You Make It Look So Easy!! Chocolate Covered Oreos

Decorating By cakelady11215 Updated 22 Dec 2008 , 3:39pm by SecretAgentCakeBaker

cakelady11215 Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 10:47pm
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Ok, so my friend and I were dying to make them for our (separate) work holiday parties. Well, I'm not 100% sure what went wrong, but they were so pathetic looking that we had to throw them out! (ok, we did maybe eat a few...).

This is what we did. I forgot my good white chocolate so we used Trader Joe's white chocolate chips, tempered it and poured over cookies. That was ok (will definitely dip next time). Melted blue Wilton candy melts (didn't temper) and poured on cookies. Dried horribly - looked like a million bubbles that burst, or like pock marks. Took cookies covered with white chocolate and dipped in royal icing colored blue (for snowman hat) and it wouldn't stick! At first it looked ok, then slowly but surely it slid right off! What the heck???

Any advice you can give would be greatly appreciated. We would love to try it again. And, by the way, she made the oreos and they were delish! I will post the recipe icon_smile.gif

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kakeladi Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 11:46pm
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My goodness I have done these for yrs and found them soooooooo super simple - just dip the whole cookies into choco; let dry then pipe details/decos on (I use air-drying b'cream).

tonedna Posted 18 Dec 2008 , 11:52pm
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I use Merckens chocolate..If you find yourself still in a bind, wilton sells candy molds to make chocolate covered oreos.
Hope this helps..
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leah_s Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:24am
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Yeah, I mold them.

MargaretG Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:35am
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I also mold them.

MargaretG Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:36am
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I also mold them.

Marysmom Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:43am
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I don't think tempering is even required of candy melts. If I were you, I'd get some almond bark candy coating. It works well and doesn't require tempering. However, it isn't as good as real chocolate.

chassidyg Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 12:55am
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I used the candy bark, dropped the cookie into the chocolate, picked it up with a fork, let access drip off, and placed on wax paper to dry, I did about 5 packages of them super simple!

lecrn Posted 19 Dec 2008 , 2:01am
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I also use almond bark. I think that it tastes pretty good. I not going to attempt tempering chocolate yet.
IMO Wilton's candy melts are horrible!
Those cookie molds are so cool.

cylstrial Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 12:42pm
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Oh wow! I didn't know that there were chocolate molds for oreo's out there! I'm excited! I made the little oreo snowmen a couple of weeks ago...and they turned out cute. But I was unhappy with the slightly uneven chocolate surfaces.. so this sounds like it will help! Thanks for sharing!

jenbenjr Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 1:15pm
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Does anyone know if Micheal's sells the wilton oreo molds?

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 3:02pm
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Originally Posted by jenbenjr

Does anyone know if Micheal's sells the wilton oreo molds?

In my area, the Michael's stores do not have them. The Joann's store do, but they only had hearts and sports (I was looking for the plain).

I have read on another post on Cake Central that the Wilton molds are too thin and sometimes break the cookie. I think a lot of people like the Spinning Leaf. That said, I still bought a Wilton mold with a coupon because it was pretty cheap. Haven't tried it yet because I don't need anything with hearts right now. Ooh, that reminds me, I want to buy some extra of the Oreos with the red cream so I can save them for Valentines (I think the expiration dates are 4 months out-Yikes! preservatives! oh well, they're tasty.)

iloveganache Posted 20 Dec 2008 , 8:42pm
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I thought too much fat in the chocolate will break the royal icing down so it won't stick to chocolate?.

vonnie99 Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 12:45pm
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I used the SpinningLeaf molds for the first time yesterday and they produced PERFECT cookies! I put in the base choclolate (Wilton candy melts), my nephews (8 and 3) popped the cookies in and then I topped them off. After about 30 minutes in the freezer, we had beautiful, shiny chocolate dipped Oreos. We used the Christmas edition Oreos - the Candy Candy filling - YUMMY!! They tasted like Thin mints! So good! I recommend Spinning Leaf to everyone!

SecretAgentCakeBaker Posted 22 Dec 2008 , 3:39pm
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I put royal icing details on some and they stayed on for the most part, but some of the noses fell off of my snowman cookies.

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