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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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! 🙂

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. 🙂

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. 🙂

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

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. How did you dip them without the cookies separating? Mine kept popping in half? 🙁

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. I just made these little darlings. A bit harder than I thought. But yummy and cute! Thank you for such a darling idea.

  8. 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!

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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! 🙂

  11. 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:(

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