As I mentioned on a previous post, this year I wanted to try practical, fun and also kid oriented Halloween recipes that are not only easy to make, but a treat they would really enjoy… and possibly help you make. All you need to make these mummy pops are Oreos, pop sticks, white chocolate for melting and candy eyes. I would suggest that you go to a specialty store to get your white chocolate, and ask for one that is appropriate for melting. I made a first attempt with Hershey’s white chocolate chips… it was bad. Really bad. It didn’t melt, the whole thing started to harden and I ended up with a clump of grainy white chocolate. I had to throw it away. I was not happy. It seems that you can melt these chips, but you have to add a little shortening to the mix.
I decided I didn’t want to risk throwing another bag of white chocolate away, so I went to my local baking and confectionery supply store (Blossom), and I got white chocolate melting buttons to which they suggested I buy a “diluter” which comes in a little bag and has a white flaky appearance. This time, my chocolate melted beautifully. I didn’t really need the diluter, but I already had it, so I gave it a sprinkle. (They told me to melt the chocolate and add it as you would add salt to a dish. Little pinches of it until you get the consistency you need).
To cover the cookie pops once you have inserted the stick, simply dip them, spoon chocolate over them, and then rest the covered pop on a spoon or fork over the bowl to let all the excess drip off. This is how I got a smooth finish on mine. To make the little lines, just use a sandwich plastic bag and cut the tiniest hole you can to go back and forth over the cookie. Let them set, and you’re done. (Speed up the setting time by putting them in the refrigerator). You can also make these without the sticks, simply dipping the cookies into the white chocolate using the same method, and letting them set.