Oreo Snowmen
 
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Feel free to try different colors and add-ons to turn the snowmen into other characters! (Also, Jane will laugh that I put her as the author...lots of people make these, but I'm going to give her credit anyway.)
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 12-ounce package white candy melts
  • 20 double or triple stuffed Oreos
  • 10 orange Tic-Tacs
  • Black Sugar Pearl Sprinkles
  • 20 thin lollipop/cake pop sticks or wooden kebab skewers (make sure you don't get the thicker cake pop sticks, they did not work for me!)
  • Optional: 4 drops peppermint oil (made for adding to candy - we added this and it had a nice subtle mint flavor that was delicious!)
Instructions
  1. Carefully insert a lollipop stick/wooden skewer into each Oreo, pushing it about ¼" in. DO NOT BREAK THE COOKIE. If you break the cookie, just start over with a new Oreo. It will fall of the stick when you try to coat it in the candy melt.
  2. Melt the candy melts according to the package instructions.
  3. Holding the stuck Oreo over the candy melt bowl, spoon the candy melt over the Oreo, covering the entire Oreo, both sides and the edges. When I tried dipping the Oreos, they kept falling off the stick. The drip method was more successful. Once the Oreo is coated on all sides, gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to force excess candy melt to drip off. Make sure the Oreo is situated horizontally, parallel to the counter.
  4. Place the coated Oreos on a sheet of parchment paper to cool and harden.
  5. Cut the Tic-Tacs in half to make carrot noses. Using a small paring knife, hold the knife in your dominant hand and then place your other hand on top of the blade to push down to cut. Curl that hand around and down to the cutting board to keep the Tic-Tacs from flying across the room.
  6. When the candy melts sit long enough so that they no longer look shiny (right at that moment!), stick the noses, eyes and mouth on!
  7. Let snowmen sit for about an hour to completely harden. Place in fridge to speed up the process.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/oreo-snowmen-this-week-for-dinner-podcast-11-jane-mosbacher-morris/