These make me smile– aren’t they cute? I saw the idea on a regular cookie at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe (along with a really cute mummy hot dog idea!) and I immediately thought of my Oreo pops recipe from last spring and decided to turn some Oreos into mummies! It was a little time consuming, but not difficult. I think the results were worth the effort! Here’s how we did it:
- 1 package of Double Stuff Oreo cookies
- 2 bags (14oz) Wiltons candy melts in white
- About 24 4 inch lollipop sticks
- One package of Wilton Candy Eyeballs
- One box of Wilton Pure White Rolled Fondant
- Little candy bags and ties (if you want to package them up to give away!)
- Carefully twist apart all of the Oreo cookies.
- Using one of the pop sticks, make an indentation in the white filling of each cookie.
- Melt the Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip the end of one stick into the melted white chocolate, drizzle a little in the center of the white cookie filling and then gently press it into the indentation made.
- Place the top of the cookie back on and allow white chocolate to harden (5 minutes or so), cementing the cookie back together with a stick inside.
(For a picture tutorial on this click here)
- Before dipping the entire cookie, unwrap your fondant, split it in half and immediately place one half in an air-tight zip-top bag (you will only use half of the fondant).
- Roll the remaining fondant out with a rolling pin as directed on the box. Using a sharp knife, cut strips (about as wide as an oreo) in the fondant and then cut narrow strips across (see photo)
- Now it is time to dip your Oreo pops (you may need to put your candy melts back in the microwave for a few seconds to remelt them)
- Holding the stick, lower the entire Oreo into the bowl of melted white chocolate, spooning it over the top and sides to cover it completely.
- Allow the excess chocolate to drain off and gently place covered Oreo on a piece of parchment paper to harden.
- Immediately place two eyes on the front and gently lay strips of fondant back and forth across the cookie. It took me a little bit to figure out a pattern that looked good and worked– copy mine if you want!!
- Allow everything to harden and place in treat bags with ties.
My thoughts: These are a little time-consuming, but if you enjoy the process (I do!) and you have a free afternoon (I did!) these are just really fun to put together. The smiles when people see them make all that work worthwhile! Enjoy! ~r
Other recipes you might enjoy (click on the image to see the recipe):