Sunday, March 4, 2012
Rainbow Oreo Pops
Since I've been making Oreo pops for each of the holidays lately, I thought I'd come up with one to do for St. Patrick's Day (before I move on to making what I really love about St. Paddy's Day.....boozy desserts!). Instead of doing the pot of gold or a leprechaun, I thought I'd stick with the rainbow theme that I've seen a ton of in blogland these days (and who doesn't love a cute rainbow). So, may I present my rainbow Oreo pops?!
To put these together you'll need:
white candy melts
candy melts for each of the colors of the rainbow you want to include, I used:
red candy melts
orange candy melts
yellow candy melts
green candy melts
blue candy melts
plastic squeeze bottles or plastic bags
First you're going to start with a basic Oreo pop dipped in white candy melts (or white chocolate). If you need a refresher course on how to put the Oreo pops together, go to How Does She.....they've got a great step-by-step tutorial on how to make them. Once the white coating has started drying you can move on to the rainbow.
I melted each of the different colored candy melts separately, then placed them each into plastic squeeze bottles. If you don't have plastic squeeze bottles to use, you could place the melted candy melts into separate plastic bags and snip of the corner to squeeze it out of.
Starting with the red, make a semi-circle shape to start your rainbow. Continue with the red for all of your Oreo pops, to give the red a chance to firm up a bit before starting on your next color. Moving on to orange (or whatever the next color in your rainbow is), simply make another semi-circle right next to the red. Continue doing this with all of the colors of the rainbow that you are using.
Once the rainbows are complete, you're going to put your remaining melted white candy melts into a squeeze bottle to make the clouds. To get the definition on the clouds you'll want your white candy melts to be melted but close to room temperature (not hot). The hotter the candy melts are, the more you'll just end up with a glop of white, rather than a cute, billowy cloud. You'll just make some big dots with the white, while covering up the ends of the rainbow. And you're done!
Note: I think that for this job, the little plastic squeeze bottles work much better than using a plastic ziploc bag, but you will want some kind of bottle brush to help you washing them out afterwards. Not the funnest job in the world, but with some hot soapy water, you will get all of the remaining candy melts out of there.
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