What’s this? What’s this? These adorable Jack Skellington Chocolate Covered Oreos are a perfect Nightmare Before Christmas recipe! Simple to make whether for Halloween, Christmas, or a movie watch party.
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Why You Will Love This Recipe
This fun Nightmare Before Christmas recipe only requires 3 ingredients and are fun for kids to get involved with!
Decorate each cookie with Jack Skellington’s face, or a variety of his faces as you see here! My niece Sadie is a NBC lover and did the amazing artwork you see here on the faces!
A great sweet appetizer or dessert snack for a party or movie night.
Here is what you need for this recipe:
- Bright White Candy Melts
- Black Icing
Bright White Candy Melts – These can easily be found online and in craft stores. The bright white ensures they do not have a yellow tint.
Black Icing – It is easiest to use a black icing that already has a decorating tip on the bag or tube. This makes it easy to use without putting into a new bag.
To make the recipe, you will need:
- Medium Bowl (glass is best as it is microwave safe)
- Parchment Paper
Melt the candy melts per package directions.
Cover one cookie in the white at a time by putting it in the chocolate, using forks to coat it, and then pick it up with a fork and tap on the bowl rim to shake off the excess candy melt.
Lay on a sheet of parchment to harden while you repeat with the remaining cookies.
After they are completely dry, use the black icing to draw the faces on each cookie. Use as many variations of his face that you like from the photos here or online searches!
Let dry before storing in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.
Substitutions and Modifications
White chocolate could work as a swap for candy melts, but is not recommended as-is. White chocolate is more difficult and daring to melt. And if you do get it melted, it has a yellow hue. To combat this, add a little bright white food gel to get rid of the yellow tint.
Be careful not to overheat the candy melts. If you use too high of a power level or cook too long, it starts to harden in a way that is extremely difficult to salvage.
It is best to store the cookies in a single layer to prevent the face pieces from getting stuck to other cookies or coming off. You can also use layers of parchment between layers of cookies to help if you do need to stack them.
Keep the cookies in a cool place to prevent the chocolate and icing from warming.
It would work, but is not recommended. See the substitutions and modifications section for more detail.
Yes! I simply dip and tap off the excess as you will see in the instructions.
They last 2-3 weeks in an airtight container which makes them perfect to make in advance!
No, they are fine at room temperature as long as it is not too warm where the chocolate and icing starts to melt.
Jack Skellington Chocolate Covered Oreos
- Melt the candy melts per package directions until just melted.12 ounces bright white candy melts
- Dunk one cookie at a time into the white melts to coat. Scoop up with the fork and tap the fork on the bowl to remove most of the excess candy melt.28 Oreo cookies
- Slide the covered cookie onto the parchment paper to set.
- Repeat with remaining cookies.
- Once all are coated, wait for them to dry to draw the faces (the first ones should be dry when you finish the last)
- Use black icing with a decorating tip (best to buy it that way!) and draw the faces on each cookie. Use the photos on this post or online for inspiration.black icing
- Let dry completely before storing in an air tight container for 2-3 weeks.
- A black icing that already has a decorating tip is easiest