Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Chocolate Covered Oreos

I know it's kind of hard to improve on the Oreo, except maybe if you do this:

But this is about making them covered in chocolate! A deliciously different approach to a classic cookie. It's really easy and impresses a lot of people, especially little ones.

You will need:

  • 1 package of Oreos, plain, mint or double-stuff
  • 2 bags (12 oz each) of white or milk chocolate chips
  • 4 tbs of Crisco
  • Double boiler or microwavable safe bowl
  • A cookie sheet
  • Freezer room!
  • 30-40 lollipop/Popsicle sticks/craft sticks
  • wax paper
  • sprinkles

Turn on your stove to med-high and get a boil going in your double boiler, then turn the heat down to a very low simmer. Pour in your chips (do one bag at a time to prevent the chocolate from burning). Mix in 2 tbs of shortening (Crisco) to make it smooth and creamy. Add more if the chocolate is too thick. It should just pour off the spoon.

If you are doing the microwavable method, pour in about 2 cups at a time of the chips and shortening, heat on High for a few seconds (15-30) then take out and stir. Return back to the microwave and repeat until the chocolate is smooth and dripping.

Cover your cookie sheet with wax paper. Once your chocolate is perfect, twist apart all your Oreos and lay flat on a cookie sheet. Dip your stick into the melted chocolate and then press onto the cream filled cookie. Put the cookie back together.

Freeze the cookies 15 mins until firm. Don't skip this step or the cookies will fall apart when dipped!

Dip, one at a time into the chocolate, using a spoon to help coat. Resist the urge to lick the spoon, it's hot. Tap off extra chocolate to get that smooth look. *If you are using the microwave method, you may have to return your chocolate to be re-heated once it begins to set. If you set your bowl with the chocolate in some warm water, it will help keep the chocolate warm.
Place cookies on the wax paper and decorate to you're heart's delight. If the chocolate sets before you remember the sprinkles, just give it a quick "paint job" with the back of the spoon in the melted chocolate. Return to Freezer for 30 mins or until set. Store in an air tight container.

Make Zebra cookies and drizzle milk chocolate over white or vice versa.

Dip, Sprinkle or Coat in holiday or "event" (graduation, baby shower etc.) sprinkles.

These will keep in the freezer for about six months.

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