These are the easiest way to make cookie pops. You can decorate your Valentine’s Day Oreo pops however you want. It’s a really fun treat to make with your kids.
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Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops
Celebrating Valentine’s Day with your kids is a ton of fun. I love taking this holiday to remind them how much they are loved!
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your children?
This is a holiday of love. Love for everyone – friends, family, and especially your romantic partner. Too often this poor holiday has received a bad rap as SAD – Singles Awareness Day. Not in this house. I try to spread the love to my kids and let them make little notes for each other too.
These Valentine’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 Valentine’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.
Are These Like Cake Pops?
These little beauties are easier than cake pops. With 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 are way easier to make. No crumbling required!
The steps couldn’t be 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.
- Red Velvet Oreo Cookies
- Vanilla Almond Bark
- Sprinkles and Decoration
- Pink Vanilla Candy Melts
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
Red Velvet Oreos
You can choose to use any time of Oreo cookies for this recipe. But for Valentine’s Day, that bright red center just pops and fits.
The red velvet cream on the inside is like a little surprise. Just imagine, they bite into the pops and then – surprise! A bright red center.
Perfect for Valentine’s Day Parties
Since these have gorgeous pink and white decorations, they are perfect treats to set out at Valentine’s Day parties.
You can even print out some little signs like large candy heart messages or emojis and stick them in between the Oreo pops.
Personalized Oreo Pops Idea
Here is another fun little idea. If you are taking them to a class party, decorate the Oreo pops with the name or mascot of the school, or put the first letter of each child’s name on the cookies so they can pick out their own individualized cookies.
Adding a little bit of personalization takes not 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 Your 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 pink swirls on the cake pops
- Half Pink, Half White – Use food coloring to create pink almond bark. Then, dip half the cookie in white and the other half in pink.
- Fondant – If you have enough time, create fondant hearts and place the hearts 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 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 Valentine’s Day morning as a lovely surprise!
- Significant Other – Display them with their favorite flowers and a hand written love note.
Valentine’s Day Oreo Pops
Here is the printable recipe card. If you make them, please tag me on Instagram @AprilGoLightly so I can see!
Valentine's Day Oreo Pops
- 45 Oreo Red Velvet
- 12 oz Almond Bark Vanilla
- 2 oz Candy Melts Pink Vanilla
- Lollipop Sticks
- 1/3 cup Sprinkles of various sizes and colors
- Gently separate the two halves of an oreo 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.
More Valentine’s Day Inspiration
I hope you enjoyed this Valentine’s Day Oreo pops tutorial. Here are some more craft and food ideas for this lovely holiday.
- DIY Valentine’s Day Decor – Even if you are on a budget, these decor ideas will really make your home feel extra festive.
- Printable Valentine’s Day Cards – Don’t spend money on cards from the store. Print these super cute and gender-neutral cards.
- Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cocktail with Red Wine – Indulge yourself in the most beautiful and sweet Valentine’s Day cocktail. I love that this is made with red wine, it is gorgeous.
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.