My daughter’s birthday is right around Thanksgiving, and sometimes even falls on Thanksgiving (not this year). So, it’s always hard to find the right time to have a party. This year, she decided she would like to have a friend over, before Thanksgiving, so they could make Oreo pops. (She’s a girl after my own heart!)
I know you’ve seen cake pops. They are all over the place, and I think they are just adorable, but… I’m not a cake person (unless you are talking cheesecake, then I’m all over it!). If you give me brownies or cookies, I could eat them all day long (no, really… *ahem*…:D).
Anyhoo, when Emily said she wanted to do Oreo pops, I was doing the happy dance (inside, that is).
They come together really fast with 3 ingredients (4 if you count sprinkles).
1 bag Oreos
8 oz cream cheese (room temperature)
1 cup white chocolate chips, melted (plus 1 Tablespoon Crisco melted with the chocolate) **(Okay, 5 ingredients if you count sprinkles and Crisco! ;))**
Crush the Oreos to make fine crumbs (I use the food processor). Mix crumbs and cream cheese together until dough forms, and the cheese is completely mixed into the crumbs. Form into (walnut sized) balls and place on parchment-lined cookie sheet. Chill for 30-60 minutes, or overnight. Poke sucker sticks into balls and dip into the melted chocolate. (We added Wilton food coloring gel to make different colors of chocolate.) If the pops get too soft, and start to fall off the sticks, place back in the frig until they firm up again. Add sprinkles and allow to dry. (We stuck our Oreo pops into a cheese grater and a colander strainer with a towel wadded underneath, to dry.)
To print this recipe, click Oreo Pops.
(The girls were tearing it up with the goofy eye balls! :))
We make Oreo balls for Christmas every year, but I have to say, the Oreo pops “take the cake” (nice… I know…)! They were so much easier to make than regular Oreo balls because they were easier to dip into the chocolate (because of the sticks, of course).
We decided to make a few Christmas tree pops and I think they turned out kind of cute…
I use this recipe from Allrecipes.com, and I thought it was pretty good (although the kids picked off the icing and just ate the Oreo filling. ;)).
Decorator Frosting from Allrecipes.com
2/3 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Mix everything together with mixer on medium-high until smooth. Decorate as desired.
To print this recipe click Decorator Frosting.
Overall, Emily had a great B-day, and the Oreo pops were a great hit.
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