Oreos are a cookie classic! It’s really easy to take this much-loved cookie and transform it into a perfect holiday treat, using Oreo cookie candy molds. There are a lot of different molds available, and today we’re going to say I Love You with Valentine’s candy coated Oreos.
You can use any colors YOUR heart desires, and make the primary “color” white, light chocolate, dark chocolate or any color. To make this super fast and easy, I went with pre-colored red and pink candy wafers and white, vanilla-flavored CandiQuik. See yesterday’s post here for a little more info on making molded candy, melting candy wafers and coloring/flavoring. I decided to use red and pink on white because I love how the colors pop!
This Valentine Oreo cookie mold is by Wilton and I picked this up at Michael’s. You can use this same process to make any kind of candy coated Oreos.
What I used:
- Valentine Oreo cookie mold (This mold has 8 cookie cavities)
- 1 bag each red/pink candy wafers
- 1 package vanilla-flavored CandiQuick
- 1 package regular Oreos – not double-stuffed
- Plastic squeeze bottles or decorator brushes
The one pound package of CandiQuik will make approximately 18-24 cookies. You’ll only need to use about 1/3 of the bag of colored candy wafers. If your melted supply runs low, you can always melt a little more!
Fill or “paint” the first color in the mold cavity and allow to set. Add your second color. See in the photo below that the pink coating is dry and the red is wet. I put all of one color first in every candy mold cavity, wait until it’s set, then add the second color.
Melt the CandiQuick according to package directions – it melts perfectly in the microwave! I used CandiQuick in a December post and you can visit the CandiQuik site here.
Fill each mold cavity about 2/3 full with melted CandiQuik. Don’t overfill! Once all of the mold cavities are filled with CandiQuik, pick up the mold, hold it about 6 inches above your work surface and drop it two to three times. Why?? This ensures that any air bubbles rise to the surface and disappear. Air bubbles will create a “hole” in the finished candy. If you DO get a hole, it’s perfectly fine – it totally doesn’t change the delicious taste and your treats will still get gobbled up! TIP: For particularly stubborn little bubbles, pop them gently with a toothpick.
Place an Oreo in one of the partially filled mold cavities. GENTLY press the cookie into the mold until the melted candy is even with the top of the cavity. The bottom of cookie is not covered in the melted candy. Try not to have the melted candy flow over the edge of the cookie mold cavity.
TIP: If you decide to use candy wafers instead of CandiQuik, make sure your primary color, the 2/3 full color, is not too hot. Your “set” colors in the mold cavities could melt and bleed. You know what? If they do, say this with a big smile, “They’re modern, abstract candy cookies.” Works like a charm! Hey, you’re the candy artist!
Once all of the cookies are pressed into the mold cavities, put the mold in the fridge to set. When the mold is frosty and the bottom feels cold, the cookies are ready! Invert the mold over a clean dish towel or paper towels, pop them out and enjoy!
Wouldn’t these it be cute to package of few of these and slip them into your child’s lunch on Valentine’s Day? Or…leave a little plate for someone special with a glass of milk and a note that says “Dunk me in a glass of love!”
I hope this inspires you to try making candy coated Oreos. Now if you’ll excuse me, my husband is running off with the plate of cookies!
Your visit always makes me happy – thank you!