DIY: Leprechaun Hat S’mores

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner… this Saturday to be exact.  To help you celebrate, I’ve created a new DIY treat full of sweet goodness and glittering shamrocks!  I shared it over on the fabulous Hostess Blog and will share it here as well!  So whether you’re planning a big green bash or simply want a treat to enjoy at home, these are festive and magically delicious.  They’re my Leprechaun Hat S’mores!

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Delicious as they are cute, these little hats would be the perfect addition to any St. Patty’s Day dessert table.  A Fudge Stripe Cookie base is topped with a marshmallow and then coated in chocolate to create one delicious little s’more hat!  Easy enough for your little leprechauns to help make too (if you don’t mind gooey hands!).

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Let’s take a peek inside, shall we?

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In a few simple steps, you’ll be kicking up your heels and dancing the jig, wishing that every rainbow ended in a plate of these adorable s’mores!  So let’s get to it… here’s how to make them!

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a DIY by Carrie Sellman


  •  Keebler® Fudge Stripes™ Cookies
  •  Large Marshmallows
  •  Dark Chocolate Candy Melts
  •  Green Candy Melts
  •  Green Sprinkles or Cake Sparkles

STEP 1 :   Melt dark chocolate candy in the microwave, in 30 second intervals on 50% power.  Stir after each heating.  Repeat until completely melted.  Dip Fudge Stripe Cookies into chocolate, coating completely.  Shake off any excess.  Set on parchment paper, top side down, until candy coating is completely set.

STEP 2 :  Using a toothpick, dip marshmallow into chocolate and coat almost entirely.  Shake off any excess.  Set on parchment paper, until candy coating is completely set.  Remove toothpick.

STEP 3 :  Melt green candy just as you did the chocolate.  Flip marshmallow upside down and insert new toothpick in top.  Dip into green candy, just barely, to create a small band of green around the bottom.

STEP 4 :  Coat green candy band with sprinkles or sparkles. Shake off excess.

STEP 5 :  Place marshmallow in center of chocolate covered cookie.  Carefully remove toothpick.  Touch up the toothpick hole with a small dab of melted chocolate, if desired.

STEP 6 :  Spoon some of the remaining melted green candy into a piping bag, ziplock bag or squeeze bottle.  On parchment paper, make three small dots of candy in the shape of a triangle.  Each dot should be about the size of a chocolate chip.  Using a toothpick, swirl the three dots together to form a shamrock shape.  Swirl the bottom two dots together first, then the top dot.  Pull toothpick straight down to form the stem.  Before candy hardens, cover with sprinkles or crushed cake sparkles.  Once shamrocks have set up, dust off excess sparkle.

STEP 7 :  To finish the hat, attach a glittering shamrock with a small dab of melted green.

Your finished treats can be stored for several days in an airtight container, at room temperature. Whether your family heritage goes back to Ireland or not… we’re all Irish on March 17th!  So get your green on and whip up some of these yummy Leprechaun Hat S’mores for your little munchkins! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    These looks delicious!!! I’ll definitely attempt to make these for my St. Patty’s Day party (although I doubt they’ll look as good as yours!).

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    Sweet Delight says

    These are so sweet – I don’t have much experience with candy but I can’t resist trying – so will let you know how they turn out!

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    Sweet Delight says

    These are so sweet – I don’t have much experience with candy but I can’t resist trying!!

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    How cute! My husband is Irish and would be so excited if I made these for St. Pattys day. Awesome tutorial for a sweet treat!

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    Kymbee says

    I made these today with a couple of 2 year olds and beginner me! We had a great time, mine didn’t look like so pretty but still they were fab!! Thanks so much for the post!!

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    Melanie says

    I plan on using Girl Scout thin mint cookies as the base for our party this weekend. Give them a mint twist. Thanks, these are darling!

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