Hit or Miss – Candy Coated Oreos

by Alli

My blogger friend, Cindy, over at Little Miss Celebration, always has the coolest things on her blog!  Last week she shared her Groovy Candy Coated Oreos and I fell in love with her beautiful pictures as I took a step back in time and remembered when we used to say groovy and far out, man!

I immediately ordered the molds from Amazon.  I got caught up in looking at all the varieties of candy molds and I finally had to just stop before I became a hoarder.

I knew the oreos would be a hit because everything Cindy makes is a hit.  What I didn’t know is if I would be able to make them.  You may or may not know that I don’t have a whole lot of patience.

I’ve used Candiquik for years, so that part was a no-brainer.  But the painting was kinda time consuming since I had never done such intricate painting with chocolate.  (I’m more of a painter of big spaces, like walls.)

If I had been able to find the paint brushes that I bought, it would have been much easier, but I only had one small paint brush and had to keep cleaning it between the colors.

Candy-Coated-Oreos

Finally, I just stopped with the intricate painting and just filled the molds 2/3’s full of Candiquik, popped in the oreo, smashed it down, placed it in the fridge for 30 minutes to harden, popped them out of the molds and they were pretty enough.

You can buy the molds for any occasion!  And once you get the hang of it, it goes pretty smoothly.

Oreos Dipped in Chocolate

 

My favorite candy molds were the little ducks – perfect for a baby shower!

Was mine as pretty as Cindy’s?  No!  Were they a hit?  Yes, they were!  Just ask my grandchildren AND my grown up children!

I do believe that practice makes perfect.  I’ll keep on practicing!  And I’ll keep on buying the molds because I have found a new hobby.  And I’m gonna find that pack of paint brushes I’ve hidden from myself!

You can find Cindy’s Candy Coated Oreos and all the details here!  And while you’re there, check out some of her other recipes and projects!  She’s really got it going on!

What new projects/recipes have you tried this week?

Peace out!  Catch you on the flip side!  Be there or be square!  (70’s Lingo)

 

27 comments

Cindy Eikenberg May 14, 2014 - 6:16 am

Alli – I am SO excited that you made these and I think they look absolutely perfect!!! You really hit a home run with your first try – are you sure you haven’t done this before? 😉 I just know your family loved them because I know mine does! I totally love the little ducks and I have a baby shower coming up, so a new mold is in my immediate future. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind words, you totally made my day. So now we have to make plans to get together and make candy, my friend! Have a super groovy day, my friend. Hugs!

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Cindy, I bought the bride and groom molds, too. I thought they would be perfect for a bridal shower or bridesmaid luncheon, etc. You totally rock!

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Paris (My Big Fat Happy Life) May 14, 2014 - 9:37 am

Oh, I love the idea of these for a party! The ducks are adorable! I even like the ones that are not painted! I’m pinning

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Thanks, Paris! My impatience kicked in and I just left the last batch unpainted. I also bought some bride and groom molds, perfect for a bridal shower.

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Christy May 14, 2014 - 9:38 am

Hmm, I have a book party this weekend, and these are pretty tempting to make. I might have to keep these in mind for the next function.

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:54 pm

They are super easy!

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Shirley ~Light Love Hope May 14, 2014 - 9:49 am

This is absolutely precious! Thank you for sharing!

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:54 pm

Thanks, Shirley! I really enjoyed your story about girls night out!

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Madaline May 14, 2014 - 9:56 am

Wow. This is such an awesome idea! I think I’m going to try it. Do you think you can fill the little spaces with a different color of candy and then the main color? (Sorry, does this make sense? I’m a bit jet lagged right now!)

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:54 pm

If you notice the second picture, that’s what I did. The duck and flowers are a different color than the coating on the oreo. The first picture is the one that I said to heck with it and just used one color. (And some of them were eaten before I had a chance to photograph them. 🙂

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Kristen from The Road to Domestication May 14, 2014 - 11:10 am

I think they’re gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job!

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:52 pm

Thanks, Kristen! I kinda enjoyed it after I got the hang of it.

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Cari May 14, 2014 - 11:58 am

These look amazing! And easy! I love easy 🙂

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Me, too! The painting was a little tricky, but not bad.

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Shirley Wood May 14, 2014 - 12:59 pm

Looks like fun to me! I like them both painted and unpainted! I would have quit painting also if I were making a lot of them. Already Pinned to my Cookies & Candy board! Those are super cute and a sure hit for an special occasion! My grandchildren would love them too!

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Alli May 14, 2014 - 1:07 pm

Thanks, Shirley! I can’t imagine making dozens and dozens. But it was fun. I made the entire package of Oreos – 30 something, I guess.

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Caden May 14, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Those are so cute! I love them! My husband would be in Heaven- but my teeth would be dying!

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Anna @ Northern Homestead May 14, 2014 - 5:09 pm

How fun, not just sweets but even shaped beautifully!

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Angel May 14, 2014 - 7:46 pm

These look delicious and beautiful.
Angel

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aimee fauci May 14, 2014 - 9:01 pm

these are the cutest and so simple!

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zan May 15, 2014 - 3:30 pm

These look so wonderful – I agree, the little duckies would be perfect for a baby shower. Could I have some coated oreos??????????

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Erica Manoz May 15, 2014 - 4:27 pm

These look great! I think you did a fantastic job 🙂

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Alli May 15, 2014 - 4:59 pm

Thanks, Erica!

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Meegan May 15, 2014 - 5:49 pm

I have trying to make these the hard way for so long. I am glad Cindy shared this! Pinned 🙂

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Alli May 16, 2014 - 5:23 am

Me, too, Meegan! I didn’t know how easy they could be. Thanks for pinning!

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Jenny Layton May 21, 2014 - 12:42 am

Thanks for this post! I actually bought some of these molds at a local craft store but they don’t carry them anymore. I hadn’t even thought to look on Amazon. Wondering how you get the chocolate to not flow over the top of the mold? I have such a hard time getting the cookies to be round and flat on the bottom. Thanks – found you through the Be.YOU.Tiful link party.

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Alli May 21, 2014 - 6:25 am

It took a little practice to get the chocolate not to overflow. The directions said to fill them 2/3 full. Then I tapped them gently to make sure all the air bubbles were out, etc. Amazon has a bunch of these molds.

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