Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Oreo Pops

3Bs Baking Day Part 3: Last year we worked for hours and hours on cake pops. Not the ones that you make in the new nifty cake pop maker, but the ones you make and mold into cake then freeze, then dip in chocolate, then decorate....Lots of steps! It was fun and they were delicious, but this year we wanted something easier. These oreo pops worked out perfect! I had so much fun decorating them. (Thanks again to Pinterest for decorating ideas.)
Christmas Oreo Pops
For the pops:
Double Stuffed Oreos
Lollipop sticks
Candy Melts (these really worked better than than using white chocolate, which hardens so fast you have to throw it out before using it up. Michael's sells these.)
food coloring
wax paper
The Oreos came in a perfect little tray for doing this part. Place the tray in the microwave for 30 seconds. Then carefully insert the sticks into the icing. The cookies break apart easily, but microwaving them makes the icing softer.
Melt candy melts on stove. Add food coloring if you would like. 

Dipping the cookies can be tricky because sometimes the hot melted candy will make the oreos fall off the stick. I used a spoon to ladle the melted candy over the cookies instead of dipping in and out. After covering the oreos, place on wax paper to dry.
I turned it light blue for the snowflakes. 

Carefully move to the refrigerator to harden the candy.
For the icing:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup egg whites
a little under 1/2 tsp of cream of tartar
food coloring
Beat together egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar together until thick and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
You will need to thin the icing with some water. 
Place in a sandwich bag and cut of the corner, using it to pipe the icing for decorating.
I used the white icing on the blue oreo pops for snowflakes.
Not all of mine started off so pretty, the good thing is if you mess up, you can wipe the icing off with a paper towel and start over!
I turned some of the icing orange for the Snowman's carrot nose. I bought this black icing from the store, knowing it would be hard to make black colored icing. Unfortunately, this icing was for cake decorating and never dried! All our cute snowman turned into messy blobs...

For Santa, I mixed the icing in a bowl with lots of red food coloring, then dipped the top 1/3rd of the pop into it. The white was used to make fur trim on the hat and his beard. I put coconut on top of the icing for Santa's beard. After decorating the pops, place them back in the fridge to harden before wrapping.
And I had to make Santa with cute pink cheeks!
See the black was sooo messy!
We wrapped them in treat bags and tied them with a bow!
I think the snowflake is my favorite. Meg said it reminded her of Tiffany's!

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tootie said...

Cute idea! I want to make something like cake pops, but these seem a lot easier (and just as tasty!). I'll have to give them a try :)

Katie said...

You are so darn cute. B is chomping at the bit for these goodies!!! xoxo