Celebrate all the fun of Irish luck and gold at the end of the rainbow. Make some of the easiest cake pops. These St. Patrick’s Day Mint Oreos – Cake Pops take almost no time at all to make.
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St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Pops
What is it about St. Patrick’s Day that is so fun to celebrate? There are so many things! The bright and happy shades of green. The chance of finding gold, and the stories of mischevious little leprechauns. I always have a ton of fun creating crafts and putting together outfits for this holiday.
How do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with your children?
Craft time is a fun time to create memories together. I’m not sure which I enjoy more with my family – making crafts or baking. It’s probably baking, since we get to eat up everything we create!
These St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Pops are so easy to make that you can invite your kids into the kitchen to make them with you. Let your little artists go with you to the store to pick out their own decorations.
You can spend quite a bit of time browsing the cake decorating section of your local craft shop, especially this time of year. The St. Patrick’s Day supplies are in large supply! If you can’t find what you want locally, check out Amazon. I personally love shopping online, it’s so much more convenient.
Do you enjoy watching recipe videos? Here is one I put together showing how I made these easy Oreo pops.
Are Oreo Pops Like Cake Pops?
These treats are easier to make than cake pops. To make cake pops, you take fully baked cakes, crumble them in a large bowl, and mix in frosting. Then, you shape them into balls and cover them in more frosting and let them harden.
These have a lot fewer steps than that! They couldn’t be any simpler.
Take the Oreos apart. Put a popsicle stick in the middle. Put them back together. Dip them in almond bark. Decorate the pops.
Voila! Way easier than traditional cake pops.
These are the items you will need from the store before you begin working.
- Mint Oreo Cookies
- Vanilla Almond Bark
- Sprinkles and Decoration
- Light Green
Items You May Also Need
These are some extra things you’ll need that will make your entire cookie pops experience smoother.
- Lollipop Sticks
- Microwave Safe Bowl
- Plastic Spatula
- Parchment Paper
- Styrofoam Blocks
Confession: these are my favorite Oreos of all time. I love that they aren’t seasonal, I can find them at the store year-round!
You can choose to use any time of Oreo cookies for this recipe. But for St. Patrick’s Day, that minty green center just pops and fits.
Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day Parties
Since these have cheerful green and white decorations, they are perfect treats to serve at St. Patrick’s Day parties.
You can even print out some little signs like rainbows or pots of gold and stick them in between the Oreo pops.
Lucky Gold Coins Oreo Pops Idea
Here is another fun little idea. If you are taking them to a class party, decorate the inside of the Oreos with a little dab of gold frosting. Then, when they bite into them, they see a bit of magic!
Adding a little surprise to the cookies takes no time at all and can mean so much to a child.
How to Transport Cake Pops
These can make a beautiful display, but don’t try to transport them in the display. You will risk them falling over.
Instead, transport them laying flat on a cookie sheet and then arrange them in the styrofoam block once you reach your destination.
Creative Ways to Decorate The Oreo Pops
Feel free to allow your creativity to shine! But if you are having a block and can’t think of some ways to decorate them, here are some ideas to get you started:
- Sprinkles – If you are in a pinch for time, just use some sprinkles!
- Swirls – Use candy melts and a spoon to drizzle green and gold swirls on the cake pops
- Half Green, Half White – Use food coloring to create green almond bark. Then, dip half the cookie in white and the other half in green.
- Fondant – If you have enough time, create fondant green clovers and place them on the cookie pops.
Best Way to Melt Almond Bark
My favorite way to melt almond bark is right in the microwave. It’s so simple, not a lot can go wrong.
Put the almond bark in a microwave safe bowl and heat it for 30 seconds. Take it out, stir, and put it back in for 15 second increments until it is completely melted.
What is Almond Bark?
If you are allergic to almonds, you can rest assured, almond bark is safe to eat! It was called almond bark because it was first used to coat almonds.
It’s made up of fats, sugar, and food coloring.
Almond Bark Substitutions
If you don’t want to use almond bark, here are some other things you can use as a substitution:
- Real white chocolate – but this takes more tempering and is more difficult to melt without burning it.
- Candy melts
DIY St. Patrick’s Day Gift Ideas
These make wonderful gifts. Here are a few ways to give these Oreo pops as gifts. Keep in mind who you are giving them to and personalize the gift. It really is the thought that counts.
- Family – Personalize them with their favorite colors.
- Teacher – Display them in a gift basket. Maybe throw in a gift card to their favorite coffee shop.
- Children – Put them on your kitchen island or dining room table on St. Patrick’s Day as a lovely surprise!
- Significant Other – Display them with their favorite flowers and a handwritten love note.
St. Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt Idea
You can also create a scavenger hunt for your kids or your friends. These fun Oreo pops can be the prize at the end.
Just create notes on pieces of paper. For extra fun, write the notes in green ink and create clues in a sing-song lyrical rhyme.
St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Pops
St. Patrick's Day Oreo Pops
- 45 Oreo Mint
- 12 oz Almond Bark Vanilla
- 2 oz Candy Melts Green Vanilla
- Lollipop Sticks
- 1/3 cup Sprinkles of various sizes and colors
- Gently separate the two halves of the mint oreos and place the stick into the center.
- Repeat until you have the desired amount, ready to go.
- Melt the vanilla almond bark in a microwave safe bowl. Follow the instructions closely, as you do not want to over heat it.
- Dip the Oreo into the almond bark. Hold it upright after dipping to let the coating drip down, covering it completely. Place them down on parchment paper.
- Once all the Oreos have been dipped and lined up on parchment paper melt the candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.
- Drizzle the melted candy melts back and forth over the Oreos.
- Before everything hardens, decorate with sprinkles and then let sit.
- Pick up off the parchment paper and display! We use a styrofoam block in a bowl covered by marshmallows.
Here is the printable recipe card. If you make them, please tag me on Instagram @AprilGoLightly so I can see!
More St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration
I hope you enjoyed this St. Patrick’s Day Oreo pops tutorial. Here are some more craft and food ideas for this lovely holiday.
- Green Beer Mug Cake – You don’t have to drink to enjoy a mug of green beer. Just fill the mug with chocolate cake!
- What to Wear on St. Paddy’s Day – This post takes you through the fashion tips that will make you the best dressed one.
- Keto Mint Chocolate Cupcakes – Indulge yourself in sweet cupcakes without going out of ketosis!
More Oreo Recipes
If you browse AprilGoLightly, you will see a bunch of Oreo recipes! I love baking with these cookies. They have so many uses and are so versatile. Here are some of my favorite ways I’ve used Oreos in my baking.
- Rich Fudge Oreo Brownies – If you love chocolate, then this is a dream come true. The texture is out of this world and the flavors are so deep and almost too sweet – but perfect.
- Oreo Cupcakes with Oreo Frosting – Yes, I went there! Double the Oreos for double the fun!
- Oreo Freakshake Recipe – A freakshake is a milkshake but with over the top decorations! This will bring a smile to your kids’ faces!
- Deep Fried Oreos – These are my favorite treats at the fair. Now you can make them at home.