Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Oreo Puppy Pops
My daughter had her first sleepover party for her 7th birthday this past weekend and she wanted a puppy theme. I thought these Oreo puppy pops would be a really cute idea for favors. Before you go thinking I am some sort of creative genius, I got the general idea from here. I just changed the colors and design to match our party theme. Anyway, I received so many compliments on them, I figured I'd share the recipe.
What you will need:
Vanilla almond bark
oreo cookies ( I used double stuff)
colored sugar or sprinkles or confetti (your preference)
edible puppy faces ( I found mine at Cake and Wedding Cottage)
Melt a very small amount of the almond bark in a microwave according to package directions. Avoid heating too long as the almond bark will get lumpy and never go back to the smooth creamy consistency you are looking for. Twist open the Oreos and gently wiggle one end of the pop stick into the creme in the middle. Use a bit of melted almond bark to cement the stick in place.
Place the cookie top back on and allow cookies to sit for 15-20 minutes to let almond bark firm up. Melt 2 to 3 more squares of almond bark to dip the cookies. Once pop sticks are cemented in place, take cookie pop and dip the entire cookie in the melted almond bark. Gently shake or swirl off excess. Place puppy face in the middle of cookie and sprinkle colored sugar generously all around edges of decoration. Place cookie pops flat on wax paper to harden.
When completely firm, place cookie pops in treat bags and secure with a pretty themed ribbon. We found a red ribbon with paw prints at Walmart. I also get many of the pop supplies at Walmart as well. Display your puppy pops upright in a decorative container filled with dried beans.
We had puppy faces leftover so we used them on some birthday brownie cupcakes.