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This is a play on the footballs I made for Superbowl season! With Oreo Cookies round shape, and creamy center they make perfect candidates for my finger food party desserts! These Oreo Cookies are dipped in orange chocolate,  and decorated with black decorating gel to resemble basketballs! They are not only fun to display, but yummy too! Here’s what I did to make these basketballs!:

First Off, A Supply List – You’ll Need:

  • Wilton Orange Chocolate Melts – I found these at Michael’s Craft Store
  • Wilton Black Decorating Gel – I found this at Michael’s Craft Store
  • Oreo Cookies
  • Toothpicks
  • A flat surface with waxed paper – if you have a small platter that will fit into your freezer, use that. The chocolate sets quick in the freezer

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Now, On To The Fun Food:

  • Basketball Cookie On A Toothpick Fun Food
  • Shave the bottom of each cookie to give it a flat surface on which to stand
  • Basketball Cookie On A Toothpick Fun Food
  • Melt your chocolate in a small bowl – according to the package directions
  • Basketball Cookie On A Toothpick Fun Food
  • Drop your cookies in one by one
  • Pull them out with a fork, tapping off the excess chocolate and slide them onto the wax paper to dry – Pop them in the freezer to speed up the process
  • Basketball Cookie On A Toothpick Fun Food
  • Now, back out of the freezer – Insert toothpicks
  • Set them up to make sure they’ll stand up on their own
  • If they topple over, shave the bottom with a knife to give them a flat surface
  • You can also trim off any excess orange chocolate
  • Now set the cookie down to decorate
  • Make an Cross with the black decorating gel
  • So cool and simple to do. Great for March Madness parties or basketball fans
  • Then add the semi-circle shapes to each side
  • Pop these back in the freezer until your ready for them

That’s It – Enjoy

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