National Oreo Day is just two days away. This year, the momentous occasion falls on Thursday, March 6th. There isn’t a store-bought cookie that I like better than an Oreo. All the fun flavors (cookie dough, peanut butter, birthday cake, mint, marshmallow…) are great- but I like mine just plain double stuf (I just realized they left an “f” off of stuf last week!) I’m not alone in my passion for this little cookie- over 362 billion cookies have been sold since it was first introduce in 1912!
This week I created these little rainbow Oreo pops in honor of the day (and to give you a head start on your St. Patrick’s Day ideas!)
- One package of Double Stuf Oreos
- 2 (12oz.) bags of Wilton White Candy Melts
- 24 Lollipop sticks
- Food color gels in purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red -I used these
- 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 (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 white chocolate, spooning it over the top and sides to cover it completely.
- Allow the excess white chocolate to drain off and gently place covered Oreo on a piece of parchment paper to harden.
- Allow white chocolate to harden and cool completely.
- Using a small paint brush (you can get one specifically made for food that won’t shed bristles- like a Wilton 7-Piece Decorating Brush Set), start in the middle of the cookie using the yellow, and paint a stripe across. Paint a yellow stripe on all cookies.
- Wash and dry your brush and paint the other colors, working from lightest colors to darkest.
- Allow the “paint” to dry for several hours.
- Eat and enjoy!!!
Aren’t they fun?????
My thoughts: You can see that I sprinkled a little bit of edible glitter on top when I was done. You have to do this before the paint completely dries. It makes them very fun and sparkly- more fun and sparkly than you can see in the pictures! Just an option, if you want to add it. You can also see that I didn’t agonize over painting perfect lines and not going over the edges. I really liked the messy paintbrush look of these. Put on your artist hat and have some fun!!!
Here’s a little collection of all things Oreo on Easybaked…as you can see, we love Oreos around here! Just click on a photo to see the recipe!
Oreo Pops…so many possibilities!
Nothing makes a crust like a crushed up Oreo cookie!!!
And my favorite Oreo dessert?
Happy Oreo day to you!!! I hope you have time to stop and enjoy some this week!!!! ~r