Chocolate Mint Oreo Cups

In case you have missed some of the older posts on the 24 Days of Christmas Baking, you can see pics and links to all the previous days here.

Last year I added some chocolate candy cups to my collection of Christmas baking.  I made chocolate peanut butter cups, chocolate with almonds and dried blueberries (recipe found here) and these chocolate mint Oreo cups.

They were all a huge hit and were gobbled up very quickly. My three kids loved them all but the chocolate mint Oreo cups were their favourite. They, like me, love the combination of chocolate and mint and the crunch of the Oreo crumbs provides a great texture for this bite size treat.

A chocolate mint candy with an oreo crumb crunch. Using Wilton candy melts, they are a snap to make and are a great treat to have during Christmas or any time of year!

To make these, I used Wilton Candy melts. For the chocolate base it is possible to use chocolate chips, but it would be recommended to add 2 tbsp of butter to the chocolate while it is melting.A chocolate mint candy with an oreo crumb crunch. Using Wilton candy melts, they are a snap to make and are a great treat to have during Christmas or any time of year!

Melt the candy melts in a glass bowl over a pot of boiling water.

The bottom layer, stir in the Oreo crumbs after the chocolate has melted. Carefully spoon some into each candy cup liner. Let cool completely.

A chocolate mint candy with an oreo crumb crunch. Using Wilton candy melts, they are a snap to make and are a great treat to have during Christmas or any time of year!

Once the bottom layer of the candy cups has hardened, it is ready to add the top layer. After the green layer has been spooned into each cup liner, I like to sprinkle a little bit of Oreo crumbs on top.

Chocolate Mint Oreo Cups

A chocolate mint candy with an oreo crumb crunch. Using Wilton candy melts, they are a snap to make and are a great treat to have during Christmas or any time of year!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Candy
Keyword Candy, Chocolate, Christmas Baking, Mint, Oreo
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 48 candy cups
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups chocolate melts
  • 1 cup oreo crumbs
  • 3 cups green candy melts
  • 1/2 tsp pure mint extract
  • 48 candy cup liners
  • 3 tbsp oreo crumbs for topping

Instructions

  • Put the chocolate candy melts in a glass bowl. Rest the bowl on top of a pot half filled with water. The glass bowl must be large enough that it rests on top of the pot and is not touching the water at all. Bring the water to a low boil. Stir the candy melts until melted and smooth.
  • Stir in the Oreo crumbs and spoon into the candy cup liners so that they are about half filled.
  • Melt the green candy melts in a glass bowl using the same method as the chocolate melts. When the green candy melts are melted and smooth, stir in the mint extract.
  • Spoon the green candy melt into the cup liners filling them to the top. Sprinkle with the remaining Oreo crumbs.
  • They will harden as they cool

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

6 comments

  1. Thanks, Steve! I’m going to look real good come Christmas with all the packages of baked goods going out to family and friends. Never mind the ones who will be visiting or with us during the Christmas season.

  2. This is so clever! When I saw this, I thought I have never seen any mint candy out there to make this…solution-make your own! I love chocolate and mint, so I have saved this delicious and creative recipe.

  3. Look amazing! Looks like you have lots of yummy holiday treats!

  4. Hello Steve these cups looks delicious! I love the contrast of colours!
    Have a nice day!

  5. Oh wow! Love these Steve! I can see them being a hit here at my house and like you, I have added candies to my sweets tray for Christmas in recent years so this will definitely be tried. 🙂

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