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Tourney time is here! Yay! I am excited to share fun tutorial ideas to get you in the spirit! Whether you are making plans to gather your family and friends at your own place or going to a friends’ house to watch the NCAA Taste the Madness basketball tournament, I promise these ideas will be a crowd-pleaser and you will get an A+ for presentation!
The first tutorial idea I am sharing involves OREO! These crunchy sandwich cookies are delicious in their original form, but since we are celebrating the The Big Tournament, I figured I could create something fun to match the theme. So, Chocolate Covered Basketball OREO pops came to my mind immediately!
As soon as I started to make these pops, my kids gathered around the table and it was non-stop begging until I was done! Can you blame them? They look so fun and they smell so delicious!
To make your own chocolate covered basketball OREO pops, you can use any variety of OREO. I used the Double Stuf kind for extra yumminess!
Are you ready to make these delicious pops? Gather your ingredients + supplies and just follow our easy step-by-step tutorial below:
INGREDIENTS & SUPPLIES:
- OREO chocolate sandwich cookies
- Orange Candy Melts (10 oz bag) *You can find at your local craft store (baking & decorating aisle)
- Black decorating gel *It can also be found at your local craft store (baking & decorating aisle)
- Long lollipop sticks
- Gather your ingredients and supplies.
- Gently pull the OREO cookies out of the bag and place them on a plate/platter.
- Gently separate into tops and bottoms. Arrange them on plate/platter lined with wax paper.
- Melt a bag of candy melts following the packaging instructions.
- Dip a lollipop stick in melted chocolate and gently press on top of the cream (bottom part).
- Gently place and press the top part of the cookie. The chocolate serves as the glue. Allow them to dry.
- Dip each OREO chocolate sandwich cookie pop in melted chocolate.
- Gently tap on the lollipop stick to remove chocolate excess.
- Place each chocolate covered OREO sandwich cookie pop on a platter lined with wax paper and start decorating using the black decorating gel. Let them dry completely.
Ta-da! Super fun treats for you to enjoy with family and friends during the Big Tournament! Once they are completely dry, spruce them up using our Slam Dunk tags. Download yours here!
There’s no party without fun drinks, right? If you are going to a friend’s house for a Taste the Madness viewing, impress the hostess by bringing Coca-Cola Zero™ glass bottles all dressed up for the Big Tournament!
Make your Coke Zero bottles more festive by adding fun printable basketball inspired tags and coordinating straws. They are sure to impress all the guests!
To make these Basketball Heart bottle tags just follow the tutorial below:
- 2″ circle craft punch
- hole punch
- Our free printable basketball heart tags printed on white card stock.
- Gather your supplies.
- Print out our free basketball heart tags and start punching. Tip: The page has 12 tags. For easy punching, cut them into 3 strips (see step 1)
- Make a hole using your punch.
- 5. 6. Add twine to each tag and hang them on your Coke Zero bottles!
I hope you have fun entertaining and celebrating with OREO and Coca-Cola for the Big Tournament!
- Mondelēz International and Coca-Cola are Corporate Champion and Partners of the NCAA.
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- © Mondelēz International group © Coca-Cola Zero is a registered trademark of the Coca-Cola Company.
Purchase your OREO chocolate sandwich cookies and Coke Zero at your nearest Albertsons and visit cokeplaytowin.com/tastethemadness for a chance to win NCAA prizes!
Until next time!
Concept, printables & photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Awesome tutorial! Perfect for March madness! You are amazing!
Thank you so much, Jessica! You are too sweet! They are so easy and quick to make! I had a so much fun. I can’t wait make more!
These are just too cute! I love these little printable tags too. Simple yet really impressive party treats. 🙂 #client
Cristi, thank you so much! So happy to hear you like them! Thanks for your sweet visit! Andressa
Nice and beautiful
Thank you so much!
I made these for my 8 year old daughter’s birthday. These were much, much harder to make than the blog post would indicate and we had several problems making them. Here were our main issues:
First, one bag of orange melts was not nearly enough for a full package of oreos so we ran out before we finished. I let my daughter decorate the basketballs and she used more gel so we also ran out of gel.
Second, we could not get the chocolate to melt well enough to form a light coat as is pictured here. No matter how long we kept melting the chocolate, it was too thick. I ended up googling ‘how to thin melting chocolate” and mixed in canola oil. That helped.
Third, it was nearly impossible to dip the oreos into the chocolate and have them come up (1) unbroken or (2) not overly coated (tapping off the excess chocolate led to breakage and just didn’t work), so we ended up having to spread the chocolate on with our fingers which makes for basketballs that do not look nearly as nice as what’s pictured above.
These are still a good idea if the blogger would put in way more detail and steps about amounts, chocolate melting and thinning, and probably include a video of her dipping.
Hi! So sorry you had issues making these. I am not very good at chocolate dipped treats and I never had issues making these treats or I would have included a few tips. It has been an easy process for me. One of the reasons why I thought sharing them here would be a good idea. Just to give you an idea, I took pictures for this blogpost as I made them. Things like weather or the type of chocolate and how long in the microwave might have been the issue. I never had to thin my chocolate. I can’t even give any tips on thinning the chocolate. So sorry you had a bad experience. I wish I could help you more!
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