Pumpkin Pie… does it get any more Thanksgiving that that? Now not everyone loves tradition pumpkin pie (me… I do love this cream cheese pumpkin pie though) BUT you don’t have to like pumpkin pie to love these sweet pie slices (although if you DO like pumpkin maybe use these pumpkin spice OREO’s in your filling)
Make sure you have everything you need at hand when you start, nothing worse than getting the chocolate onto the pop and then having it set while your looking for the decorative pieces you need to add. Kind of like a recipe, always read through everything first so nothing surprises you while you work! Speaking of recipe get the cookie filling recipe here!
So grab a 3 inch biscuit cutter, or a similar size and press some of the filling into it, I originally started it about 3/4 inch thick, but in the end I switched to 1/2 inch thick, or a little less, it makes a much better slice. ANYWAY, fill the circle and press it down, pull the cutter away and slice into 6 or 7 slices. Dip the sucker stick into some orange chocolate and press into the center of the slice. At this point I pressed the outside edge a bit to create a more angled side, more like a pie and less like a cake. now refrigerate until it’s firmed up again.
Roll out some Chocolate fondant by hand or in a pasta roller to the second to thinnest setting (or thicker if you want, but I’m not a huge fondant fan for eating). lay a pop on top and trace around it with a knife, adding about 1/2 + to the back (it will wrap around). Now dip your pop in the melted orange chocolate and shake off the excess (I find a tap and turn works best). Next hold the pop upside down and slide the chocolate fondant onto the underside of the pie, press it into place along the bottom and up the back! Once the chocolate is completely set I dolloped on some of the tan chocolate (white chocolate and peanut butter chips melted, then cooled so it’s thicker)
Don’t forget to check out the other Thanksgiving OREO pop’s as they become available. Esp the full Make and Take party (You should totally throw your own). I love wrapping these up and giving them away to neighbors (so I don’t eat them all myself). Everyone loves them, which is your favorite?
Thanksgiving OREO Cookie Balls
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 36 OREO Cookies finely crushed (about 3 cups)
- 16 oz semi-sweet baking chocolate melted
- MIX cream cheese and cookie crumbs until blended.
- SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Freeze 10 min. Dip balls in melted chocolate; place in single layer in shallow waxed paper-lined pan.
- CUSTOMIZE it with your own ingredient additions or decorative skills.
- REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.