Edible Art: How to Make Paint Splattered Oreos

Finally, a Pollock painting you can eat. Whether you’re throwing an art themed party, need to barter with a friend to borrow their help for a photo shoot, or want to gift an edible to that creative bestie in your life, these paint splattered Oreos are sure to be a hit!

I crafted these abstract munchies for my art themed co-ed baby shower as part of the “cravings table.” Oreos dominated that table as much as they dominated my nightly snacking during the 3rd trimester. Especially the Red Velvet flavor, drooool. I used some of the Oreos to decorate an over the top cake complete with donuts and neon frosting. The leftovers went pretty fast when I brought them to the office the next day.

The splatter like technique used in making these icing designs is similar to the “drip painting” style made famous by abstract artist Jackson Pollock.  Pollock would place his canvases on the floor, walk around them dripping paint directly from the can, and manipulate the paint with other tools if he so chose.  These drips evoked his emotions and mood.

When creating the splatter drip art on these cookies, you’ll start off with having all the coated Oreos on parchment paper acting as your canvas.  When dripping and splattering the melted candy melts over top the cookies, think about who you are making these for, think about why you are making them, think about what makes you happy! Your emotions will come through and create beautiful pieces of consumable art.

The possible color combinations for these are endless, and each cookie turns out to be it’s own unique masterpiece.  And because they are so easy to put together, this could be fun to do with your little ones!

AuthorDawnReedCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins

 1 package of Oreos or Hydrox or Offbrand sandwich cookies
 4 packages of candy melts (different colors)
 1 tbsp shortening

1

1. Layout parchment paper on a baking sheet

2

2. Empty contents of one bag of candy melts into a microwavable bowl.

3

3. Add the shortening to the bowl.

4

4. Microwave the bowl of melts according to package instructions. (Usually 30 second intervals on 50% power stirring between intervals, do not over stir.)

5

5. Once the the candies have melted to a thin consistency, carefully submerge one cookie into the bowl and spoon over until it is completely covered with the candy melt.

6

6. Use a fork to lift the cookie out of the bowl and let the excess candy melt drain off back into the bowl. Put the cookie on the parchment paper, and continue doing that with the rest of the cookies.

7

7. In another small bowl, melt about half a bag of another color of the candy melts. (No shortening needed.)

8

8. Use a fork to drizzle and splatter this all over the cookies resting on the parchment paper.

9

9. Do this again with the other color candy melts.

10

10. Once they are all set, they can be packaged in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Ingredients

 1 package of Oreos or Hydrox or Offbrand sandwich cookies
 4 packages of candy melts (different colors)
 1 tbsp shortening

Directions

1

1. Layout parchment paper on a baking sheet

2

2. Empty contents of one bag of candy melts into a microwavable bowl.

3

3. Add the shortening to the bowl.

4

4. Microwave the bowl of melts according to package instructions. (Usually 30 second intervals on 50% power stirring between intervals, do not over stir.)

5

5. Once the the candies have melted to a thin consistency, carefully submerge one cookie into the bowl and spoon over until it is completely covered with the candy melt.

6

6. Use a fork to lift the cookie out of the bowl and let the excess candy melt drain off back into the bowl. Put the cookie on the parchment paper, and continue doing that with the rest of the cookies.

7

7. In another small bowl, melt about half a bag of another color of the candy melts. (No shortening needed.)

8

8. Use a fork to drizzle and splatter this all over the cookies resting on the parchment paper.

9

9. Do this again with the other color candy melts.

10

10. Once they are all set, they can be packaged in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

Paint Splattered Oreos

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