Happy It’s-almost-St.-Patrick’s-Day-and-it’s-on-a-Saturday-this-year day! Can you tell I’m excited for St. Patrick’s Day? Nope, not Irish, just a big fan of the day. And it’s not the drinking part that I love (although I do love a good Guinness), it’s the fun, colorful, happy feel of the whole day.
So this year, I decided to come up with some simple, yet cute, St. Patrick’s Day goodies! First up, leprechaun hat pops. I wanted something that would take less than an hour to make. So, although these are a little rough on the edges, they’re quick and easy to make!
So let’s grab our supplies!
Oreos (the Spring ones are the best because they have yellow filling!)
Green Candy Melts
Black Edible Food Marker
Yellow Candies For The Buckle (I used some Wilton sprinkles that I had)
Place your candy melts in a microwave safe bowl and microwave them in 20 second intervals until they are melted. I like to add a little bit of vegetable oil to my candy melts to make dipping easier. Using a spoon or a toothpick through the cookie, dip your Oreos into the candy melts and place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper to dry.
While those dry, take your marshmallows and place them on the end of the cookie sticks.
Dip the marshmallows in the candy melts until they are completely covered. Make sure you let the extra coating run off a bit.
Place these stick side up on the wax paper to dry as well.
Once both the Oreos and marshmallows are dry, use a bit of melted candy to attach the marshmallows to the Oreos, to form the hat.
Let these dry for about 5 minutes. Then, take your edible marker and draw on the belt (is it a belt since it’s on a hat? I’m not quite sure).
The last step is to use a little bit of the melts to attach the yellow candy as the belt buckle. (again, belt?) Top them off with ribbon and you’re all set!
Note: You’ll notice that these hats are “upside down” essentially and not at the top of the stick. I tried desperately to pop a hole in the Oreos and put the cookie stick through, but alas, it always resulted in a broken Oreo. And then when I found this post I was like “of course!” to using Nilla Wafers instead. Go ahead and visit the Dollhouse Bake Shoppe to see the leprechaun hat pop tutorial – they’re adorable!