I love chocolate-covered Oreos. I can honestly say that they are my biggest weakness when I step into a chocolate shop. I always have to buy one or two (or three… or four…) and I can barely make it to the car before I start stuffing my face. I was having a bad craving recently and couldn’t find these little nuggets of joy anywhere, so I had to resolve to make them myself at home. Since I had a few extra sticks from a recent cake pop attempt (recipe to come later), I decided to make pops out of them.
Gently pull each Oreo apart, shimmy the lollipop stick into the cream filling, and replace the top of the cookie. This is hard. It is likely that you will break a million Oreos in the process, as evidenced below.
At this point, eat the broken Oreos. Or don’t. It’s your loss if you want to miss out on a delicious Oreo-fest.
Melt about 2 cups of the chocolate with 2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening in the microwave, stopping and stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. The shortening will help smooth out the chocolate and give the Oreos a more even coating.
Using a fork to hold the Oreo, dip the cookie into the melted chocolate (I advise using the fork because holding it by the stick just breaks the cookie when it’s weighed down by the chocolate). Spoon some of the chocolate over the top of the cookie so that it is covered completely, and move to a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle or decorate the Oreos as you see fit.
Let the chocolate harden completely, at least 30 – 40 minutes (if not a couple of hours). Then, with the tip of a sharp knife, cut the extra chocolate from around the Oreos.