I recently volunteered to bring in a sweet treat for my son's class so I decided to do a version of these adorable reindeer cake pops I saw on Bakerella... http://www.bakerella.com/its-beginning-to-look-a-lot-like-christmas/. During Halloween, I made Oreo mummy pops so I thought it would be best to stick with Oreos since I have never made cake pops before. I think they turned out just as cute and they were a huge hit with the kids...although it doesn't take much to please a group of 4 year olds!
1 pack of Double Stuffed Oreos
1 pack of chocolate melts
mini pretzels (broken in half)
gourmet writer pen
-I melted the chocolate on 'defrost' mode in the microwave...stirring every 30 seconds until creamy.
-Dip the tip of the lollipop stick into the chocolate and then VERY gently push it into the middle of the Oreo cream...set aside until hardened (I actually put the Oreos in the microwave for a few seconds to soften the cream, which made it easier to poke the stick in without breaking the cookie).
-Once hardened, dip the Oreo into the melted chocolate and spoon the chocolate over the cookie until completely covered...set on wax paper.
-Put eyes and nose on.
-While holding the stick, insert the pretzels into the top of the Oreo (it works best if you can get the pretzel between the cookies and into the cream...I also found that the pretzels stayed in place better if I let the chocolate 'set' a few minutes before I put the antlers on).
-Once the chocolate has hardened, use the gourmet writer to draw a mouth.
Pretty easy...just takes a little patience! Maybe next time I will try doing cake pops :).
I also made this handy pop holder. I just glued foam inside of a shoebox, wrapped the box with wrapping paper and then poked holes in the top using my meat thermometer (yes, very sophisticated). And the great thing is that you can reuse the box for any occasion by just changing the paper!