Today we are going to talk about making Chocolate Covered Oreos.
I had to clear that up. Miss O got pretty nervous when she heard what I was making.
Chocolate Covered Oreos are really simple to make, yet they look pretty impressive.
They will just light up your party 🙂
I find people are often apprehensive when it comes to chocolate covered anything. I think it boils down to a fear of melting chocolate or making a huge mess.
I get it, chocolate can be intimidating to work with. You have to melt it correctly – being careful not to scorch it – and temper it. Do this incorrectly and your chocolate either becomes thick and unusable or never hardens to that desired shiny coating.
To avoid all of this frustration use Almond Bark. No tempering or babying required.
Just chop it into large pieces, put it into a glass, and pop in the microwave for about 1 minute.
Now the glass that you use is kind of important. First off you need to use something that is microwave safe (duh). Second, you need to find a glass that is narrow, but not so narrow an Oreo cookie would have a hard time fitting inside. I find a short drinking glass works perfectly.
Why do I use a glass instead of a bowl? Bowls are wider and would require a lot more chocolate to be able to completely submerge a cookie. I also like working in small batches because the chocolate will start to harden over time – using smaller amounts lets me control this better.
Now there are lots of ways to cover an Oreo in chocolate. Some people prefer to use molds or put them on cake pop sticks (both really cute options). But that would require additional supplies and time. I choose to go the old fashion way.
Take your Oreo cookie and drop it into your melted chocolate. Use a fork to completely submerge that thing. Then scoop up the cookie with your fork and gently shake the fork to remove excess chocolate. When the cookie looks good and evenly coated place it on a sheet of parchment or wax paper to dry.
Some recipes out there will tell you to put your cookies on a wire rack to dry. Do not do this. I REPEAT: DO NOT PUT YOUR CHOCOLATE COVERED OREOS ON A WIRE RACK TO DRY. The chocolate will drip down though the grates gluing your cookie to the rack. Then once you are able to peel it off (if you even can without breaking it) you are left with little lines from the rack on the bottom of your cookie.
If you want to add sprinkles, be sure to add these while the cookie are still wet. But if you want to drizzle colored chocolate over them wait until the base coat of chocolate is dry.
- 1 box (family sized) Oreo Cookies
- 1 lb almond bark
- Sprinkles and decorations (optional)
- Chop up almond bark into large pieces. Place in a microwave safe glass and microwave for 1 minute or until completely melted. Stir occasionally.
- Completely submerge Oreo cookie into chocolate. Fish out with a fork and shake gently to remove excess chocolate.
- Place chocolate covered cookie on wax or parchment paper to dry. Add sprinkles or decorations if using.