Gold Oreos look like the golden coins from a stash of Leprechaun Loot don’t you think? There are so many ways to use these while celebrating the holiday, from festively topping off some Chocolate Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting to hiding the gold Oreo coins around the house and letting the kids search for Leprechaun treasure!
Making Edible Gold Covered Oreos
You only need two ingredients to make your own edible gold covered Oreos.
- Oreos – We used the thin mint filled Oreos, since they look more like coins than the fatter ones… and mint goes with the holiday.
- Gold Wilton Color Mist – This edible gold spray paint covered surprisingly well over the chocolate cookies.
Make sure to put down some parchment paper or other covering on your table when making the gold sprayed Oreos, and don’t apply the coats too thickly. The gold covers better when dry than it appears to when wet. Don’t forget to shake the can well before spraying and let the edible gold paint dry between coats.
As you can see the gold sprayed Oreos have a nice shine to them, and this Oreo is only covered with two coats on each side. The second application for each side was actually quite light too.
One can of the Wilton Gold Color Mist should cover roughly two dozen Oreo cookies well. If you need to do a lot of these gold sprayed Oreos, I would suggest using one of the more yellow toned Oreo varieties, such as lemon. I think one coat of the gold paint would cover those sufficiently.
I am giving you a couple sources for the edible Gold paint, as some may be out (or priced crazy) due to the holiday.
Wilton Edible Gold Color Mist (Walmart)
Edible Gold Spray Paint – Wilton (Amazon)