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There’s so much that is great about March – spring, warmer weather, Easter, and since I live with boys, that means there’s some basketball in my life. You know what that means – the Taste the Madness basketball tournament. One cannot simply sit down and watch basketball though, especially during The Big Tournament – there is a lot of preparation and planning that goes into it. Now the following of games and filling out of brackets is the responsibility of the males in the household. My job is to ensure that there is adequate snackage prepared to feed the savages during said games.
Since you cannot partake in basketball watching shenanigans without copious amounts of food, before all else, a run to Safeway is in order to load up on some of our favorites like OREO cookies and Coca-Cola Zero™.
This year the treat round-up includes deliciciousness like cupcakes and Candy Dipped OREO cookies (which I’m going to show you how to make), and of course Coke Zero to wash it all down.
Candy Dipped OREO Basketballs
These Candy Dipped OREO Basketballs are super easy to make, great for getting the crowds excited and pretty darn delicious to eat.
(1) package OREO cookies (any variety)
(1) Package Orange Candy Melts
(1) Package Chocolate Melts 0r Chocolate Chips
(1) Wax Paper
Step 1: Crack open a Coke Zero to enjoy while you’re preparing this amazing creation.
Step 2: In a microwave safe bowl, melt a package of orange candy melts (available at most craft stores and some grocery baking sections). For a complete package I usually warm on high for 1 minute, stir, and warm an additional 30 seconds on high.
Step 3: Dip OREO Cookies in melted coating, covering completely and place on wax paper to harden.
Step 4: In microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate melts or chocolate chips. Once melted scoop into frosting pen (a ziplock bag with corner cut works as well if frosting pen is not available).
Step 5: Once orange candy coating has hardened, use chocolate to drizzle basketball design on OREO cookies. Let dry and serve.
What’s your favorite basketball team? Let me know in the comments below and make sure you visit cokeplaytowin.com/tastethemadness for a chance to win NCAA prizes. Good Luck!
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