These adorable Oreo pops are a perfect back-to-school treat. Add hearts to send a little love in the lunchbox- or some worms to get a few giggles!
I hate to even say the words….but fall is coming. I love summer so much, that when I start to see school busses out on the roads I just cringe. Fall has some pretty fun foods though….! One of our family-favorites is apples. I grew up in Michigan, and we have the best fall apples. I loved trips to the orchard to get cider and doughnuts- and these little Oreo pops are perfect to kick off the fall season.
You can make them with hearts and tie them up in cello bags to send a little love…
Or you can add a few caramel worms to your apples to give them an extra “Ewwww” feel- maybe for Halloween?? 🙂
Either way, these are an easy and fun fall treat that keeps for weeks when wrapped up in a cello bag.
Here’s how we made them: (printable recipe here)
INGREDIENTS: (makes about 24 pops)
- One box of Double Stuf Oreos
- 24 lollipop sticks
- 2 bags of Wilton’s Candy Melts in red, yellow or green
- About 5 tootsie rolls
- About 1/4 cup of fondant, colored green (you can make a small batch of this or just purchase a box of Wilton’s)
- A leaf cookie or fondant cutter
- Heart sprinkles (as desired to decorate)
- 5-10 Kraft caramels to make worms if desired.
(if you have never made an Oreo Pop before, our how-to is here)
- Twist apart all of your Oreos.
- Melt a small amount of candy melts (<1/4 cup) in the microwave in 3o second increments, stirring between until smooth.
- Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melts, and press into white filling of Oreo. Place other half of cookie back on top and press together.
- Place Oreo and stick on a cookie sheet. Repeat this process with remaining Oreos, and then freeze all Oreos until firm (10-15 minutes).
- While Oreos chill, make stems, leaves and decorations.
- Make stems by rolling tootsie rolls out and cutting into short pieces.
- Take colored fondant and roll it out. Use leaf-shaped cutter to cut out 24 leaves.
- If you want wormy apples, simply unwrap a caramel, roll it out into a thin rope using clean hands, and press little lines in it using a small knife or toothpick. Cut them into little pieces to add as if they are crawling out of each apple.
- Melt one bag of Candy Melts using method from above.
- Once Oreos are chilled, hold with stick and dip into Candy Melts until completely coated.
- Tap on side of bowl to get excess off, and drag across lip of bowl to scrape excess off back of cookie.
- Set on parchment paper to harden.
- Immediately set a tootsie roll stem on the top, along with a leaf.
- Add any other decorations (hearts? worms…?)
- Melt and use second bag of Candy Melts when you are finished with the first one.
- Allow Oreos to harden up (at least an hour) before tying each one up in a bag (or putting them in an air-tight container for storage).
My thoughts: You just can’t go wrong with Oreo Pops. They are one of my favorite things to make because you have fun treats handy for awhile afterward! These are pretty easy- you might hesitate a little with using fondant if you have never used it before- but you should just give it a try! I don’t cover cakes in it or anything crazy- but I like it for little decorations here and there. My recipe and some tips are here. Otherwise just buy a box of the white fondant! It doesn’t taste as good, but for the little bit you are adding here, it doesn’t matter. I really hope you get a chance to try these! Happy almost-fall to you! ~r
More apple-y ideas here on Easybaked: (click on the photo to see the recipe)