If your luck is anything like ours, you didn’t win Warren Buffet’s billion dollars and your NCAA bracket is busted! March Madness lost it’s luster quickly this year in our house with the Mercer upset over Duke. (You marry the man AND his teams. Go Blue Devils!) Luckily, our local boys from UConn are keeping us tuned in, even if there’s no chance we’ll win the office pool.
Here’s a treat for the basketball fans in your life. These chocolate-dipped Oreos will keep the Madness going during the Final Four games this weekend.
- Orange Melting Chocolate
- Black Cookie Icing
Begin by melting the orange chocolate either in the microwave or with a double boiler – in my world that’s a bowl over a pot of shallow simmering water, because I lack both a double boiler and a microwave – improvise people. When the chocolate is completely melted, dunk the Oreos one at a time, flipping to coat both sides. Then lift the Oreo with a fork and gently tap it to smooth out the top and remove any clumps. Carefully place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Chill the dipped Oreos in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate is completely set. Using the black cookie icing (the tip on this particular brand was too large, so I transferred some to a sandwich bag and snipped a tiny hole at the bottom) draw 2 straight lines in a cross, then two curved lines on each side of the cross. This is a great time to recruit help from anyone sneaking cookies from the freezer – thanks Tev! It’s best to let the cookies set on the counter overnight to prevent the icing from smudging. I packaged this batch in individual bags for a March Madness fundraiser at work.