These are an easy treat that will make you (and everyone else) smile. Plus there’s an Oreo inside- perfect!
I’ve said it before, and I will say it again– I’m addicted to Oreo Pops. Most of you know that I’m living in Arizona for eight months with the Navajo. I love it here, and the Navajo people are incredibly gracious about sharing life with me and teaching me all about their culture and traditions. I had a hard time a couple of weeks ago though. A puppy that I recently took in became very ill and the vet diagnosed her with parvovirus, a deadly disease that can be prevented with puppy vaccinations. Most people here cannot afford to vaccinate (or spay and neuter) their dogs, so this puppy and all of her litter mates had to be put down.
So. Incredibly. Sad. My little puppy was named Oreo, for her adorable black and white Oreo markings.
One of my friends here suggested we sell things at a local flea market this week, and I decided to make 100 Oreo Pops in a variety of forms to make money to help spay and neuter Oreo’s parents, and to vaccinate other puppies in the area.
I made ALL SORTS of Oreo pops, and these were one of my “new” designs. I love how patriotic they are!
Here’s the recipe: (printable version)
- One box of Double Stuff Oreos
- One bag of Wilton’s candy melts in Red
- One bag of Wilton’s candy melts in Blue
- One jar of flower sprinkles (the white ones look like stars…?)
- 24 lollipop sticks
DIRECTIONS: (Need a visual? Click here.)
- Carefully twist apart all of the Oreo cookies
- Using one of the lollipop sticks, make an indentation in the white filling of each cookie.
- Melt the Red Candy Melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring until completely melted and smooth.
- Dip the end of one stick into the melted red 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 red chocolate to harden (10 minutes or so), cementing the cookie back together with a stick inside.
- Holding the stick, lower the entire Oreo into the bowl of melted red chocolate, spooning it over the top and sides to cover it completely.
- Allow the excess red chocolate to drain off and gently place covered Oreo on a piece of parchment paper to harden and cool completely
- Melt Blue candy melts in the same manner that you melted the red.
- Allow the candy melts to cool just a bit before dipping (so that it doesn’t melt the red candy underneath).
- Spoon a bit of blue chocolate over just the top end of the Oreo. Tap to drain away excess blue chocolate and wipe back across a clean paper towel to remove any drips or splatter of blue.
- Place on a clean piece of parchment paper to cool, and immediately place a few white “stars” on the blue.
- Allow pop to harden completely.
- Remove from paper and serve- or place in a small treat bag, tied with pretty ribbon.
My thoughts: These are easy and fun to put together, and just so CUTE! Happy Fourth of July!!!!! ~r
Other fun (and very patriotic!) desserts to try here at Easybaked: