{Recipe} Minty Pot of Gold Pops

This is the post I did last week over at Lil' Luna

Around our house, we are big fans of Oreo Truffles...
Not just because they taste good, 
But they are easy to make, and easily customizable for every whim:)
We never really celebrated St. Patrick's Day at our house before.
Since we love rainbows, and the color green...
I figured it was about time to remedy that:)

Pot of Gold Pops
Yields Approx. 13 large Pops or 26 small Pops

30 Oreos, pulverized
8 oz Cream Cheese
1+ cup Guittard Mint Chips
1+ cup Black or Chocolate Melts
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Shortening, for thinning
Gold Sprinkles
Sucker Sticks


*Break the 30 Oreo cookies into pieces and pulverize in a food processor.  
Mine is about the texture and size of corn meal.
*Mash the softened cream cheese with the cookie crumbs until well incorporated and no white remains. 
*Line a small pan with wax paper.
*For the large pops, scoop 2 Tablespoons, form a ball, and place on wax paper.
*For the small pops, scoop 1 Tablespoon, form a ball, and place on wax paper.
*Place pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
*Melt five of the chocolate melts and dip the sucker stick tips in, then place one in each ball.
Chill for two minutes.
*Melt the Mint chips at 50% power in 30 second intervals, stirring until melted.
*Slightly flatten the balls, then dip them in the mint melts, lightly tapping the excess on the side.
*Place the sticks in some kind of base to harden.
*Melt the black melts and the shortening in the microwave in 30 second intervals.
*Dip the balls in the melts so that they are now double coated.
*Put some of the black melts in a ziplock bag, snip a small corner and pipe on the cauldron rims and handles.
*Fill the "top" of the cauldron with a scarce amount of melted chocolate, then immediately pour the gold sprinkles.

It seems like a lot of steps, but if you have your space cleaned and cleared...
and everything on hand, it will move fairly quickly.

These treats are perfect for my little leprechauns and their daddy.

Reality Check-
I like my Oreo Truffles smaller, so that there is a more even ratio of crunchy outer shell to filling.

You can change this recipe up and use Thin Mints, Mint Oreo, Raspberry Oreos, Vanilla Oreos.

If you use a different flavor of Oreo, don't use the mint chips... just double dip them in the outer coating.

When you take pictures, make sure there is lots of natural light if you can help it, and shoot in odd numbers.

Enjoy, and have a pinch free St. Patrick's Day:)

Linking to~ Two Yellow Birds Decor, Cupcake Apothecary