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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Oreo Cookie Lollipops

If you see the original at How Does She? you'll be convinced it's easy peasy. After all, there's LITTLE KID helping. How hard can it be? And look how clean her kitchen looks!!!

Here's the Kindergarten Crafter's version.

Gathered the ingredients from Joann's and the local grocery store. Not so hard. Melted the ingredients. Well, half the melty stuff because I thought I didn't need the entire container of melty stuff, so why waste it. Apparently, having the proper amount of ingredients is what makes it easier to dip. Oh. Well now you tell me.



 Tear apart the oreos wasn't too hard. A simple twist and voila. I read some people who struggled with this, but I think I've found my niche: oreo deconstruction.

Adding the sticks was pretty simple as long as you remember to scoop out the filling in the area where the stick will be. You must eat the filling. It's like a rule. A fattening rule, but a rule.


Dip the stick into the melty stuff and stick it in the open space in the oreos. Put a lid on it.


It's important to scoop out the filling first. Trust me. I ended up with more cracked tops by thinking I knew better. Just scoop and eat, then fill.

The rest is as self-explanatory as can be. And yes, that means I got my hands so covered in melty stuff that I didn't dare touch the camera until I was finished.

The end result:





My version:


Original version: 
Photo credit: howdoesshe.com

Ya know what.... they look pretty much like Oreo lollipops. Sure, there was some minor mess to clean up, but hey... I'd made homemade treats that would be garnering me tons of style points. What's a messy kitchen versus style points?

But I'll bet you their messy kitchen didn't look anything like mine. 
(There was a secondary project going on at the same time - peppermint body scrub. Review to follow soon)



OK, score time:
EASE - On a scale of 1-5 thumbs, 1 being no problem and 5 making me cry, I give this craft:
2 Thumbs 

GIFTABILITY - On a scale of 1-5 gifts, 1 being barely giftable and 5 being almost sellable, I give this craft:
5 Gifts - people were digging on these things at the Husband's work. TOTALLY worth the mess!!!!

HAPPINESS - On a scale of 1-5 smilies, 1 being UGH and 5 being WOOT!!!, I give this craft:
4 smiles - anything that offers style points is a craft worth doing.

Skills learned:  melting choco-melty-stuff, dipping oreos, crushing peppermint, cleaning kitchen

9 comments:

  1. MMMM... Great idea hon...guess I know what I am doing this weekend! :)

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  2. Seriously tho, your version looks JUST as great!!

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  3. AliLilly, that's totally my point!!! I want people to give these amazing crafts a try. You'd be amazed how often I see people post how much they love a craft but if you ask, you find they never gave it a shot. I figured if they saw that an inept crafter could do it with decent results, they might go for it! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Love these!

    Come enter for a free paper bead necklace from Heart Strings for Orphans!

    http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2010/12/gifts-that-give-back-heart-strings.html

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  5. I wanted to make some dipped Oreos this holiday season and then I found your blog at TaterTots & Jello. So cute and it looks pretty easy. I think we'll e giving it a try this week.

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  6. @Jana - Love the Heart Strings for Orphans project!

    @TYRaines - if I can do it, trust me, it's doable.

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  7. These look wonderful - I would love it if you linked them to my blog cookie exchange!

    Susan,
    http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
    Party and Entertaining Inspiration

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  8. I found you on Tater Tots and Jello! I am loving your blog, I saw it before, but now I am hooked! I would like to invite you to my $50 American Express giveaway and a linky party I have, all going on this week! Happy Holidays! Keep up the great blogging!
    -Dana Jean

    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

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