I decided I would make Chocolate Mint Oreo Pops...that's not really a great name, is it? I'm not sure what else to call them though! What I am sure of, they are super easy to make. No baking or rolling involved.
I was just planning on decorating them with Christmas sprinkles, but then I saw these cute reindeer cake pops that Christina from Three A's and a C made. I have seen them on Bakerella's site before, but it didn't hit me that I could do something like that with the chocolate covered Oreos that I was making until I saw them in Christina's blog. (Or maybe it was when I saw how cute her reindeer turned out I knew I had to make some reindeer, too!)
What you'll need:
- 1 package of Oreos
- 1 package of chocolate bark
- lollipop sticks
- wax paper
- sprinkles (or anything else that would look cute)
- white confetti sprinkles for the eyes
- edible marker
Melt a piece or 2 of the chocolate bark, stick your lollipop stick in the chocolate and then place it in the creme filling of the Oreo. (If at all possible don't take the sides off the Oreo, just push your lollipop stick in between the cookies. That way you don't risk breaking one of the pieces and it stays together a lot better when they haven't been pulled apart.
After you have all the sticks in place wait about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is completely dry before you start dipping the Oreos in the chocolate, that way they won't fall off the sticks. :-)
Once the chocolate is completely dry, melt some more of your chocolate bark and then dip the Oreo into the chocolate until it is completely covered. Tap off any extra chocolate.
Decorate them however you want and then set them on wax paper to dry. (Or you can stand them up in styrofoam. I put mine in styrofoam after they were dry just for picture purposes.)
I ended up only making 5 reindeer because Dawson came down with an awful cold and needed some extra kisses and cuddles the day that I was making these and the reindeer were just too time consuming. (It really doesn't take that long to put the reindeer together, but when you have a sick baby you need to cut all the corners that you can to get finished quickly!) I needed to hurry up for my baby boy. :-)
Putting sprinkles on them was much quicker.
I made sure each family was going to get one reindeer and then a whole bunch of ones with sprinkles.
After I was finished making all of these, I realized that I had delicious melted chocolate and pretzels... I think you know what happened next!
Yum! And I had the perfect thing to put them in... Super cute Santa cupcake liners!
I was really happy with how everything turned out and everybody at the party loved them, too! :-)