Raise your hand if you like chocolate! Raise your hand if you like Oreo cookies! Almonds are a healthy snack and everything on a stick is fun … right? Therefore … this must be a sweet, fun and healthy Oreo Flower Pop! It has all of the necessary elements … Oreo cookies, on a stick, dipped in chocolate with chocolate covered almonds (that means double chocolate!) for the petals and a few sprinkles in the center for a little extra fun 🙂 These pops are guaranteed to put a smile on everyone’s face!
These almonds came from Costco long before Easter and were kept hidden for this project. I have not seen them recently, but Jordan almonds, almond M&M’s or any oblong shaped candy could be substituted.
The colors are perfect for Mother’s Day and spring flowers … no green thumb necessary!
You will need the following to create 16 Oreo and Almond Flower Pops …
- 1 pound vanilla candy coating (such as CandiQuik), melted
- 16 Oreo cookies (I used the Spring variety, but any flavor/color will work)
- 16 wood coffee stir sticks (5 1/2″)
- 8 green striped paper straws (cut in half)
- 80 chocolate covered almonds as petals (5 for each flower)
- 32 green chocolate covered almonds as leaves (2 for each flower)
- sprinkles for the flower center
- Cover a tray with wax paper or parchment. Cut paper straws in half, flatten each straw and insert the wood coffee stir stick. Note: the stick will be about 1-1/2″ longer than the straw half
- Open the cookie, lay “wood” end of stick on cookie and add a little melted candy. Note: the cookie opens easiest when the icing is not cold, microwave for a few seconds if necessary
- Replace top on cookie and melted candy. Let candy firm up.
- Dip and cover cookie in melted candy, tap off excess and even drag bottom across edge of bowl. Lay on prepared tray. Place 5 almond on cookie to form flower petals. Chill for a few minutes or let sit at room temperature until totally hardened.
- Add a little melted candy in flower center, add sprinkles. Use a dot of melted candy to attach 2 green almonds to straw as leaves. Let the candy harden, then tap off excess sprinkles.
One of the first words that I thought of to describe these flowers was “Wonky” … maybe it was a Willie Wonka memory! Then I remembered that last year I made these “Funky Oreo Flowers” …
I guess that Oreo cookies on a stick, dipped in chocolate turn into fun flowers in my mind 😉
Do you have any special plans for Mother’s Day? I ♥ your comments!
♦ I share my stuff with these fun parties! ♦