Leprechaun Hat Cookies – The perfect St.Patrick’s Day Treat

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These sweet and delicious Leprechaun Hat Cookies are the perfect St.Patrick’s Day Treat.Check out how easy they are to make!
These sweet and delicious Leprechaun Hat Cookies are the perfect St.Patrick's Day Treat.Check out how easy they are to make!

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Leprechaun Hat Cookies – The perfect St.Patrick’s Day Treat

I’m Cuban/Mexican which means growing up St.Patrick’s Day really wasn’t a holiday we celebrated.  Speed forward 25 years and I married a man who’s Half Italian/ Half Irish and who takes St.Patrick’s day very seriously.

So every year we have a huge St.Patrick’s day party either hosted by his parents or in our case this year hosted by us. Because there’s always kids at this party  we are always looking for fun ideas to add some extra magic and fun to the event. So I came up with these fun little  Leprechaun Hat Cookies that will make any little one’s St.Patrick’s Day Magical.

They are a lot easier to make than you may imagine. Most important the product is absolutely adorable! Now I’m not going to lie Candy Melts and I have a love hate relationship. That being said these are actually pretty easy to make when you’ve got the help of a trusty toothpick to help you.  The final product will be so adorable and so fun for kids to enjoy. They are super rich and one will be enough for your little Leprechauns to enjoy.

That being said they will be the perfect addition to any party, event or just because you want to make something fun and delicious with the kids.

What you’ll need to make Leprechaun hat cookies

Bag of Green Candy Melts

Circular Cookies

Large Marshmallows

Gold Sprinkles

Tooth picks

Parchment Paper

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How to make Leprechaun Hat cookies

Making these is actually quite easy. All you really need is to get the candy melts melted to the right consistency. Remember (And I’ve learned this the hard way), Make sure and don’t over cook them or they’ll clump up. So it’s important that when you’re melting the candy melts keep an eye on it.

You don’t want to get them too hot because it will melt the marshmallow and chocolate off the cookies.

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Each part will be a separate component and you’ll put them together to form the hat. So you will cover the cookie with the green candy melt and then the marshmallow.  I suggest you use a tooth pick to help you dip the marshmallow in to the melt and it helps maneuver it around.

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Once you’ve let them dry a bit (Don’t get them completely hard, or they won’t fuse together) you will have some separate candy melt on a plate and the gold sprinkles.

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Place the marshmallow into candy melt (it will act as the glue) and make sure and get the sides as well. You will cover the sides with the gold sprinkles. Then place sticky bottom of marshmallow to top of  cookie.

Let them dry.

leprechaun hat cookies 5and you’ve got yourself a delicious magical treat! Enjoy!leprechaun hat 7


These really are tasty and so much fun!
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Don’t forget to repin this fun treat and share with friends!

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Did you enjoy this craft? Check out some other St.Patrick’s Day Craft ideas here.

Looking for another fun St.Patrick’s Day dessert? Check out these delicious 3 Ingredient St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Snacks

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  • Reply Lynne B

    Such a fun and creative treat for St. Patrick’s Day.

    March 12, 2017 at 7:29 pm
  • Reply Sandra Watts

    These are cute and so clever. Would be fun to make.

    March 11, 2017 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply monique s

    THe kids will love making these and they are perfect for a st. patty’s day party they are having at school

    March 11, 2017 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Barbara Parker

    We are always looking for new crafts and snack ideas for holiday parties at school. My son teaches kindergarten and these would be great for St. Patrick’s Day.

    March 10, 2017 at 11:09 pm
  • Reply Shannon S.

    How CUTE! ! Love how easy they are to put together, and minimal ingredients. Thanks for the recipe, pinned too! 🙂

    March 10, 2017 at 7:13 pm
  • Reply April Monty

    Oh these are too adorable ! I’d love to make them with my grandkids ,they’d be great for a party as well

    March 10, 2017 at 2:59 pm
  • Reply Mia

    These would be so fun to have at a party. They are so cute and cheerful looking.

    March 8, 2017 at 1:13 pm
  • Reply Pat F

    These look cute !

    March 8, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Amber Ludwig

    Ooh these are adorable!! I would probably dye white chocolate green instead of those candy melts!! They taste so weird to me!!

    March 8, 2017 at 10:57 am
  • Reply kathy m

    I, too have trouble with the melts! Had to come over and print the recipe! Perfect project to help the little ones celebrate the day.

    March 8, 2017 at 9:56 am
  • Reply Laura

    What a cute idea for Saint Patrick’s Day! Very creative!

    March 8, 2017 at 7:51 am
  • Reply Deborah D

    These are so cute! MY nephews and nieces will enjoy helping me make these.

    March 8, 2017 at 1:00 am
  • Reply Amy Green

    Okay, now these cookies are simply irresistible! I love the flavors. You could even change the color to black, for a magic theme, and purple for Willy Wonka!

    March 7, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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