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.

Nutrition Facts
"Pot of Gold" St. Patrick's Day Cookie Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 790 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 387mg17%
Potassium 373mg11%
Carbohydrates 119g40%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 76g84%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 25IU1%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 130mg13%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.