I'm not usually into Halloween, but when my 13 year old son came home from school with a note asking for contributions to the Halloween bake sale fund raiser, what's a Mummy to do?
Oreo Mummy Pops
adapted from here
For the Pops:
20 Oreo cookies (I used chocolate Oreos)
2 x 375g packets white chocolate melts, melted according to packet instructions
Cake pop sticks
For the Crazy Eyes:
200g icing sugar, sifted
8g powdered egg white (I used Pavlova Magic)
2 scant tablespoons water
Food colouring (I only had brown, so my Mummys have brown eyes)
Make the Royal Icing for the Crazy Eyes:
Put the icing sugar and powdered egg white into the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment and mix to blend. Add the water and beat on low until incorporated. Increase the speed of the mixer to medium-high and beat for 8 - 10 minutes until stiff peaks form. Immediately transfer the icing to a sealed container, (Royal icing dries really fast, so cover it as soon as you can.)
Make the Crazy Eyes:
Line a baking sheet with baking paper. Using a disposable piping bag fitted with a #2 plain tip, use three quarters of the Royal Icing mix to pipe blobs of white icing onto the baking paper. You can make the eyes as big or small as you like.
Colour the other quarter of the icing with the colour of your choice (I used food colour paste, as the liquid stuff will change the consistency of the icing). Using a disposable piping bag fitted with a #2 plain tip, pipe small blobs of icing in the centre of the white blobs. Leave to set (this won't take long). My eyes weren't perfectly shaped or symmetrical, but that's okay, it's Halloween!
Make the Pops:
Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Set aside.
Open the Oreo cookies (they pull apart pretty easily). Dip one end of the cake pop sticks into the melted chocolate and gently press it into the Oreo filling. Replace the other half of the Oreo cookies and gently press them together again. Leave them to set for a few minutes.
Dip the cookies into the melted chocolate to completely over the cookie. Let the excess chocolate drip off then place them on the prepared baking sheets. Immediately stick on the Crazy Eyes. Chill in the fridge for about 10 minutes to set.
Put the remaining melted chocolate into a zip-lock bag and seal. Cut a small hole in one of the corners and drizzle the chocolate over the cookies to create the bandages. Chill until set.