Pigs may be stinkers, but these Oreo Pigs are totally sweet.
Whether you are hosting a farm party and are looking for cute farm animal treats or you want something fun for the kids to make at a bar-b-que, these little candy coated Oreo Cookies are sure to please.
Ingredients to Make Oreo Pigs
- 16 Oreo Cookies
- 4 ounces Pink Candy Melts (or use white candy melts and add pink candy coloring)
- 32 Candy Eyes (1/2 inch is best, but any size will work)
- 16 pink Starburst Fruit Chews (or use pink salt water taffy)
- black food coloring marker
How to Make Oreo Pigs
Unwrap the pink taffy. Heat each individual piece in the microwave on the defrost setting for 7-12 seconds, just enough to soften the candy. Cut the candy in half. Roll one half into a ball then into a flat oval for the pig’s snout. Cut the other piece in half and shape into two triangles for the pig’s ears. Using the back of a wooden skewer, make two indentations on the pink oval for the nostrils. The use the pointed end of the skewer to create the indentation in the ears.
Pour the pink candy melts into a small microwave safe bowl. Heat on high power for 20 second increments, stirring after each, until melted.
Use a spatula or knife to spread a thin layer of pink candy coating over each Oreo Cookie and decorate each cookie immediately.
NOTE: If you prefer you can dip the entire cookie in the candy coating, but you’ll need 8-12 ounces in order to do that.
While the candy coating is wet, set two candy eyes on the cookie, then add a snout. Pop the cookie in the freezer for 3-5 minutes until the candy hardens.
Use some of the melted candy coating to attach two ears to each cookie.
Allow the cookies to come to room temperature, about 10 minutes, then draw on a smile using a black food coloring marker.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a few weeks. Who am I kidding, these little piggies will get gobbled up before you know it!