Chocolate Covered Oreo Pops

SERVES 24

1 package Double Stuf Oreos (or your favorite)
24 lollipop sticks
1 (24 ounce) package Vanilla or Chocolate Almond Bark

Optional decorating ideas: sprinkles that match your theme or Fondant Cutters and Fondant.

Prepare sprinkles or fondant letters prior to beginning your Oreo Pops.

Line your counter top with parchment or wax paper. (You can also use cookie sheets).

Separate all of the Oreo's by gently and carefully twisting them apart. Place cookie halves with the filling in the top row and place the cookies with no filling off to the side.

Place half of Almond Bark (candy coating) in a microwave safe tall bowl. I like to use a tall skinny measuring cup. It makes for easier dipping. Microwave for 30 seconds at a time until completely melted, stirring in between each interval.

Dip the tip of a lollipop stick in the melted candy coating. Gently press the coated lollipop stick into the cookie filling. Gently place a cookie top with no filling over the stick and carefully press down. NOTE: too much pressure will break the cookie. Then you will have to eat it and you may not have enough for your party. To be safe you may want to buy two packs.

Repeat until all cookies have sticks in them. If there are any left over you can save them for later or  eat them. I won't judge. This is hard work after all.

Allow the melted candy coating to set for a few moments.

Check melted candy coating to be sure it is still very soft. If it firms up a little, pop it back in the microwave. Once your bowl starts to get low add more candy coating and melt.

Dip one cookie pop into the melted candy coating. Swirl back and forth, carefully to ensure you have a good coating. You may want to gently tap the stick on the bowl to allow some of the coating to drip off before placing on your parchment paper.

Place on parchment paper. Decorate with sprinkles if desired or place fondant cut outs on top at this point. You do not want to wait for the candy coating to dry or the sprinkles/fondant will not stick. If you are drizzling with chocolate you can wait until they dry.

Repeat until all cookies are coated and decorated.

Allow to set until dry. If you are bagging them, wait until dry place a bag over top and close with a ribbon.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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