Has spring fever hit your house yet? We had a week of really warm weather (up to 90 one day!) and I was afraid we were going to skip right over spring and jump to summer. Thankfully it’s been more like typical spring weather this week. We’ve had some rain, some cloudy days, and more beautiful sunny days. My boys are home from school for spring break and we’re enjoying the new season. I wanted to do a fun craft or something with kids while they’re home. Sadly, they were not as thrilled at the prospect of searching Pinterest for spring-themed crafts. However, being boys (who are constantly and at all times hungry) they happily crowded into the kitchen to make these dipped Oreo cookies!
I started out with the intent to make ladybugs. I was going to get red candy melts and use black gel to add the dots and lines for a cute little bug. However, I couldn’t find any red candy melts, and when I tried to color the white candy, it seized up (even with gel coloring.) So I tossed that out and we decided to just make “cutie bugs” with whatever color sprinkles we had on hand.
While the boys made their bugs, I made a cute little Easter chick and a duck. They would be really cute in this year’s Easter baskets, I think! You can also put these on a stick and serve them as cookie pops! They are no bake, which keeps things simple. You just need a few supplies and a little time!
Dipped Oreo Cookies: easy Easter treats
- cookies (I used Oreos but you can use any kind of sandwich cookies
- 1 package candy melts or 1 tray of vanilla Candiquick
- candy eyes
- colored decorating gel
- wax paper or silicon baking liner
- Follow the instructions for melting your candy (usually in short increments in the microwave)
- Dip the cookies one at a time in the melted candy and place on wax paper
- While the candy coating is still wet, gently place the eyes where you want them and add sprinkles.
- After the candy is set, add any gel decorations like dots, lines, mouths, beaks, etc.
- Put in the fridge to set them up completely and then serve or wrap in pretty cellophane and place in Easter baskets!
This recipe originally appeared on Princess Pinky Girl