How cute are these little guys?!
You will need:
•Oreos-double stuffed works best! I learned this the semi hard way & bought the regular kind…than spent an extra 10 min adding cream from other Oreos to make the stick stay haha!
•Candy/Lollipop sticks- Wilton has a bag of 50 for $2
•Melting candy coating
•Parchment paper helps a lot but it’s not an absolute!
First you will want to assemble all your Oreos on their stick.
1. Open them up carefully and insert the stick.
1.5 If you didn’t buy the double stuffed, you will have to add a little extra of the inside from another cookie to get the stick to stay in there.
Once you have all your Oreos all on their sticks, lay out your parchment paper and prepare your candy coating per the instructions. You want it to be extra melty (is that a word?!) so that is covers easier.
3. Using your spoon & holding it by the stick, gently cover the top of the Oreo with the coating letting it run slightly down the sides.
4. Place it freshly candy coated side up to let it dry. When you put it down on the parchment paper, slightly drag it so that the excess coating “wipes” off.
Once they are all finished, let them dry completely and then flip them over and do the other side.
Once both sides are dry, if you want to remove some of the excess coating that may have dripped, just use a sharp knife and sorta chisel away. I had quite a few my first batch that did this (because I didn’t drag them on the parchment as soon as I set them down-live & learn…) & i got way into the chiseling & pretending I was making something uber cool like Legolas bow in LOTR …
Ha! Whatever we all know that the Bow of Galadhon was gifted by Galadriel & I’m just a mere mortal. Sigh.
So now they look like this:
Now i rarely buy store bought icing…like maybe twice my whole life. But I had so much other stuff to bake I picked these up specifically for this project. And it’s such a small amount that you use, the taste doesn’t really matter.
NOTE: if you want to add little hats, you can use buttercream icing to spread along the top & immediately add sprinkles. Do this before adding the facial features otherwise you know those sprinkles, they go everywhere! see my pic at the bottom of my baking fail haha
5. If you’ve made your own icing or you’re using a store bought, you will want to dilute it (w/milk or karo syrup-water is okay too) til it has a thin but not runny consistency.
Practice first by dabbing it on a paper plate to see how your dots turn out…once it’s how you like it, using an extra lollipop stick, began with the eyes.
I dipped the end of the stick into the black icing and quickly dotted two eyes into place, lifting straight up.
I found it easier to do all the eyes at once, then the noses, then the smiles. This way, you can adjust the smiles & the noses are a bit more centered.
For the noses, same thing, dot on with the orange. I made these a little larger by dotting once & adding a bit more icing as necessary.
For the smile, you won’t want to do a full dot but almost just dab it on…just barely touching it so it’s a smaller little dot. But don’t worry; if you do add too much, you can always just make it a bigger smile. Some of mine ended up like that😉
Lay them back down until they dry. The facial features will dry hard and shiny. Make sure they’re completely dried & you can stack them with parchment paper between for shipping.
I did make some with little hats…their baldness alarmed me at first so I used buttercream icing FIRST before applying any facial features and than immediately applied sprinkles. These were cute but I liked the baldies better so I continued on with those.
Hats on or hats off, these little guys are too cute. Add a little bow around the stick & pop them into a little christmas jar and give away!
Or eat them all while watching a LOTR marathon and contemplating this: