Thursday, January 19, 2012

Chocolate Covered Valentine Oreos

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Here is a simple and fun way to dress up plain Oreo cookies for Valentine's Day, and anniversary or to show that special someone you care. Guess what inexpensive household item I used to make them in?!




If you have one, the quickest way to make these is by using an "Oreo cookie chocolate candy mold" that can be found in most cake/candy supply stores or online.

If you don't have a mold but want that perfectly smooth look, you can use plastic disposable cups!

Spoon about a tablespoon or two of melted chocolate or candy melts (available at most craft stores) into the bottom of the cup. Place your Oreo cookie in the center, pressing down slightly (but not all the way to the bottom) so the chocolate comes up the sides of the cookie, with a layer of chocolate at the bottom (which will  be come the top). Spoon more melted chocolate on top. Tap the cup on the counter top a few times to release air bubbles. Place in freezer to dry and set, about 10 minutes. Chocolate will darken in color as it dries. You should not be able to see light spots through the plastic, these are spots that have not dried fully yet. Once chocolate has dried and hardened, squeeze and bend cup to gently release cookies and flip upside down for a perfectly smooth top. Do as many as you want at a time!

Note: You can also dip your Oreos in a bowl of melted chocolate if you don't have a mold, using a fork to lift them out, tapping the fork on the side of the bowl to let excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place on waxed paper and refrigerate to set.


I decorated them with drizzles of different colored chocolate/candy melts, sprinkles, and some candy mold shapes, even use fruit chew candy, fondant or anything you can find to add a festive touch.



If you don't have Oreo's or want more of a salty/sweet treat, you can make these using bits of pretzel pieces! Check them out in my Choclate Pretzel Coin post.

  
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5 comments:

  1. This is BRILLIANT. I hate those candy molds. So using this idea this year!!

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  2. we tried these, they came out ok, but I'm a bit stuck on the clear shinny part. our chocolate did not come out shinny but a bit dull in color, should i have added some sort of oil to the chovoyale?

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  3. Try using candy melts instead of chocolate chips, available in most craft stores, as they are already tempered and have a high cocoa butter content. Pop them in the freezer for about 10 min, not the fridge, until they have darkened in color and there are no light/wet spots, the quick burst of cold will ensure a more shiny finish. Please post a photo on the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe Facebook wall, I would love to see how they turned out. Let me know i you have any other questions. Good luck!

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  4. The three oreos sayin I <3 u was in a mold? cup? or dipping? They are perfect..... I like to use mold but i cant find a smooth one.... thx

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  5. Just saw these on pinterest, and man are they adorable!! That is such a good idea to get them all even coated without all the mess!

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