What could possibly be better with a cold glass of milk than an Oreo cookie? Maybe an Oreo AND some candy? With a mold of pumpkins and cat faces, some candy wafers, brushes and a little spirit of the season, we going to transform this much loved cookie into some fun, holiday perfect, Halloween Candy Covered Oreos!
For my new friends who haven’t been hanging out with me since the beginning of the year, I love working with candy! I got bitten by the candy making bug in my late teens and even had a little business for a while. It’s just another medium for fun, artistic expression – painting with candy! I shared how to make candy coated Oreos back around Valentine’s Day.
My candy making product of choice is Mercken’s and CandiQuick. Mercken’s is available in all kinds of colors and even different flavors, melts beautifully and has a great taste. It can be a little harder to find at retail – I’m lucky to have a great cake and candy making supply store not far from home. Mercken’s is available online and of course, you can use any brand of candy wafers. You can find more information about working with candy in my earlier introduction to making molded candy here.
This fun Wilton Oreo mold came from JoAnn. When making candy covered Oreos, use regular Oreos, not Double Stuff.
My crazy candy making set-up! I melt the various candy colors in different shaped bowls, cups or whatever in an old electric frying pan I use just for candy. It works great to keep the melted candy at the right temperature, especially when making a big quantity.
With candy brushes and a little patience, carefully paint in each color. I was excited to find a true black candy wafer! I used the black for the features of the pumpkin and the cat’s pupils and face. The cat has a purple nose, ears, little white fangs and for the green eyes, I mixed green and yellow candy wafers.
Once the features have set, add the primary color into the mold about 2/3 full, tap the mold several times on the counter and gently press in the Oreo cookie until the melted candy covers the sides of the cookie. Place the mold in the refrigerator until the bottom of the mold appears frosty. Unmold gently onto a layer of paper towels and handle only by the edges, or wear special, white cotton candy making gloves. This keeps fingerprints off your little Oreo masterpieces!
I just love these though I am really crazy about the cat face! These are such a fun, festive Halloween treat and the Oreo cookie makes just makes it even better. Isn’t this just Halloween on a plate? Oh, I almost forgot! How do you like the cool, vintage Halloween ribbon on my plate? I was just waiting for the perfect reason to use it! 🙂
If you haven’t tried making candy coated Oreos, I hope I’ve inspired you give it a try. It’s so much fun and the results are so worth it! You might just see a little more candy around here soon!
Thank you so much for visiting today. I’m off to fill my little ghost mug with some ice-cold milk and perhaps he’ll look a little less frightened if I share a cookie! Have a sweet Sunday!
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