These delicious cookies are a perfect treat for “Tree Dressing” day as they can be eaten with one hand while hanging ornaments. They are also fun to make and the kids can help with every stage.

1 pack of mini Oreos or Wheelies approx 35 – 40 small cookies
250 g dark chocolate – I use Whitakkers 62 % cacao
1 tbsp vegetable oil or Kremelta
Candy canes approx 40 g – or 3 x 13 g small canes from a pack of 12
popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks
Aluminium foil
Cookie sheet

Place the chocolate in a heat proof bowl over a pan of gently simmering water until the chocolate has melted. Stir in the vegetable fat or oil until completely combined.
While the chocolate is melting twist the cookies to separate them all into 2 halves and place them icing side up on a foil covered cookie sheet.

place the candy canes into a small snap-lock bag and pound with a rolling pin until crushed.

Place a blob of chocolate onto half the cookies, sprinkle the chocolate with crushed candy and place a stick into the chocolate blob. Place one of the remaining cookie halves on top and gently press. When all the cookies have a stick inserted place the tray in the fridge for 10 minutes or until they chocolate has set.
Gently re warm the remaining melted chocolate and dip each cookie pop into the liquid chocolate then gently tap the stick on the side of the bowl to shake off excess chocolate. Place on the foil covered tray and add a sprinkle of crushed candy. Continue until all the cookie pops are dipped then store in the fridge until needed.