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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Yummy Leprechaun Hats

by Amy M. O'Quinn


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Top o’ the day! Today is Saint Patrick’s Day and time for a little more ‘green’ fun! So let’s make some ‘leprechaun hats’ out of vanilla wafers and marshmallows to create an unusual, yet tasty treat! Let’s get started.


You’ll need:

Vanilla Wafers
Large Marshmallows
Vanilla flavored Candy-Quik (also called almond bark)
Green Food Coloring
Green sprinkles and miniature candy decorating shapes
Spatula or knife for spreading



What To Do:

1. Gather your supplies and ingredients.

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2. Put the Candy-Quik in a microwave safe dish and heat for about 90 seconds. Stir, then heat for an additional 15 seconds. Stir. Repeat until the coating is completed melted. Add green food coloring, until the desired green color is achieved.

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3. Using a butter knife or spatula, begin spreading the melted candy coating onto the vanilla wafer.

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4. Next, place a marshmallow on the ‘flat’ side of the vanilla wafer to form a ‘hat.’ Spread the candy coating all over the marshmallow, keeping it as smooth as possible. It helps to wipe the excess candy coating against the edge of the melting dish.

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5. Place each ‘hat’ on a serving plate and put some green and white decorating candy shapes around the ‘rim’ of the hat to form a hat band of sorts.

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6. Last of all, shake some of the green sprinkles on top of each marshmallow. The candy coating will firm up and harden as it cools, so work quickly. You can also store any unused candy coating in the refrigerator and reheat and stir as needed.

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Yum! Enjoy your ‘leprechaun hats’...and enjoy Saint Patrick’s Day as well!

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You can visit Amy at www.amyoquinn.com or homeschoolblogger.com/picketfencemom.

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