OREO POPS by KRYS

Everyone knows that the best contributions to a potluck is something homemade and from the heart! Normally, I would opt to bring the liquor because that is the simplest thing to do and everyone loves to drink. However, this year, for the 4th of July festivities I wanted to tap into my creative side and do something fun! So, I decided to try my luck on making Oreo Pops.

The Ingredients Needed:

  • White Chocolate
  • Double Stuffed Oreo's
  • Sprinkles
  • Sucker Sticks
  • Velata Chocolate Warmer

                              The Steps to Follow:

1.     Pull all the Oreo's apart

2.     Place sucker stick in the middle of the cookie with icing

3.     Melt the chocolate

4.     Place a dime size of melted chocolate on the side of the cookie with the stick and use it as “glue” to stick the other cookie back

5.     Let it sit for 15 minutes to make sure it is secure

6.     Pour the sprinkles on a plate

7.     Reheat the chocolate (if you have a Velata the chocolate will remain the correct temperature)

8.     Dip entire Oreo in chocolate

9.     Place one side of Oreo pop in sprinkles

10.   Place the Oreo Pop, sprinkle side up, on wax paper and let sit for 20-30minutes

11.   Remove from wax paper & Enjoy!

If you new the struggle I had trying finding all of the ingredients last minute, you too would probably say forget it and head to the nearest ABC store. But, I decided to make these Saturday at the last minute so there was no time to get a bottle for a backup so I had to make it work!

In total, I went to 4 stores trying to accomplish this treat: The Dollar Store, Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby and A.C. Moore. While Wal-Mart had the chocolate and the Oreo's, they didn’t have the sucker stickers or the red, white and blue sprinkles that I wanted nor did they have an inexpensive container to house them in. So, I went to the dollar store to get the container but they had nothing else. Then I went to Hobby Lobby and that is where I found the sucker sticks but surprisingly no red, white and blue sprinkles. So I ended up at A.C. Moore where I had to settle for the regular rainbow sprinkles, which happen to be at Wal-Mart and Hobby Lobby, the good thing though is that A.C. Moore is going out of business so the sprinkles were super cheap.

Ultimately, I was able to find all the ingredients I needed to make my Oreo Pops except the Velata Chocolate Warmer. So I had to improvise. At first I tried melting the chocolate it in the microwave and it burnt. My last resort, which still didn’t produce the best results, was to melt it over the stove. The key to making sure it doesn’t burn is to continuously stir the chocolate removing it from the heat every minute or so. 

Overall, #OreoPopsbyKrys were a hit! Everyone enjoyed them and it made all the hassle I went through to finish them worthwhile! I definitely will be bringing this recipe back the next time we have another BYOF (bring your own food) type of event but I will be experimenting with different cookies next time!! If you try this yummy treat, let me know! I would love to hear of any new ideas you used that I can incorporate next time!