Are these the cutest Valentine Cookies ever? Love Bug Oreo Cookies are my new favorite and I can’t wait to make these with my Granddaughter when she is old enough. Using Oreo Cookies, Red Candy Melts, Sprinkles and Candy Eyes, this fun, quick and easy Valentine Treat is fun to make with the kids.

Love Bug Oreo Cookies

Dipping Oreos is fun, let’s be honest. There is something special when you see candy coated Oreos especially for the Holidays or events. We make them often in our home because Life is Short, and Why not? My boys get into making them and more importantly enjoying this simple cookie recipe.

Love Bug Valentine Oreo Cookies

Dipped Oreos are simple to make and melting candy wafers can be done in the Microwave or even using your Instant Pot / Pressure cooker. When doing small simple projects I prefer to melt candy wafers in the Microwave other wise I love using my Instant Pot to melt. It’s quick, easy and I don’t have to worry about burning or over cooking.

Love Bug Oreo Cookies Ingredients

  • Oreo Cookies
  • Red Candy Wafers
  • Valentine Sprinkles
  • Candy Eyes

How to Melt Candy Wafers

Microwave Directions:

Red Candy Melts

In a bowl add Candy Melts. Melt in Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Melt for an additional 30 seconds and stir. If more time is needed Microwave for 15 seconds and stir until smooth.

Instant Pot Directions:

Add 2 cups of water to the liner of the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker and set to Saute. Place a large glass bowl on top of Instant Pot. Bowl should be larger than Instant Pot and rest nicely on top. This creates a double boiler.

Red Candy Melts in Instant Pot

Add Candy Melts to bowl. As the water below heats the steam will warm the glass bowl and melt the candy wafers. Stir until smooth. Turn Instant Pot to Keep Warm and dip cookies into melted candy.

Melting Candy Wafers is pretty easy. Just make sure to not allow any additional liquid mix into the candy or it will seize and get hard.

How to make Love Bug Oreos

Dip 1/2 to 3/4 Oreo in melted Red Candy Wafer and place on parchment paper. Sprinkle with Valentine Sprinkles and allow to cool.

Dipped Oreos in Candy Melt

Using a toothpick, dip toothpick into melted candy wafer and place a small dot on the back of candy eye. Place eyes on the portion of the un-dipped cookie to resemble a bug.

Allow cookies to fully cool and harden. Store cookies in sealed container for up to 7 days. They never last that long in my home!

Love Bug Dipped Oreo Cookies

We love to Dip all kinds of cookies in my home. Make sure to check out all our fun creations in our Desserts Dipped Cookies. From Oreo Cookies, Pecan Sandies, and even Potato Chips. It’s fun to see what you can come up with.

They are also fun to make for a Gender Reveal, or even to celebrate your favorite sports team.

Tips and Tricks

Candy Melts will harden quickly after Oreos are dipped. Dip 3-4 cookies and then add sprinkles before it hardens. Otherwise candy melts will be too hard for Sprinkles to stick. Trust me, I’ve failed more than once thinking I could hurry and dip a bunch of cookies only to find the first cookies dipped were too hard for sprinkles to stick.

Other Dipped Oreo Recipes to Try

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Love Bug Oreo Cookies

Love Bug Oreo Cookies are a fun and simple treat the kids will love. Share with friends, neighbors or just surprise the family with this quick and easy treat.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 77kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pk Oreo Cookies
  • 1 1/2 Cup Red Candy Wafer Melts
  • 1/4 Cup Valentine Sprinkles
  • Candy Eyes

Instructions

  • Dip 1/2 to 3/4 Oreo in melted Red Candy Wafer and place on parchment paper.
  • Sprinkle with Valentine Sprinkles and allow to cool.
  • Using a toothpick, dip toothpick into melted candy wafer and place a small dot on the back of candy eye. Place eyes on the portion of the un-dipped cookie to resemble a bug.
  • Allow cookies to fully cool and harden. Store cookies in sealed container for up to 7 days.
  • Do not allow liquid to mix with melted Candy Melts or candy melts will seize and harden.

How to Melt Candy Wafer in Instant Pot

  • Add 2 cups of water to the liner of the Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker and set to Saute.
  • Place a large glass bowl on top of Instant Pot. Bowl should be larger than Instant Pot and rest nicely on top. This creates a double boiler.
  • Add Candy Melts to bowl. As the water below heats the steam will warm the glass bowl and melt the candy wafers. Stir until smooth.
  • Turn Instant Pot to Keep Warm and dip cookies into melted candy.

How to Melt Candy Wafer in Microwave

  • In a bowl add Candy Melts. Melt in Microwave for 30 seconds and stir.
  • Melt for an additional 30 seconds and stir. If more time is needed Microwave for 15 seconds and stir until smooth.

Notes

Tip: Do not allow liquid to mix with melted candy melts.  Candy Melt will harden and seize.
Candy Melts can be melted in Microwave or Instant Pot
Store in sealed container

Nutrition

Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
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