Monday, December 10, 2012

Using Oreos for Christmas Candy

This post if for my brother who at one time loved Oreo cookies so much that my father resorted to taking them to work with him to keep my brother from eating them all at once!  I can understand the appeal, Oreos are crispy, not really sweet, nor chocolately, but have a creamy, thick filling. The contrast between the dry cookie and the greasy filling is actually kind of nice.  Plus, being black, white and round, they are simple and pleasing to the eye. (I made my own version of Oreo cookies, called Four-ee-o's for my 4.0 Tennis team.  They were good, but a heck of a lot of work.)
Now, the classic Oreo cookie is all decked out for Christmas.
You can buy limited edition Fudge covered Oreo's in grocery stores or just dip some in chocolate yourself.
-Dip the Oreo in chocolate either partially or in entirety.
-After the Oreo is dipped, top with crushed candy canes, sprinkles or make a snowman face with Royal Icing
-HowDoesShe has a great tutorial on converting Oreo's into pops for dipping in chocolate for gifts.
Or use Wilton's Cookie Candy Mold to easily cover Oreos in chocolate and end up with a pleasantly decorated cookie.
Other Ideas -

-Make Oreo Bark - melt chocolate (white, dark or milk) and spread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Sprinkle with crushed Oreo cookies.
-Make Oreo Rice Krispie Treats -Stir crushed Oreos into Rice Krispie Treats before spreading the marshmallow mixture in a pan.
-Add to Puppy Chow Mix - Stir chopped Oreos into this Chex Mix Recipe.
Image from Kraft

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Or this recipe to make Melting Snowman Oreo Cookies

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And lastly, an Oreo No-Bake Cheesecake

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