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DIY Tutorial: Leprechaun Hat S’mores

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What’s luckier than a leprechaun’s hat? A leprechaun hat made of chocolate and marshmallow with a great cookie crunch! Hi, it’s Carrie Sellman from Half Baked, the cake blog for sweet inspiration. I’m over the rainbow to be here today, sharing a quick and easy treat for St. Patrick’s Day!

Delicious as they are cute, these little hats would be the perfect addition to any St. Patty’s Day dessert table, or a festive sweet to enjoy at home. 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!). Hope you enjoy these Leprechaun Hat S’MoresLet’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!

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LEPRECHAUN HAT S’MORES – A DIY TUTORIAL

by Carrie Sellman

INGREDIENTS:
– Keebler® Fudge Stripes™ Cookies
– Large Marshmallows
– Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
– Green Candy Melts
– Green Sprinkles or Cake Sparkles

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
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.
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.
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.
4. Coat green candy band with sprinkles or sparkles. Shake off excess.
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.
6. To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green.


SHAMROCK INSTRUCTIONS:

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. Your shamrocks are ready to decorate a hat, cupcake or other St. Patty’s Day dessert!

Your finished treats can be stored for several days in an airtight container, at room temperature. Hope you enjoy my Leprechaun Hat S’mores! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

By |2016-12-25T10:27:16+00:00March 12th, 2012|Free Printables, St. Patrick's Day, Sweets|

About the Author:

CARRIE SELLMAN is the founder and editor of Half Baked (The Cake Blog), an inspirational site featuring everything from cupcakes to cookies, dessert tables, DIYs and recipes. But the heart of it all is cake!

Baking since childhood, Carrie fell in love with cake design during her hunt for the perfect wedding cake. She said goodbye to her corporate IT career and learned everything she could about cake. After owning her own cake shop for several years, Carrie now combines her love of baking, parties, graphic design, writing and technology as the editor of Half Baked. She hopes brides, party-planning moms and cake lovers everywhere find their perfect cake on Half Baked.    

Carrie’s work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, The Bride and Bloom and featured on popular websites such as TLC’s Parentables, HWTM, Style Me Pretty and BRIDES.com. She is also a contributing writer for The TomKat Studio.

Carrie resides outside of Miami with her 1 year old daughter and husband of 11 years.  She writes Half Baked early in the morning, late at night and during nap time!

25 Comments

  1. Maria-Ceu Ventura-Occhiboi March 9, 2014 at 4:00 am

    Of course u are! The look great!

  2. Dawn March 12, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Can milk chocolate or semi sweet chocolate be used?

  3. Joyce Jagus Okal March 10, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    I'm going to use my thin mint girl scout cookies for the base.

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