Oreo Penguins

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These Oreo penguins are such a cute holiday treat! Oreo cookies are transformed into adorable penguin faces with this easy recipe that doubles as a fun craft project that the whole family can enjoy.

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Oreo penguins on white plate

Oreo Penguin Recipe

We’re all about the Oreo cookie dessert recipes but this may just be our new favorite! These adorable Oreo penguin cookies may look professionally decorated but all you need are Oreos and a few basic store-bought candies to make these sweet treats.

First, Oreo cookies are dipped in melted chocolate, then decorated with white chocolate melts, orange M&M minis, and candy eyes to make the perfect penguin faces. Finally, we added peppermint candies and Twizzlers to form the cutest tiny earmuffs!

Think of these little guys as fun edible crafts that make a great winter activity for the kids. These penguin Oreos are the perfect way to bring some delicious fun and cheer into your home this holiday season!

Oreo penguin up close

💖 Why We Love This Recipe

Fun – These cute little penguins are a fun recipe and craft in one. It’s a great excuse to get the whole family together for a fun and delicious holiday activity.

Budget-Friendly – There are just a few ingredients, and all are inexpensive, so this easy recipe makes a great holiday treat that won’t involve spending a ton of money.

Adorable – These cute treats will be right at home at holiday parties and events. They’re sure to be the star of your dessert table!

🛒 Ingredients

Oreo Penguins Ingredients
  • Double Stuff Oreos
  • Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • White melting wafers (also called candy melts)
  • Orange M&M minis, cut in half
  • Candy eyes
  • Pull n Peel Twizzlers, pulled apart and cut into 2” long pieces
  • Black melting wafers (optional for drawing bow ties and buttons)

📖 How to Make Oreo Penguins

Step 1: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. Melt the dark chocolate melting wafers in a double boiler until smooth.

Melted chocolate in pan

Step 2: Dip an Oreo cookie into the dark chocolate, making sure it is fully covered and evenly coated. Lift it out with a fork and lightly tap on the edge of the pot to remove excess chocolate. Transfer the cookie to the prepared cookie sheet.

Chocolate covered Oreo cookie

Step 3: Place one white candy melt on the lower half of the Oreo. Place the orange mini M&M so that it’s centered in the middle of the cookie, right above the wafer. Add the candy eyes.

Oreo cookies with eyes, nose and belly

Step 4: Use two peppermint candies to make the earmuffs, placing one on each side of the cookie.

Chocolate penguin with peppermint earmuffs

Step 5: Attach a 2-inch piece of Twizzler across the top of the cookie to make the strap. Note: It’s best add the Twizzler last after adding the rest of the decorations. This will allow the chocolate to set and will help the Twizzler stay in place.)

Headband for Oreo penguin earmuffs

Step 6: Repeat these steps with the rest of the cookies. When all the cookies are done, place them on the baking sheets and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.

Oreo cookie penguins on baking sheet

Step 7: (Optional) Melt a few black melting wafers and use the melted chocolate to draw little bow ties and buttons on the penguin’s belly. You’ll only need a small amount of chocolate for this step.

Black buttons and bow tie for Oreo penguin

Tips & Tricks

  • You can use regular sized M&Ms in place of the peppermint candies for the earmuffs.
  • Rather than using Twizzlers for the straps, you can substitute Sour Punch Straws or sour candy belts and just cut them to size.
  • If you don’t have a double boiler, you can microwave the dark chocolate melting wafers according to package instructions.
  • You can turn these into Oreo penguin pops by inserting lollipop sticks into the cream filling at the bottom of each Oreo before dipping.
Oreo penguin cookies on white background

How Should I Store Oreo Penguins?

Keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and they should keep for up to two weeks.

Oreo penguins on plate

Can I Use a Different Variety of Oreo?

Sure – Feel free to use your favorite kind of Oreos. You can use Mega Stuff or a different flavor like hazelnut, chocolate, or peppermint in place of regular Oreos. The only kind that I wouldn’t recommend are mini Oreos, as they’ll be too small to fit the penguin features.

Oreo penguin cookie with hot chocolate

More Fun Ideas For The Holidays

Oreo penguin with bite taken out
Oreo Penguins on Christmas plate
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Oreo Penguins Recipe


Course Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Setting time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Cookies don't get much cuter than these Oreo Penguins! With just some Oreos, chocolate and a few candies, this adorable treat is guaranteed to be hit at your next holiday party!

Instructions

  • Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside. Melt the chocolate melting wafers in a double boiler until smooth.
    20 ounces Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Dip an Oreo cookie into the dark chocolate, making sure it is fully covered and evenly coated. Lift it out with a fork and lightly tap on the edge of the pot to remove excess chocolate. Transfer the cookie to the prepared cookie sheet.
    24 Double Stuff Oreos
  • Place one white chocolate wafer on the lower half of the Oreo. Place the orange mini M&M so that it’s centered in the middle of the cookie, right above the wafer. Add the candy eyes.
    24 White chocolate melting wafers, 12 Orange M&M minis, 48 Candy eyes
  • Use two peppermint candies to make the earmuffs, placing them on the sides of the Oreo.
    48 Peppermint candies (round)
  • Attach a 2-inch piece of Twizzler across the top of the cookie to make the strap. Note: It’s best add the Twizzler last after adding the rest of the decorations. This will allow the chocolate to set and will help the Twizzler stay in place.)
    2 Pull n Peel Twizzlers
  • Repeat the steps with the rest of the cookies, then place the penguins on the baking sheets and chill them in the fridge for 10 minutes or until the chocolate is set.
  • Melt a few black melting wafers and use the melted chocolate to draw little bow ties and buttons on the penguin’s belly (optional)
    Black melting wafers for drawing bow ties and buttons

Notes

  • If you don’t have parchment paper, you can use wax paper instead.
  • We used Ghirardelli chocolate wafers but you can substitute other brands if needed. You can also use milk chocolate instead of dark.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 200mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 4mg
The nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used.

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