Happy Halloween Week, everyone!
I hope you have some spooktacular plans coming your way.
I really love Halloween.
Not the scary, morbid, freakish, blood dripping kind of Halloween.
I don’t really get into all of that, haven’t ever really seen the point.
Blood and guts and gore.
No thanks. I’ll pass.
But there is just something exceedingly darling about little kids all dressed up knocking on my door for a treat.
Yes, I do believe that’s what I love.
Darling kids, and chocolate treats.
Makes for a great night of fun.
These Chocolate Dipped Spider Web Oreos are also a lot of fun, and don’t take much time at all.
I found these cute little Spider Toothpicks at my local
Walmart in the Halloween Section.
They are made by Wilton and might I add here…. it was a happy day in my life when Wilton and Walmart became friends.
No running around to fancy-pancy cake decorating stores.
This is just one of the very simple things that puts a smile on my face.
These little Spider Toothpicks come in a package of fun striped cupcake holders. The web making method you’ll read about below could easily be done on top of a cupcake, if you prefer. And would put the cute cupcake holders to good use. It would also be fun to place a little spider ring on top of your Chocolate Dipped Oreo. Really, there are a lot of possibilities here.
Just use your imagination!
***NOTE*** It works best if you put the dark chocolate web on the Oreo immediately after dipping it in the white chocolate.
Chocolate Dipped Spider Web Oreos
Time: 30 minutes + 20 minutes to set up
Yield: 1 sleeve of Oreos (about 15 cookies)
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!
1 sleeve Oreo cookies (about 15 cookies)
1 12 oz package white chocolate chips
1 t shortening
1/2 C semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 t shortening
Spider Toothpicks or spider rings
1. Place your white chocolate in a glass measuring cup. (The 2 C size works the best.) Melt the chips in the microwave for 30 seconds and a time, stirring after each cooking interval. Don’t get over anxious on the melting. If the chocolate gets too hot it will turn quite chalky and hard. When the chocolate it smooth add 1 t shortening. Stir it around unit it melts in the chocolate and is well incorporated.
2. Melt your semi sweet chocolate the same way. Place it in a Ziploc bag.
3. Gently place an Oreo in the white chocolate. With a spoon turn the Oreo over so that it gets all covered. Using two spoons (one on either side of the Oreo) lift it up out of the white chocolate. Shake it gently over the measuring cup to remove excess chocolate.
4. Place the Dipped Oreo on a piece of wax paper.
5. Immediately snip a hole in your handy Ziploc bag and pipe the chocolate in a swirl pattern on top of the Dipped Oreo.
6. Take a toothpick and streak the dark chocolate from the center of the cookie to the edge. Repeat the streaking until you have a lovely web. Now, get serious everyone. You know I’m not talking about streaking in the nude. That would be a Halloween shock indeed. Just streak the chocolate now.
7. Repeat the chocolate dipping, swirling and streaking with the rest of your cookies.
8. Pop them in the fridge for about 20 minutes to set up. Add your spider toothpicks and you are ready to go! If you are going to use plastic spider rings, you’ll want to do that while the chocolate is still soft. As the chocolate hardens it will seal the ring to the cookie.