October 1, 2011

Artful Chocolate Dipped Treats with Chocolate Transfer Sheets ~ Tutorial and GIVEAWAY


Q:  How can you make a BAKE SALE BEST SELLER without having to bake?

A:  Make chocolate dipped Oreos on a stick with Chocolate Transfer Sheets!

Chocolate Transfer Sheets are food-grade acetate sheets that have been printed with fun and beautiful cocoa butter patterns. They are easy to use and yield professional, boutique candy store results!


If you're looking for an easy yet sophisticated way to transform the average chocolate dipped treat into something sublimely artful, you'll want to keep a few Chocolate Transfer Sheets in your pantry year-round.  

They're lovely on cakes too!
Transfer sheet treats are my favorite item to donate to bake sales, dessert auctions, and school events. They require little time, fuss and money, and are always top sellers!

The transfer sheets can be stored in a cool place for years,so they're always on-call for a last-minute project.

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GIVEAWAY:  I'm giving away a collection of Chocolate Transfer Sheets to one lucky reader.  The details are at the end of this post!  Giveaway has ended.
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How to Decorate Chocolate Dipped Treats
Using Chocolate Transfer Sheets

Materials/Ingredients
(for 3 dozen Oreos)
Candy Melts or Chocolate (20 oz.)
Package of Oreos
(Peppermint Joe Joes or Nutter Butters work well too)
36 lollipop sticks
(2) Parchment, wax paper or silicone lined baking sheets
(1) Chocolate Transfer sheet (12x16) cut in to 2x2 squares with scissors (Approx. $7)

Tip:  Use a light touch when handling Chocolate Transfer Sheets. Try to avoid touching the printed side, as human body temperature can easily melt or smudge the cocoa butter.


Step 1:  Insert sticks into the cookies. For Oreos I like to place a hand gently on top of the cookie as I insert the stick. Using light pressure from the top helps prevent the cookie from cracking and separating.

Step 2:  Finely chop your chocolate, melt and temper -- or -- use candy melts. Put the melted chocolate in a narrow vessel. I like to use a large water goblet. Holding the stick, dip an Oreo directly in to the melted chocolate.

Step 3:  Pull out and gently shake off excess chocolate.

Step 4:  Place dipped cookie on one of the lined cookie sheets.


Step 5:  Gently apply the transfer sheet, shiny side up (cocoa butter side down). Use the back of a spoon or flat object to gently tap out any air bubbles.

Step 6:  Repeat with remaining cookies. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Step 7:  Remove pans from refrigerator. Peel off and discard transfer sheets.

Step 8:  Wrap treats in cello bags and tie off with ribbon.


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WIN SOME!
 Are you ready to give Chocolate Transfer Sheets a try?
I'm giving away a 4 sheet assortment from my collection to one Rook No. 17 reader.
Sorry, giveaway has ended.

(1) Orange Dot
(1) Black Floral Scroll
(1) Lime Floral Scroll
(1) Gold Stars
A $30 Value

Entering is easy!

Mandatory:  Be a follower of Rook No. 17 and leave a comment on this post by answering this question:  What is your favorite chocolate dipped treat?

For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each)
1) Follow Rook No. 17 on Twitter
2)  Follow Rook No. 17 on Facebook
3)  Tweet this message:  I entered to win a set of Chocolate Transfer Treats at Rook No. 17 http://bit.ly/oSBP16

One lucky winner will be drawn via Random.org on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Midnight PST.
Open to U.S. residents.


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100 comments:

  1. Chocolate dipped pretzels! Love the sweet and salty combo! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  2. My favorite thing dipped in chocolate? Cookies for one!

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  3. I am following your blog.

    My favorite chocolate dipped treat is definitely peanut butter balls.

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  4. I liked you on Facebook.

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  5. I am following you on Twitter.

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  6. How cool! I didn't even know such a thing existed. Makes decorating a lot easier. Thanks!

    Hanneke

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  7. I did some marketing for a chocolatier for awhile, and that's how I know about transfers.
    I'd take ANYTHING chocolate dipped right now. Food intolerances ~ no more gluten, dairy or sugar. I'm dying!!

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  8. I love me some chocolate dipped fruit.

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  9. And I follow you on Twitter (@LaYen)

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  10. My fave chocolate dipped treat is candied orange peel !!! atesker@gmail.com

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  11. Oh my goodness Jenn - these look divine! Yummy with a capital Y! Where can we get these transfer sheets for those of us who don't win your sweet giveaway? My favorite chocolate dipped treat is probably Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Bears, but just about anything covered with chocolate is good by me :) I think these chocolate covered Oreos might become my new favorite very soon - with or without the transfers. Thanks for sharing this lovely idea!

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  12. I am a follower. My favorite chocolate dipped treat? Hmmmm anything! I guess if I had to pick one chocolate covered peppermint patties.

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  13. I like you on Facebook! Thanks for offering such a neat giveaway, I haven't seen anything like it!

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  14. I follow you on gfc and I love chocolate covered strawberries.

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  15. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/heatherlaverne1/status/120615763131375616

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  16. These are so gorgeous and I am dying to play with them!!! And of course I follow you!

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  17. Yay! I follow (and love!) your blog, Jenn!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win these awesome transfer sheets!

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  18. I "liked" you on FB! Why hadn't I done that months ago???? Geesh, Mag.

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  19. I just tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/MidwesternSGirl/status/120685309959737344

    And darn! I forgot to answer your question in my first comment!!! I LOVE chocolate-dipped pretzels...oh man...so good!

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  20. I love brownie pops with a hint of chili in the dipping chocolate :)

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  21. I follow you! I love pound cake or angel food cake dipped in chocolate! Thanks, mamatkns@hotmail.com

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  22. What a fun giveaway... I love chocolate covered bananas, especially at Disneyland! I also loved chocolate covered strawberries, and oreo's... I really think chocolate just about makes everything better!

    Carlee

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  24. I adore the chocolate transfer sheets! I'm always tempted to buy some, but I never have.

    Favorite chocolate dipped treat.....tough question. Isn't everything better if it's been dipped in chocolate??? Seriously, my daughter and I love to dip sugar wafers in chocolate and add them to the dessert table when we have dinner parties. They are usually the first item to disappear.

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  25. I think my current chocolate dipped favorites are marshmallows! I follow your feed on my yahoo account.

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  26. I follow Rook No 17 on Google friend connect! Mmmmm, chocolate! My favorite Chocolate treat is my Grandmothers chocolate fudge. Its a hard candied fudge and SO good.

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  31. I follow you on twitter - on the post above- I forgot to tell you my favorite dipped treat is pretzels.

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  37. I love shortbread cookies dipped in chocolate. So delicious!

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  50. Ive never actually made chocolate dipped treats but they're on my baking list for this week. I want to make cake balls, oreos and rice krispies.
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  58. Following you..I love strawberries dipped in chocolate and also pretzels!
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  59. I'm a follower, and I love Chocolate Dipper strawberries!
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  60. I adore chocolate cherries, they are so divine!

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  61. I love chocolate-covered pretzel sticks!
    Question: do you wait until the chocolate has cooled and set a little before applying the sheets, or do you put them on the cookies immediately?

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