I’ve always wanted to work with the cool seasonal molds I see every year at the craft stores. When I saw one where you could turn an Oreo into a work of art, I thought “How hard could it be?”. Looking at the pumpkin mold, I knew I didn’t want to make it any old Jack-o-lantern Orange. Since this pumpkin didn’t look like one I’d preferably encounter on Halloween night, I thought Jack Skellington would fit this mold perfectly and the character became the inspiration for this treat.
What You’ll Need:
- pumpkin mold (found at A.C. Moore and Michael’s craft stores)
- Oreos (I got Trader Joe’s Gluten Free version)
- black and white candy wafers (Michael’s craft store)
- candy bags (A.C. Moore)
- two zip-lock bags
- tooth picks
Melt the black candy wafers first. Spoon melted candy into a zip-lock bag, seal tightly, cut a small opening in the corner. Pip candy where eyes, nose, and mouth are. Use a tooth pick to help spread the candy more evenly into the crevices. Let it dry a few minutes. Melt white candy wafers and spoon into second zip-lock bag. Pip into the molding, then place Oreo cookie inside. Some of the candy will come out over the side, so I spooned it onto the back of the cookie. I wasn’t sure if I wanted the whole cookie covered or not (personal preference, I suppose?), so I mostly left it uncovered. Let your creations sit for a while until hardened. Pop out and serve, or put into candy bags.
I’m debating how on successful this was since the faces ended up being a little smeared and more scary looking. Ha! I probably didn’t give the black candy enough time to harden. The candy was the perfect flavor of vanilla and complimented the Oreos very well. Despite the scarier faces, the treats were still quite delicious!
Have a yummy DIY Halloween creation? Let me know in the comments below!