Sometimes you just need an easy recipe that doesn’t require baking. I promise you that the dipping and decorating portion of this recipe is much easier than you might think and you’ll have so much fun making them but the best part will be wowing your family, guests, friends, or even just yourself 🙂
Do Halloween Oreos Taste The Same?
I don’t know about you guys but every time I see the Halloween or Christmas Oreos in store I get all the warm, cozy, excited feels. Even though these limited edition Oreos look different, the taste is still the same. Unless you have an extremely sensitive palate to food dye, which honestly would be impressive because they truly just tase like the original oreos. That of course just means that you can use the original oreos to create these Halloween Oreo Pops if you wish 🙂
Candy Melts V.S Chocolate
Both candy melts and chocolate work for dipping oreos, cake pops, or any dipped dessert for that matter but they each have their own pros and cons. I’ve gone ahead and compared the two below but it all boils down to your preference. If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy a happy balance of both 🙂
- Candy Melts – Candy melts are typically all made from sugar, oil, and other additives. They are specifically made to melt and make whatever you’re dipping easiest. They come in a variety of colors which is an advantage over chocolate. They’ll set nice and smooth on whatever you’ve dipped and are able to remain more stable in warm conditions versus chocolate. Both candy melts and chocolates can burn if not heated correctly. It’s important to always microwaves in 30 second intervals and to mix between each time until nice and smooth. Candy melts can be thinned out with coconut oil or vegetable oil. If needed, add about 1 teaspoon of either oil to the candy melts to help thin out the mixture.
- Chocolate – Chocolate is often a fan favorite because of its richer, more complex flavor. Chocolate can also be smoothed, and thinned out with coconut or vegetable oil. This can help the dipping process set smooth, not thick and uneven. The downfall to chocolate is the lack of customization in colors. While candy melts come in almost any color you can imagine, chocolate is well, chocolate. You can dye white chocolate chips but you must use an oil based food dye or powdered food coloring to prevent the separation of white chocolate. This is a bit more tedious than just using candy melts but if you prefer the white chocoalte flavor over candy melts than this is a great option.
Instructions For Storing Halloween Oreo Pops
Storing these candy melt and chocolate coated oreos is super easy. Be sure to allow the coating to set on each oreo so that it peels perfectly off of the parchment paper covered baking sheet. They set faster in the fridge. Once the oreos have set, place them in a ziplock bag tightly sealed or an airtight container. You can store them in the fridge, sealed for up to two weeks. They can store in the freezer, sealed for up to 2 months.
These treats are best served and enjoyed right away to keep that crunchy texture of the oreo alive. If stored correctly, the oreos will still hold their texture for the most part.
Popsicle Sticks V.S Cake Pop Sticks
I find that using popsicle sticks is easier than cake pop sticks. Popsicle sticks are flatter and when inserted or placed in the center of each oreo, there is a less likely chance of the cookie cracking. If you do decide to use cake pop sticks, just make sure that you are using ones that are small enough to fit in between the cream.
To make this step easier, you can also use double stuffed oreos to give yourself more room to place the stick into.
Microwaving Chocolate & Candy Melts
It is extremely important to microwave chocolate and candy melts correctly. Always be sure to microwave in 30 second intervals. Stir the contents between each interval just until the mixture is completely smooth, velvety, and fully melted. And of course I hope this goes without saying but always be sure to use a microwave safe bowl 🙂
If at any point throughout the decorating process a certain color of candy melt or chocolate cools down too much and thickens, simply pop it back in the microwave for about 15 seconds remembering to stir to make sure that everything at the bottom and sides of the bowl are getting the same amount of heat distribution.
These adorable and delicious Oreo Cookie Pop, Halloween Treats are sure to get everyone in the spirit. And with such little prep time and no baking required, they’re the perfect dessert to enjoy and wow a crowd with.
As always, please share your creations with me on social media. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my recipes with you all and seeing you create them on your own! Tag me @thesqueakymixer 🙂Yum