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These Easy Oreo Snowman Cookies are so festive, delicious and great for kids to help make too. A perfect no bake-treat option and only a few ingredients, they come together quickly!
I’ve been making these Oreo Snowman Cookies for over 15 years! My mom originally passed along this fun cookie idea when my children were very little. She had had them at a holiday meeting and thought they were way too cute-and they are!
We’ve been making them every year ever since. They are a great no-bake treat that even little hands can help with making them a fun holiday activity to do together.
And since they are no-bake and super quick and easy, they are a great option to add to your holiday treat trays and gifts. They can also be made ahead and stored for up to two weeks in an airtight container!
The ingredients for these cute Oreo Snowman Cookies are relatively simple to find but I’ve got some tips to help you know where to look in the store and also some information about what they are.
White Fudge Covered Oreo Cookies
These are the base of the cookie and what makes the snowman head. These are generally a seasonal item at the grocery store. I find them most often in holiday displays in the store. Sometimes, they will be in an unusual spot with a bunch of holiday cookies and crackers so if you don’t see them at your store, ask an employee to point you in the right direction.
At one store I shop at, I have found them near the dairy section but at another they’re near the sodas and another just on the end cap of the regular grocery aisles so you never know where your favorite store will set up the display.
You can also order white fudge covered Oreo cookies online although I’ve found they are more expensive that way.
Milk Chocolate M&Ms
I usually purchase these in the candy aisle of the grocery store (not the candy near the checkout registers). Sometimes they can also be found in the baking aisle near the baking chips. For this recipe they are used for the earmuffs.
Chocolate Covered Sunflower Seeds
These come in a variety of colors, kind of like the M&Ms do but are not usually available at the regular grocery store. I’ve found them in a variety of places like the candy or cake making section of a craft store.
I’ve also found them in the gourmet food section of stores like Marshall’s or Home Goods. Sometimes cake decorating shops will have them too. Of course, you can also order chocolate covered sunflower seeds online (affiliate link).
If you can’t find chocolate covered sunflower seeds, you can also use a mini milk chocolate M&M candies (also found in the candy or baking aisle of the store) to make the snowman’s nose.
White Chocolate Almond Bark or Candy Melts
Look for almond bark in the baking aisle. It’s usually on an upper shelf near the baking chips (like chocolate chips). You just need a little bit for this recipe as it’s mainly used as the “glue” to attach the different candy features for the face.
Milk Chocolate Almond Bark
This is like the white chocolate almond bark I’ve described above but it’s milk chocolate instead. I usually buy the store brand almond bark because it’s a lot less expensive than the name brand and it works just as well!
Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
These are also found in the baking aisle of the grocery store near the other baking chips. I usually have a bag on hand all the time and love to use them in other recipes like these Coffee Chocolate Chip Cookies.
What is Almond Bark?
Almond bark is different from white chocolate chips in that it’s made with vegetable fats instead of cocoa butter. It usually melts more easily and is great for decorating or covering treats like these Gingersnap Oreo Cookie Balls.
Almond bark is usually sold in blocks that are often scored so you can easily break off just what you want to melt and use. Candy melts are similar and can be found near almond bark or in the candy making aisle of a craft store.
These are simpler options to use when making candy or cookies like these because you don’t need to temper the chocolate.
How To Make These Cookies
These Snowman Oreo Cookies really are so easy and fun to make!
When I’m making them with my kids, we like to set up an assembly line of sorts to decorate them. Someone pipes on the chocolate and someone else adds the candy or chocolate “accessories”. When you work together, it’s fun and goes quickly, too.
It’s also fun to set up individual trays with all the supplies so that everyone can make their own. A plate or quarter sheet baking pan with sides (affiliate link) and little bowls for the candies and melted chocolate bags make it easy.
Getting started is simple. First, you’ll want to melt the white chocolate almond bark and add it to a small ziptop bag. Cut off a small part of the corner so that you can easily squeeze out a little bit of the melted chocolate onto either side of one of the cookies. Then, quickly add the colored M&M for the “earmuffs” (1).
Next, repeat the same process to melt the milk chocolate almond bark and then squeeze a bit of it onto the cookie for the mini-chocolate chips to be places as eyes (2).
Then, you’ll repeat the same process with the white chocolate almond bark except this time you’re using a little bit of the melted bark for the spot where you’ll be adding the chocolate covered sunflower seeds (affiliate link) (3).
Lastly, use some of the melted chocolate to squeeze a bit on to the cookie to make a smile (4).
Allow the chocolate to set (about a half hour) before serving. You can also store them in an airtight container (affiliate link) for up to two weeks. Use some parchment or wax paper to separate the layers if you’re stacking the cookies.
Make Ahead And Storage Tips
Since all of the ingredients used to make these cookies are non-perishable to begin with, they are easy to make ahead! Just follow the instructions and store in an airtight container (affiliate link) in a cool, dark spot at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Are These Cookies Freezer Friendly?
Yes! You make them ahead and store them in an airtight container (affiliate link) in the freezer for up to three months. I like to use these reusable food labels (affiliate link) to date and label the container.
More Kid Friendly Treats
Ever since my kids were little, we’ve enjoyed getting into the kitchen to make fun treats together. Here are a few more of our favorites:
Easy Oreo Snowman Cookies
- Place cookies on a large baking sheet.
- Melt white chocolate and milk chocolate according to package directions.
- In separate disposable frosting decorator bags or zip top bags, add chocolate bark. Snip off a small end of the bag so you can pipe it out.
- For each cookie, pipe on two dots and add mini-chocolate chip eyes.
- Pipe on a dot of white chocolate in middle and add orange chocolate covered sunflower seed or mini M&M for nose.
- Pipe on either side of cookie, a dot of white chocolate. Then add matching colored full-size M&Ms for “earmuffs”.
- With milk chocolate, pipe on a smile.
- Let cookies set.
This post was originally published in September 2011 but updated in November 2021 with new photos, content and video.
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