I'm a native Texan with a passion for good food and Texas history. Tex-Mex is a way of life for me, and so is baking!
So here’s the thing. Oreos? They’re kind of an issue for me. I love them. Big puffy heart love them. They come in really fun flavors, like Candy Cane and Berry Burst Ice Cream. I mean, come on – they’ve been Milk’s favorite cookie for longer than I’ve been alive.
We try not to bring them into the house that often. For one, I can’t be trusted around a packet. If it’s open, every time I swing past it in the kitchen, another cookie disappears.
For another, they sadly contain high fructose corn syrup, which I really try to avoid. I only mention this because I’m hoping that some day, Oreo will see this post ( or one of the many around the interwebs) and maybe decide to leave it out.
That being said, there are other organic “Oreo”-esque cookies out there that work for these little bites of love, or you can make your own.
When I found this candy mold at Target, I had to have it. I’m sure you can find it in the holiday display of your local Target, or most craft stores, but you could also do something similar yourself with a silicone muffin pan, and a deft hand at drawing chocolate hearts after the initial chocolate layer has hardened.
Valentine Chocolate Dipped Oreos
makes 16 chocolate dipped cookies
16 Berry Berry Burst Ice Cream Oreos or your favorite sandwich cookie
1 bag dark chocolate flavored candy melts
1 bag vanilla candy melts, pink color
Melt one bag of pink colored vanilla candy melts (available at most craft stores), in the microwave. It took me about 2 1/2 minutes to do this, stirring after each 60 seconds. Make sure that the candy is completely melted, as small bits will cause clogs in the piping bag.
Pour the melted candy into a ziptop bag or piping bag. Cut a very small tip on the bag, and pipe the pink candy into the heart indentations. I’m not precise enough to only pipe the outlines of the hearts, so I filled them in.
Wait for the pink chocolate to harden slightly, then repeat the melting process with dark chocolate candy flavored melts. Fill the rest of the disk with the dark chocolate half way, then press a cookie into the mold.
Place the mold(s) in the refrigerator for about an hour, until the candy has completely hardened. Remove from the refrigerator and pop the cookies out of the mold by bending the plastic slightly while you pry. They should pop out easily.
Keeps in an airtight container for at least a week.
If you can’t find a mold, use a silicone cupcake pan. Reverse the process – do the dark chocolate and cookie layer first. When they have hardened in the refrigerator, remove from the silicone pan and hand-pipe pink hearts on.