Monday, August 15, 2011

Incredibly cute and easy to make treats for all seasons made with Oreo Double Stuff cookies!

Cute ideas for making these cookie pops...
All you need are a few ingredients and your creativity!
(See directions below)
Apple cookie pops for first day of school

Valentine's Day


Fall trip to the Pumpkin Patch


Easter and Spring


Supplies for Apple Oreo Cookie Pops:

*  1 pkg of regular sized Double Stuff Oreos
*  2 bags of Red Wilton candy melts (Michael's)
*  2 pkgs of Airheads: Watermelon flavored (for the green color) as the mini leaves
*  Pretzel sticks: for the mini stems
*  24 Popsicle sticks (work best because they are flat)

Step one:
First, take a popsicle stick and gently stuck it into the middle (cream) part of the Oreo. This is to help with dipping the cookie into the candy melts. You don’t need to stick it in all the way though because it might split the Oreo in half, so be a little bit careful.

Step two:
You melt the candy melts according to the directions on the bag. It only takes a little bit of time in the microwave and you’re good to go. Gently dip the cookie into the melted candy until covered completely.

Step three:
Carefully tap the toothpick on the side of the bowl to let the excess candy drip off of the cookie. While the candy is still wet, break the pretzel sticks into small pieces (roughly 1 inch pieces) and stick onto the top of the dipped Oreo.

Step four:
Stick the dipped cookies into a piece of styrofoam to let them dry completely.
  
Step five:
To create the little leaves use scissors to cut the Airheads into small pieces, then pinch and round the sides with fingers to make them into more of a leaf shape. I used a dab of melted candy to stick the leaves on the tops of the “apples” right next to the pretzel stem. Let everything dry completely. It takes less than 30 minutes to dry, or you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Step six: Use lollipop bags to cover cookie pops and tie with a decorative matching ribbon. These pops don’t have to be perfect—to me when they look somewhat homemade it gives them character! You can make any of the above cookie pops by changing the color of the candy melts and using a variety of different sprinkles and colored frostings.