Easy holiday “baking”

Our sister-in-law Jess has introduced me to the easiest holiday recipe, perfect for potlucks, cookie exchanges, and all the dessert platters this holiday season demands. Introducing “Chocolate covered Oreo-pops!” (Though that name is really boring, so maybe I should call them something like Susan Surprise, or STYKZ. Both of those names are very unique.)

Ahhhh, so pretty!

Ahhhh, so pretty!

In anycase…

You will need: 
White chocolate for melting (if you’re doing a whole box of cookies, a pound would be good)
1 package Double Stuffed Oreos (we quickly learned that yes, double stuffed works best)
lollipop sticks
toppings (we used crushed pistachios, crushed candy canes, and a drizzle of green icing)

In a microwave safe bowl, or using a double boiler on your stove top, melt white chocolate. While the chocolate is melting, start to separate your Oreos. You want to twist apart the cookies, hopefully without breaking any pieces (this is why double stuffed works really well). Then press a lollipop stick into the frosting filling (this is the other reason why double stuffed works – there’s more frosting, so your cookie will eventually close around the lollipop stick without breaking, or warping).

When the chocolate is melted, put a small dollop on one side of the Oreo, then “glue” the cookie back together. Once set (which takes 5 mins or so), dip the Oreo into the melted chocolate, holding onto the lollipop stick. Set on wax or parchment paper. When the chocolate is still warm and melted, sprinkle on your toppings. Or, if you want to drizzle icing over top, let the chocolate coating sit and harden first.

And voila! Easy as pie. Only WAY easier than pie. The great thing is, you can switch up the toppings and the coatings – try dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or peanut butter. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips, candied fruit, or sundae sprinkles.

They look super pretty, and they’re super easy to make. Oh, and did I mention that they’re DELICIOUS? Yeah. That too.

~ Julia

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