Thursday, December 26, 2013

Peppermint Oreo Pops

These are an absolute favorite in our house - especially around Christmas. My favorite part about them is that they are super simple to make!

What you need:

One package of Oreos (Double stuff, because more is better!)
Two packages of Wilton Candy Melts
Lollipop sticks
Crushed candy canes (2 is plenty)
Cake pop wrappers

How to do it:
Line your counter with wax paper and separate your Oreos. Then, using one of your lollipop sticks, scrape out a small channel in the creme so your stick will have a place to sit. Be prepared to break a few! I find that I break less if I start from the outer edge and go in. 

Now, following the directions on your candy melts, melt about half of one of your bags in a bowl and dip the ends of your lollipop sticks. Place them down into the grooves you made in the creme. 

Place a dime size drop of your candy melts on the backs of your creme-less cookies (I just use the back of a spoon) and press them back together. Wait about 20 minutes for the candy melts to harden before you start dipping them. This is a great time to crush your candy canes!

Once your cookies are reassembled and set, melt the rest of your candy melts. Now dip your cookie pops, swirling them around the bowl to make sure they are thoroughly coated. Holding your cookie pops flat and tapping them against the side of the bowl will help smooth out the top. Place coated cookies on your wax paper to set, sprinkling the tops with crushed candy canes as you go. 

Once your cookie pops have hardened (about one hour), package them however you like. I usually use cake pop wrappers and ribbon. Be creative and have fun with it :)