Can we just all put our Christmas decorations up and never take them down?
I hate how dark and dreary the neighborhoods get when the lights go down, and the lights just put me in such a cheery mood. I mean how can you look at all the cute decorations and stay upset? You can’t, that’s how.
Everything about Christmas is fabulous. Lights, trees, holiday baking, decorations, hot cocoa, fires crackling in the fireplace, snuggled up INSIDE and looking (keywords: inside and looking) at the fluffy white snow, and of course giving and receiving fun gifts.
I used Chocolate Joe-Joe’s with chocolate creme, but these would obviously be great with any Oreo or Joe-Joe. Peppermint Joe-Joe’s would be totally up my alley but then again, regular Oreos are always a classic. It’s all in your own ball field.
Then of course different types of chocolate are a fun way to mix it up. I used basic semi-sweet chocolate chips. Almond bark is great for melting and coating. White chocolate could be good if that is your thing (not exactly a big thing in our house), dark chocolate would be fabulous, and of course milk chocolate is always a safe route.
And the last piece that you can have fun with on these super easy (yet super tasty) treats to make them unique and your own, is the toppings. I wanted to make mine pretty Christmasy so I used some Christmas-colored non perils, but some other ideas of toppings are things like crushed Oreos (or Joe-Joe’s), more chocolate drizzled on top, or crushed candy canes.
There’s not really much of a recipe for these. Basically, just take your Oreos or Joe-Joe’s, cover them in melted chocolate and let the chocolate harden on parchment paper-lined baking sheet or you can use a silpat instead of parchment paper. Then decorate with whatever your heart desires! I keep mine in the fridge to keep the chocolate hardened and that is just the way I happen to like them, but I think they would be fine stored at room temperature once the chocolate has hardened.