I hope you all are having a fabulous spring and for most of you hopefully the weather is starting to warm up! Here in Miami it has been beautiful and we had an amazing second Easter with our daughter. She actually received tons of chocolate for Easter but she’s only 1 and doesn’t eat much chocolate…for now. So after stuffing my face with her left over chocolates all weekend, I thought this would be an appropriate post!
I have made Chocolate Covered Oreos before but I have struggled to get nice flat bottoms on them. But after much trial and error I finally figured out a way to make my Oreos nice and perfect! The secret is using a spoon and a few taps, I’ll tell you more it in the directions later.
But for now, let me share with you another very important tip: Not all molds are created equal!
I remember when I purchased my first Oreo mold the cavities were deep and they required extra melted chocolate, which made the Chocolate Covered Oreos overwhelmingly sweet. I finally found a mold with cavities that weren’t as deep and the Chocolate Covered Oreos now have the perfect amount of chocolate!
- Oreo Cookies
- Oreo Mold
- Guittard Apeels
- Small Microwave safe bowl
- Tipless Piping Bag
Let’s start by melting our chocolate!
Place the Guittard Apeels in a small microwave safe bowl and microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds. Take the bowl out of the microwave and stir the chocolate very well. The more you stir the more you will see how much of the chocolate has melted. If all of the chocolate has not melted place the bowl back in the microwave for another 15 seconds and then remove it and stir it well. Continue to do this until all of your chocolate has melted. Please be careful and remember to stir well after each time. Chocolate retains its temperature and can easily burn!
Next, place a spoon full of chocolate into each of the Oreo cavities and give the mold a few good taps against the countertop surface. Giving it a few good taps ensures that all of the bubbles will rise to the top and also spreads out the chocolate to create a smooth flat surface.
Now, carefully center the Oreo cookies in the Oreo mold cavities. Place the mold in the refrigerator for 10 – 15 minutes so that the chocolate hardens and adheres to the Oreo cookies.
In the meantime, add some melted chocolate to a tipless piping bag. I love these tipless bags because they are inexpensive and you can just toss them when you are done.
Once the chocolate has hardened, insert the tip of the tipless piping bag into the gap where the mold and the Oreo cookie meet. Softly squeeze out the chocolate and move your hand in a clockwise motion around the cookie so that you fill in the gap between the cookie and the mold.
Now that the chocolate is all filled in, place the mold back in the refrigerator for 10 minutes so that the chocolate hardens. As you can see from the image below you don’t really need a lot of chocolate because it’s a small space that you are covering.
Once again take the mold out of the refrigerator and with a small spoon, scoop some melted chocolate and pour it over the bottom of the Oreo cookie. Then, use the spoon to spread the melted chocolate. Start at the outer edges of the mold then do the center. If you need additional chocolate add some more and continue to spread the chocolate to create an even coverage.
And now the secret to Chocolate Covered Oreos with perfectly flat bottoms…
With the back of the spoon give the melted chocolate a few light taps. This simple trick will create a perfectly even base. Your friends will think you own a bakery!
Tip: Remember less is more! It’s always easier to add chocolate than to remove it.
One last time, place the mold back in the refrigerator this time for 30 minutes so that the chocolate completely hardens.
To unmold your finished Chocolate Covered Oreos, gently push the bottom of each of the cavities upwards one at a time. This will loosen them up so that you can invert them onto a cookie sheet all at once.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you are alone when you do this because if anyone sees these things appear they will be gone before you even get a nibble!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have enjoyed making it for you guys!