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Mini Oreo Apple Pops {teacher appreciation}

Posted by  ·  April 28, 2011  ·  Last Updated: May 26, 2016

Well, hello Skip to My Lou readers! My name is Brooke and I’m one of The Crafting Chicks! I am thrilled to be a part of Cindy’s amazing Teacher Appreciation extravaganza here. Her blog is FULL of awesome ideas and she is such a sweet person!And all of the previous teacher gift ideas have been inspiring. πŸ™‚

While I generally like to give teachers supplies for their classroom or other useful items, I feel like there is always room for a sweet treat! You’ve probably seen all of the cute ways to make Oreo cookie pops, but I decided to do a smaller scale and use the Mini Oreos to create adorable mini Oreo apple pops to go along with the whole teacher theme! They are bite-sized, delicious, inexpensive and easy too. πŸ™‚

Supplies for mini Oreo pops:

* Mini Oreos: I found these canisters in the Target Dollar Spot!!!

* Red candy melts: I used Wilton brand that can be found at many craft stores in the candy making section

* Airheads: Watermelon flavored (for the green color) as the mini leaves

* Pretzel sticks: for the mini stems

* toothpicks

First off I took a toothpick and gently stuck it into the middle (cream) part of the mini Oreo. This is to help with dipping the cookie into the candy melts.

You melt the candy melts according to the directions on the bag. It only takes a little bit of time in the microwave and you’re good to go. Gently dip the cookie into the melted candy until covered completely.

Carefully tap the toothpick on the side of the bowl to let the excess candy drip off of the cookie.

Then I like to stick the dipped cookies into a piece of styrofoam to let them dry completely. Don’t worry about messy toothpicks or extra drips, you’ll be removing the toothpicks later on. πŸ™‚

While the candy is still wet, break the pretzel sticks into small pieces (roughly 1/2 inch pieces) and stick into the top of the dipped Oreo.

To create the little leaves I simply used scissors to cut the Airheads into small pieces (example: bottom 2 pieces in above photo) , then I sort of pinched and rounded the sides with my fingers to make them into more of a leaf shape, like the 2 top pieces in the photo. I used a dab of melted candy to stick the leaves on the tops of the “apples” right next to the pretzel stem. Let everything dry completely. It takes less than 30 minutes to dry, or you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Once dry I removed the messy toothpicks. Note: If you can keep the toothpicks clean you could leave them in and display them in a clean piece of styrofoam inside a cute container if you want as well.

These pops don’t have to be perfect—to me when they look “rustic” and handmade it gives them character!!! I think these mini apples are almost too cute to eat! πŸ™‚

You can arrange these mini Oreo apple pops in different ways.

Place them in pretty dishes with ribbons. . .

or little tins . . .

I may have snuck in a bite or two, just to make sure they tasted okay. πŸ™‚

However you decide to package them up, I’m sure the teachers in your life (and the lives of your children!) will appreciate this darling mini treat, and it is easy on your wallet and pretty easy on your time too. πŸ™‚

Thank you, Cindy, for including The Crafting Chicks in this fun collaboration!

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  3. Christie
    Sunday, May 5th, 2013

    I attempted making these oreos pops tonight but can't keep the Oreos from splitting in half when we dip them. :( Am I doing something wrong?

  4. AHarris
    Sunday, November 18th, 2012
    I too could not make these with the toothpicks which was very frustrating but simply laid them on a fork and tapped off excess. The back side of some had tine marks but I simply flipped them over for presentation. This allowed me to finish them quickly. They were a hit!
  5. astrid
    Sunday, May 20th, 2012
    i stored in wine glasses i found at the dollar store. used plastic wrap over the top and then tied tulle around so it was cute and decorative. i wouldn't store in the fridge because when you take them out they will "sweat".
  6. Kelley
    Thursday, May 10th, 2012
    how do you store these? I have to make them this am for tomorrow. Wasn't sure if I should store in airtight on counter or in fridge. Thank you :o)
  7. astrid
    Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
    OHHHHHHH and as far as airheads- go to party city! they have an aisle of candy and they are all separate. no big bags to go through. apple and watermelon are both green. and each airhead was only 20 cents! :)
  8. astrid
    Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
    well, after quite a few falling apart- the middle of the oreos melted because of the hot candy, i came on here to see if others had the same issue. i froze them with the toothpicks in it and it worked so much better. i had to work in small batches (making these for 4 teachers!) but they did come out cute. the oreos stayed together after freezing them and i also used a little dollop of melted candy as "glue" for the stems and leaves. :) worked soooo much better! thanks for the cute idea! i can't wait to see the teachers faces!
  9. Brenna
    Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
    Turned out super cute! I couldn't find watermelon airheads anywhere around here, I ended up using those sour "rips" that are kinda like flat pieces of sour punch straws for the leaves, just cut them into the shape needed. Now to just keep the kids out of them until school tomorrow morning :)
  10. Tiphanie
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012
    Could you make these with double stuff Oreos?
  11. Monday, August 15th, 2011
    These look super simple and super yummy! I included a link to it in my top 23 Fav Teacher Gift Tutorials round-up today!
  12. Margie
    Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
    It Must have been Meant to Be!! I Found some Air Heads in the Clearance Easter Candy!!!!!!! Yaaay For clearance!!!!
  13. Margie
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
    Oh, My Goodness! Do You know How HARD is is to find Watermelon flavored Air Heads!!! I bought a HUGE bag of the variety, and it only came with TWO small ones!!!! 8-/
  14. Jill
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011
    I made these on Sunday morning with my kids, and sent them in to my daughter's school yesterday to wish them luck on the first day of state testing. They were a huge hit!

    I thought they were really quite easy and quick. A few cookies fell apart, but not many. I did let the coating set up, and then used the leftover melts as glue to adhere the pretzel and candy. Fantastic idea!
  15. Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    Thanks so much for sharing -- I found your blog as I was searching for neat ideas for Teacher Appreciation to add to my Link Party -- stop by if you can to check it out and feel free to share any other Teacher Appreciation projects you may have. :)
  16. Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    I made these last night for my daughter's preschool teachers. They turned out pretty well considering this was my first time using candy melts! I'll be posting a link to both Skip to My Lou and The Crafting Chicks on our blog, along with some of the pics of my results. Thanks so much!
  17. Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    I made these last night for my daughter's preschool teachers. They came out pretty good--especially since this was my first time using candy melts! I'm posting a link to both Skip to My Lou and The Crafting Chicks over at our blog, along with some of my pictures. Thanks so much!
  18. Bonnie
    Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    How did you dip them without the cookies separating? Mine kept popping in half? :(
  19. Becky
    Monday, May 2nd, 2011
    Just too stinkin' cute!!!!
  20. Lara
    Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    I made these today too! After we had a few fall off the toothpicks into the candy we stuck the cookies on the toothpicks in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Once they were cold, they stayed on the toothpick and were much easier to dip. Thanks for the cute teacher gift idea!
  21. Erin
    Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    My friend and I made these for our daughter's teachers! They turned out so cute!! We made red apples and green apples with the mini and regular oreo's! Oh so cute! Thank you so much for the fun, easy idea! My daughter's can't wait to take them to their teachers tomorrow!
  22. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    I just made these little darlings. A bit harder than I thought. But yummy and cute! Thank you for such a darling idea.
  23. Jill
    Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    I just made these today for my daughter's teachers. They are so cute!

    My lesson learned was to not use the melted candy when it was still too warm. That was melting the Oreo icing and the first few cookies fell apart. At that point, I spooned the melted candy onto the mini Oreos, and that seemed to work better.

    Also, I had to put the pretzels and the candy leaf on in separate stages, after the initial melted candy had already dried onto the cookies. I just remelted some candy coating and used that as glue. Gerri, you're not supposed to stick the pretzel into the mini Oreo, but just "glue" it to the top.

    They are drying now, and I will put them into some small round tins (lined with small doilies) which I found at Michael's craft store.

    Thanks for the idea and instructions!
  24. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    Thanks for the info! I made some today, and like Gerri's comment above, the toothpicks didn't help much. I ended up just using my hands to dip them and then inserting the toothpick to allow them to dry, and that seemed to work better. (I'm using full size oreos, too) It also helped to let the candy coating cool down just a bit and then the pretzel sticks and green candies stuck on easier. :)
  25. Sunday, May 1st, 2011
    Gerri, that happened to me one or two times. If you are having trouble with the Oreos falling apart because of the toothpicks, you can still cover/dip them in the candy melt using a spoon to help cover them completely, and then dry on a piece of wax paper. If there are smudges on the coated cookie you can just smooth them over with a spoon while the candy coating is still wet. It's just quite a bit messier that way but it definitely still can work.

    Also, I didn't stick the pretzels into the cookie, rather I stuck them on top of the cookie while the candy coating was still wet. I apologize for any confusion or frustration! :)
  26. Gerri
    Saturday, April 30th, 2011
    While these are adorable they are impossible to make and now I am very sad. The toothpick cannot go in much cuz it opens up the Oreo making a crumbling mess in my chocolate. The ones that survived- the mini pretzels also do not fit in the cookie. Very frustrated since I was so excited to make these. Cute idea but very painstaking to do:(
  27. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    Thanks for all of the sweet comments everyone!!! :)
  28. Heather
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    I am SO making these!! SO cute!!!
  29. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    I love this idea! They are so cute- I know that my kids teachers would love them! I plan to feature a picture and a link to this post in my Sunday 5/2 "Links to Love" on www.momof6.com
  30. Rebecca
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    These are so very cute!!! My daughter wants to make them for her teacher. Thanks so much for the information! :)
  31. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    These are very cute! I made some very similar last September! Love the idea of using minis!
  32. Jenn
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    Adorable! Can't wait to make these for my son's teacher!
  33. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    These are adorable! I wish I had time to make them for my kiddos teachers next week! Maybe that can be their end of the year gift instead:)
  34. Kristin
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    Love the idea! This would be cute for a birthday party too!
  35. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    These are too cute! What a great idea! I love that it wouldnt cost a lot of $$ to make!
  36. Mariah
    Friday, April 29th, 2011
    So cute!!! My little one starts school this year, so I am taking notes!
  37. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    ItΒ΄s lovely. :D
    I like so much your blog and your fotos. ItΒ΄s so creative and original.
  38. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    I love these! I'm a homeschooler... but maybe I should just make some for myself! Lol!
  39. Friday, April 29th, 2011
    Very cute!!!
  40. Thursday, April 28th, 2011
    I love this idea! These will be perfect for all those teacher gifts we need to make!
  41. Thursday, April 28th, 2011
    Eek! These are so cute!
  42. Thursday, April 28th, 2011
    Oh these are adorable!! I'm so impressed!!
  43. Thursday, April 28th, 2011
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