St. Patrick’s Day is one of those holidays that is fun whether you are Irish or not. Like these Leprechaun Treats or these rainbow drizzled pretzels, it’s a great holiday to celebrate and be creative. Besides these leprechaun cookies, I love all the rainbow desserts. A few years ago I created these rainbow sugar rim glasses for St. Patrick’s Day – super cute! This can be done on both kids drinks or adult like a green apple martini. Yes, this is an awesome party drink for St. Patrick’s Day!
These Luck of the Irish Rice Krispie Treats would be fun to slip into the kid’s lunches. Wouldn’t they be surprised with this festive treat! Or make them this Lucky Charms Milk for breakfast. So easy to make and comes with a free printable tag! They are going to love it!
So, back to the Nutter Butter cookie Leprechaun Treats…
They will be fun to send to school parties or an after-school treat. Or maybe you are thinking of making them for an adult St. Patrick’s Day party…they are sure to be a hit there too!
Leprechaun Treats | St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
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Makes 12-16 Leprechaun Treat Cookies
Nutter Butter Cookies – 1 package
1 package of small edible eyes
Orange candy melts- 1 package
1 package of green candy melts
Black candy melts- 1 package
1 bag of shamrock-shaped sprinkles
3 disposable piping bag
Using a double boiler, melt the orange candy melt.
As the orange candy melt starts to melt, add in about 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil and mix until smooth.
Once melted, take a Nutter Butter and dip one side of the cookie into the candy melt.
Carefully shake the Nutter Butter to get rid of excess chocolate.
Being careful turn the Nutter Butter so that you can dip the other side of the Nutter Butter.
After the sides are dipped, carefully dip the bottom of the cookie into the orange chocolate to create the beard of the leprechaun.
Gently shake the Nutter Butter so that you can get rid of the excess candy melt.
Place the Nutter Butter onto the cookie sheet and repeat steps with remaining Nutter Butters.
Let the orange candy melt completely dry on the Nutter Butter before doing the hat.
Scoop some of the orange candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.
While the Nutter Butters are drying, melt the green candy melts.
Add 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil into the green candy melt to thin it out.
Once the Nutter Butters are hardened, dip the other end into the green candy melt to create the hat.
Lightly shake the Nutter Butter to get rid of the excess candy melt.
Scoop some green candy melt into a piping bag and set aside.
Add a small dollop of candy melt onto the back of the edible eyes to act as glue.
Place the eyes on the Nutter Butter.
In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt a few of the black candy melts at intervals of 30-45 seconds until completely melted.
Mix in 1 tbsp of coconut oil to help thin out the candy melt.
Scoop into a piping bag and set aside.
Cut the tip off the green piping bag and pipe a line on the bottom of the green part of the Nutter Butter.
Also, cut the tip off the black piping bag and pipe a line next to the green line.
Add a small dot of black candy melt onto the back of the shamrock sprinkle and place in the top right corner of the hat.
Cut a small tip off the orange candy melt piping bag and pipe on swirls onto the beard on the Nutter Butters.
Let all the finishing touches harden, about 30 minutes before enjoying!