These adorable smoke bomb Oreos will be the hit of your July 4th parties!
It’s hard to believe that July is just around the corner– but it is! I love summer, and making fun patriotic treats always reminds me of pool parties and days at the beach on Lake Michigan 🙂 I made smoke-bomb brownies last year, and they were such a hit that I decided to turn them into Oreo pops this year!
Cute, yummy and SO easy to make ahead and have ready for all your summer celebrations!
Here’s how we made them: (printable recipe here)
INGREDIENTS: (makes about 30 pops)
- One package of Double Stuff Oreos
- 2 bags of Wilton’s candy melts in red
- 1/4 cup of Wilton’s candy melts in white
- Twizzlers Pull-n-Peel licorice in red/white/blue (or licorice strings of another variety)
- Large star sprinkles
- Tiny star spinkles
- Gently twist apart all Oreos.
- Melt white candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until melted and smooth.
- Dip end of a lollipop stick into the white chocolate, spread a little on the top of the white Oreo filling and then press the stick flat into the center of the filling.
- Place top of Oreo on, and set on a cookie sheet. When all Oreos have sticks inserted, pop these in the freezer for 15-20 minutes (until they are nice and firmly set).
- While these chill, cut licorice strings into about 30 (1 inch) segments.
- Melt red candy melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring between until melted and smooth.
- Dip the end of a licorice string into the red melts and then set flat against a large star sprinkle and allow this to harden- this will basically “glue” the star onto the end of the licorice.
- Gently dip chilled Oreo in red candy melts, using a spoon to cover all sides. Tap stick against side of bowl to drain excess. Set on parchment paper.
- While candy melts are still soft, set end of licorice into the top of the Oreo and sprinkle with tiny stars.
- Allow everything to harden up, and then slide each pop into a small cello bag and tie with ribbon (alternatively, store in an airtight container with parchment paper as layers between).
My thoughts: These are easy little treats to make- and they have OREOS inside- so they are delicious too! (If you have never made Oreo Pops before, check out our tutorial here.) ENJOY!
Other fun and very patriotic desserts for your July: (click on photo to see recipe)