These Marshmallow Leprechaun Hat Cookies are a cute and delicious St. Patrick's Day treat - perfect for kids school parties, gifting, or to enjoy at home!
Keyword chocolate, marshmallow, St. Patrick's Day, treats
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 50minutes
Total Time 1hour
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
1packageKeebler Fudge Shoppe Stripes Cookies
3-4bagsGhirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers10oz bags
1baggreen candy melts
1containergreen sanding sugar
Using a double boiler, melt the Ghirardelli melting chocolate and mix with a rubber spatula until smooth.
Dip each marshmallow almost fully into the chocolate. (You will still want to see a little of the marshmallow where the toothpick is because you will dip this side in green).
Allow marshmallows to dry completely on parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
While marshmallows are drying, coat your cookies in chocolate.
Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, one-by-one, flipping with a fork to ensure that the entire cookie is coated. Allow excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl, then place cookie onto the parchment paper (or non-stick silicone baking mat) to dry.
Repeat until all cookies are coated in chocolate.
Melt green chocolate in double-boiler or microwave (be sure to use a microwave-safe bowl and handle with care, stirring in 20 second increments until melted). When the green candy melts are partially melted, mix in the coconut oil. This will thin out the candy melts so that your mixture becomes smooth.
Pour the green sanding sugar in a small bowl.
Dip the bottom of each marshmallow (which is still uncoated) into the green candy melt. Allow excess to drip back into the bowl.
Immediately dip each marshmallow into the green sprinkles and place onto the middle of the chocolate-covered cookies you made earlier.
Repeat until all marshmallows are dipped in green chocolate and sprinkles, and attached to a cookie, in a hat shape.
While the leprechaun hat treats are drying, scoop the remaining melted green chocolate into a plastic piping bag. If needed, re-melt the green chocolate first.
Once the green chocolate is melted, cut the tip off the end of your piping bag (about the size of a pencil tip).
Using the green chocolate, draw 3 dots onto the middle of each hat. Use a toothpick, if needed, to connect them and make a shamrock.
Finally, draw a line of green chocolate from the bottom of your shamrock to create the stem.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.