Looking for a simple recipe that kids can cook for the 4th of July as you celebrate as a family? Then why not have a go at some really simple 4th of July Oreo Cookies! These easy treats take just a few minutes to make, leave to dry, and then you and the kids have a tasty snack or dessert that you can share and the kids can say We Made These! So here you go our ever so simple Independence Day Oreo Cookies!

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Independence Day Treats Recipe for Kids

Celebrations are one of the times that we love to get together in the kitchen and these simple treats are no cook (just a little melting of the chocolate), and taste delicious too.

a stack of 4th of July decorated Oreo Cookies in the back ground with USA flag and red and white gems on a wooden table, in the foreground there is a single close up view of one of the Oreos made by kids

We recommend making them the day before so that they have enough time to harden then your kids can enjoy them on the 4th of July to keep the energy levels going all the way through to the fireworks.

simple Oreo Cookie half dipped in white Candy melts with drizzled stripes of red across and blue and white stars sprinkled on top, beside it are red and blue gems and a US flag

We’ve drizzled candy melts and added a few little sprinkles to make them extra special but leaving half of the chocolate Oreo showing the kids won’t get too messy making them or eating them too.

landscape picture of a stack of decorated Oreos for Independence Day, the cookies have been dipped in white-candy melts and drizzled with red then sprinkle stars have been added. These are stacked on a wooden table with mini US flags and red, white and blue gems beside

Looking for more ideas for kids for the 4th of the July check out our activities and crafts for Independence day for some fun.

image of an Oreo Cookie which has been dipped in white chocolate and drizzled with red candy with star sprinkles added as a 4th of July Treat for kids to make next to a US flag on a wooden table top a few blue, red and white gems are scattered around

Easy 4th of July Oreo Cookies to Make with Kids

A simple and easy Independence Day treat recipe for kids. These Oreo cookies are quick to make and perfect for kids of all ages.
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Course: Dessert, Snack, Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 4th of July Cookie, 4th of July Recipe, 4th of July Snack, Independence Day Recipe, Oreo Cookies
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Drying time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 12 Cookies
Calories: 106kcal
Author: Cerys Parker

Equipment

  • Mug
  • Microwave
  • Baking Tray
  • Metal Spoon

Ingredients

  • 12 OREO cookies
  • 1/2 cup white candy melts
  • 1/4 cup red candy melts
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable shortening or lard
  • Blue & White Star Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking tray with parchment or greaseproof paper for the candy-dipped Oreos to dry on.
  • Melt the white candy melts in a microwave-safe mug or bowl, along with a tablespoon of shortening, heating for 20 second at a time and stirring in between until you reach a smooth consistency.
  • Dip the Oreos halfway into the melted candy, pull out and let any excess candy drip off, then dip again.
    a female hand holding an Oreo which has been dipped into the mug below it full of white-candy melt, the Oreo is half covered and some is dripping off
  • Allow the white candy coating to dry – I found that by the time I was done the 12th cookie, the 1st cookie was dry.
  • Melt the red candy melts using the same method as step 2.
  • Using a spoon, drizzle the melted red candy over the white candy coating in straight stripes.
    4 Oreos half covered in white candy melt on parchment paper with red candy melt drizzled over them in strippes
  • Allow to dry completely before serving or storing. We leave for 24hrs but they should be fully dry within about 20 minutes.
    2 Oreo Cookies half dipped in white candy melts with red stripes drizzled on and blue and white star sprinkles placed on top drying on white parchment paper
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Notes

Will keep in an air-tight container for two weeks.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
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Author
Cerys Parker

Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, high school teacher and mum. Realising that life doesn't have to be put on hold and you don't just have to survive whilst the kids are young she shares ideas to inspire you to LIVE with the kids, with activities to do together, recipes to cook and enjoy and family travel to make memories to last a lifetime.

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