St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner… this Saturday to be exact. To help you celebrate, I’ve created a new DIY treat full of sweet goodness and glittering shamrocks! I shared it over on the fabulous Hostess Blog and will share it here as well! So whether you’re planning a big green bash or simply want a treat to enjoy at home, these are festive and magically delicious. They’re my Leprechaun Hat S’mores!
Delicious as they are cute, these little hats would be the perfect addition to any St. Patty’s Day dessert table. A Fudge Stripe Cookie base is topped with a marshmallow and then coated in chocolate to create one delicious little s’more hat! Easy enough for your little leprechauns to help make too (if you don’t mind gooey hands!).
Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?
In a few simple steps, you’ll be kicking up your heels and dancing the jig, wishing that every rainbow ended in a plate of these adorable s’mores! So let’s get to it… here’s how to make them!
- Keebler® Fudge Stripes™ Cookies
- Large Marshmallows
- Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
- Green Candy Melts
- Green Sprinkles or Green Cake Sparkles
STEP 1: Melt dark chocolate candy in the microwave, in 30 second intervals on 50% power. Stir after each heating. Repeat until completely melted. Dip Fudge Stripe Cookies into chocolate, coating completely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, top side down, until candy coating is completely set.
STEP 2: Using a toothpick, dip marshmallow into chocolate and coat almost entirely. Shake off any excess. Set on parchment paper, until candy coating is completely set. Remove toothpick.
STEP 3: Melt green candy just as you did the chocolate. Flip marshmallow upside down and insert new toothpick in top. Dip into green candy, just barely, to create a small band of green around the bottom.
STEP 4: Coat green candy band with sprinkles or sparkles. Shake off excess.
STEP 5: Place marshmallow in center of chocolate covered cookie. Carefully remove toothpick. Touch up the toothpick hole with a small dab of melted chocolate, if desired.
STEP 6: Spoon some of the remaining melted green candy into a piping bag, ziplock bag or squeeze bottle. On parchment paper, make three small dots of candy in the shape of a triangle. Each dot should be about the size of a chocolate chip. Using a toothpick, swirl the three dots together to form a shamrock shape. Swirl the bottom two dots together first, then the top dot. Pull toothpick straight down to form the stem. Before candy hardens, cover with sprinkles or crushed cake sparkles. Once shamrocks have set up, dust off excess sparkle.
STEP 7: To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green.
Your finished treats can be stored for several days in an airtight container, at room temperature. Whether your family heritage goes back to Ireland or not… we’re all Irish on March 17th! So get your green on and whip up some of these yummy Leprechaun Hat S’mores for your little munchkins! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!