I have seen chocolate covered Oreos all over town lately. A sign that the holiday season is right around the corner. A saw a few at a boutique this week that were covered in halloween sprinkles. We decided to make our own scary version.
One of the greatest things you can do with your kids (besides read to them) is cook with them. It teaches them valuable skills, not to mention it is a great time to talk and communicate. Head to the kitchen for a YUMMY FAMILY FUN FRIDAY!
YOU WILL NEED
White Chocolate Chips will work also.
I had these little icing tubes in the cupboard. You don't have to have these though. You can color the chocolate and get the same effect.
Food Coloring. I found out that the tubes by Wilton make my chocolate seize. So stick to the drops.
Lollipop Sticks, or in our case, wooden skewers.
Green gumdrops or jelly beans for the pumpkin stems.
LET'S GET STARTED
Take your skewers or sticks and push one into each Oreo, to make a lollipop.
Melt your chocolate either on the stove in a double broiler, or in the microwave.
Once your chocolate is melted, separate it into three bowls and color your chocolate.
1. Leave one Bowl White,
2. One Bowl Orange (four drops yellow, two drops red)
3. One bowl Green
Dip your Oreo pops in the melted chocolate. The kids found it easier to drop a big spoonful of chocolate on top of the Oreo and let it run down and around the sides and bottom.
Lay your freshly dipped lollipops on parchment paper to cool.
While they are cooling, put the stems on your pumpkins and add any other embellishments you want. Our son wanted broken candy corns for his monster teeth. You can speed things up by putting them in the fridge.
Time to decorate. Anything goes, just make it spooky.
If you don't have tubes of icing, take a little melted chocolate and add some food coloring. Then put it into a plastic sandwich bag and snip the corner. Now you have a quick, homemade piping bag. I actually used that trick for the spider web.
Once they have cooled they are really sturdy. You can stand them up in a vase filled with candy corns and display them in the kitchen. Don't expect them to stay their long. Yum.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING THIS WEEKEND?
IS FALL IN YOUR AIR? IT FINALLY HIT US THIS WEEK.