Sister and I have used these Oreo molds a few times and, in spite of my best intentions, I’ve yet to share the details. I managed to take pictures of the steps most of the way through making the Oreo Apples for our First Place First Grader party and first day of first grade lunch.
First, you’ll need to get your Oreo molds. I searched high and low at places like Michael’s and Hobby Lobby to no avail, and ended up buying them online from Spinning Leaf. A six cavity mold is $6 and I bought two.
In addition to the mold, you’ll need chocolate candy melts (red and green if you are making apples), Oreos and a disposable pastry bag (mine are plastic by Wilton and were purchased at Michael’s.) [The fact that Honey bought reduced fat Oreo's makes me laugh a little. And the fact that he went to the grocery store at all makes me laugh a lot...I envision him strolling the aisles (for probably the third time in his life) trying to figure out where on earth they hide the Oreo's. He's a good man, that Honey.]
1. Put your pastry bag in a microwaveable cup and add about half the bag of chocolate. Melt according to the package directions.
2. Once melted, snip the tip off the pastry bag with scissors. Put a generous amount of chocolate in each cavity of the mold. You want to have enough chocolate in them so that when you press your Oreo down it will come up the sides of the mold a good ways.
3. Gently press an Oreo in each cavity.
4. Pipe more chocolate on top of the Oreo’s.
5. Tap the mold down on the counter to encourage the chocolate to fill down the sides of the mold and completely cover the cookies. You might need to add more chocolate on top as you work it down the sides.
6. Level out the tops with a knife and use a damp paper towel to clean up the top of the mold. Put the mold in the fridge to set.
[Here’s where real life set in and I just had to get it done rather than stop to take pics every two mintues.]
7. Unmold the Oreo’s by gently pressing on the tops and sides to release. This should be fairly easy.
8. To make the stems, melt your green chocolate in a new pastry bag using the same method you used for the red. Lay a piece of waxed paper on a plate and pipe out a stem/leaf shape for each apple. Put the plate in the fridge to set. It should only take a minute or two. Once set, use a blob of green chocolate on the cookie to adhere the stem/leaf. I had to prop it up on the side of my cutting board until it set.
So that’s it. Sorry I flaked half way through. I realize I’m not great at explaining things… probably because I’m generally making them up as I go.
Happy back to school, y’all!
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