These Love Bug Oreo Cookies are super easy to make and such a fun treat for your Valentine!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
More Fun Valentine’s Day Treats
- Valentine’s Day Chocolate Bark
- Red Velvet Muffins
- Valentine’s Day Cupid Mix
- Deep Dish Cookies For Two
- Red Velvet Brownies
- Maraschino Cherry Chip Cookies
- 24 Oreo cookies
- 8 oz white chocolate (almond bark)
- Red Food Coloring (oil-based gel color)
- 48 candy eyes
- Valentine's Day Sprinkles
- 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.
You can use red or pink candy melts in place of coloring your own white chocolate
Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 2mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 0gSugar 10gProtein 1g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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