Most of us love sweets, especially chocolate. However, not all of us enjoy the process of baking followed by cleaning up. This applies to me. For starters, I actually don’t really like eating sweets, but since becoming a mom I have had to add this to my mom-resume. I just find baking to be so difficult and precise. It’s not like savory cooking where you can throw in a pinch of salt, a dash of pepper and drizzle some olive oil and whalah! There you have it. You can fix an “ok” dish and transform it into something spectacular. But NO…not with baking because you see, it’s a science and if you add too much of this and too little of that, say “bye, bye” to your dish because it’s ruined.
So in order to avoid this headache and of course the clean up…I decided to become a semi-homemade dessert gal. The first time I made these adorable little chocolate fellas was for my son’s first birthday. Not only were they a hit with the kids but the parents too! The creation process is an activity you can do as a family and if you have small children it’s a fun and yummy way to teach them a new animal. These little bears are easy and fast to make! Everyone will be saying “GRRRReat!”
Collect all of your ingredients.
Break the Oreos in half with a knife carefully (adults only). These will be the ears. This is the part where I use the “broken ones” as an excuse to eat them. Don’t judge me!
Lay out a sheet pan and layer it with paper towels. Use the doughnuts that look the nicest and lay them out 2 inches away from each other. Using a knife, apply a small amount of fudge on the flat side of the Oreos, where you cut. The fudge acts like a glue. Apply the ears on each doughnut. This part can get messy but it’s fun!
Fill the icing bag with the fudge. Gently squeeze a small amount into the hole of the doughnut and add the mini M&M to create the nose. Add a small amount of fudge near the nose to add the eyes.
Pierce each bear gently with the lollipop stick. Allow to sit for 20 mins in a cool place.
Grab an ice cold tall glass of milk and enjoy!
Hola! I’m a New York native who relocated to sunny Miami in 2008 where I attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. I’m a millennial of Dominican/Spanish descent who enjoys cooking, dancing and time with my husband, son and our two little furry ones. I LOVE to create new recipes and I'm passionate about bringing my world travels and life experiences into my kitchen. Yum!