White Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Pops

Oreo Cookie Pops Bouquet

These are a similar idea to oreo cake pops or oreo truffles however these chocolate dipped cookie popsicles are a little easier to make and a bit more forgiving in my opinion! I've seen these on Pinterest a time or two and finally decided to make them for my kids birthday party and what a hit, these delightful treats turned out great!

Ingredients

  • Oreo Cookies ( I bought the double stuffed family pack )
  • White Chocolate Candy Melts or Candy Bark
  • Sprinkles ( you will need a lot, buy a few containers or a mega size!)

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • parchment paper ( I was out so I used tin foil and that worked just fine)
  • Glass Bowls

1.) Melt chocolate in a glass bowl in microwave as directed on package or use a double boiler if so inclined. Set this aside while you move onto step 2.

 

2.) Separate Oreo cookies carefully, I put mine a plateful at a time in the microwave for 15 seconds to soften them and this made it a lot easier. Some will still break, it's ok! Snack on them to make you feel better or save them for ice cream topping. 

 Separate cookies and set aside

Separate cookies and set aside

 

3.) Using the Popsicle sticks make an indentation into the Oreo creme, then dip popsicle stick into the melted chocolate and put a bit on the cookie to cement the cookie pieces back together with the popsicle stick in the middle.

 

4.) Put the finished cookies aside. To make sure mine were really hard before I moved onto dipping I put them in the fridge/freezer for 5-10 minutes. 

 Let cookies harden before dipping. Put in the fridge or freezer for a minute to set quicker.

Let cookies harden before dipping. Put in the fridge or freezer for a minute to set quicker.

 

5.) Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate, use a spoon to cover the cookie and make sure all nooks are covered. TIP: I found that if the chocolate was too hot it was very runny and did not work well in the next step. Better to wait until it cools a bit and is more the consistency of soft spreadable frosting.

 Set up a production line

Set up a production line

 Dip it

Dip it

 Spoon it

Spoon it

6.) Dip cookies into sprinkles and then move to parchment paper lined surface (or foil if you're out like I was) set aside to harden up or put in the fridge for quicker gradification

 Set chocolate dipped cookies aside to set up and harden. Pop in the fridge or freezer if your impatient like me :) TIPS: I went through a lot of sprinkles in this step. I would make sure you have plenty on hand! You could also use nuts, crushed cookie bits from the broken ones in step 2, coconut flakes, etc. You get the idea!

Set chocolate dipped cookies aside to set up and harden. Pop in the fridge or freezer if your impatient like me :) TIPS: I went through a lot of sprinkles in this step. I would make sure you have plenty on hand! You could also use nuts, crushed cookie bits from the broken ones in step 2, coconut flakes, etc. You get the idea!

7.) wrap cookies in cellophane bags or plastic wrap and tie with a ribbon. You could even add a printable favor tag but I chose to skip that step in the name of saving time. These would be so cute with a gift tag that said something along the lines of "Thank you for coming to the party" Display on a platter, in a basket, in a bucket or a vase. I found a basket, floral foam, and paper confetti at my local dollar store (3 bucks Yeah!) that worked out darling to display my sweet treats. Getting the kids to keep their hands off until the party was another story :)

 Wrap with cellophane baggies or plastic wrap and tie with ribbon or string. I found the perfect sized baggies made for cake pops at my local Walmart but plastic wrap (or colored plastic wrap) would work well.

Wrap with cellophane baggies or plastic wrap and tie with ribbon or string. I found the perfect sized baggies made for cake pops at my local Walmart but plastic wrap (or colored plastic wrap) would work well.

 Dollar store items made a fun way to display my cookie pops. I used a basket, floral foam and decorative shred/confetti to make a "bouquet" (Only $3 for these supplies!!!)

Dollar store items made a fun way to display my cookie pops. I used a basket, floral foam and decorative shred/confetti to make a "bouquet" (Only $3 for these supplies!!!)

 Insert pops into the foam strategically covered with decorative shredded paper

Insert pops into the foam strategically covered with decorative shredded paper

S'mores ~ Delicious variations on a classic summertime treat

Whether its the middle of summer or the dead of winter s'mores are delicious any time of year. Marshmallow roasting kits are available nowadays to make toasting up those mallows even easier. Or if your like me a want a melted gooey marshmallow without firing up the grill just pop those babies in your microwave on high for 10-15 seconds (no more than that, trust me!)

Here are some fun ways to put a spin on this campout classic that will leave you asking for s'more!

Traditional: Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, Milk Chocolate

Dark:  Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate

Chocolate Basil:  Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate, basil leaf (sounds odd I know but just give it a try, you might be surprised)

Hazelnut: Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, chocolate-hazelnut spread

Hazelnut Banana: Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, chocolate-hazelnut spread, banana

Chocolate Covered Bacon:  Graham Crackers, Marshmallow, Extra Dark Chocolate, crispy bacon, crystallized ginger (another unique twist, this may not be for everyone but I assure you this flavor combo is pretty spectacular)

Dark Berry: graham crackers, marshmallow, dark chocolate, raspberry jam

Chocolate Orange: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, marmalade

White Chocolate: graham crackers, marshmallow, white chocolate

White Chocolate Coconut: graham Crackers, marshmallow, white chocolate, shredded sweetened coconut

Peanut Butter Cup: graham crackers, marshmallow, peanut butter Cup

Peanut Butter Banana:  graham crackers, marshmallow, peanut butter cup, banana

PB & J: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, peanut butter (or peanut butter cup), jam

Mint Chocolate: graham crackers, marshmallow, peppermint pattie or other mint/chocolate candy

Salted Caramel: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, caramel sauce (or caramel filled chocolates) & a sprinkle of sea salt

Turtles: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, caramel, pecans

Chocolate Covered Strawberries: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, strawberries

Chocolate Covered Cherries: graham crackers, marshmallow, chocolate, maraschino cherries

Of course here we've just added a few ingredients to the filling above but as you can see the possibilities are endless. Instead of traditional graham crackers try; chocolate graham crackers, cinnamon graham crackers, chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, ginger snap cookies, lemon cookies, brownies or bake your ingredients into biscuits or croissants.

Don't forget about all the different flavors of marshmallows you can get now, I think I've seen strawberry, mint chocolate, chocolate & toasted coconut (a person fav) among others. Have fun, try something a little new this season and create a new summertime, or anytime, favorite!

Enjoy! 

Easiest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

A few years ago a friend of mine introduced me to some of the most moist and delicious pumpkin muffins. And little did I know it was a Weight Watchers recipe! Yup, these little critters are yummy AND healthful. I am a chocolate lover, so of course I added a bit of chocolate to the recipe, but you can easily omit that &/or use nuts.

1 (18oz) box of spice cake mix 1 (15oz) can of plain pumpkin 1(12oz) bag of mini chocolate chips

Mix cake mix and pumpkin together, adding the chocolate chips last. The mixture will be very thick, no need to add water or anything else. Fill miniture or regular size muffin tins and bake according to box instructions. Usually about 350 for 20 minutes or so or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center. Keep in mind these muffins do not rise very much, and because the mixture is thick they will look the same when baked as they do when you fill your muffin cups. Smoothing out the top of the batter with a butter knife works well to make them look "prettier." You may want to double the recipe because not only are they super easy to make, but YUM, they will disappear fast.

Enjoy!