Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Fun with oreos
A couple of weeks ago I ran across a Pinterest photo of Oreo cookies on a stick. The link and instructions are at Lulu the Baker. The recipe and photos are very good. They were so pretty that I just had to make them as a craft and giveaway.
Oreos are wonderfully good when dipped in chocolate of any kind. They are fairly easy to make, though Oreos are kind of hard to work with on a good day. They tend to break and some of mine were broken in the pack. I bought two packs as suggested and found I could "glue" some of them back together with the melted candy coating.
They make a great a very nice bouquet--even better if you put them in a vase. I was trying to protect these so I packed them in tissue in a basket.
Individually, that are cute and we all know that Oreos are yummy dipped in chocolate. What kid wouldn't like to have one of these? I wouldn't advise having too many. This is not a healthy food but this does turn something as simple as an Oreo cookie into a small gift.
My tips: When I bought the candy sticks from the craft store, I noticed the cake pop bags right above them. I bought 50 of them and used just over thirty of them. I tied a knot in the ribbon and then a bow and they are holding well.
For a gluten-free version, buy the gluten-free chocolate cookies with white icing. They more than likely won't have "double-stuff" but you could add a little bit of melted chocolate. I used a cake decorating squeeze bottle, also from the cake decorating section of the craft store to easily squeeze out melted candy coating.
These cookie gifts will go to a classroom of 1st graders on Thursday, hopefully at the end of the day so the kids can come home and run out all that energy!
Posted by Deberah Williams at 11:45 AM