So… it snowed yesterday.
I didn’t even realize it was supposed to snow until the night before. Even when I found out it was supposed to snow I didn’t think it was going to be anything more than a dusting.
After the last time it snowed and I couldn’t get home because of how slippery it was (so awkward), I decided I was done with snow for the foreseeable future.
However, Chris had this adorable idea for Luna’s 8-month photo and it involved going outside so we needed to rush to get the girls outside before it got dark. I never realized how hard it was getting kids ready to play in the snow until this year.
It all started out fine.
First, my husband and I had to get all bundled up and ready. Then he tackled getting Rosie ready while I attempted to get Luna ready. I was literally sweating by the time Luna ready to go outside. Then, Luna was freaking out, probably because she looked like the baby brother in Christmas Story and was unable to move around much.
Finally, we were able to go outside and all was well. We plopped Luna on her lounger so her little tush wouldn’t freeze and got the letter board ready. After we took a few photos she got to hang out and watch Rosie and our pup, Lola run around.
I mean… so cute, right? I can’t handle it. Props to Chris for thinking of this idea!
Even Rosie came in for some photo ops…
She loves to eat snow. If you can’t tell by that big ol’ mouthful of snow she has in that photo.
But really though, I am ready for the snow to be over and Spring to get here. However, I do love Valentine’s day and apparently, so does Rosie! At least that’s what she told me today.
So, I decided to make these super adorable Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops.
You know what’s funny? I’m not a big fan of Oreos yet, I find myself making Oreo desserts all the time.
Remember those Fourth of July Oreos?
These Valentine Oreo pops were the same concept.
First, I was deciding between double stuffed Oreos, double stuffed Golden Oreos or “The Most Stuf” Oreos. I settled on Golden Oreos because those are Chris’ favorites and I’m just not sure how I feel about “The Most Stuf” Oreos. I think those are just a little bit too much for me.
After that, it’s time to pull apart the Oreos. Then, melt some candy melt in the microwave and dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the candy melt. Once the stick had chocolate on it, I placed it back on one side of the Oreo and sandwiched the two Oreo sides together. Then I stuck it in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes to harden. This created the “Oreo pops.”
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I actually ran out of sticks so you’ll see some Oreos without them…
Trust me, they are just as good.
Then, dip your Oreos into the melted chocolate.
TIP: If you run out of lollipop sticks like me, using a fork to take the Oreo cookie out of the melted chocolate helps get rid of the excess chocolate.
After that comes the fun part… decorating!
I drizzled chocolate on some, adding sprinkles on others and decorated some with cute and edible XO candies!
The XO pink ones are Rosie’s favorites. Aren’t these so cute!
I have a girls night with some of my friends and I plan to bring some of these over for them to enjoy. Of course, these Valentine Oreos will be complemented with a
bottle glass of wine.
- 1 box Golden Oreos
- 1 bag White Candy Melts
- 1 bag Pink Candy Melts
- Toppings (Sprinkles, Candy XO's, etc)
Break apart the Oreo cookies.
Melt some white candy melt and stick the top part of a lollipop stick into it
Immediately place on the center of the Oreo cream cookie side and sandwich it with the other half of the Oreo. This will help the lollipop stick stay in place.
Put the Oreos in the refrigerator for 5 minutes so the candy melt can harden
Melt other colored candy melts and dip the Oreo into them
Decorate and enjoy!