The Freshman Cook: A Tip of Me Hat, to Ya!

As a person of Irish heritage, I love St. Patrick’s Day! Today, we are celebrating with Leprechaun hats, that are no bake!! They are simple to put together, and tasty too.

 Leprechaun Hats

Nilla Wafers


Green Candy Melts

Yellow Candy Melts

Black Icing

(ignore the brown melts in the pic)

Cut your marshmallows in half. Start melting your green candy melts in a double boiler. For each hat you need 1/2 of a marshmallow and a nilla wafer. Put a little dab of the green melted candy melts on the sticky side of the marshmallow. Place the marshmallow on the nilla wafer, sticky side down. Let them dry for a few minutes. Stick a skewer in the marshmallow, and dip into your melted candy melts. Knock off the excess candy melt by gently knocking the skewer against the edge of the pot. The melts were very thick for this type of dipping, so I thinned it with 2 teaspoons of veggie oil, one at a time, mixing very well in between teaspoons. Let dry completely. Melt some of the yellow disks in the microwave. You don’t need many. Fill a pastry bag with the yellow. Pipe around the area where the top of the hat  would meet the brim. Let dry. Use your black icing to finish. I used royal icing to finish the hat, and I wish I would have used it for the yellow band. It would have been easier to work with, because it is a thicker consistency. “May your days be many and your troubles be few. 
May all God’s blessings descend upon you. 
May peace be within you may your heart be strong. 
May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.”

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! 

This post is linked to the following fun parties!:

Works for Me Wednesday
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Cast Party Wednesday
What’s Cooking Wednesday
Made by Me
 What’s on the Menu Wednesday

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