St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! Celebrate this holiday with a special treat for you or your kiddies: Oreo Pops!
Oreo pops are crazy easy to make and don’t take too much time either. Make sure you don’t skip any steps, though, or else you are going to have Oreos sliding off your sticks (trust me!)
What you’ll need:
oreos (I used mega stuffed to leave room for the stick)
cake pop sticks
green candy melts or white candy melts and green food coloring
sprinkles to decorate
1. If you have green colored candy melts, you can skip this part about coloring the chocolate. It’s easier to just buy green, but I happened to have white on hand so I just figured I use it!
If you do color it, I like to use the Wilton’s gel coloring, since it’s very strong and you only need a teeny bit. The candy melts can be finicky so you don’t want to mess with it too much or it may seize up.
Begin to melt the candy according to the package directions. When it’s mostly melted, add in a teeny bit of green and stir to get the color you want. Add in a teaspoon of shortening to keep it thin and continue to warm it until it’ completely melted.
2. Dip each stick in the warmed chocolate and stick them in the oreos, place in the freezer or fridge to harden. Don’t skip this part! I tried to once, and they all fell off when you went to dip them.
3. After they’ve been in the freezer for a bit, set up you “creating station. Open the sprinkles and get a plate or bowl to catch the extras. Have an area to dry the pops standing up. I use a cake pop drying stand or a block of styrofoam. You could also dry them flat on a piece of was paper, but the chocolate may spread a bit.
4. Dip each pop in the chocolate and, while holding the pop over the bowl, tap your hand to get the extra off. I found it was best to hold the oreo flat instead of sideways. After the extra has dripped off, decorate as you wish. We used light and dark green sugars, green circle and flower sprinkles, yellow jimmies and white chocolate to drizzle. I find it best to place them in the freezer to set for a bit and then eat them, or keep in the fridge until you are ready to do so!
We had fun doing this. I made some also also gave my kids some to decorate. I gave them each a large plate with some of each kind of sprinkle. Since the chocolate part is kinda tricky (and I also wanted to avoid a huge mess) I did the dipping and then handed them the pop to decorate.
These make an excellent after dinner treat for kids; they all tend to love anything that’s on a stick.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!