Do you ever spend money on something you could do perfectly well yourself, if not for a certain lack of time and/or abundance of laziness?
Like scrubbing the toilet. I don’t like to do that. Not because I think I’m above it (I clean up my kids’ vomit, so I’m not above anything), but because I do a horrible job. It’s just not my area of expertise. Likewise, I avoid setting off bug bombs. Exterminators are my friends.
When it comes to making delicacies that people charge a lot of money for, though, I’m all over it. If you buy a chocolate-dipped Oreo at a not-to-be-named chocolate shop that rhymes with “saliva,” you pay almost four bucks per Oreo. If you make them in your kitchen, it’s a tiny fraction of that price.
And I went one better than just a traditional dipped Oreo, too, opting to use Reese’s Oreos. What could be better? Nothing. Which is why I just ate five.
To make this work, you need to use melting chocolate. There’s a lot of good-quality melting chocolate out there. Ghirardelli is the brand I used for these, but feel free to use your favorite. Just don’t use actual chocolate unless you’re in the mood to play games with tempering. That’s less than fun.
At the end of a short dipping session, you’ll have glorious dipped Oreos for cheap! And you can eat them all yourself or give them as gifts. Or both. Either way, there are times when you just have to do something yourself, so ask this question: would you rather clean a toilet or dip an Oreo?
Chocolate-Dipped Reese’s Oreos
1/2 package Reese's Oreos
1 package chocolate melts (I used Ghirardelli)
- Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate according to package directions.
- Using a spoon, dip each Oreo into the chocolate, covering the entire Oreo.
- Lift the Oreo out of the chocolate with a fork, allowing the excess chocolate to drip through the tines.
- Place each Oreo on the prepared cookie sheet. Allow to harden. Store in an airtight container.