Monday, May 12, 2014

Oreo Pops

Oreo Pops are basically chocolate covered oreos on a stick with some decorative sprinkles/designs on them giving them a candy/lollipop like look . These pretty looking sweets make great treats/goodies/favors for kids birthday parties and for other occasions too like Christmas/Valentines day party. I made these pops on my baby's (Rhea's) 1st birthday party along with the Pink & White Marshmallow Pops. These stay good for weeks when stored airtight so you can make these well inadvance to avoid any last minute rush. As much the kids liked these pops the adults enjoyed them too. 

However good these look and taste, I wouldn't recommended these for everyday munch due to the amount of sweetness going on in these pops. So I would suggest making these for parties and special occasions where you can share these with friends and family as well as enjoy couple of them yourself. Believe me once you make these, its very hard to resist eating them especially if you have a sweet tooth :) 

Now to the recipe...


Ingredients:
10-12 oreo cookies
1/2 to 3/4 cup of white color candy melts or white chocolate chips
10-12 lollipop sticks
Sprinkles of choice

Method: 
Carefully remove one side of the oreo cookie and keep them ready as shown in the pic.   
Melt a very small portion of Candy melts/white chocolate in a microwave stirring every 30 seconds. Dip a very small portion of lollipop stick in the melted chocolate/candy melt and gently press into the cream side of the cookie. Place the other portion (non-cream side) of the cookie on top. Complete all the Oreos this way and then refrigerate for about 10 mins for the chocolate to set and strengthen the stick to oreo bond . 


Now melt the remaining Candy melts/white chocolate in a microwave stirring every 30 seconds.  By holding on to the lollipop stick, dip the Oreo cookies in the melted chocolate, tap off the excess chocolate. Add/dip into sprinkles and either place it flat on a wax paper or insert the lollipop stick into a thermocol stand or regular cup to keep the pop in upright position for chocolate to set/harden. Make sure no two pops touch each other. Once chocolate is hard/set, store in air tight container and use as required. 




Notes: 
  • 1/2 cup of Candy melts were sufficient for me to dip 10-12 Oreo pops. Use as much chocolate is required to coat the pops. At the end when the melted chocolate level drops slightly tilt the glass/vessel inorder to coat the oreos. 
  • If Candy Melts are not available you can use white chocolate chips instead. Melt them in microwave on medium heat stirring every 30 seconds. White Chocolate has a tendency to burn easily so keep a close watch. 
  • If you dont have sprinkles you could simply use the pops as is or decorate with some chocolate on top as you can see in some of pops in the pic. For this, pour the remaining chocolate into a ziplock bag and cut a small tip on one side and use it like a pipping bag to decorate the pops as you like. 



That's it, our pretty sweet treats Oreo Pops are ready. Serve these as is or pack them in clear or decorative treat bags to give as favors/gifts.

Enjoy!!
Shweta


8 comments:

  1. Oh my... such lovely little pops! I can imagine all the pinkness at Rhea's b'day party :) Sure it must have been a lovely party! Loved all the pink goodies from the birthday that you have posted so far :)

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  2. wow they look super cute :) and i am sure treat to anyone.

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  3. Such tempting and colorful pops
    Well done

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  4. So adorable they are, prefect kid's friendly pops..

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  5. My daughters fav....... They looks yummm!

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