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Halloween Decorated Oatmeal Cream Pies

by on October 21, 2012 · 8 comments

Here’s a crazy edible craft inspired by something I saw at Big Top Candy a few weeks ago — oatmeal cream pies dipped in white chocolate and decorated with melted colored candies.

white chocolate covered oatmeal cream pies

The idea is a little weird, but since Halloween is coming, I thought what the heck.

White Chocolate Coated Oatmeal Cream Pies

All you do is take Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies (or make your own), dip them in melted white candy, then drizzle with melted orange and black candy.

white chocolate coated oatmeal creme pies

And speaking of dipping, I used Mercken’s candy melts, a brand I’ve heard cake and candy makers rave about. They were pretty good, but the orange and black colored Wilton candy melts worked just as well and were easier to find.

So here’s a rundown on how to do it.

All amounts are approximate, but it took about 12 ounces of white candy melts to coat 10 of the oatmeal pies.  You may need more, you may need less.

Ingredients:

A box of 12  Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies OR you could make your own using a clone recipe.

About a pound of white candy melts

A a few ounces each  of black and orange candy melts

1. Freeze the Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies.  It makes them easier to dip.

2. Line a large baking sheet with nonstick foil or parchment paper.

3. In a microwave safe  bowl, top of a double boiler or in a chocolate melting pot (another great item for a bakers Christmas list), melt the white chocolate.  Dip the frozen pies one by one into the chocolate, then set them on a sheet of nonstick foil.  Let the white coating set at room temperature, or speed things up by chilling it.  I almost always chill it.  Note:  If you are using the microwave to melt your chocolate, set the bowl of melted chocolate on a hot pad to keep the chocolate warm while you dip.

4. Put a handful of orange candy melts in a heavy duty freezer bag.  Microwave on high for 30  seconds, then massage bag to melt the candies.  Repeat until candies are melted.  Snip the end off the bag and pipe lines of orange candy melts over the oatmeal bars.  Repeat with the black melts.

 

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Published on October 21, 2012

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Chewthefat October 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

You know, I really remember liking those pies as a kid and I’m really tempted to make this! Great pointers on the technique on freezing the pies beforehand!

Carole Resnick October 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

I like the idea of the frosting (orange, black and white) but I would use a plain sugar cookie. I know, not very original or exciting.

C L October 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm

This looks so fun! Actually this treat seems like just the thing to serve at the local Fall Festival, much easier than the Mummy Twinkie Pops I was considering. Oatmeal creme cookies and hot cider…oh my! LOL ;)

Cookie Sleuth October 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Yum! Thanks for the freezing tip.

Anna October 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Glad the freezer tip was helpful! If you do freeze the cakes, makes sure to keep the melted coating warm so that the cold snack cake doesn’t cool it down. As mentioned, I used the dipping pot, but a double boiler or just hot pad (like the kind you use for sore muscles) would work.

Carole, a big soft sugar sour cream sugar cookie would be great!

Katrina October 21, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Bet that makes those already sweet cookies pretty darn sweet–and perfect for Halloween, for sure. Kevin has a box of those oatmeal creme pies right now.

Jersey Girl Cooks October 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I love these for Halloween. Very cute!

Kerstin October 24, 2012 at 10:58 am

I haven’t had an oatmeal cream pie in forever and now I’m craving one! What a fun way to dress them up for Halloween!

And congrats on your cookbook (I just saw the announcement at the top of your blog) – SO exciting!

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