I just received this cute Christmas Gingerbread Men mold (along with the tree and poinsettia) in time to make some for the holidays. Two day priority mail took 9 days – such is the post office this time of year! I have quite a collection of mini and regular sized molds that I have posted in past years. Not just for the holidays throughout the year but I also have gardening molds, paw print, smiley face and many others. Just search Mini Molds, Oreos, Thanksgiving, Valentines Day and so on.
I get all of these molds from spinningleaf.com – this company makes them. Awhile ago I did email them asking if they could create a gingerbread man and sure enough they finally did. Not sure if it was because of my email but I like to think I played some small part.
I am the “gingerbread queen” as I love everything gingerbread from baking cookies to making chocolate covered Oreo molds like this. For 20 years we decorated gingerbread houses; I made the houses, provided the candy (the kids brought their own roof materials) and then each family decorated their own special house. One year I made six! My first gingerbread house goes back to when I was 17 – yes that is me with the long hair. Little did I know that this would become a tradition in my family after I married and grandchildren filled our lives (nieces and nephews too).
I have a 2 foot kitchen tree full of miniature ornaments and my main tree is all gingerbread boys and girls, gingerbread houses, candy and much more. The ornaments range from handmade gingerbread cookies that I dried to a Steuben gingerbread man. I have quite an extensive and valuable collection of ornaments that I have been collecting for over 35 years.
Now to the molds which require 2 mini Oreo cookies.
- Melt each color of candy wafers as you need them in the microwave at 30 second intervals
- Paint the designs/face on the Gingerbread Men – allow to harden
- Spoon a thin layer of chocolate covering the entire mold and allow to harden in the refrigerator
- Place a cookie in the head and another one in the body
- Cover with chocolate and tap the mold to get rid of any bubbles – I also remove bubbles with a toothpick
- Refrigerate until the chocolate is firm – do not be in a hurry
- Pop out of the molds and enjoy!
- These do keep for a few days and are a great treat to make ahead of time
- This mold makes four gingerbread men; I bought two as it does take time for the chocolate to harden
- Do not microwave too long – I pull each bowl out before all of the wafers are completely melted and then stir until they are melted
- Be sure the design is dry and hard before adding another layer, otherwise the colors can run together – small details dry quickly; larger ones take longer
Linking my cute and tasty chocolate treats to Fiesta Friday #203. We are all co-hosts this week so be sure and stop by to say hello.