Love Bug Oreo Cookies

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These Love Bug Oreo Cookies are super easy to make and such a fun treat for your Valentine!

love bug cookies on a tray

 

Who is ready for Valentine’s Day and all the cute that comes with it?! These little Love Bug Cookies are so cute and so easy to make. They are the perfect no bake treat for the grown-ups and kids alike. And you really can make them your own and dress them up even more if you would like!

Why You’ll Love These Love Bug Cookies

  • Easy – melting chocolate is about as complicated as it gets! So trust me, you can make these.
  • Festive – they are just cute! Great to do with the kids, to wrap up as a little favor or gift, or just to have on a dessert table.
  • No Baking – no turning on the oven for these. Just melting, dipping and letting it set up. You don’t even have to measure anything, so even all of the non-bakers can make these in no time.
love bug cookie ingredients

What You’ll Need

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  • Oreo Cookies – you really could use any cookie to make these
  • White Chocolate
  • Oil-Based Food Coloring – you want the gel stuff, not the liquid in bottles
  • Candy Eyes
  • Sprinkles
love bug cookies setting up on baking tray

How To Make Love Bug Oreo Cookies

  • Melt – In a large microwave safe bowl heat your almond bark or white chocolate for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 20 second intervals, stirring after each until completely melted and smooth. Add in your red food coloring and stir until you get your desired color.
  • Dip – Hold the cookie near the top and dip 2/3rds of the way into the chocolate. Gently shake off the excess and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Decorate – add the eyes to the edge of the chocolate to “glue” them into place, and add your sprinkles.
  • Let Set Up – let the cookies set up for 1-2 hours until the chocolate is completely solid.
love bug cookies on plate for valentine's day

Recipe Tips & Suggestions

  • Chocolate – You can use red candy melts if you can find them or have them. Wilton makes a bunch of different colors that are available at craft store or online. For white chocolate i like to use almond bark, I find that it melts super smooth and quickly and sets up fast as well.
  • Food Coloring. You really need to use the oil-based or gel food coloring. The water based ones will cause the chocolate to seize up immediately and you won’t be able to dip the cookies.
  • Cookies. I used Oreo cookies, but you really just want something round. The chocolate looks like a bug, so it works well, but you really can use anything you like! Chocolate Chip Cookies, mint cookies…anything you have that is round.
  • Candy Eyes. You can find candy eyes at Walmart, Amazon, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, any craft score and lots of grocery stores near the cake decorating stuff.
looking down on a plate of love bug cookies

Storage

You can store your Love Bug Cookies in an airtight container for a couple of weeks.

Freezing – these are great to make ahead and freeze well. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let thaw in the counter before serving.

oreo cookies decorated for valentine's day

More Fun Valentine’s Day Treats

white tray of love bug cookies
5 from 3 votes

Love Bug Oreo Cookies

By Erin
These Love Bug Oreo Cookies are super easy to make and such a fun treat for your Valentine!
Prep: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24

Ingredients 

  • 24 Oreo cookies
  • 8 oz white chocolate, almond bark
  • Red Food Coloring, oil-based gel color
  • 48 candy eyes
  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles

Instructions 

  • In a large microwave safe bowl heat your almond bark or white chocolate for 1 minute. Stir and heat for 20 second intervals, stirring after each until completely melted and smooth. Add in your red food coloring and stir until you get your desired color.
  • Hold the cookie near the top and dip 2/3rds of the way into the chocolate. Gently shake off the excess and place on a lined baking sheet.
  • Add the eyes to the edge of the chocolate to "glue" them into place, and add your sprinkles.
  • Let the cookies set up for 1-2 hours until the chocolate is completely solid.

Notes

You can use red or pink candy melts in place of coloring your own white chocolate

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 55mg | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Dessert Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 107
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5 Comments

  1. I love how adorable AND easy these are to make! I made some last night as a test run, and they’ll definitely be in my Valentine’s Day gift bags.