For years I have been chocolate dipping Oreos around the holidays, but they never looked professional. I would use tongs and dip them in the melted chocolate and remove the excess chocolate by tapping the tongs on the edge of the bowl. They looked nice, and of course tasted delicious, but never looked like the ones I had seen in stores and I always just chalked it up to the fact that I wasn’t a professional candy maker.
Well, one day not too long ago I had an “ah ha” moment and realized there must be a mold to make these professional looking Oreos, and sure enough there was. I purchased an inexpensive set of silicone molds on-line and they are one of the best purchases I have made. I’m not sure if you are like me, but I get very excited about things like this. A simple silicone mold and a little patience can get your Oreos to look like you are a professional, or pretty close to it.
They make perfect gifts, and anyone that receives them will surely be impressed. There are so many different colors and flavors of melting wafers available that you can be as creative as you want. I made batches for Halloween,
and even for birthdays.
I even got a little creative this Christmas and made little snow scenes on the Oreos.
Here’s how to get these Oreos looking so pretty:
I put the molds on a cookie sheet even though I did not photograph it that way, it makes it easier to move the molds.
Once you have melted your chocolate, put about a tablespoon full in each mold. Tap the cookie sheet repeatedly on your counter or table to spread the chocolate and to get rid of some of the air bubbles.
I was doing this one day while my husband was in the next room on a business call and his client asked if he was in a gold mine, it can get quite loud.
Top the melted chocolate with the Oreos, and fill with additional melted chocolate. Once again tap the cookie sheet so the air bubbles come up and the mold fills completely with the chocolate.
This will often cause the Oreos to pop up a little. I use a toothpick to push them back down, then a few more counter taps with the cookie sheet and they should look great.
Let them cool in the refrigerator before removing from the molds.
Once cool you can drizzle melted chocolate on them to decorate. Beautiful and delicious!