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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Disney~Pixar Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Original Disney~Pixar blog hop! We love that you keep coming back to see what new and exciting things we come up with! Shawn and I are very lucky to have such amazing and talented women who continue to want to be a part of this. You should be arriving here from Shawn's blog Crafty Chics Blog who was the very first stop for the hop today.

If you didn't get a chance to hop through all the projects from yesterday you can head back to Shawn's blog here >>>  Disney~Pixar Blog Hop November Day 1 to do so. 


For my project today I decided to make some Mickey shaped chocolate covered Oreos!  These are one of my boys favorite treats from WDW and I had never tried making them before.  Using the Double Stuf Oreos is definitely a necessity (learned from trying to use the originals first), to be able to insert the sucker stick.  The ears are done with Mini Oreos.  Simply pull them apart and scrape off the white stuf and gently insert them into the stuf inside the large Oreo.


These are the Mini Oreos

The Oreos placed together on the sucker stick before adding chocolate.

Now...another thing I learned through trial and error...  dipping the cookies into the chocolate didn't work too good.  I lost many a Mickey ear in the melted chocolate!  lol  I decided that using one of the small Pampered Chef wooden spoons to spoon on the chocolate and kind of swirl it around gently with the back of the spoon was the best solution.  I used Wilton Candy Melts and just placed them inside my glass Pampered Chef measuring bowl and into the microwave.  I melted the candy in 30 second intervals, stirring in between.  It took about a 90 seconds to get it melted to a good consistency in my microwave.  If you try to make these at home I would just recommend checking the chocolate often so you don't end up burning it. 



I made sure that my table was covered with wax paper before starting and then used the wax paper to let the cookies completely settle after removing them from the freezer.  I didn't really think things out before I started, because once I got the first Mickey head covered completely in chocolate I just sat there thinking "Now what do I do with it?"  Well....I have a metal Ikea shelf inside my freezer that has little holes in it that worked PERFECTLY for the diameter of the sucker sticks!  So I would cover one Mickey head and then take it to the freezer, stand it up in my Ikea shelf and by the time I finished covering the next Mickey head with chocolate, the chocolate would be set on the one left in the freezer!  Swaped them out and started the process over again! 


I used Wilton plastic bags to cover the suckers and then finished them off by tying different Disney colored ribbon, rick rack and bakers twine!  


Here is the finished product!  I took them over to my friend Kaye's house the other night as treats for all the kids.  Kaye's  husband Rob, very graciously watched all of our kids (SIX kids ages 2-11) by himself while a group of my girlfriends went out for an early birthday dinner celebration for ME!   It was a wonderful night for us and the Mickey Oreo suckers were a hit with the kids!

 
Okay...now for my blog candy!  With Christmas right around the corner I thought I would share a Cricut Christmas Village Cartridge with one lucky winner!
 
 
 
In order to be eligible for my blog candy you must be a follower and leave a comment on this post by 11:59 PM EST Monday, November 21, 2011 (My Birthday!!!!!) Winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd. I will use Random Org to draw the winner and they will have one week to contact me and claim their prize.

We also have a GRAND PRIZE for this Blog Hop donated by ContainYa Crafts! You can have YOUR CHOICE of a Scrap'n Tote or a Scrap'n Easel! Each blog in this two day hop has a special letter, and when all of the letters are put together they spell out a secret phrase.

My letter for today is....Y

Once you have stopped at each blog in the hop (both days) and collected all of the letters, simply email the phrase they create to bloghopcontests@gmail.com. All entries must be in by Midnight on Monday, November 21st. The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22nd at Crafty Chics Blog .

Now I send you off to Megan at Above Rubies Studio to see what she has waiting for you!  Thanks for hopping with us again and stay tuned for future Disney~Pixar Blog Hops from us!
One last thing before you go...  I would love to have you come back tomorrow to celebrate my birthday with me!!!  I am going to be giving away another Cricut cartridge as birthday present from me to one of my lucky, faithful, followers!  I know that I have been neglecting my blog, as well as all of my blogging friends.  I apologize for that, but my life has been a little hectic these past 11 months.  I'm not sure when things will get back to 'normal' around here, but I sure appreciate you hanging in there with me!  {{{HUGS}}}

89 comments:

pruttybird said...

Look like a lot of hard but those mickey treats are adorable.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

scraplady said...

These are great. I am going to do these for my cookie swap. Only I will be doing in red and green. Thanks for the idea.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

WELL DONE, Melissa!! Clearly you are not only talented (and dedicated to the Mouse!!), but you also have the patience of Job. The first time a cookie fell into the chocolate, I'd have to fish it out, eat it, get sleepy and dreamy, do more, eat more, fall into a deep diabetic coma, and I'd wake up to find my hardened chocolate all over my kitchen and dried on my face.

Imagine it! Sing it: "Imaaaa-gination!" Figment would be proud. Eeek, that's what I should have done -- Honor my favorite guy, Figment!!!

But I digress.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

CRAZY4CHRIST said...

O these look so yummy!! Thanks for the tips and tricks on how to make them!! Thanks for the chance to win!!
Kristan (Follower)
Getting Cricky Jr. DTM

arneff0404 said...

Those look yummy and I think my daughter and I will have fun trying to make them
Ashley N
arneff0404@comcast.net

Jill Angel said...

Oh well I'll have to make these! What a neat idea!
Jill
http://craftwithanangel.blogspot.com/

CLM-cindylu2u said...

These look absolutely scrumptous and what a fun idea!!
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Lori Comeau said...

Yummy!
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JoAnne said...

I really love the mickey oreo treats! This will be a great "Mimi and Me" project for my 2 1/2 yr old grand daughter. Thanks for sharing.

Tami B. said...

This is an adorable idea. Not something I needed to see this early in the morning tho', now I'm craving double stuff Oreos!

Shawn Mosch said...

I want to make some of these! If I cannot get them to work, I am just coming to YOUR HOUSE and you will have to teach me how to do them right!

Shawn ~
Crafty Chics Blog
and
MyCutSearch.com ~ Find your Cricut images FAST!
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meredemaison said...

Totally sweet! You did such an awesome job making these! I'll definitely have to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing all the details!

shutterbuggin said...

How adorable is that. I pinned this to do when we have a sendoff party for my son in January. He'll be on his way to intern at WDW and how perfect will these be for the party. Love the cup you have them in too!!

Amy said...

Yummy Disney treat! :)

Heidi said...

The Mickey Oreo treats look delish!! Thanks for sharing how you make them. Have a Happy Birthday today! Enjoy!

Thanks for the chance to win too!

cema1cema said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing it! I will have to try it! I am a follower! Happy Birthday! Christina ccapps35@gmail.com

Karen said...

You are very talented to come up with such a creative idea. I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win.
Karen
o2bnxtc@hotmail.com

mom2five said...

CUTE,CUTE,CUTE sucker ideas.

Brenda said...

Those look yummy & so cute!!!-disneygirl0001@yahoo.com

Liz said...

how creative, love the little suckers!

http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

Stacey said...

How super cute are those?!?!?!! My kiddos are "hopping" with me today and when they saw them OH MY GOODNESS they went nuts! Guess I know what the Family Sunday craft project is for today!

Stacey
shalbgewachs at sbcglobal dot net

Happyscrapin said...

What a super project! I love the Mickey treats and now that we know all the tips and tricks, we can make some ourselves.

plese.cathy@yahoo dot com

Pat N. said...

Wow, what a great mom you are spending time to make those mickey heads! They look delicious! Happy early Birthday; so nice you can celebrate with your friends. Thanks for the chance for a great giveaway! I'm a follower.--Pat N.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the chocolate Mickey treats. Yummy. I'd be sampling them as I made them. Thanks for giveaway chance.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Judi said...

Oh! Those look fun and delicious!! And, of course, DISNEY themed!!! :D
Thanks for sharing with all of us. The cookie season is upon us all!! :D

judi(follower)

jfarrell65@charter.net

Victoria said...

They look yummy! Im a chocolate lover! Happy Birthday!
wishing you well
Vicky(follower)
vhale@rock.k12.nc.us

Edwina said...

Happy Birthday! I love your Mickey Oreo pops! Thanks for telling how to make them. I will have to try this and send them as a gift to my Sister in law. Thanks again! Edwina Brown edwinabrown@comcast.net

Denise said...

What a cute idea! Great job! Denise queenbee.speigle@gmail.com

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

What a yummy idea! I want to try to make these now. Thanks for sharing. Love how they turned out.

Tami

Nanci said...

Love the mickey oreos. SUch a cute party favor idea. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower and have two disney trips to scrap so I am looking for ideas.

Rene said...

wow, you did an awesome job... my grandbabies love "WHITE CHOCOLATE" so i melt it everytime they are coming to stay the weekend and put it into different molds.. never thought of this, will have to give it a try! Thanks for the idea!
Corinne
ronnieandcorinne@sbcglobal.net
wishuponascrap.blogspot.com

Lori Apgar said...

YUMMY!!!!!! I so need to make some of these!!! These look way easier (and way cuter) than cake pops!!!!

Lots of Disney Hugs to you!!!

angie ashuk said...

I love those Mickey treats. So cute and yummy :)

SME said...

OMG! They look so yummy!!

Mommy's Crafty Creations said...

Wow Melissa they look great and yummy! TFS Im already a follower.

Veronica
mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the mickey heads.
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tandkparker said...

Love you Mickey Treats! Oreo's are one my favorite cookie and then cover them in chocolate that just YUMMY!!

TFS - Kim
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Angiebug said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing & now I need a snack! Yum!
Thanks for chance to win also.
angie - (new follower)

Jen said...

Yummy!!!

kissmyjen at gmail.com
justcreativeme.blogspot.com

ckeller219 said...

What a cute idea. My grandkids will love this.

Jamie said...

omgosh these are adorable ill def have to try this some time my lil mickey loving 22month old girl will love them thanks for sharing they are awesome. im a follower
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Awesome! All I can say is yum!

craftaholic said...

Great Idea Melissa and going to have to make some for my co-workers cookie swap and maybe cut a santa hat from my cricut to go on them...Thanks for sharing and I know what you mean about life and keeping up with your blog...I will be here for you birthday tomorrow and help you celebrate in style! You deserve a award for your cookies!! TFS!!

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ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Karen S. said...

Wow! Those are incredible! And I'm sure they were super yummy!

Happy Birthday! I'm really enjoying the blog hop! And thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Evelyn said...

Those mickey treats are great! My daughter loves visiting your website and listening to the music.
Evelyn
evl14512@gmail.com

Kim said...

You are sooooo creative Melissa! I love this idea. I will most definitely make these when I go to the next Disney crop! They are too cute, and of course look too yummy as well! I'm so honored to be part of your and Shawn's hop!
Thanks so much!

Kim said...

You are sooooo creative Melissa! I love this idea. I will most definitely make these when I go to the next Disney crop! They are too cute, and of course look too yummy as well! I'm so honored to be part of your and Shawn's hop!
Thanks so much!

ScrapMyWay said...

First...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I totally am in LOVE with these MM pops. I laughed at your directions, because I would have done everything backwards as well the first time! Looks like a perfect ending to a messy recipe. If I have any problems, what time can I come over or can you come here to FLORIDA & make them??
Creative Wishes & Happy Turkey Day
Claire
www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Melissa,

Not only are those SUPER CUTE, you're making me hungry because they look scrumptious!!! :)

I'm so glad you've been already celebrating, but I hope your day tomorrow is special, too!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win (I am still trying to pick a cartridge to make my Christmas cards with!),

Jennifer
partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Susan said...

I absolutely LOVE this idea! I want to make these and I really adore the cup you put them in. You are so creative! Thank you for sharing this idea! ~Susan

Scrapbooking.Sebastiani@gmail.com
Susanscrapspot.bloodspot.com

Judy said...

YUMMY-O!! Thanks for walking us through the process:-) I have had one of "those" 11 months, too, so I am thinking of you and wishing you the best of birthdays!!
jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com
scrappinana.blogspot.com

Java Jen's Creations said...

What a yummy treat!! Thanks for sharing how to make them! These would be a great hit at a kids party! Thanks also for the chance to win a great prize!

javajen1 at hotmail dot com

lindaplus3 said...

Those look dddddelicious... cant go wrong with chocolate... :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

alfr@shaw.ca said...

OMG! These Mickey Cookies suckers look so yummy and the container you put them ion is to die for!! Is it a coffee cut? Happy Birthday once again and glad you had a pre Birthday celebation with the girls!
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Sharyn Knox said...

OMG I would of so gave up on that after losing the cookies in the chocolate many times. I have no patience for that. Well Done

Sharyn
sharynscreations.blogspot.com
sharynknox @ gmail.com

Ladybug said...

Ohhhhh, can I please lick the bowl? Can I?? Please??? Yummmmmy!!! :-)

I know how much you love the "Mouse". These treats just go over and beyond! WTG!!!! TFS! :-)

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday Melissa!!!
I love your Mickey Pops. Glad that they turned out and thanks for sharing your advice on trial and error...LOL! Already a follower and very Happy to be able to hop along on Day 2 of the 4th Hop.
:O)
Jessica S
Jessica's Craft Shaque
jessicascraftshaque{blogspot}com
strgazrblueyes22477{yahoo}com

Kerry Stanek said...

So adorable! TFS!

Mona said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! Hope you have a great birthday!

Love the Mickey pops!

Thanks for sharing!

Mona L. Armstrong

Lisa said...

Melissa your Mickey pops are absolutely terrific! These will be so much fun to make!!!! TFS

Lisa G
lkgra@hotmail.com
http://lisa-scrappingspot.blogspot.com/

Cathy said...

Your project for today is Yummy, I would love one of those right now:)
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cathyplus5.blogspot.com

Cherie said...

yummmy! They look delicious! Love the idea!! Happy early birthday, and I will stop by tomorrow to say it too! :)

cherie.goyer at gmail.com
http://oneheartscrapper.blogspot.com

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

These look so yummy!!! :-) Love them! Happy Birthday Tomorrow!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL one :-) TFS!

-Samantha :-)
SamanthaJDesigns @ hotmail.com

JaniceA said...

These suckers are really cute, will have to file this one away for a day with the grandkids. janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

Kaye said...

I cannot WAIT to make these!!!! YUM!

Alwayscharlie said...

These are so cute and look totally yummy!!

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Lady Fair said...

The Mickey Oreos sound delicious and they're so cute, too! Thanks for sharing your expert tips with us. Happy Birthday, I hope you have a day that is filled with lots of love, family, friends, and Disney!

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Peggie said...

These are darling. Thanks for sharing all your tips. I'm sure they were a big hit!

DebbyP said...

Thanks for sharing all your tips on what not to do when making these. They turned out so cute.
TTFN from a follower. dpookybear at yahoo dot com

kimberly said...

what a great idea!!!

tfs - leokc34 at gmail dot com

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

These look super cute and yummy!Already a follower! TFS! abusybee24@cox.net

sdelong1228 said...

very cute, look yummy!
new follower
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CathyinMN said...

Your chocolate (I'm a chocoholic) covered Mickey heads look absolutely delicious and are making me hungry! Have a wonderful birthday! TFS!
tcsobotka at charter dot net

Scrappin Dhilly said...

Wow, yummo! I would love to have one of those Mickey treats right now, they look delicious!. I make chocolate covered Ritz crackers with peanut butter in the center. I'm wondering if I could turn those into Mickey style pops maybe with mini Ritz as the ears, huh, maybe. Those are my holiday treats, I will have to try it! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Hope you have the most wonderful Birthday tomorrow, enjoy your special day!

scrappindhilly at gmail dot com

Jenscrapstoo said...

Love these Mickey treats, great for end of year parties! Cheers jendewar at optusnet.com.au

Momsavealot said...

These Mickey treats are so cute and look like fun to make. I think I'll try it with the kids after school! Thanks!

Darla said...

These look delicious!!! Yummy

The Hilton tribe said...

Those are wonderful!! Happy Birthday,too! Today is my mom's birthday and a year ago we were at Disney World.

Cricut for Beginners said...

I love how you used mini oreos for the ears! Yum! Great project!
Susan

moknowsall said...

these look so yummy, I may have to try them. Just made my first cake pops last week and they turned out great.

maureen

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

oh my those look so yummy. I am going to have to try that, hubbies favorite cookie too,.

Cindi (ScrapinOMA) said...

omgosh those look so good. this is my hubby's favorite cookie too so i will have to try them.

Margie said...

What adorable and yummy treats!

Tonya said...

What a fun and yummy idea. BTW I totally want that cup!

mousekemom said...

What a fun idea! My youngest is a huge MMC fan and I may have to make a few of these for his stocking. They do look extra yummy!

Barbara said...

Such a cute idea. You are one talented woman! I just became a follower

barbara614@insightbb.com

Melissa said...

Closed at 86 comments.

newbie paper crafter said...

Oh My.. there goes my diet.. can';t wait to try them... Love the cart too, I am a new follower of your page, it's great.

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