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Super easy to make, and fun to eat, these fish bowl Oreos are a great rainy day project with the kids, too!

When rainy days hit, it can be hard to keep the kids occupied. Our kids would much rather play outside than inside. Who can blame them, right?

However, when we get those rainy days, it doesn’t have to be a drudge. Those are the days to pull out fun projects that you only do those times. Some things we like to do on rainy days:

  • Build a fort in the living room and have a floor picnic
  • Color in special coloring books
  • Play with playdoh
  • Read our special “rainy day only” books

 

fish bowl oreo cookies

Our new favorite rainy day project, however, is these fish bowl Oreos.

They are super easy to make, and a toddler friendly project. The only issue is keeping them from eating the cookies while we make them. Well, most of them anyway.

All you need to do is lay the Oreo cookies on a plate, and melt the candy melts. If it’s too thick, add a bit of coconut oil, not water. Stir completely.

The candy melts can be hot, so it’s best to not let the young kids dip the cookies into it. They can sprinkle the fish and rainbow sprinkles on the cookies, though. Let them cool completely if you can before you enjoy!

Try these other fun recipes to make with your kids:

Cookies And Cream Frozen Treats
Cookies And Cream Cheesecake
Oreo Flag Pops

making fish bowl oreos

Can I use any type of sandwich cookies?

Of course. Try different flavors with this recipe! Some times during the year, they also have different colors of filling that would make a pretty cookie. If you need gluten free, you can use the gluten free sandwich cookies just as easily.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15.35 ounce) package Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  • 2 (12 ounce) packages white candy melts wafers or vanilla-flavored almond bark
  • 1 (12 ounce) package blue candy melts wafer
  • Fish sprinkles
  • Rainbow nonpareil sprinkles

Instructions:

  1. 1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
  2. Melt white candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.
  3. Dip each cookie into melted candy. Remove cookie, tapping gently against the side of the bowl, allowing excess candy to return to the bowl. If air bubbles form, pop them with a toothpick. Place the cookie onto the waxed paper. Allow to set completely before proceeding to the next step. To speed the process, cookies can be refrigerated or placed in the freezer in a single layer.
  4. Melt blue candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.
  5. Spoon candy coating over half of the white coated cookies. Immediately add sprinkles to resemble an aquarium scene. Larger sprinkles should be individually placed using sterilized tweezers or a toothpick.
  6. Allow cookie to set completely at room temperature or refrigerate for faster results. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

What is your favorite rainy day project with your kids? Will you make these fish bowl oreos?

making fish bowl oreos

fish bowl oreos on waxed paper

Fish Bowl Oreos

Ingredients

  • 1 package oreo or other sandwich cookies (15.35 ounce package)
  • 2 packages white candy melts or vanilla almond bark 12 ounce package
  • 1 package blue candy melts 12 ounce package
  • fish sprinkles
  • rainbow non pareil sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Melt white candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.

  2. Dip each cookie into melted candy. Remove cookie, tapping gently against the side of the bowl, allowing excess candy to return to the bowl. If air bubbles form, pop them with a toothpick.

  3. Place the cookie onto the waxed paper. Allow to set completely before proceeding to the next step. To speed the process, cookies can be refrigerated or placed in the freezer in a single layer.

  4. Melt blue candy coating according to package directions. If the candy is too thick to pour, add 1 teaspoon coconut oil or vegetable shortening. Stir well. Do not add water. You can add up to 1 tablespoon of coconut oil per bag of candy wafers.Spoon candy coating over half of the white coated cookies.

  5. Immediately add sprinkles to resemble an aquarium scene. Larger sprinkles should be individually placed using sterilized tweezers or a toothpick.

  6. Allow cookie to set completely at room temperature or refrigerate for faster results. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

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