It’s March which means the season is soon to change; the weather will get warmer, daylight savings, and tons of holidays. St. Patrick’s Day is one of the first holidays in the month of March and whether or not you’re Irish or know about the meaning of the holiday, we all still love a good celebration! Big or little we celebrate by either wearing the color green, drinking something green or making something of the color green .If you are a parent you know the little ones will be celebrating at school and will be getting  into the spirit of it all. If you are looking for something to make with them or for them, then these Leprechaun Hat S’mores are cute and easy to make. These treats can be made a few days in advance which is even better for us working moms.

Photo Credit [Leprechaun Hat S’mores thecakeblog.com] Retrieved February 29,2016 From thecakeblog.com
Photo Credit [Leprechaun Hat S’mores thecakeblog.com] Retrieved February 29,2016 From thecakeblog.com
Ingredients:

  • Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
  • Green Candy Melts
  • Green Sprinkles or Cake Sparkles

Photo Credit [Leprechaun Hat S’mores thecakeblog.com] Retrieved February 29,2016 From thecakeblog.com
Photo Credit [Leprechaun Hat S’mores thecakeblog.com] Retrieved February 29,2016 From thecakeblog.com
Directions:

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 chocolate.

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, zip lock 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 been set up, dust off excess sparkle.

STEP 7:  To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!

Written By: Cynthia L

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