Cute Idea For Holiday Packaging Of Oreo Cookies!!!

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jescapades Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 10:23pm
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thanks! you all making me blush! icon_smile.gif truth be told, i use make n' mold wafers and add in a little bit of paramount crystals.

they are so easy and quick, i love making them!

hummingbird59 Posted 17 Oct 2008 , 11:08pm
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I'm with you angelatx. I would have jumped on some banana split oreos. I thought they were only in my dreams. I am going to request them at our stores.

Skirt Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 12:56am
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oh man, it didn't let me but its at sugarshack. icon_confused.gif the lil clear boxes that lilybird talked about or something similar. hope i can post the name.... icon_smile.gif




How surprised was I when I entered sugarshack with a www in front and a com at the end. Let's just say it's not about cakes... icon_redface.gif

I did see though that sugarcraft has an actual oreo packaging section.
http://www.sugarcraft.com/catalog/candymolds/M-oreos.htm

Is that what angelatx meant? icon_biggrin.gif

angelatx Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:00am
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hi everyone, yes skirt, hehe. jessica, the pics of the frog didn't show when i seen it earlier. omg! soooooo super cute!!! love them! what are paramount crystals??? icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:07am
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paramount crystals??? Wax chips you add to your choc.

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:08am
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jescapades.. What are make n' mold wafers?? Thanks!

angelatx Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:30am
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thnx fiddlesticks!! always have the answers, hehehe icon_biggrin.gif

Skirt Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:33am
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jescapades.. What are make n' mold wafers?? Thanks!



Not to overstep jescapades but they're candy melts. makenmold is the brand.

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:35am
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Thx, are they like the wilton candy melts then ? Thats what I was thinking they were ?

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:36am
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angelatx LOL!!! I wish!

angelatx Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:40am
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i found the website for it... http://www.makenmold.com/Section.aspx?cmd=local&cat=17&sec=69 for those who are curious. hope the link works. still new at this stuff in cc. icon_biggrin.gif thnx skirt and jes for pointing those out!

Skirt Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:40am
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I've only used the Wilton ones. By their website, makenmold's colours don't seem as intense. It could just be the picture though...

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:45am
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angelatx... LOL!!How funny, Thx for posting that. I know what they are now that I saw them. My Michaels sells them with the candy molds and supplies. They are right down the isle from all the cake suplies LOL! Of course they only have a few colors.I guess I should get my nose out of the cake supplies and check out the rest of the isle !!

jescapades Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:46am
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i like the flavor of make n' mold better than wilton. paramount crystals are the little wax things you put into the melted chocolate. i get them online at onestopcandle.com.

this is what i found online about them: Paramount crystals are used to aid in the melting of carob, chocolate, and yogurt.
It will help make the coatings smooth and easier to pour into molds or will thin for ease in dipping and coating.

Use up to 1/4 c per lb of coating.

Add a little at a time in the melting process, stir between each addition, until you have your desired consistency.

angelatx Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:51am
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do the crystals change the flavor of the chocolate and does it take longer to form? do you use it to use less choco or candy melts?? icon_biggrin.gif thnx!! yw fiddlesticks! icon_biggrin.gif

angelatx Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:53am
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well ladies i need to get off the puter, my hubby got hurt at work today. he is a supervisor for a oilfield equip business and got his hand hurt, its all swollen and need to just sit with him, cuz he keeps talking while i am trying to read on here, lol! i feel bad cuz i am not paying him attn. hehe, thats how much i like it on here. will ck in later! have a great nite ya'll!! icon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 18 Oct 2008 , 1:56am
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I dont think it changed the flavor! I really dont use it much at all sometimes with white choc because white is so much thicker.
I know once I added to much of the wax chips ( to milk choc ) and I didnt care for the texture of the molded choc at all it was just wierd !

dandelion56602 Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 2:05am
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Do the crystals do the same thing as adding shortening to the chocolate?

fiddlesticks Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 2:24am
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YES they do . to be honest I use paraffin wax. and mostly just when I make pb balls I like the shinny look it gives the choc and gives you just a slight crunch to the pb balls. I prefer it over the other. Though Like I said I have used it a few times .

dandelion56602 Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 4:24am
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I'd been told years ago to use paraffin. How much do you use per lb of chocolate?

fiddlesticks Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 4:32am
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Most all of my recipes have always said 1/3 bar. Now I just hack off a piece close to that and its fine. Just make sure you always melt it on low heat first then add the choc and continue to melt.Paraffin is my first choice, I have been using it for yrs !

GeminiRJ Posted 19 Oct 2008 , 7:13pm
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My chocolate preference for the Oreos is "Ghirardelli's Double Chocolate" bar (2.5 lbs.) that Sam's sells around the holiday season (in stores now!). It isn't "real" chocolate, so it doesn't have to be tempered, but it tastes divine. When I run out of that (I stocked up big time last fall, and still have a couple bars) I use a half and half mixture of Wilton CandyMelts and chocolate chips.

I am also happy to report that while in Lincoln, NE for the day yesterday (watched the Huskers football game with them) we hit a local grocery store and they had the banana split Oreos! And they were on sale! And they taste yummy! I'm going to be molding them later today.

angelatx Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 11:34am
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hi everyone, silvercat are the wrong ones you ordered, were they called "bite size?" i think i ordered the wrong ones... icon_cry.gif so i still haven't gotten them, so when they get here i am only going to have to send them back. icon_cry.gif ok enough of that.... guess what????? icon_biggrin.gif i found the banana and pb oreos!!! icon_lol.gif i couldn't believe it. icon_eek.gif they go very quickly is why i have never seen them b4. so now i have oreos of different flavors and the halloween ones, but no molds. icon_sad.gif geez..... hope everyone is having a great day!!
Angela icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

angelatx Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 6:52pm
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i did order the wrong ones. icon_cry.gif i didn't know oreos made different sizes!! icon_confused.gif omg! i am not going to be able to do these for the baby shower i wanted them for. icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif gee that just bites major. its monday for sure now.

fiddlesticks Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 6:55pm
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angela.. Can you go ahead and just dip them in choc and add a decor on top?
Im so sorry, Whens the shower ? maybe they can overnight the right ones to you ?

angelatx Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 7:24pm
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well i don't know how to dip them? hehe dumb huh? the shower is this weekend. thnx fiddlesticks for saying your sorry. i don't know even know how to melt the choco. i thought of using choco bark or candy melts. would i need to add parrafin wax? i wasn't going to worry about how to do them til i got the molds. icon_biggrin.gif you know, i am pretty smart (most of the time), but some things do confuse me, fear of messing things up i guess, lol!

angelatx Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 7:27pm
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did you get my email fiddlesticks?? i do stay at home with my kiddos. my youngest is 18 mths, his name is Phoenix.

dandelion56602 Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 7:30pm
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They're not that hard. Just melt some almond bark or candy melts. I use a double boiler or slowly in the microwave. Dip. I use a plastic fork w/ the 2 middle tongs broke off then tap off the excess. Put on wax paper & let dry. Add shortening if it gets thick. White almond bark is more of a pain & thickens easier & crumbs show up if you don't dust off the cookies. Sorry if this is a repeat response. i'm going back & forth between windows.

angelatx Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 7:32pm
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thnk you dandelion, i always appreciate any help i can get. someone always has the answers on here, hehehe! icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif

fiddlesticks Posted 20 Oct 2008 , 7:36pm
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Hey.. Yep I did get your email But I have had a house full of company all weekend and didnt have a chance to respond, sorry !
Dipping oreos in melted choc is so easy ! You can use the parrifin or not , either way, and yes you can use candy melts! And in any color you want to . Just melt them and( I do this ) I drop the cookie in the melted choc and scoop it out with a fork and tap the fork on the edge of the pan/ bowl ( depends on if you melt in a pan or microwave in a bowl) and let the extra choc dri off and lay them on a piece of wax/ parchment paper till set or stick in fridge till set ! super simple, they wont be perfect like the molded ones but still cute just the same! you can make them in baby colors etc ?

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