I am so excited to launch my very first Tutorial Tuesday video!! It was a little trial and error with the set up and editing, but I know each one will get better.
In this post, I will go over how to make some really cute candy coated Oreo Cookie Pops. They are quite easy to make, and can be used for any occasion. You can cover them with a colored or flavored candy melt. You can also use a dipping chocolate. Once covered you can decorate them with sprinkles, nuts, mini choc. chips, fondant, sanding sugar.. the possibilities are endless.
Below you will find the video tutorial, but I will also share the step by step process as well.
Here are the items you will need:
bog of double stuffed Oreo cookies
pop sticks (available at craft stores)
small amount of shortening
wax or parchment paper
plastic pop covers
First pop your candy melts into the microwave at 20 sec intervals. I like to use small canning jars to melt my candy in. It makes for very easy clean up, since I just have to screw the top back on and I can save all the unused melts for a future project. Stir between 20 secs sessions. The melts are done when they slide smoothly off the spoon.
Line a cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper. Then open the Oreo cookies up and place them on the paper with the cream side facing up. Put the cookie wafer top, off to the side.
Place a small amount of shortening into the melted candy and stir. This will improve the viscosity of the candy.
Then place the tip of the pop stick into the melted candy. You only want to cover about 1/2″-1″.
Then press the stick into the cream of the Oreo. You want to make sure you press all the way through the cream, but do not press so hard, that you break the wafer part of the cookie. You also what to set the stick towards the top of the cookie, so that you have a lot of surface area that will cover the stick. Then place the wafer part of the cookie back on top of the cream.
Place in fridge for 3-5 minutes.
Have a little bowl nearby and the sprinkles or what ever you are going to cover the cookies in close too.
Take pops out of fridge and dip into melted candy. The candy should still be good to dip the cookies in, but if you feel it needs to be a little warmer, pop it back into the microwave and stir. When you dip the cookies in, it is a quick in and out, make sure the candy fully covers the cookie.
Hang the cookie over the jar, to let the excess candy to drip off.
I sometimes tap the stick on the edge of the jar, just to make sure all excess candy will drip off. The is done quickly, since we don’t want the candy to harden. If that happens the sprinkles will not stick well.
As soon as the excess candy is off, hang the cookie over the bowl and pour the sprinkles all over the top of the cookie and sides. If you want both sides done, turn cookie over and pour over back side.
If you only have sprinkles on one side, place cookie back on baking sheet. If you have covered both sides of the pop, you will need to place the pop into the floral foam to harden.
Place back into fridge for 3-5 min.
Once the candy has hardened you can place the pops into the clear covers and tie with ribbon.
You are all done!! Enjoy
Depending on the sprinkles you choose you can make the pops perfect for any occasion.