Introduction: Oreo Pops
In this Instructable, I will show you how to make Oreo Pops. They are like cake pops but with Oreo Cookies instead of cake balls. This easy chocolate-covered Oreo Pops recipe is fun to make and perfect for parties, birthdays, game days, etc. You can make all kinds of designs and variations too if you like. If I can do it, you can do it. Let's get started!
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Follow the easy steps below or watch the video tutorial, or do both!
Step 1: Ingredients and Tools
- 24 Oreos (I recommend using the MegaStuff Oreos if you can find them)
- 2 cups chocolate (white, dark, semi-sweet, etc. Candy melts, CandiQuick, Almond Bark candy coating)
- 1 tbsp oil (vegetable, canola, shortening, if needed)
- Sprinkles (optional)
- Chopped nuts (optional)
- Coconut flakes (optional)
- 24 Treat sticks or Cake Pop Sticks
- Sheet pan or cookie sheet
- Parchment paper or silicone mat
- Treat bags (optional)
- Styrofoam, poked with holes (optional)
- Pastry bag or sandwich bag (optional)
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Step 2: Melt the Chocolate/Candy Coating
Begin by placing your choice of chocolate or candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl.
NOTE: If you are using chocolate chips, add about 1 tbsp of oil, like canola, vegetable, or shortening. This will help the chocolate get thinner after it is melted, making it easier to dip the Oreos.
Use high heat for 30 seconds, then stir, then 30 seconds, then stir, until completely melted. I also find the defrost setting to work really well.
Alternatively, if you do not want to use a microwave, you can use the double boiler method. Place the chocolate or candy coating in a bowl (not plastic) and rest it on top of a small pot with about 1 inch of water, make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the bowl. Then set the heat to medium. As the water heats up the steam will gently warm the bowl which in turn will melt the chocolate, stir occasionally until melted and runny.
Step 3: Stick, Stick, Stick Those Oreos
Once your chocolate is melted, dip your candy stick in it about 1/2 inch, and then slide it in the white stuffing in the Oreo about halfway. Press the cookie party gently as well.
NOTE: This bit of chocolate will act as glue to keep the stick in place when dipping.
TIP: Pour the melted chocolate into a narrow glass, it makes dipping later on easier. But only heat up the chocolate in that glass if it is microwave-safe.
Set the stuck Oreos on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Then chill in the fridge for around 10 minutes to let that bit of chocolate firm up. You may need longer up to 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the chocolate/candy coating you are using.
Step 4: Dunk Those Oreo Pops
Time to dunk those Oreos in the melted chocolate. This is where having the melted chocolate in a narrow glass comes in handy. Dip the Oreo pops straight down and then out, it should be fully covered. Or you can dip only half of it if that is the design/look that you want.
If using a bowl with chocolate, you will have to tilt the bowl and then move the stick around a bit more, side to side, up and down, etc. to fully cover it. Or just fill the bowl up higher with chocolate.
Keep the Oreo pops above the chocolate and allow the excess to drain off. Tap gently to help it along.
For a few variations and flavors, right after the excess drains up dip the Oreo pops in chopped nuts, use sprinkles, coconut flakes, etc.
Place the Oreo Pops upright in a piece of styrofoam with holes, or set them down flat back on the sheet pan with parchment paper.
Then chill once again in the fridge for 20 to 30 minutes.
Step 5: Finish Them Off and Serve!
Once the chocolate has had time to set, you can do further designs if you like. Take some melted chocolate and put it in a pastry bag or plastic bag. Snip the end or corner and then drizzle the chocolate over the Oreo Pops. So many options and variations and designs you can make with these.
If you do the drizzle, make sure to place the Oreo pops back in the fridge for 15 to 20 minutes for the designs to set. Then serve them up! Enjoy!
NOTE: I actually love eating them cold right out of the fridge. But you can always let them come to room temp first before serving.
Print the recipe here if you like.
Step 6: Video Tutorial
Now watch those steps in action with this video tutorial. :)