Hello Mommelier readers! I have been meaning to write to you for some time about the easy Oreo Pops I made with Pumpkin Pie (who now wants to be called Spaghetti) and Meatball. Even better grandma (aka “Baka”) was involved and we made them while visiting home in Virginia. With Valentine’s Day next week,
There is something so very special to me as a mom to be able to spend time and do things with my children in the house that I was raised in and with my mom. It’s like I get to tell my mom now how much I loved the things we did together by doing them with all of us together. Did I make Oreo Pops with my mom growing up? No, but we made so many other things together from the simple chocolate pudding pie to much more complicated things as my two sisters and I got older.
At first I worried that Oreo Pops might be a little too much for a 3 & 4 year old. Wrong! It takes only 6 simple steps, a few ingredients, and no baking. Soon you will be saying “easy as Oreo Pops!” Especially after tasting them and sipping on some Asti.
Before I share the recipe, I want to encourage you to do this with your kids ages 2+. Will it get messy? Perhaps, but just lay down an old tablecloth or put an art smock on your child if you are really worried. Who doesn’t love sprinkles and dipping cookies into melted chocolate? This treat just screams fun!
Here are some useful tips I figured out while making these treats:
- You can melt the Chocolate Melts (which you can buy at a craft store or on Amazon; I use Wilton brand) in the microwave in 30 second intervals stirring them. However, this did not work out as nicely for me as doing it the old fashioned way over a double boiler and took just a little bit more time (about 2 minutes more). The pay off was chocolate that was much shinier when cooled. Whatever you do, do not add water to thin out the chocolate!!! Some chocolate is thicker. If that is the case, try adding a teaspoon of shortening to the mixture if you find it too thick.
- You can get creative by changing the color of the chocolate melts and varying the sprinkle colors, sizes, etc. You can even put chopped up pieces of nuts or candy bar or cookies on top instead of sprinkles if you choose. I will say that the Peppermint melts did not melt as nicely as the white chocolate and dark chocolate melts.
OREO POP RECIPE
1 Box Double Stuffed #Oreos – tops twisted off & separated
1 12 oz bag of Candy Melts (I like Wilton’s Dark Chocolate & Bright White)
Various sprinkles, chopped nuts, or chopped candy bars (you pick)
Lollipop Bags & Sticks (I use Wilton)
Ribbons (optional for tying on the stick for decoration)
- Line two baking sheets with wax paper and spread out your separated Oreos on them. Melt a small amount of chocolate melts in the microwave or over a double boiler.
- Use a lollipop stick to make an indentation in the center of each cream topped Oreo half.
- For each Oreo, take a lollipop stick and dip the top part into the melted chocolate. Push the Lollipop stick into the indent you just created. Cover the cookie with the other half of the Oreo. Wait 5 minutes. Hint: feel free to use a little extra melted chocolate to bind it together.
- Melt the remaining chocolate melts and pour into a tall glass.
- Dunk each Oreo stick into the melted chocolate. Turn a few times to coat and gently shake off the excess. Place back on the wax paper and decorate with sprinkles as you like.
- Wait for 20 minutes or till the chocolate is hard. Wrap in the lollipop covers and tie on any ribbons or twisty ties you like for added decoration.
Note: you do not need to make all of the Oreos! Take out as many Oreos as you would like to make and right size the recipe.
Wine Pairing: for this creamy and chocolatey number, I recommend some #Asti Spumante.
Swirl, sip, sigh.
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