These Leprechaun Cookies are a fun and easy treat for St. Patrick’s Day!
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and this weekend Melinda and I worked on a simple, but super cute, treat for her to send to school for her son’s class. These St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun cookies made with Nutter Butter cookies were what we came up with and I’ve got to admit I’m kind of in love.
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They were so easy to make! All you need is: Nutter Butter cookies, orange chocolate melts, green chocolate melts, chocolate chips, and sprinkles. I found a multi pack of spring sprinkles at Michael’s that had flower shapes, circles, and hearts. They worked perfectly for this project!
I melted my melts in coffee mugs and dipped one end of the Nutter Butter in orange, using a spoon to smear some up the sides as sideburns for my leprechaun. Then I dipped the other end in green melts for the hat. I laid them on a piece of wax paper to let the chocolate harden and when it was ready I put some of the green chocolate in a plastic bag and snipped off the corner to pipe on a stripe of green for the brim of the hat. I repeated the step with melted chocolate chips in another bag to make a stripe of brown right above the stripe of green. This was the strap on his hat. Then I picked out some of the green flower-shaped sprinkles and dropped them on the chocolate stripe. For the face we used white circle sprinkles with a drop of black food coloring for the eyes (I used a toothpick to put the drop of black in the center) and orange heart-shaped sprinkles turned upside down for the nose. All of the sprinkles were attached with a little drop of melted chocolate.
Can you believe how cute these little guys are? I almost didn’t want to eat them…but I did and they were delicious! 😉