This past week Sawyer celebrated his “summer birthday” at preschool. Everyone at his school is so thoughtful and kind. They didn’t want any of the children with birthdays that fall in the summer months to be left out from having the chance to celebrate their birthday at school, so each child had a special day to celebrate their “summer birthday.”
A few weeks ago, Sawyer and I spotted candy eyeballs at Target. He thought they were so funny and had been talking about what we could make with them. So when we realized that Sawyer’s special “summer birthday” was coming up we had a great reason to use those eyeballs…on his birthday celebration treat, Monster Dipped Oreo Pops!
I’ve seen dipped Oreo pops in the past and figured they couldn’t be that difficult to make so we gave it a try. Sawyer absolutely loved the way they turned out. They weren’t extremely hard to make, but during the process, I definitely realized a few tips and tricks to make them a lot easier.
First, here is a list of supplies you will need (to make 24 Oreo pops):
2 packages of MegaStuf Oreos (You will want extras, because a lot of the Oreos break!)
2 bags of Candy Melts
Candies for decorating the pops (I also bought these Wilton Candy Decorating Pens. But I would not recommend them. I was hopeful since it said on the box that they are made for use on candy melts, but they really did not work well at all.)
A styrofoam block to use as the dipped Oreo pops are drying upright
Here are my top 3 Tips for making dipped Oreo pops easier!
1. First, “unlock the magic” as the Oreo commercials used to say and take the top cookie off of the Oreo. Create a little impression in the filling using your lollipop stick. Then dip your lollipop stick in the candy melts and place it in the groove. Then put the cookie back on top. Allow this to set and it will concrete the cookie and filling together. I found that this is so helpful as you start to dip the Oreos. Before I started doing this little trick, the Oreo would fall off of the stick every time I dipped it.
2. As you are waiting for your Oreo and lollipop stick to set (tip #1), take your styrofoam block and pre-punch holes in it using another lollipop stick. Once the Oreos are dipped they become pretty heavy and if the styrofoam is not pre-punched, making the holes as you go will create a wobbly, drippy mess from your pops! Also, another tip, try to find the deepest/tallest styrofoam block you can. I wished the one I bought was even deeper since my lollipop sticks were pretty long.
3. Once you have dipped your Oreo pops let them dry completely before trying to decorate them. I think the only exception would be if you were only putting sprinkles on them. If you are decorating the pops with any other candy, due to it’s weight, definitely let them dry fully first. Then, just dip one end of an extra lollipop stick in your extra candy melts and put a small dab where you would like to add the candy. This is so much easier than trying to add the candy right away and having the eyeballs slide right off the Oreo pops, trust me!! 🙂
Well, there you have it! I hope these 3 tips help you to make your Oreo pops a lot easier!