These adorable edible frogs are made with Oreo cookies and pretzels- cute and soooo yummy!
“You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your prince…..!”
Someone posted a picture of frogs made with Oreos on Facebook last week and I came across it just after spending time on the phone with a friend who’s just been “dumped” by her boyfriend. When I saw the picture I immediately thought of all the “frogs” I’ve dated and knew I had to make us some frogs for Valentine’s Day!
I’ve only occasionally been in love on Valentine’s Day, and usually I watch horror movies with my other single friends to celebrate the day. Can you relate? If so, these frogs are for you!!
I am 2 1/2 hours from a Hobby Lobby. It is (as far as I know) the only place I can get candy melts and other fun decorative things for food blogging. When I packed up my car to move here for 8 months I remember packing the candy eyes. I can see myself thinking, “Well, I’m sure the Navajo will not have a store that sells candy eyes…I better bring those!”
I didn’t bring them. Or I lost them….?
So today I found myself standing in the kitchen with every ingredient I needed for these…except eyes.
I melted white and black candy melts and piped little eyes. Don’t do that. Go and buy the Candy Eyes. They are super cheap and really cute. My eyes are a little crazy looking….but then again, they remind me a little of some guys I’ve dated, so I guess it all worked out in the long run for me.
Ready for this recipe? Here you go! (Printable Recipe)
- One package of Oreo cookies
- One bag of small pretzels
- Two bags of Wilton candy melts in green
- Candy Eyes
- Mini M&Ms (you’ll only need the red, so you can eat the rest!!)
- Green jimmies (for the warts!)
- Candy hearts (I piped mine with red candy melts, but I’d have used candy hearts if I’d had them!)
- Melt the green candy melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments, stirring in between until completely melted and smooth.
- Spread a sheet of parchment paper over the counter you will be working on.
- Dip Oreos, one at a time, in the green candy melts, spooning the candy over the top and sides and then lifting with a fork and tapping excess away.
- Gently slide the covered Oreo against the edge of the bowl to remove excess candy melt from the bottom, and then slide off fork on to parchment paper.
- Place two eyes on the top, an M&M in the front for a tongue, sprinkle with jimmies and place a heart candy on top.
- Allow Oreos to completely harden.
- Reheat candy melts if needed (they might harden up while the Oreos cool).
- Dip pretzels into candy melts, using the same technique as the Oreos.
- Place two pretzels bottom to bottom on a clean sheet of parchment paper and while they are still melted, set a decorated Oreo on top and allow this to harden together.
My thoughts: If you’ve never dipped things in chocolate or candy melts before, it will take you a little while to get the technique down. The biggest tip I have is to tap off as much as you can before you set it on the parchment paper. If you leave too much of the candy melts on the Oreo or pretzel it will drain off into a big puddle around it when you set it on the parchment paper. It is also nice to have a clean set of tweezers handy to place the eyes and M&M with. I had so much fun decorating mine…I think they got more cross-eyed and dumb looking the longer I thought about some of the guys my friends and I have dated. I actually laughed out loud a few times. I’m easily entertained!! 🙂
If you are celebrating the holiday because you have found your prince, here are some ideas for YOU 😉
Editorial note: I stopped at the local grocery to get milk today and wandered through the baking aisle. They have candy eyes! I underestimated the Navajo Nation. All of my new friends here are asking where to get the supplies to make these. Lavina and Kathy: they have candy eyes at Basha’s 🙂 Yay for us!!!