Whether your kids are excited for Shark Week or they can’t get enough of that one particular super-catchy song, these Chocolate-covered Baby Shark OREOs are sure to be a hit!
Baby Shark OREO Cookies
Chocolate-covered OREOs are one of my easiest go-to party recipes.
I have a simple mold that I have used so many different ways and it’s always a hit! From Ladybug OREOs to Polar Bear OREOs, I love how easy it is to take a plain chocolate-covered OREO and dress it up for a theme.
These Baby Shark OREOs are super easy to make (the kids can even help) and can be served on their own or as an edible cupcake topper.
You can also make these chocolate-covered OREOs in advance, up to one week. Just keep them in the fridge to avoid melting.
I just love their goofy faces because they remind me of the Baby Shark song that the kids can’t stop singing lately!
If your kids are a little older, these Shark OREOs are perfect for Shark Week or for a Finding Nemo movie night, A Shark Tale theme, or Shark Boy and Lava Girl.
I hope your kids love this recipe and be sure to pin this post for your shark dessert inspiration!
PS – Be sure to check out our homemade Shark Lollipops too!
Chocolate-covered Shark OREOs Ingredients
- 12 regular OREO cookies
- 1 1/2 cup Blue Wilton Candy Melts
- 24 Wilton Candy Eyes
- Wilton White Decorator Icing
- Blue, red, and white Airhead candy
Tip: reduce the ingredients by half to make six OREOs. This recipe makes 12.
Kitchen Tools Used for this Recipe
- Silicone cookie molds
- Kitchen scissors (one of the most versatile kitchen tools – a must have!)
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Cutting board
- Cookie sheet
- Silicone baking mats
How to Make Shark OREOs
Heat the blue candy melts in a Wilton candy warmer or double boiler pan until completely melted and smooth, stirring often.
TIP: You can also melt in the microwave, following package directions. Be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and handle with care, as the bowl may become hot too.
Spoon 2 Tablespoons of the melted candy in each cookie mold and jiggle to coat the bottom of each completely.
Place an OREO cookie in each mold, on top of the melted chocolate.
Pour 1-2 Tablespoons additional melted blue candy on top of each cookie, up to the top of each mold.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden.
While your baby shark OREOs set, make the fins and mouths:
For the shark fins: cut out 36 (1 1/2 inch long) triangles from the blue Airheads. Set aside.
Cut out 12 shark mouths from the red Airheads candy.
Cut out as many “shark teeth” from the white Airheads candy as you desire. Apply a small amount of icing to the back of each tooth and place on the red mouth.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
TIP: We love silicone baking mats because they are non-stick so all of our cookies and candies pop right off them. Plus they are washable so you can reuse them over and over!
Gently pop the shark Oreos out of the molds and onto your prepared cookie sheet.
TIP: If needed, repeat the candy melt and OREO process with the mold to make as many shark Oreos as desired.
To make the shark faces:
On the hardened OREOs, pipe 2 dots of icing on each cookie and place the eyes on the icing. Press down gently.
Pipe icing on the cookie where each mouth goes and gently lay the teeth-filled mouths over the icing. Press down gently.
For the top shark fin, gather 12 of the blue triangles and gently bend the upper tip to the right. This will give the fins a slight curve. Apply icing across the bottom of each top fin and lay the top edge of the OREOss on top. Press down firmly.
For the 12 left fins, apply icing across the bottom of each fin and attach to the left back edge of each Oreo cookie. Press down firmly. (If you would like a curve to the fins, stretch the tip of the triangle slightly down to the left).
For the remaining 12 right fins, apply icing across the bottom of each fin and attach to the right back edge of each shark cookie. Press down firmly. (If you would like a curve to the fins, stretch the tip of the triangle slightly down to the right).
Leave the shark cookies on the cookie sheet and place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes for everything to set.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 68mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 0gSugar: 42gProtein: 0g
Related: For more Shark Week fun, make our Chompin’ Shark Puppets too!
These chocolate-covered shark OREOs are so incredibly easy to make and are always a hit. Who doesn’t love chocolate-covered OREOs?!