They’re here, people! Red Velvet Oreos have arrived… and they are FANTASTIC. Chocolate covered oreos are one of my very favorite treats, but making them at home is not as easy as it looks. Until now.
If you have ever tried to make these at home with regular chocolate chips, you have probably figured out that the consistency of the chocolate makes it very difficult to work with. The chocolate is thick and clumpy. If you put the chocolate in the microwave longer, it only gets worse. If you buy special chocolate, like the chocolate melts they sell at craft stores then you will be fine. Or if you want to use regular chips some bakers suggest adding a special type of wax! (ewww, no thanks!) Adding milk just makes the chocolate clump up and butter needs to be tempered in using a double boiler. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time for any of that.
If you want to make chocolate dipped ANYTHING using regular microwaved chocolate chips all you have to do is add a bit of COCONUT OIL! Boom. That’s it. Just a small amount makes the chocolate smooth and shiny… and it will still firm back up to a hard shell once refrigerated. The coconut oil also adds the slightest yummy flavor of coconut… I mean very slight… that makes it SO GOOD!
Just throw the chocolate chips into a bowl and microwave in short 15-20 second increments. Take it out and mix each time until the chocolate is smooth. Once the chocolate is melted, mix in the coconut oil. Start with a tiny amount and add more until you get the consistency you want. (it doesn’t take much) Then dunk your oreos (full-dunk or half, your choice) and place them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper. I usually add sprinkles or chopped nuts. Place the oreos in the fridge to harden. I store them in there, but the chocolate stays firm even if you don’t. I put them in my son’s lunch and they hold up great.
It takes less than 5 minutes to make these with the coconut oil trick and you can use regular store bought chocolate chips. It is a game changer people… you will put Pinterest to shame with your beautiful chocolate dipped goodness.
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