Last week we had a bit of a wind storm and some rainy, soggy weather, and our baseball/t-ball practices were cancelled. So we took that opportunity to do a fun Easter treat activity! The kids and I have really enjoyed making Oreo pops and other fun desserts in the past, so we pulled out the supplies and decided to make an baby chick Easter Oreo pops!
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Oreo pops are super simple and all you really need to have on hand is some almond bark or candy melts, Oreos, and popsicle sticks. You can crush candies and sprinkle on for a topping, or add sprinkles, nuts, coconut, or anything else that sounds good to you. With Easter coming up we decided to make baby chick Easter Oreo pops!
Baby Chick Easter Oreo Pops
It’s best to get your Oreos ready first. You just twist one side from another gently and eat the ones that break. 😉 Then press in a popsicle stick gently in the middle. Prepare several Oreos that way and lay out on wax paper, then make the candy coating.
You can buy chocolate or candy melts in different colors so yellow ones would work great for this or you could color white chocolate melts. Or if you have some leftover almond bark from Christmas, that works well too! You’ll find these things in the baking section.
We melted some almond bark 2 minutes at a time until well melted. Then add 1-2 tbsp of olive or vegetable oil to keep it smooth when you add the coloring (or the almond bark will get chunky and harden – you don’t need to worry about that with candy melts). Then add the food coloring. For the amount shown – about 2 large squares, I used 7 drops of yellow food coloring.
Put a bit of the coating on the top of the popsicle stick where you placed it in the cookie and then put the second half back on, gently pressing. Let it harden for a few minutes to several hours. Then coat the outside with a spoon or knife, or if it is runny enough you can drag it through to coat. If the coating is runny enough you can put it in a wide dish and dip/drag the Oreo to coat. I just did my best to spread it with a knife and get it coated before the kids went crazy. 😀
If you want to add any candy pieces, sprinkles, or nuts, do it before the coating dries. Otherwise leave the pops to dry just a bit and lift off with a butter knife, trimming off any wild pieces. Then you can do any additional frosting/coating decorations. We used some piped red frosting for the beaks (candy corn would work well too) and used a toothpick and some melted chocolate chips to make the eyes. Simple and cute!
- Popsicle sticks
- Almond bark or candy melts
- 1-2 tbsp olive/vegetable oil (for almond bark)
- Food coloring (optional)
- Toppings and decorations
- Twist apart Oreos and add popsicle sticks so the top point is about center to the cookie, pressed into the filling a bit.
- Place onto wax paper.
- Melt candy/chocolate coating or almond bark by microwaving 1-2 minutes at a time
- Add food coloring if desired (along with olive/vegetable oil if using almond bark) and mix well.
- Add a bit of the coating on the top of the popsicle stick where you placed it in the cookie and then put the second half back on, gently pressing. Let it harden for a few minutes to several hours.
- Coat the outside with a spoon or knife and let harden a little before adding additional toppings or decorations. .
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