I came up with the cutest sweet treat idea for Halloween! MJ’s school is gearing up for a Fall carnival and I wanted to contribute to the kindergarten booth with some cute and spooky treats. Now I know that cake pops are all the rage, but why not twist it up a bit and use Oreo cookies instead? These easy Halloween treats take much less time, no cake prep involved, you can just insert the stick, dip and decorate!
If you are looking for no-fuss Halloween party ideas, these are perfect! We made pumpkins, ghosts and monsters, and boy did they turn out delicious.
How to make Halloween OREO Pops
- Candy Melts: orange, brown and white (I used Wilton Candy Melts)
- Double Stuf Oreo Cookies
- Lollipop Sticks, 4 inch
- plastic zipper bag
- ribbon (optional)
First of all, if you decide to employ a helper, choose wisely. I had to fire my help, he kept eating the darn Oreos and sticking his little fingers in the chocolate. Discipline, people! You have been warned.
Let’s Make It!
Slowly push a lollipop stick into the center of each Oreo’s cream, almost all the way through.
Melt the candy according to package directions. DO NOT overheat, it will clump. Carefully spoon the melted candy onto each Oreo, spreading evenly on each side with the back of the spoon. If you can dip, go for it, but it never works for me 🙂
I used a cardboard box as a stand and poked holes in it to store each pop upright as I went along. At this point, you would decorate your Oreo pop based upon the color of candy melt you used:
Pumpkin Oreo Pops:
The orange dipped Halloween Oreo pops will be used for pumpkins. After dipping, use a toothpick to draw the lines of the pumpkin onto the Oreo.
Ghost Oreo Pops:
These will be dipped in the white candy melts.
Monster Oreo Pops:
These are the brown/chocolate dipped oreos.
Once you have dipped them all, pop the whole box stand in the freezer for 5 minutes to harden the candy shell. Remove from the freezer and lay each Oreo pop on a sheet of wax paper or a clean counter top. Grab your zipper bag and make a tiny snip in one of the lower corners. TINY! Fill it with the desired melted candy color of your choice and pipe on the faces of each Oreo pop.
Once you have finished all of the faces, put them back upright into the box stand and freeze again for 5 minutes to harden the candy faces. Note: On the ghosts faces, I used a black gel frosting that will not harden. I recommend using the brown candy melts, same as the ones used for the pumpkin’s faces. The gel still works, but it will smudge.
Once they have set, tie pretty little ribbons around their necks and admire! I used a short vase filled with candy corn to display these Halloween Oreo pops, such a festive look. To give them out as gifts or favors, you can cover them in slim cellophane favor bags first, then tie them on with the ribbon. Feel free to try one for yourself, they are delish!