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4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

I’m all about simple. But I’m also all about delicious and definitely all about pretty. So it’s no wonder that one of my favorite treats to make for any holiday or get together is chocolate covered Oreos. Simple, quick, and totally looks like a lot of effort went into them.

And truthfully, don’t tell anyone, but it isn’t a lot of effort. Shhhh! Just smile and say “Oh, just something I whipped up…”

Scatter them on a platter, fill a big mason jar or layer them in a bowl – however you arrange them, they are sure to be a show stopper!

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos


  • Oreos (We like Golden Oreos but it doesn’t matter which kind you go for! These are SWEET. The Double Stuffed give some great height, but the regular Oreos can help keep the sweetness under control a bit. But still totally sweet and amazing…)
  • Melting Candies in Red, White and Blue
  • Sprinkles! I was originally looking for star sprinkles at my store and they didn’t have any, but I ended up being in love with these little pearls!
  • Wax paper. Don’t let this fool you - it’s a must!

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Lay out your ingredients on the wax paper. You will need separate small bowls for each color.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Melt your candy melts according to package instructions. I buy mine on Amazon, but if you are looking in your local big box store check in the party aisle or the cake decorating aisle. They are usually not with the boxed cake mixes and icing.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Dip your Oreos in the color of your choice and set on the wax paper.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Before the the candy hardens (and it will harden quickly!) top with your favorite sprinkles.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

You can also drizzle your Oreo with the other colors of melted candies.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

Let the Oreos harden on the wax paper.

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

That’s it! Steal one for yourself while you can and set out the rest for a festive display!

4th of July Chocolate Covered Oreos

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4th of July DIY decorations - display for under $10!

I thought today I would share my 4th of July shelf. The whole thing cost me about $10 to do! You have to love that!
Last week when I was planning out my blog posts I was thinking I would show the picture and then do a tutorial on how to do the crafts, but honestly they are so easy they don’t justify a tutorial!
Here is my breakdow of the shelf:
Flags in milk glass vase. I got the flags from the dollar bins from Target. $2

Milk glass vase - $1 from the thrift store

Pledge subway art - free to dowload from Eighteen25. I print mine at Office Max (12×18 I believe is the largest size you can go for cheap!) on card stock for about $1.50.
Wreath - used a straw wreath base $1.99 already had the yarn! It’s really simple project to do - I suggest doing it while watching a movie because honestly, it’s not the most exciting craft to do! 🙂 I cut my stars out of felt - I was even too lazy to hot glue my stars on. I just kind of stuck them on there!

Here are some links to others that have made the wreath:
The Creative Imperative
One Crafty Mama
God bless America print is from Landee See Landee Do. Again I printed it from Office Max - this one was a 5 by 7 print on cardstock for a whole 75 cents.

Flag painted on burlap. I just spray painted an old frame blue. Then simply, you guessed it, painted the flag.
I do recommend putting down a piece of wax paper under the burlap so the paint doesn’t seep through.
The rag garland. I love. Are you ready for this super hard craft? Pick out your fabric. I used 6 different kinds. Cut into strips. Then cut a piece of yarn the length you want your garland to be. Simply tie the strips of fabric onto the yarn. Yes. That’s it. You just tie it on. Simple.
I really like our patriotic display. I like the fact that it was quick, easy and didn’t cost much even more! How do you decorate for the 4th of July?
I linked up here.

Amanda
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30 ways to make your 4th of July get together rock your socks off (and your guests!)

The 4th of July is well on it’s way so if you are planning a BBQ, family get together or just doing something fun with the kids now is the time to get those brainstorms started. At our house it’s family, games, BBQ and fireworks. Pretty low key, but no excuse not to make it adorable! Thanks to some awesomely creative bloggers out there, here are 30 ideas to get you started on your rock your socks off 4th of July bash!
Aren’t these 4th of July chair bunting from HMH Designs adorable?
Yum! Fire cracker cupcakes from Jamie Cooks it up!
Perfect for making your table nice and festive. Add sprinkles to a cup and put a candle in it! So easy! (Better Homes and Garden)
Fourth+of+July+printable
I love this little God Bless America printable from Landee See Landee Do.
4th of July Punch
Independence Day punch from Big Bear’s Wife. Everyone will be talking about it!
I think this wreath is just adorable. (Capital B)
uncle sam
I admit to squealing with delight when I saw Uncle Sam from The Muddy Princess. Use his hat to hold flowers, silverware for your table, sparklers, the possibilities are endless!
Here is another great and easy craft to dress up your table (or mantle!) from Martha Stewart.
I think these fire crackers are just to die for cute. (Country Creations by Denise)
Yes, I went thrifting right after I saw this picture to snatch up some red, white and blue plates. And I’m in love. (The Tablescaper has TONS of great ideas for every occasion!)
From Made - classy streamers. I love the combined colors. I love the ruffles. I love that it makes a big impact for cheap!
Aren’t these cute? Guess what these firecrackers are made of? Mailing tubes. Genius. (All You)

And for the adults at your party…red, white and blue Sangria from Recipe Girl.
This is pretty awesome piece of decor from Less Cake More Frosting but she warns that’s it is a big job! But if you have the patience I say go for it (and make one for me too!)
I have all of Eighteen25’s awesome prints. I get mine printed at Office Max on cardstock for under $2 each. (I’ll have to double check the size I get for you!)
I love the idea of cups, silverware and napkins all being together in one spot. Easy to grab while your fixing your plate full! Great idea from A Soft Place to Land.
Is this flag not super cute? At Second Street is a great blog full of good ideas!
This Old House has a series of 13 awesome games to play in your backyard plus the how to’s in building them!
I vote Style me Pretty is a pretty smart lady. Putting bug spray stations (and sunscreen stations) outside for you and your friends and family is a pretty darn nice thing to do!
Spray paint dots (or stars) on your lawn for yard twister! If it’s really hot out put a few sprinklers on 🙂 (Kate Spade Blog)
Make a Smore’s bar like Martie Knows Parties did.
Or how about an awesome build your own shortcake bar? YUM. Celebrations at home is an idea packed blog for lots of different occasions!
I think Mason jars make everything pretty. This lemonade is perfect for a BBQ. It stays cool on ice. Already in a cup. A lid to close so bugs stay out. And your guests can label their so no mixed up cups! (The High Heeled Hostess)
Here is another quick, easy and cheap game that you can whip up - and this one you can use time and time again! Perfect for keeping the kids entertained! (And adults too!) (Family Fun)
This fruit pie from Woman’s Day looks a-maz-ing.
Store matches in a jar with a lid that ensures a perfect light every time. Obviously keep away from kids but essential for lighting those sparklers! (The Burlap Bag)
How sweet is this little topiary from Whitney Caroline designs?
Here is another free print to fill up those frames! This one is from Polkadots on Parade!
I love the element of surprise. This cake looked pretty and festive with it’s marshmallow butter cream frosting, strawberries and blueberries. Everyone will say oh pretty. And then dessert time. Cut it open and WOW! Surprise! 🙂 (Unusual 2 Tasty)
There you go. 30 ideas to get you started. What traditions do you have on the 4th of July?

Amanda

       

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