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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Chocolate Covered Oreo Tutorial

What can you do with.....





AND.....



You can make THESE.....


YUMMYYYYYY!!!!!!

These are really pretty easy! First thing you need is a cookie mold. You can buy some at your local craft store (Michaels, JoAnns, or Hobby Lobby). They are made by Wilton and you can see some here. I prefer to use molds from a company called Spinning Leaf, I love their selection. Their molds are a little bit deeper allowing you to use Double Stufs and get a better cookie to chocolate ratio. In the Wilton molds you should use regular Oreos.

So - you will want to pick your colors of candy melts, which you can also get at your local craft store. For these I went with Pink and Red for the hearts and then light brown chocolate and white chocolate to cover the cookies.

First, melt your colored chocolate to fill the decoration on the top. To fill small areas of decoration you can use a paint brush, but for this size decoration I used MacKenzie's old baby spoons. Make sure you don't overfill the decoration part - you don't want that color spilling over into the cookie section.


Next you will want to put them in the freezer to let the chocolate set for a few minutes. While they are in the freezer you can start to melt your main cookie color. Once the hearts are set take them out of the freezer and put a small amount of chocolate into the mold, not quite 1/2 full.


Next you will want to place your oreo into the chocolate.



Gently push down on your oreo while twisting slightly. This will allow the chocolate to get into the grooves beween the cookie and the filling and make sure that you don't have any cookie part showing through the chocolate.

Now fill the top of the mold. Try not to over fill and then gently tap out the air bubbles and ensure the whole cookie is covered. If you over fill the mold take a straight edge (icing spatula etc) and scrape off the excess back into the bowl of chocolate.



I usually do one cookie at a time to make sure that the chocolate doesn't set up as I'm filling - but this is what all the steps look like together:


Once all the molds are full place them back in the freezer for a few minutes.

Then simply turn your mold over and they should all just pop out. If you have any that stick gently press on the top of the cookie (in the heart).


And then you have BEAUTIFUL, YUMMY chocolate covered oreos! 6 at a time!


I made these for M's preschool teachers, so I went simple with packaging. It had nothing to do with the fact that I waited until the last minute and didn't really have any other packaging on hand - not at all, I intended to go for a minimalist look.

Who cares how they are packaged! Look how good they look:


And you will be a guaranteed ROCK STAR! And don't worry - if you mess them up - EAT THEM! YUM!

I always use the left over chocolate and the broken cookies too. Break the cookies up a little bit more and mix them in with the left over chocolate and then spread them out on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and pop in the freezer - instant oreo bark!

Now - go see if you have any oreos!

6 comments:

  1. Those are BEAUTIFUL!! They look professional. Great job!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party!!!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  2. What a cute idea! I'd love to try that...Chocolate + cute = recipe for success! thanks for sharing!

    - Marissa

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  3. i so wanted to do something like this for vday. was craving oreos. ;)
    but went with pink marshmallows covered in white chocolate. still delish.
    yours are so detailed with the heart. beautiful!

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  4. Those look so yummy! I would have to keep them away from me or they would be gone in two minutes!

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  5. Yummy! And so pretty! Thanks for sharing, I've posted a link.

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  6. SOOOO cute. Can you come cook for me please?? Pretty please?
    I am getting such great ideas from all you ladies. I am really into crafts...but since I grew my mini me I have not had as much time, no excuses, I need to get back to it!

    I am your newest follower. Juliana from A Blonde Walks Into A Blog. COme and and follow back if you would like. I love meeting other bloggers!

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