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Leprechaun Hats Make A Fun Day with Your Kids
St. Patrick’s Day is nearly here, and what better way to enjoy the day than with some great treats, like Leprechaun Hats? They are adorable, and fun to make with your kids! A few simple ingredients turns into little works of art that are great for any St. Patrick’s Day themed parties.
Tips and Tricks for Leprechaun Hats
Sometimes you have to make something to realize what you did wrong. You get the advantage: I’ve already made the mistake! When making Leprechaun Hats, look for the candy coating bark or Wilton candy disks. When they cool, they are hard and won’t melt in your hands as you are trying to work with them to assemble the hats. You can find candy bark in the baking section of your local grocery, and they might just have the Wilton disks too. I find mine in the baking pan aisle, with other cake making supplies. That’s where I found the green icing coloring too.
Leprechaun Hats Aren’t Just for St. Patrick’s Day!
Make these wonderful treats for other holidays too, such as President’s Day (Lincoln’s hat), New Year’s Eve, as a topping for snowmen in the winter, or even pilgrim’s hats at Thanksgiving! They would make great place card holders to lean paper against for your Thanksgiving table. Don’t keep Leprechaun Hats just for St. Patrick’s Day!
1 bag regular size marshmallows
1 bag chocolate candy bark/disks
1 bag white chocolate candy bark/disks
1 vial green icing colorant
1 pkg Fudge Stripes Cookies
plastic icing bag
Melt the chocolate bark in a double boiler or microwave until hot and smooth.
Cover a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper.
Spear a marshmallow with a toothpick and swirl in the chocolate, covering the top and sides completely. Let any excess chocolate drip off into the pan. Move to the cookie sheet, carefully removing the toothpick with a fork and placing the marshmallow white side down.
Continue with the rest of the marshmallows.
When the coating on them is set, melt the white chocolate bark in a clean pan. Stir in enough of the green colorant to make the chocolate a pretty Kelly green.
Fill the icing bag with the green chocolate and clip the tip off so you can pipe a small thread of chocolate. Flip the cookies so they are chocolate side up, and pipe some of the green chocolate around the center hole.
Sprinkle with sugar sprinkles, if using.
Place a marshmallow, white side down, onto the green frosting and press down lightly to fuse the two and push out some of the green chocolate out around it.
Continue until all the marshmallows are paired with a cookie.
With the leftover green chocolate, make clovers on the sides of the marshmallow by placing three or four dots of chocolate.
Let the chocolate set up and you have an adorable treat!