Bumble Bee Oreos
Bumble Bee Oreos are so stinking cute! If you’re looking for a fun treat for the kids or you’re having a Bumble Bee themed birthday party this is for you.
Because we love Oreos so much, we use them a lot around here! Frog Oreos and Winnie The Pooh Oreo Pops are two of our favorites. Who doesn’t love all the fun ways you can create new treats with Oreos!
Bumble Bee Oreos
Making these is pretty straight forward. (<– My favorite kind of recipe.) And all you’ll need are Oreos, candy melts in yellow and black, miniature pretzels and candy eyeballs.
The first step is to coat your pretzels in the chocolate candy melts and coat your Oreos in the yellow.
Melting chocolate can be tricky – you want it to heat enough to melt but not enough that it gets gooey and thick. They key is simply taking your time to make sure you’re going very slow, melting in the microwave in 20 second intervals.
Tip: If you do overcook the chocolate a bit, you can add a little bit of coconut oil in to thin it out.
Assembling Your Bees
After you have let your cookies and your pretzels harden on wax paper, you can begin putting your bumble bees together.
Melt a bit more of the black chocolate and put it in a piping bag. Use the chocolate to ‘glue’ the pretzel wings on the bottom and the eyes on top.
Next, use it to create stripes.
You can let these harden up again and then enjoy! If you’re going to store them for a few days, put them in an airtight container at room temperature. No need to refrigerate.
Here are your printable directions:
Bumble Bee Oreos
- 15.35 oz Oreo Cookies (1 package)
- 24 oz yellow candy melts (2 x 12 ounce packages)
- 12 oz black candy melts (1 package)
- 1 bag mini pretzels 2 mini pretzels for each cookie
- Candy eyeballs 2 eyeballs for each cookie
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Melt black candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.
- Dip each pretzel into melted candy. Allow excess to drain from the pretzel before placing on a waxed paper. Allow to set completely before proceeding.
- Melt yellow candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.
- Dip each cookie into melted candy. Remove cookie, tapping gently against the side of the bowl, allowing excess candy to return to the bowl. If air bubbles form, pop them with a toothpick. Place the cookie onto the waxed paper. Allow to set completely before proceeding to the next step. To speed the process, cookies can be refrigerated or placed in the freezer in a single layer.
- Transfer melted black candy coating to a piping bag or a zip top freezer bag with the corner snipped. Create solid lines across the yellow cookie as stripes. Allow to set.
- Group pretzels in pairs and arrange as wings. Pour about ½ teaspoon melted black candy coating in the middle of the pretzels and place the cookie on top. Apply a small dot of black candy coating to the back of each eye and press against the edge of the cookie, two eyes on each.
- Allow cookie to set completely at room temperature or refrigerate for faster results. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.