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Reese’s Firecracker Oreos

Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let’s be honest, all I care about are these Reese’s Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Reese's Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

Can Oreos Hurt a Dog?

If your dog has eaten a lone Oreo, she’s probably fine.

But Oreos aren’t recommended for dogs.

Of course, chocolate is toxic to dogs, but there’s not enough baking chocolate in an Oreo to cause immediate alarm.

Moreover, Oreos contain a lot of sugar, which dogs should avoid.

What is it about fireworks that everyone loves so much? I guess I’m a bit of a crabby old lady because I’ve never really cared that much for fireworks. I can appreciate a good show, we grew up with Fort Vancouver fireworks which were pretty good. But even then it was just a rainy, chilly night down at the fort so I never really cared that much. I did like that the music went with the show which doesn’t happen much anymore. Now firecracker oreos are another story.

Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Reese's Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

I can totally get behind something like this. Oreos dipped in red, white and blue candy melts, a Reese’s peanut butter cup for the base and chocolate fuse? Heck. Yes.

Are Oreos Gluten Free?

Unfortunately not, as we use wheat in the Oreo recipe.

Oreo products do not contain nut or nut traces.

Is Oreo suitable for lactose/dairy free diets?

No, because of the cross contact of milk.

I always care more about the holiday spread than those noisy fireworks. Although, and I cannot believe I’m going to say this, I am starting to enjoy them a little more lately.

Our kids LOVE fireworks and there’s something so magical about watching them light up with joy at every burst. And a slice of pie or these oreos helps my inner joy even more.

Can You Eat Oreos When Pregnant?

Yes a pregnant women can eat Oreo cookies.

Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Reese's Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

The only trick to this “recipe” is to do all of the cookie layers (blues, whites, reds) instead of each firecracker. That gives the blues a little time to set up so it’s ready for the next layer. If you make an entire firecracker in one whack the chocolate will slide down off the oreos and end up on the parchment whereas a dry layer will stop the candy melts from sliding.

Reese’s Firecracker Oreos

Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Firecracker Oreos! They are perfect for potluck dessert ideas! ohsweetbasil.com

Reese's Firecracker Oreos

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 12
Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Reese's Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package oreos
  • 1 1/2 Cups Red Candy Melts melted
  • 1 Cup White Candy Melts melted
  • 1 Cup Blue Candy Melts melted
  • 1/4 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips melted
  • 10-12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions

  • Place the melted semi sweet chocolate in a ziploc and snip the end.
  • Pipe straight lines down parchment paper to be the fuse.
  • Set aside to harden, this can take up to 1 hour depending on how warm your home is.
  • Separate the oreos into 3's for each fire cracker.
  • Using a fork, dip each bottom oreo all the way up it's sides but not worrying about the top in the blue candy melts and place on each peanut butter cup.
  • Repeat with the middle oreos in the white and place the oreo on top of the blue oreo.
  • Repeat with the red candy melts but dip the entire oreo.
  • Allow everything to harden.
  • Once the fuse is hard, gently peel back the parchment and remove the fuse, one at a time.
  • Place a small dollop of melted chocolate on the top of the red oreo and gently stand the fuse in the chocolate. I like the chocolate to have cooled a little so it's slightly thick and will hold the fuse up without me standing there.
  • Store in airtight containers for up to 2 days.
Nutrition Facts
Reese's Firecracker Oreos
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 179mg8%
Carbohydrates 92g31%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 65g72%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Everyone loves fireworks on the 4th of July, but let's be honest, all I care about are these Reese's Firecracker Oreos! Perfect for potluck dessert ideas!

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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