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It’s my goal this summer to teach my son to bake, cook or create something in the kitchen at least once a week. It’s important that kids know their way around the kitchen for obvious reasons, but it also builds confidence and it’s one less thing to worry about once they head out into the big big world. It’s certainly a life skill that is usually taught at home.
I was recently walking down the Cake Decorating isle in my local craft store. I don’t decorate cakes, but I often dream of being able to use all those fancy tools. So much eye candy all in one place. Then I saw them! I saw these molds for candy melts, but they’re meant for Oreo’s! Maybe they’re old news to you, but I have never seen them and may have squealed right there and then because this looked like something I could do with minimal skill. It was also something I could do with my son. Every boy must know how to make dipped Oreo’s, right?
Gather your supplies.
I thought I’d pretend I knew what I was doing and painted the bottom so I would hopefully have a two toned flower. I initially was painting just the center with pink and suddenly realized it may end up looking like a nipple and really………who wants a dipped oreo that looks like a nipple, especially if your 14 year old son is helping. I quickly diverted that disaster and decided to paint the pink candy melts on the entire bottom of the flower mold. (Whew! …..)
Melt your white candy melts and scoop into the mold.
Place your Oreo directly on top of the full mold. Press slowly and you’ll soon have the melted candy oozing up over the top.
After you’ve covered the oreo with the excess melted candy, smooth it over so it’s flat. Let it set for at least an hour. Or place in the fridge. I only waited 30 min and that’s why they ended up with pock marks.
Now you’ve got yourself a yummy no bake treat and now my son knows how to make a yummy no bake treat. My work is done!
You’ll have to check out my sunflower ones I made too! Visit Today’s Creative Blog.
Time to get in the kitchen with your kiddos! What’s the favorite thing YOU like to make with them?
To prevent your “pockmarks,” after you fill the front of the flower, but before adding the cookie, gently tap the mold on the table multiple times. This will help the chocolate to release any air bubbles and should make it nice and smooth. I am going to try this, if I can find the molds, and put lollipop sticks into the backs to make an actual stand up style bouquet. Thanks for the idea!!
Awesome idea. Love it. Would be great for my daughter’s birthday party. Thank you.