Friday, January 3, 2014

Peppermint Oreos

Here is just a fun little thing I made as a stocking stuffer for hubby this year. He insists on having a giant stocking, and when we were in the US, that was fine, however here it is a little difficult to fill (though he does tell me I don`t need to, he just likes it). Mmhmm...yes, so well, in an effort to add more to it, I decided to do a bunch of different baked goods. Some turned out good, some not so good, but apparently this was the favorite, so here you go.

What you need:
1 package oreos
250 g white chocolate, melted
candy canes (Ikea has a candy section now with peppermint candies - they would probably work as well)

First, put the candy canes in a sealed plastic bag and put a piece of thin cardboard on top. Using a hammer, bash them until they are the size you would like. I went with tiny.

Melt the chocolate. I have a small melter, but you could use the microwave - 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between until melted. Or, you could use the stove. If you have a double boiler, use it, otherwise a pot with a pan that fits on top. Add water to the pot and place the pan on top. Add the chocolate, chopped up (make sure no water touches it). Heat until melted.

Lay some parchment paper down and dunk your oreo in the chocolate. Carefully flip over so both sides are coated. Lay on the paper.

Put the crushed peppermint in a fine sieve and then gently sprinkle on top of the melted chocolate. As the chocolate hardens, it will stick.

Repeat..and make sure you try one for quality control :)

Roll in paper and tie with a string, or put in a jar...these freeze well so you can make them ahead of time, or just have them for when you want a snack.

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