Want something that looks and tastes fabulous but is super simple (if a tad bit messy) to make for Valentines Day?
How about White Chocolate Covered Oreos!
This is a project I’ve been wanting to try for a while. So when Walmart challenged me to come up with an edible treat for Valentines Day I set to work!
Trust me-even though this looks super gourmet, you can easily make these! Just follow this easy tutorial.
To start out with you just need a few ingredients/supplies (I got mine from Walmart of course):
White Chocolate Chips (or white candy melts)
The way you use the double boiler is to fill the bottom pan up about half way with water, and then set it to boil. Once it is boiling you place the top pan of the double boiler inside and pour in the chips. This gives a gentle heat without introducing any water into the chocolate. It is imperative that no water gets into your chocolate. Even a few drops can mess up the whole thing! Just warning you!
Instead of an actual “double boiler”, I have a cool insert I bought at Walmart years ago that fits in any size pot. If you don’t have a double boiler you can use a metal bowl that fits into the top of a saucepan. You can also melt them in the microwave, but I burned an entire bag of chips that way, so I prefer the double boiler.
So you pour the chips into the top of the double boiler and start gently stirring. At first nothing will appear to happen.
Suddenly the chips will start to look a bit “fuzzy” as you stir them, and chocolate will start sticking to the walls of the double boiler. Keep on mixing!
You keep mixing and mixing until you have a completely smooth mixture, and it seems almost runny.
Once it is completely melted, take it off the burner and start to work. If you keep it on the burner the chocolate will continue to lose moisture and start getting thicker and thicker-which is not good for dipping.
If you do overcook it you can add some shortening a bit at a time to thin it out. This will not work if the chocolate has been burned-you’ll know because it will get all grainy looking. That means you’ve gone to far and you’ll have to throw it out and start over. Really.
Now for the fun part-dipping!
Toss several sandwich cookies into the chocolate.
Gently use a fork to flip them over so they are completely covered. Then pick them up one at a time and shake them gently to remove excess chocolate.
Place the dipped cookies on a wax paper lined surface and sprinkle! I found that I could usually do 4 or 5 cookies then sprinkle them in a batch.
And that is all there is to it. Let them harden for several hours before storing them-you don’t want all your hard work to rub off because the chocolate isn’t set!
I would be proud to give those to my Valentine!
This technique is very versatile. Change the types of sprinkles you use and you are ready for any holiday or occasion out there. You could even use different flavor chips–chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter–or some of the different color candy melts that Wilton makes. Get creative and have fun with it!
Disclosure: This post is part of a campaign I am participating in with the Walmart Moms. Walmart has provided me with compensation and product for this post. My participation is voluntary and opinions, as always are my own. See what my fellow Walmart Moms come up with!
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