I recently posted my Oreo truffle recipe, as well as how I made the truffles into spiders. Shortly after, I received a note from Mel at Mellywood’s Mansion that she had taken the recipe and made snowmen out of them! Genius! I don’t know why I never thought of that. Plus, she called me Marigold Mum (she’s from Australia), which I think is so adorable. ”Mum” sounds so much cuter than “Mom” to my American ears; I may have to change my name. Anyway, I decided to steal her idea for my kid’s Christmas party and make my truffles into snowmen too.
- 2 Pkg Oreos (at least one should be regular chocolate Oreos)
- 1 8-oz pkg Cream Cheese
- White Chocolate or Dipping Melts (recommendation below)
- 1 Pkg Mini Oreos
- Orange Tic-Tacs
- Black Gel Frosting
- Cookie/Cake Decorating Balls
- Lollipop Sticks
- Foam block or board
To make the Oreo Truffle Snowmen Pops, simply prepare the truffle innards as usual. When forming your balls, make half slightly larger (for the bottom of the snowman) and half slightly smaller (for the top). Refrigerate balls until firm. Assemble snowman body by sliding the large ball on a pop stick; then slide a small ball on top of the large ball. Refrigerate about 20 minutes.
While the pops are refrigerating, disassemble as many chocolate Oreos as you have pops. Reserve the cookie without the frosting for the base of the hat. For each pop, lay out one mini Oreo (for the top of the hat), one Tic Tac (for the nose), and 3 decorating balls (for the buttons).
Melt white chocolate in a double broiler. Dip the entire pop into the chocolate, quickly tapping to remove excess chocolate. Immediate press the Oreo cookie on top of the pop, insert the Tic Tac in the middle of the head, and place the 3 decorating balls down the center of the body. Using a small amount of white chocolate as glue, adhere the mini Oreo to the large cookie. Insert pop stick into foam block to dry. Once the white chocolate has set, use black gel frosting to add dots for eyes and mouth. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Initially I decided to just make 6 pops because I don’t really love all the intricacies of cake/cookie decorating. I feel clumsy, shaky, and fat-fingered; I usually mess up and I just don’t have the patience for it. So I decided on six. But after making six (and after all the RSVPs started coming in), Mr. Kay told me I was going to need more (I think he really just wanted to eat more Oreo truffles, but who can blame him). So I made six more. For the first six, I used Baker’s Premium White Chocolate and they turned out great. For the second batch of six, I had some Vanilla Almond Bark laying around that I decided to use. Recommendation: use the Baker’s White Chocolate. This is now the second time I’ve used the Almond Bark and the second time I’ve been really disappointed with it. And by disappointed, I mean angry and wanting to cuss because it’s so annoying to work with; plus it kind of makes me want to gag for some reason.
When Mel made her pops, she went the route that makes more sense, using golden Oreos for her truffles, but I just love the regular Oreos so much that I stuck with them. It doesn’t really matter which Oreos you use, though the darkness of the regular Oreos did show through the white chocolate just a smidge. Also, when I made the batch with the Almond Bark, a weird thing happened. The candy coating must have somehow shrunk or condensed in the fridge because the next morning when I came down, black Oreo truffle was oozing out of the bottom, making it look like my snowmen had pooped. It wasn’t a huge issue; I just wiped their bottoms (haha, pun totally intended) and giggled.
Overall, I was really happy with how my Snowman Pops turned out. And the kids all loved them too. But what’s not to love…they’re cute and delicious!
See where I party!