A fun and easy recipe, these St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats have just 4 ingredients and only take minutes to whip up into a fun treat for everyone!
A FUN ST. PATRICK'S DAY TREAT
I love St. Patrick's Day! I think it is such a fun holiday, especially with all the food and treats that can be made. I do miss having a little one in the house when it comes to these kid-friendly treats but we can still enjoy them as adults too, right?! With only 4 ingredients you can whip up these adorable Leprechaun Hats in no time! All you need are chocolate, cookies, marshmallows and sprinkles! If you want a fun treat to share with the kids (or your kids at heart) this St. Patrick's Day, then you have to make this St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hat recipe!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
I like to use milk chocolate melting wafers for this. They melt the best in my opinion. But you can also use high quality chocolate chips or almond bark. You can also use semi-sweet chocolate or dark chocolate as well.
The easiest way is to use skewers. They are easy to find in the kitchen gadget aisle at your grocery store and are super inexpensive. If you cannot find them or choose not to use them you can use a toothpick, spoon, fork or your hands to dip these.
I use Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies for this recipe. They have a nice chocolate bottom that will blend into the recipe well and they are sturdy cookies. You ultimately can use any cookies but ones with a chocolate bottom work best. Or you could dip another type of cookie in the chocolate as well.
We use green sanding sugar for the top and gold nonpareils for the brim of the hat. But this is a fun recipe concept that you can really adapt to whatever you like!
These can be stored for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature. I like to eat them cold so I'll put mine in the refrigerator and they'l keep for up to a week in a lidded container.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
- Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies
- large marshmallows
- melting chocolate wafers (milk chocolate)
- green sanding sugar, gold nonpareils and/or green sprinkles
HOW TO MAKE ST. PATRICK'S DAY LEPRECHAUN HATS:
In a heat-safe bowl, melt the melting chocolate either on the stove or in the microwave. Stir until fully smooth. Don't overheat the chocolate or it will seize and become too thick to use.
Carefully dip a marshmallow into the chocolate to fully coat it. Let the excess chocolate drip off.
Once the excess chocolate is dripped off, place the marshmallow in the center of the fudge stripes cookie. Make sure the fudge stripes cookie is chocolate side up! Sprinkle some green sanding sugar on top of the marshmallow and add three gold candy balls on the front of the "brim" of the hat.
Allow the chocolate to harden up and then enjoy!
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St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Hats
- 12 Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies
- 12 large marshmallows
- milk chocolate melting chocolate wafers
- green sanding sugar, gold nonpareils and/or green sprinkles, for decorating
- In a heat-safe bowl, melt the melting chocolate either on the stove or in the microwave. Stir until fully smooth. Don't overheat.
- Carefully dip a marshmallow into the chocolate to fully coat it. Let the excess chocolate drip off.
- Once the excess chocolate is dripped off, place the marshmallow in the center of the fudge stripes cookie. Make sure the fudge stripes cookie is chocolate side up!
- Sprinkle some green sanding sugar or sprinkles on the top of marshmallow for some added flair! And if you like, add three gold nonpareils in front of the "hat" on the brim.
- Allow the chocolate to dry and harden back up and then enjoy!
- I like to use melting wafers for the chocolate dip but you can also use high quality chocolate chips or almond bark.
- I use milk chocolate but you can use semi-sweet or dark chocolate as well.
- Green sanding sugar and gold candy balls (non-pareils) are what we decorate the tops with but you can use green and gold sprinkles - whatever you can find!
- Any cookie will essentially do as long as you dip it all in chocolate.
“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.
I love this idea so much!