Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Who Needs Birthday Cake When There are Chocolate Covered Oreos?

In honor of my husband Chris' birthday today (Happy Birthday honey!), I'm posting a secret to a quick and astoundingly delicious dessert.  Chris and I have been feasting on homemade chocolate covered Oreos topped with Heath Bar crumbles (as if the Oreo itself wasn't enough) in the last few weeks.  Not only are they AMAZING and elegant but they are so simple to make.  What else is there to do when it's cold outside, right?

I also made some of these with my 3-year-old niece and 5-year-old nephew over Christmas, and they were as delighted with making these as I was (and the cookies got eaten rather fast).  We also topped the Oreos with multicolored sprinkles and sliced almonds, in addition to the Heath Bar crumbles (as shown in the photo above).  We made chocolate covered pretzel rods too.

Eat and enjoy!

Chocolate Covered Oreos
(Courtesy of Kelly Oliver)

1 package of your favorite Oreos
1 bag of milk or semisweet chocolate chips
1 bag of Heath Bar crumbles (or other topping of your choosing, such as multicolored sprinkles)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the entire bag of chocolate chips, starting with 45 seconds, then stirring, and then 15 seconds, then stirring, and continuing in 15 second intervals until melted.

Dip the top of each Oreo in the chocolate and then in the Heath Bar crumbles.  Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet until chocolate is firm, which takes a few hours.  Store at room temperature.

1 comment:

  1. Um, thank you!! I'm going to top mine with peppermint! Did you try the chocolate covered, peppermint dipped Jo Jo's at Trader Joe's?? They only have them over the holidays and I miss them :)