Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY - Bride and Groom Chocolate Covered Oreos

As mentioned in my previous Mason Jar post, I had to pull out all the stops for my Sister's bridal shower! I thought and thought about a decent party favor the guests won't throw away the minute they get home!
My trusty neighbor sent over a link from Etsy that displayed the "cute as a baby's bottom" favor that I was looking for...bride and groom chocolate covered Oreos!

Being the Renaissance Woman that I am, rather than paying $3.25 a piece (x55 guests, tax, and shipping...no thank you) I put myself up for the challenge and made them myself!

Here it goes...you will need:
  • 4 boxes of Oreos
  • 3 bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 bags of white chocolate chips
  • Edible pearls (found at a craft store)
  • A dash of canola oil or Crisco
  • Parchment paper
  • 2 ziplock plastic bags
  • Plastic favor bags (found at a craft store)
  • Thin ribbon to match your wedding colors
  • Lots of patience
  • 1 Masseuse
1. Melt 1 bag of white chocolate in glass bowl in the microwave in 30 second intervals. Add a dash of canola oil if you notice the chocolate thickening. Usually 3 intervals is enough depending on the power of your microwave.

2. Once melted, dip one Oreo at a time face down, submerging all but one face. To smooth the coated face of the cookie, slide up the side of the bowl to get a flat edge. Place on parchment paper and do the same with half of your Oreos.

3. Dip a knife if the melted chocolate a sprinkle over Oreo in straight lines, creating a "v-neck" shaped dress.

4. While white cookies are drying place 5 edibles pearls in a "u-shape", creating the look of a necklace.

5. Repeat step 1 with the semi-sweet chocolate. Now you should have about 60 white Oreos and 60 semi-sweet.

6. Once the semi-sweet has dried, melt 1/2 a bag of white chocolate (see step 1) and the melted white chocolate in a plastic bag. Squeeze bag until chocolate is in one corner of the bag and cut very small hole in the corner. This creates a homemade decorating bag.

7. Squeeze white chocolate onto the semi-sweet Oreo in the shape of a triangle on the top-center. Let dry.

8. Repeat step 6 with semi-sweet chocolate

9. Create little buttons and a bow tie on the white triangle you created in step 7. I mentioned in the "ingredients" section that you will need patience and a masseuse. This is why...this step as well as step 7 take some time and focus. Be sure the stretch your neck after this portion...no joke :) I guess this is why people pay others to do this for them :P

10. Let dry

11. Carefully place one of each kind of Oreos in plastic favor bags

12. Tie closed with ribbon

13. Place on your guest's plate or in a basket near an enterance/exit and enjoy!

These are a great talking piece and your guest will be blown away when they find out you made them yourself! What will blow you away is knowing that rather than paying $250, you paid just about $25!
Now that is what I call "smart party planning!"

Happy Hobbying,

The Self-Proclaimed, Modern Day Renaissance Woman