Fun & easy to make (only 4 ingredients!) St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cups look like a pot of gold! (Or chocolate!) A perfect holiday dessert to make with kids!

"Pot of Gold" St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cups

Decadent St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cups shaped like mini "pots of gold" — a fun and delicious recipe to make with kids!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 790 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 package pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough 14-16 ounces
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 2 cups caramel popcorn
  • 5 strips dark colored licorice (we used chocolate Twizzlers)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F, or the temperature specified on your package of cookie dough. Lightly butter a muffin tin and press cookie dough into the bottom and sides of the muffin cups, like a bowl. 

  2. Bake according to directions on package. After the cookie cups are finished baking, all them to cool completely before proceeding.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt 1 cup chocolate chips. Start with 30 seconds, then microwave for 15 second intervals, stirring between, until chips are smooth.
  4. Place cookie cups upside-down on a non-stick surface. Use a spoon to pour and spread melted chocolate until the bottom and sides of cookie cups are completely covered. 

  5. When chocolate is hardened, flip cookie cups right-side-up and coat the top with chocolate. While chocolate is still soft, place caramel popcorn in the middle of the cookie cup.
  6. Trim chocolate licorice to desired length (we did 1/2 of the distance around the top of the cookie cup). Use a chopstick or similar utensil to poke two holes in the top of the cookie cup. Push the ends of the licorice in these holes to make a curved pot handle.
  7. Allow chocolate to set completely.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.