This will ruin the reindeers appearance. The candy melts will be either too hot and ruin the other chocolate in the mold or the brown candy melts will appear “whitish” called “bloom” due to overheating. Also, letting the molds set in the fridge can sometimes cause this “bloom”. I’ve placed my candy molds in the refrigerator and have had no problems. Experiment with one reindeer and then finish up the rest.
If you want to make a bunch of these 15 or more, I would purchase 2-3 molds. There are 4 reindeer cavities in the mold so doing a bunch of them will be much easier with several molds.
These are so cute and make awesome Christmas gifts!
If you liked this post then you might like some of my other fun Christmas recipes!