My very favorite holiday of the year, Halloween, is coming! As I thought about what devilish new treats I’d come up with this time around, I was contacted by Casey at Kitchen PLAY, who asked if I’d like to PLAY around with Halloween Oreos. I love Oreos! Several of us were invited to create some tasty treats using Halloween Oreos to share with you – and how could I resist? Take a look at this fun box o’ stuff I got from the Oreo people:
Want a package like this one to land at your front door? Read on!
The Halloween Oreos are the same irresistible chocolate cookie outsides with bright orange filling in the middle. They’re even stamped on one side with fun Halloween images, like witches, spooky cats, pumpkins, and ghosts! I thought I’d try a PLAY on the popular treats, cake balls, only these are COOKIE balls and soooo easy to make. No oven, no bake time… You might even want to bring the kids in on this one!
- 2 packages Halloween Oreos
- 4 Tbs. whole milk
You’ll also need:
- Food processor
- Parchment paper or non-stick silicone mat on a cookie sheet
- Edible Halloween confetti decor
- Edible decorating pen (black)
- One 10 oz. package white candy melts
- Corn syrup
- Fine paint brush
- Green (or other color) decorating sugar
- Disposable gloves (optional, but recommended)
Place the cookies from one package of the Halloween Oreos in the bowl of the food processor and process until you get fine crumbs. Add the milk and continue processing until it begins to clump.
Remove the blade from the food processor bowl and grabbing handfuls of the “dough”, compress it with your hands to make balls about the size of golf balls. You can gently roll the balls into oblongs and flatten the bottoms to form the mummies or ghosts, or just leave them as round balls to make, well, eyeballs. Put your shapes on the cookie sheet (that’s lined with the parchment paper or silicone mat), and refrigerate for about 15 minutes.
Melt the white candy melts (either in the microwave or top of a double boiler) according to package directions, until warm and smooth. Using a large spoon (I used a soup spoon), dip and roll your cookie ball shapes in the melted candy, covering completely. Place the cookie shapes back onto your cookie sheet. Refrigerate for another 15 minutes so the melted candy will set hard.
For the mummies, I dipped the bottom half of each into the melted candy, then rolled it in colored sprinkles, then used a teaspoon (not a measuring spoon) to carefully add melted candy to the top half, smoothing it horizontally to get the “ratty bandage” effect. For the eyes, I used the black edible pen to draw pupils on individual pieces of the confetti decor. The mouths are black confetti pieces. Dip one end of a toothpick into the corn syrup and dot some onto the back of each confetti piece and “glue” it onto the mummy.
For the eyeballs, I “glued” a black confetti piece on to each cookie ball for the pupil, then used the fine paint brush to “paint” corn syrup in a circle around it and poured green sugar onto the circle, pressing it into place and brushing off the excess with my finger.
Put a small dollop of the melted candy onto the bottom of each ghoul-ish cookie ball and press onto a whole Halloween Oreo.
Refrigerate for another few minutes to set, then eat!
Kitchen PLAY is giving away two OREO Halloween prize packs filled with goodies like: a spider spatula and apron, pumpkin cupcake holders, a Halloween serving dish, Halloween sprinkles and of course, Halloween OREOs. To enter, simply recreate any OREO dessert from this Kitchen PLAY event, or come up with your own. Post about it on your site and provide a link to that post in the comments on this Kitchen PLAY page.
Multiple entries are allowed, as long as a separate OREO dessert post is created for each entry. Deadline is midnight ET on November 5. This sweepstakes will also take place at Thanksgiving and the holidays, so the earlier you enter, the more chances to win! Full sweepstakes guidelines can be found at Kitchen PLAY. Go for it!
Oreos provided me with the above Play Up Dessert Pack and an additional stipend in return for the preparation of this post. All recipes and opinions expressed are my own. Kitchen PLAY is devoted to connecting food bloggers and PR professionals through sponsored events such as this one.