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4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos for Your Patriotic Celebrations

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Our 4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos are perfect for your backyard Independence Day celebrations. These patriotic treats are easy to make, delicious, and lots of fun to decorate for the patriotic holidays.

Choosing a dessert for your Fourth of July party can be a little bit tricky. Because who wants to spend hours in the kitchen on a hot summer day? And we all want something that tastes great and looks enticing on a picnic table.

That’s why I love these chocolate-covered sandwich cookies so much. They’re a breeze to prepare and I don’t have to turn on the oven (hooray for no bake recipes!), making them the perfect 4th of July dessert. 

A white plate filled with red, white and blue chocolate covered Oreo cookies.

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Chocolate-covered cookies are made with simple ingredients and are decorated with festive sprinkles for a patriotic touch. Ready to get started making your own 4th of July chocolate covered Oreos? Keep reading to get the recipe for these delicious treats.

Did you know Oreos are the best-selling cookie in the United States? My family loves them, so I’ve made several recipes with these tasty chocolate sandwich cookies, like my festive Red White and Blue Oreo Balls and Chocolate Oreo Lasagna

These red, white, and blue treats are just one of many holiday desserts we love, like these easy cookie bars and Rice Krispie treats. And don’t miss our collection of Easy Memorial Day Desserts That Will Make Your Taste Buds Salute for more tasty patriotic treats to enjoy with your family.

Ingredients to make patriotic themed chocolate dipped Oreo cookies with text labels.

Fourth of July Chocolate Covered Oreos Ingredients

  • Double Stuf Oreos – get the family-size package with 36 cookies.
  • Candy Melts – you will need red and blue candy melts for decorating.
  • Vanilla Melting Wafers – I prefer the rich Ghirardelli chocolate wafers for this recipe.
  • Nonpareils – delicate and delicious red, white, and blue sprinkles for decorating.

How to Make Stars and Stripes Oreo Cookies

First, line three cookie sheet pans with parchment paper and set aside for later.

Two photo collage of dipping an Oreo in melted blue wafers and a tray of chocolate covered cookies with sprinkles.

Blue Independence Day Oreos Directions

Using a double boiler on low heat, melt about 3/4 of the blue melting wafers. Stir wafers occasionally until smooth. Alternatively, you can melt wafers in a microwave-safe bowl using 30-second increments. Stir between each heating cycle.

Once the chocolate is ready, dip an Oreo cookie into the melted chocolate. Using a fork or chocolate dipping tool to dip the cookie and lift it out will make this task easy. 

Finally, place the coated Oreo on the prepared baking tray and top with white sprinkles. Repeat this step with several more Oreos. Place the tray of cookies in the refrigerator to set.

Then you’re ready to make red and white striped American flag Oreos! 

Dipping a sandwich cookie in melted red chocolate and a tray of dipped cookies on a tray.

Directions for Red Patriotic Oreos

Melt the red candy melts using the method described above.

When the chocolate is melted, place an Oreo on a fork and dip it completely in the red chocolate. Lift the cookie out gently and tap to remove the excess coating. Place the chocolate-covered cookie gently on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with 8-10 more Oreos.

Two photo collage of melted white chocolate in a piping bag and chocolate coated cookies with white drizzle.

Next, melt 1/4 cup of the white chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe piping bag on a low setting for 30-second intervals. Every 30 seconds, massage the bag gently to ensure the wafers melt evenly. Use the piping bag to drizzle stripes over the red chocolate Oreos. Place the tray in the fridge to set the chocolate.

Two photo collage of dipping an Oreo in melted white chocolate and dipped cookies with sprinkles on a baking sheet.

White Chocolate Oreos Directions

To create white coated cookies with festive red, white, and blue sprinkles, melt the remaining white wafers.

Dip each sandwich cookie carefully into the melted white chocolate until fully covered. Lift the cookie out gently. Then, place it on a prepared baking tray and immediately top it with patriotic sprinkles. Repeat with 10 more cookies and place the tray in the fridge to set.

Tips for Making Patriotic Fourth of July Oreos

  • For best results, use a good quality chocolate to create a shiny, smooth finish on the chocolate-covered cookies. 
  • Never add water to melting wafers! Instead try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening or coconut oil to thin chocolate that has gotten too thick.
  • Allow the coated cookies to cool and harden for at least 15 minutes. If you want to add another layer of chocolate, wait for the first layer to set up before proceeding.
  • Place a piece of parchment paper under the dipping bowl for easy cleanup.
  • Tap the dipped cookies on the side of the bowl gently to remove excess chocolate and for a smooth and shiny coating.

Substitutions & Variations for Chocolate Covered Cookies

There are so many different ways to make chocolate-dipped cookies, which makes them a great choice for other holidays and celebrations.

  • Cookie options: try regular Oreos, Thins, or Mega Stuf varieties. You could even experiment with different brands of sandwich cookies.
  • Cookie flavor options: I love changing up the flavors to match the holiday or event. Try lemon flavored cookies for a refreshing Spring treat, birthday cake is great for parties and Golden Oreos are perfect for just about any occasion.
  • Color options: using different candy wafer colors can make this dipped Oreo recipe a hit for any celebration. Or try dark or milk chocolate for a classic version. Check out my Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops for an adorable sweetheart variation.
Chocolate dipped sandwich cookies decorated in patriotic red, white and blue colors on a white plate.

What to serve with Patriotic Fourth of July Oreos

I think these chocolate-dipped cookies are best served with a tall glass of milk. Because who doesn’t love Oreos and milk?

And this easy treat pairs well with my Red, White, and Blue Dessert Board. It’s a gorgeous way to dress up your Fourth of July table with tasty treats your guests will love.

Can I make this dish ahead of time?

Yes! This recipe can be made 7 to 10 days in advance. You’ll want to store the cookies in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

How to Store Leftover Chocolate-Covered Oreos

Place chocolate dipped cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 7-10 days or in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To keep the chocolate from melting, I recommend refrigerating the cookies during warmer weather.

A plate of 4th of July chocolate covered Oreo cookies with sprinkles with text overlay.

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A plate of patriotic themed red, white and blue coated sandwich cookies with sprinkles and drizzle.

Fourth of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Serve these colorful chocolate dipped sandwich cookies for an easy and festive dessert at your patriotic parties. Coated in red, white and blue and dusted with sprinkles, they're the perfect treat for summer BBQs, 4th of July and Memorial Day parties.
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Course: Dessert, Holiday Treats
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Setting time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 152kcal
Author: Lori



  • Line baking trays with parchment paper and set aside.

To Make Blue Coated Oreos with Sprinkles

  • Melt 3/4 of the package of blue wafers in a double boiler over low heat or in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring after each interval, until the chocolate is smooth.
  • Place a cookie on a fork or a dipping tool and submerge it fully into the melted blue coating. Carefully lift it out of the chocolate and gently tap it on the edge of the bowl to remove the excess coating. Place the cookie on the prepared baking tray and immediately top with white sprinkles. Repeat with 8-10 more cookies. Place the tray in the refrigerator until the coating is set.

To Make Red Coated Oreos with Stripes

  • Following the directions above, melt the red wafers, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  • Dip a cookie into the melted red coating, and tap on the side of the bowl to remove any excess coating. Place the cookie on the lined baking tray. Repeat with 8-10 more cookies, leaving about 1-2 inches apart when placing them on the tray.
  • Place about a 1/4 cup of the white chocolate wafers in a small piping bag. Melt in the microwave on a low power setting, in 30 second intervals. Massage the bag between heating cycle to ensure it heats evenly. Snip off a small piece from the tip of the bag and drizzle lines over the red-coated Oreos. Place the tray in the refrigerator for the coating to set.

To Make White Coated Oreos with Sprinkles

  • Melt white chocolate wafers according to directions above.
  • Using a fork or dipping tool, fully submerge a cookie into the melted white chocolate. Carefully lift it out and gently tap on the edge of the bowl to remove any excess coating. Place the coated cookie on the lined baking tray and immediately sprinkle with the red, white, and blue nonpareils. Repeat with the remaining cookies and then transfer the tray to the refrigerator for the coating to set.


  • Make sure you use low heat to melt the wafers to keep the chocolate from seizing or becoming thick.
  • If your Wilton candy melts are too thick, you can add 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening to 12 ounces of wafers to thin it out. Never add water!
  • You can use any type of Oreos like Golden, regular, Double Stuf, or Mega Stuf varieties. Or try using flavored Oreos like birthday cake and lemon for a fun twist.
  • Storing instructions: can be made 7-10 days ahead of time. Coated cookies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for 7-10 days or in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 57mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.04mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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