How To Make Black Melting Candy Covered Halloween Oreos
These spooky and cute candy covered Halloween Oreos with candy eyes are sure to impress your party guests or trick or treaters!
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Halloween is the highlight of my favorite time of year which happens to be Fall! I love to decorate my home with pumpkins, mums, and cute but slightly creepy ghosts and ghouls. We like to celebrate the fun in Halloween but try to stay clear of the morbid stuff.
This week I got some free time to head into the kitchen and create some fun & easy Halloween Decorated Oreo treats. These easy to make, semi-homemade baked goods are perfect for those of you who might be hosting or attending a Halloween bash and need a party favor.
Perhaps you need to take a sweet treat with you? Well, if so, these Halloween Candy Covered Oreos are perfect for you all! They are quick to make and can be made even faster if you can find the black candy wafers (I could not).
Since I had some spare time and ambition (two rarities) I decided to follow the suggestions of the craft store and buy the white candy melting wafers and black food gel. Supposedly, these two items were the magic touch to making black melting candy covered Halloween Oreos.
After getting my candy to a creamy consistency, I decided to start adding the black food gel in toothpicks worth quantities– big mistake!
I not only made a huge mess of my hands, but I got black smudges everywhere and my candy was only greyish purple.
75 percent of the bottle later and I finally has some blackish melting candy. It was pretty dark but took on a slightly purple hue. This actually worked because it is a Halloween shade, but let me tell you –try to find black candy wafers if you can–save yourself the headache! These came out cute so I figured I would share my story with you all. But, I am all about the more simpler things in life, and will next time search high and low for black wafers next time!
Regardless, if you only have the white wafers and black food gel on-hand, get prepared to use nearly the entire bottle of gel!
One 12 ounce bag of melting wafers produced 15 Oreos- if you need to do larger batches, you will surely need more product!
Overall, my kids loved these Candy Covered Halloween Oreos and I plan on making more throughout the season up until Halloween! Get the printable DIY recipe below!
Looking for more Decorated Halloween Oreos ideas? Check out these Orange & Black Monster Oreos.
You might also like these easy to make Mummy Oreos
If you are looking for something a little more morbid, these Bloody Oreos will do the trick!
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Black Melting Candy Covered Halloween Oreos
How To Make Black Melting Candy from white wafers and black food gel to dip Halloween Oreos in!
- 1 bag white melting candy wafer I used AC Moore brand
- 1 small black food gel container I used AC Moore brand
- 15 Halloween Oreos
- Halloween Sprinkles
- Candy Eyes
Since I was not working with real chocolate (candy wafers), I microwaved my full bag of melts in a microwave safe glass bowl in 30 second intervals with a quick stir in-between until creamy.
Then, to achieve the black hue, I added 75% of the small food gel container to my melted candy. Stir thoroughly and dip each Oreo in one at a time, press the candy eyes into the candy to decorate, add sprinkles, and repeat. This hardens quickly so you want to decorate in-between and move swiftly.
After this experience, I must admit, next time, I will strictly use black Wilton candy wafers, and will not be ambitious to make my own black. While it can be achieved it took nearly the entire gel container to get this almost purple-hued black. Unless your store does not carry these, I recommend using the pre-made black wafers versus trying to mix your own.