Emerald Birthday Gemstones
Original Blog post from: Confections, Crafts and Couture.
It's my favorite month of the year! May is my birthday month and this year I'm definitely celebrating all month long. I'm making up for last year's secluded celebration. I definitely enjoyed myself last year but I wanted to go over the top this year because that's my business (in my Tabitha Brown voice).
This year not only did I want to celebrate with an excursion, but I wanted to celebrate with as many treats as I could fit into this month as possible. I started off with some amazing Hummingbird Cupcakes (see post) and wanted to keep the party going.
For those of you who don't know emerald is the birthstone for this month. A few months ago I bought a new silicone mold having no clue what I planned to do with it. As usual, the idea came to me during my sleep one night. I woke up, wrote down my idea on my bedside notepad and went back to sleep. I thought I would create my own emeralds for my birthday celebration since I never received one before and could make them delicious. I gathered my ideas and materials and got to work. My emeralds birthday gemstones would be a celebration of May on the inside and out. The insides of these treats are filled with birthday cake flavor and covered in shimmery Cosmic Shimmers to make these gems truly shine!
See how I created these tasty gems below with the step by step video and recipe below.
12 oz. Birthday Cake Oreos (purchase here)
8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
6- 12 Hershey Birthday Cake Kisses (purchase here)
Cosmic Shimmers, for decorating (optional)
Using a food processor or rolling pin crush Oreos to a fine consistency. Place crushed cookies into a medium size bowl and mix with room temperature cream cheese. Mix cookies and cream cheese until completely combined. Place mixture in the refrigerator and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.
While cookie mixture is setting in the refrigerator, melt candy melts according to package directions.
Place melted candy melts into the silicone mold and make sure molds are completely covered. Place silicone mold in the refrigerator to allow candy melts to set.
Take silicone mold and cookie mixture out of the refrigerator. Using small ice cream scoop or spoon spread cookie mixture filling up half of each mold. Place Hershey Kiss into the center of each mold. Fill the rest of each mold with the remainder of the cookie mixture. Place silicone mold back into the refrigerator to allow cookie mixture to cool for another 15 minutes.
Remove silicone mold from the refrigerator. Cover the remaining cookie mixture with candy melts to seal each mold. Place silicone mold back into the refrigerator for an additional 15 minutes for remaining candy melt to set.
Once mold has completely set, remove it from the refrigerator. Carefully remove each gemstone from the silicone mold. Using a small paint brush, cover each mold with Cosmic Shimmers.
Devour and Enjoy!