Barefoot by the Sea: Shamrock Inspired Treats

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Shamrock Inspired Treats

It's been a busy week.  So busy that I almost forgot that TODAY is St Patrick's Day!  We like to do little celebrations around here, the kids think it's really fun.  I started thinking about different options for treats and realized I could create a treat on the fly that would be super easy!  You can take a look at our previous year's St Patrick's Day treats here.

These Minty Chocolate Shamrocks are so easy, you probably have what you need on hand! 

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup white chocolate, melted
  • Chocolate graham crackers
  • Green sanding sugar or sprinkles
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Wax paper
Directions:
  1. Prepare your surface by laying wax paper
  2. Add peppermint extract to your melted white chocolate
  3. One at a time, dip your animal crackers in white chocolate until coated and coat with sanding sugar
  4. Repeat until you have 5 decorated animal crackers and set aside
  5. On a seperate surface, place 1/2 teaspoon melting chocolate on wax paper and place your animal crackers in you achieve your desired shamrock shape. Sprinkle any remaining white chocolate with sanding sugar 
  6. Allow to cool and harden, then transfer to plate
Sort of like a sparkly shamrock...
For these little Pots 'O Gold, simply dip the white chocolate in yellow sanding sugar, leaving the top plain and apply assorted sprinkles along the top!
Hope you are having a great day my friends! 

5 comments:

  1. A fun idea.
    We did Green Ice Cream for an after school snack. :-) Mint Chocolate Chip for my leprechauns. :-)
    Carla

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  2. Too cute! I really love the rainbow & pots of gold!! :)

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  3. Nice. I totally forgot about St. Patrick's day this year :( I'll have to jump in on this next year though.

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  4. Adorable! I think I need to put some animal crackers on my shopping list!

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