taste the rainbow

by @according2kelly on March 16, 2013

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i don’t know about you, but these chocolate covered cookies are almost too pretty to eat.

but here’s my warning… they are absolutely delicious – once you start nibbling, it’s pretty hard to stop.

not to mention, they just look fancy – people will “ohhhh!” & “ahhhh!” when they realize YOU made them.

& trust me, you CAN make these. they are super duper easy….

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chocolate covered cookie supplies:

* cookie mold (available at craft stores, i’ve always bought mine at michael’s)
* colored chocolate or candy wafers (i usually use wilton candy melts also available at michael’s)
* oreo cookies (i think the single stuff works best)

chocolate covered cookie directions:

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step one: place candy melts, candy wafers or coarsely chopped chocolate into a microwave safe bowl (i prefer a glass bowl – i feel it melts more evenly).

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step two: microwave at 50% power for 1 minute, then stir well. continue to microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring well after each interval, until smooth

fill-cookie-moldsstep three: spoon the melted chocolate into the mold cavities, approximately 1/3 full. tap the mold onto the table to settle the chocolate, and remove any trapped air.

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step four: press the oreo cookie into the chocolate mold. make sure to center it in the mold cavity, horizontally and vertically. as you press the oreo into the mold, the chocolate will rise up around the sides, embedding the cookie, and leaving only the top uncovered.

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step five: spoon melted chocolate over the embedded oreo, filling the mold and completely covering the cookie. gently tap mold on counter to settle the chocolate. if necessary, level the chocolate by scraping away the excess with a silicone spatula or a knife.

step six: allow the chocolate to harden, (i usually all the molds to chill in the freezer for approximately 10 minutes. then turn the mold upside down and press on the back center of the cavity to release the chocolate covered oreos.

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the best part about chocolate covered cookies? the possibilities are endless..

try different flavors of oreo cookies (or, during the holidays use the trader joe’s candy cane jojo’s). play with different colored chocolate combinations. display them prettily on a cookie or cake platter. or, give them away tucked inside a cellophane bag or mason jars.

really & truly, chocolate covered cookies are definitely a trick you want to have up your sleeve!

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