Monday, December 16, 2013

At Home: Pink Oreo Pops

Next on What Micky Eats...At Home, I share these Pink Oreo Pops that I recently made for our cousin Alanna's baby shower (she's having a girl!).  They are a no-bake version using cookies, as opposed to the traditional cake pops made from crumbled cake.  I chose this option to cut down on prep time since we were making several desserts.  These pops are decorated pink and would be perfect for wedding showers, baby showers, or your little girl's birthday party.

Pink Oreo Pops (Makes 30)
  • 1 package Golden Oreos (about 48 cookies.  Can substitute generic vanilla sandwich cookies.)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • pink melting chocolate
  • white melting chocolate
  • pink sugar crystals or sprinkles
  • lollipop sticks

- Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse it a few times, until thoroughly crumbled.
- Pour the crumbs in a bowl and add the cream cheese.
- Using your hands thoroughly mix the cream cheese in with the crumbs.
- Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Refrigerate balls for at least 10 to 15 minutes.
- Melt chocolate according to package instructions.
- Take out the cake balls and press the lollipop stick in them, then dip them in the chocolate one by one.
- Sprinkle with colored sugar or sprinkles if desired. Refrigerate again until chocolate sets.

Image via STL Wedding Consultants
The pink chocolate seized as I was melting via the microwave. We added some coconut oil to help, and that did the trick.  You can also use shortening or butter.  Another trick is to dip the lollipop stick in some chocolate before sticking into a ball.  This acts as the "glue" and will help keep the stick on.  I mixed some white chocolate with the pink to make a lighter shade of baby pink.  You can also drizzle some white chocolate over the pink for contrast. Or change up the sprinkles - the decoration possibilities are endless.  I am already thinking of a dark chocolate version using regular Oreos.  The Pink Oreo Pops were a hit at the shower.  White chocolate is sweeter than regular chocolate, and I was told these pops were like a "sugar bomb" - so beware. :)

Here is a snapshot of the dessert bar taken by my sister-in-law, Corrine.  The pops are displayed on the far right.  We called them "Papa" Pops at the party to keep with the fun baby theme.  Congratulations to our cousin Alanna!  We can't wait to meet the little girl.

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