If you have a pirate themed party coming up, these are a great treat for old and young alike!
1 Bag - Black Candy Melts
1 Candy Decorating Bag
1 Package of Oreos
Large Mixing Bowl
Spatula or Spoon (for stirring)
1. Prep your materials. Cover cookie sheets with wax paper. Empty 2 bags of white candy melts into large mixing bowl. Empty 1 bag of black candy melts into mixing/measuring bowl. Open up package of oreos for easy access. (I took the entire casing of oreos out of the package rather than having to wrestle with their new packaging.) Also, you will want to clear out space in your fridge. You will need enough space to cool at least two large cookie sheets.
2. Melt white candy melts in microwave according to instructions. Be sure to follow instructions properly or you will overcook the candy melts. Overcooking will make the candy taste bad as well as make it too thin to coat the cookie.
5. Repeat steps until you have dipped the entire package of Oreos. I ended up with two full cookie sheets of cookies
7. Wait 5-10 minutes for the cookies to come back up to room temperature. This will make it easier to break the edges off. Start with the slimmest part of the edge and just roll the cookie at an angle (see below). Be patient. This take a little while but it's totally worth it.
8. Melt 1 bag of black candy melts in your mixing/measuring bowl per the instructions, then pour into icing bag. You may also choose to melt the candy melts in the bag without having to transfer. This works well when you don't have someone nearby to help you hold the bag or you are less skilled at the one-person transfer. Whichever method works for you.
**Now, I was a little ambitious to use a separate set of candy melts. If this frightens you or you don't have as much time or you want something a little easier, feel free to just use a tube of decorating icing. It will certainly be easier to draw on the dashes. However, please note that when using icing, you cannot stack the cookies - you will ruin your design. With the candy melts, you can stack them.
10. Set to work. I did a free-form set of dashes and X's. Have fun with it!