An easy no-bake addition to your cookie swaps, Christmas Oreos require almost no decoration skills to make an adorably festive treat!
If you’re looking for an easy way to make everyone think you slaved in the kitchen, this is your stop. Christmas Oreos are gorgeous, but they require very little skill to make. They’re a no-bake dessert, and, depending on what brands you use, they can be dairy-free and vegan. If you’re gifting to a family with food restrictions, these are your friend!
What do I need to make Christmas Oreos?
Oreos: This recipe was made with Double Stuff Oreos, and the color contrast is part of the joy. The layers of white and black are beautiful. However, you don’t have to stop here. Feel free to use any flavor of Oreo you like — store brands also work well!
Normal Oreos are naturally dairy-free and vegan, but if you’re interested in making this recipe gluten-free, the only substitution you need to make is to change out normal Oreos for their gluten-free friends.
Almond bark: Almond bark melts beautifully and covers the Oreos perfectly. Many brands are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan, but always be sure to check the label!
If you’re in need of subsitutes, CandiQuik and white chocolate both work as well. Please note that neither of these are dairy-free or vegan.
Food coloring or Candy Melts: To keep this recipe vegan, you’ll want to add food coloring to your almond bark. If you are cool with some dairy making its way into your life, Candy Melts can also be used to create that lovely drizzle.
Sprinkles: Festive holiday sprinkles are the proverbial icing on the cake with this recipe. Find a mix you love. Be aware that not all sprinkles are vegan or dairy-free, so as always, check the label!
How do I make Christmas Oreos?
To make your Christmas Oreos, start by melting your almond bark (or alternative coating) in the microwave. Put your bark in a microwave-safe bowl, then microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until your bark is smooth.
Next, use a fork to dip your Oreos into the melted bark. Be sure to coat the Oreos all the way around, including on each side.
Place your Oreos on a piece of foil and allow them to harden for 20-30 minutes.
In the meantime, you can melt more bark and color it with the food coloring, or melt your candy melts to create your drizzle. As soon as the Oreos are slightly hardened to the touch, you can drizzle your colors over the Oreos. Top the drizzle with sprinkles, and then let the Oreos completely harden. It will take about an hour.
When they’re all the way hardened, they’re ready to enjoy!
Your finished Oreos can be stored in on the counter or in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to a week.
I don’t recommend freezing the finished Oreos as the colors can bleed and the cookies can become soggy when they thaw.
Some are, some aren’t. Some sprinkles have a gelatin or beeswax coating, so be sure to check whether the ones you want to use are vegan certified.
More No-Bake Christmas Treats
Easy Christmas Oreos (Vegan + Dairy-Free)
- 24 Oreos (or other sandwich cookies)
- 24 oz vanilla almond bark
- ¼ cup red or green food coloring (vegan) or candy melts (non-vegan)
- holiday sprinkles
- Melt almond bark by microwaving in 30 second bursts.24 oz vanilla almond bark
- Dip Oreos into melted bark. Coat Oreos on all sides.24 Oreos
- Place Oreos on foil or wax paper. Allow to harden for 10 minutes
- Melt candy melts by microwaving in 30 second bursts. To maintain vegan and dairy-free, you can simply melt more almond bark and mix in food coloring.1/4 cup red or green food coloring (vegan) or candy melts (non-vegan)
- Drizzle candy melts or colored almond bark over Oreos.
- Top with sprinkles.holiday sprinkles
- Allow to harden for one hour.