This chocolate-covered cookie dough holiday wreath is a delicious, easy and showstopping Christmas themed dessert that will wow your holiday guests.
This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own.
I love treats that border on a craft and today’s Christmas dessert idea is definitely a fun one. I’m going to show you how to make chocolate covered cookie dough bites decorated and arranged to look like a Christmas wreath!
It couldn’t be easier to make insanely yummy cookie dough (that’s safe to eat raw) thanks to a pre-made mix from the geniuses at Betty Crocker™. I found this jumbo box at Sam’s Club near the cake mixes. There are four regular sized packs in one box, so you’ll have plenty of mix to make cookie dough balls and there are two flavor varieties in one box, so your dessert will have variety. Both flavors are awesome, by the way. Plus you can have extra to use for another fun recipe!
- Betty Crocker™ No Bake Cookie Dough Bites (1 pack)
- 2 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
- Green Candy Melts
- Festive Sprinkles (optional)
Step 1: Follow the instructions on the box to mix up the cookie dough.
You will need 2 ounces of cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of butter for each pack that you use from within the box. I used three packs from the box and needed about 24 ounces of candy melt, which was two bags of the type I purchased.
Step 2: Roll the dough into smooth, even balls and place on a cookie sheet. I used a cookie scoop to help me get roughly the same amount of dough for each ball. Freeze the dough for at least 20 minutes.
Step 3: Place the candy melts in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30 second intervals until smooth. It’s best to heat it gently and less than you think, otherwise you could burn or seize the chocolate and then it’ll have to be thrown out.
Step 4: Use a fork to drop the cookie dough balls into the warm chocolate one a time. Coat the whole surface with chocolate, then tap the fork until a lot of the excess chocolate drips off. Place on a piece of waxed paper on top of a cookie sheet, then repeat. When the chocolate isn’t coating the balls smoothly anymore, place it back in the microwave for 12-15 seconds to warm it back up. Then continue dipping balls and placing them on waxed paper until all of the balls are coated. If you would like to add sprinkles, do it immediately after dipping while the chocolate is still wet. Otherwise the sprinkles won’t stick. Another option would be to drizzle a coordinating color of chocolate on top of the green. The mix comes with a packet of chocolate for drizzling, so this would be super easy.
Place the entire pan in the fridge until the chocolate is set, then you can take the balls off and break off any excess chocolate that pooled around the bottoms.
Step 5: When it’s time to serve the dessert, arrange the cookie dough balls onto a round platter in the shape of a wreath and top with a red ribbon. Refrigerate any leftovers.
I also made the world’s easiest mini Christmas sugar cookies to serve with my wreath. I just cut pre-made Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough from Sam’s Club into quarters, rolled them in holiday sprinkles and baked until just set. These refrigerated cookies came in a convenient 3-pack, so I still have 2 other packs that I can use later. What a great buy!
SO easy and it was a good way to beef up my dessert table offerings. And it’s a proven fact that everything is cuter in miniature. Just look at these little darlings!
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