Posted on Tuesday, 13th April 2010 by Grace Massa Langlois
How did my weekly grocery shop turn into an Oreo Chocolate Cookie Pops tutorial? Well, every Saturday I head out in the morning to start my weekly grocery shopping ritual, one that I must do alone because the kids can’t seem to understand why I have to go to 5 different places and why it takes so long. The question I must answer time and time again, “Can’t you just get everything you need at the grocery store?”.
Parker Kowal – Chocolatier
I don’t know about you but I purchase certain things at certain places. I wouldn’t purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at my local Bakery & Deli nor would I purchase deli meats at my local Market, plus you never know where your inspiration will come from.
This particular Saturday my morning ritual was interrupted as Liana needed a ride, can’t remember where, and on the return trip I said I am going to run into the market to grab a few things we need. Of course I got the usual hums and haws and can you please do it quickly and of course she didn’t want to come in.
I found myself rushing through the market and quickly picking up everything I needed and in the line I go. Well I happen to choose the line closest to the Chocolatier - Forrats Chocolates, big mistake, and as I was waiting to check out I couldn’t help but watch what he was doing.
Parker (Chocolatier) was making these Oreo Chocolate Cookie Pops (don’t really know what to call them) and when I saw him dipping these pops into a pool of luscious milk chocolate I knew I had to ask him if he could show me the whole process so I could replicate them at home. That he did and not to just me but the whole line up of people behind me. When the tutorial was over I asked if I could return with my daughter so she could snap a few photos for the new Food Blog I was writing. He graciously agreed and off to the car I go.
To make a long story short my quick run into the market to pick up a few things turned into about 2 hours between picking up the things I needed, checking out, Oreo Chocolate Cookie Pop tutorial, running home to pick up the camera and the photo shoot. As you can imagine Liana was none to pleased.
I took a trial run at these yesterday as I am going to make them for my Godchild’s (Ashley, 6), birthday party next week. I am glad I did because I lost the first few in the bath of milk chocolate and quickly realized I needed to bind them with a little more chocolate and I had to let them set in the fridge for about 20 minutes before dipping them. Other than losing the first few they were pretty easy to make. Next time I will also use a piece of styrofoam block to set them in to dry. Very hard to resist!
I had to come back to this post and give a little update, the kids (and apparently the parents) at Ashley’s birthday party loved the Cookie Pops. I decided to dress them up as Children’s Party Favors and turned to the internet for some ideas. I didn’t realize how popular cookie pops were and it never occurred to me to use cake to make pops. I spotted some wonderful ideas at Bakerella.
Looking for the perfect “pretty in pink” birthday cake idea? My Chocolate Layer Cake with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting decorated with Baked White Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with Vanilla Glaze was a huge hit at my daughter’s (Liana) last birthday.
I’ve also made some delicious brownie pops since posting using Martha Stewart’s brownie hearts recipe. Whether you decide to go with oreo chocolate cookie, cake or brownie pops they are the perfect take home sweet treat after a fun filled day.
Oreo Chocolate Cookie Pops
- 24 Oreo Cookies
- 3 1/2 ounces 70% chocolate
- 16 ounces milk chocolate
- Assorted sprinkles
- 12 Popsicle sticks
- Parchment Paper
- Cookie Sheet
- Styrofoam block and tin foil (optional)
- Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the size of your cookie sheet.
- If you are using a styrofoam block, wrap in tin foil and set aside.
- Set a bowl over a pot of simmering water.
- Add the 70% chocolate to bowl and stir until melted.
- Assemble one pop at a time.
- Take 2 Oreo cookies and spoon a little chocolate onto each cookie.
- Place a popsicle stick on one of the cookies and sandwich with the other.
- Set on cookie sheet.
- Repeat with remaining cookies.
- Place in fridge for about 20 minutes to set.
- Prepare sprinkles that you will be using (I put mine in small finger bowls for easy access).
- When cookies are almost set place a bowl over a pot of simmering water.
- Add milk chocolate to bowl and stir until melted.
- Cool slightly.
- Take one Oreo Cookie Pop at a time and dip into milk chocolate and immediately apply sprinkles.
- Place on cookie sheet or if using styrofoam block poke end of popsicle stick into the styrofoam block.
- Repeat with the remaining Oreo Cookie Pops.
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