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You know how you spend time browsing Pinterest before a holiday looking for fun and cute art projects you can create with your toddler?
Yep, me, too!
I found the perfect GREEN chocolate cookies for St. Patrick’s Day — shamrock-shaped!
Thank you 3 Lil Ladies n Me for the super cute recipe!
There’s only one small drawback for us: they’re not vegan (Wilton Candy Melts contain cow’s milk), but they were so cute, I decided to make them anyway and gift the majority of them to our neighbors down the street!
We get to be creative and have fun in the kitchen for the holiday and my neighbors receive cute cookies!
Let’s Make It!
- 1 Bag Wilton Candy Melts (green)
- 1 Package Oreo Cookies (original size or mini)
- 1 Package Wilton Candy Eyes
- Shamrock-shaped Silicone Baking Mold
- Microwave-safe Bowl
You place the vanilla-flavored candy melts into the microwave-safe bowl and heat at defrost setting for 1 minute.
You stir the candy at 30-second intervals until smooth and completely melted.
This was my first ever using Wilton Candy Melts for any of my baking, and melting them did not come as easy, for me, as it should have! haha
As you can see below, I was not able to bring the Wilton Candy Melts to a consistency that was easy to pour into the mold. Pinterest-fail, you think? haha
I believe I overheated the candy and therefore began to become too thick. Perhaps heat at 15-second increments, instead of 30-second increments as the package suggests.
I filled half of the mold first, leaving room for the Oreo cookies, and the rest of the melted green candy.
For the vegan-friendly ingredient of Oreos — I went shopping at Aldi grocery store, which was closer to me at the moment when I was curating the ingredients.
I was not able to find original-sized Oreos at Aldi, but I did find the Snak-Saks with the Oreo Mini. These packages are pretty cool since they can be resealed! I’m thinking perfect for picnics at Disneyland!
I had Ellie carefully place the Oreo Minis on top of the first half of the melted green candy, inside the shamrock-shaped silicone mold.
Once she finished, I poured the rest of the melted green candy.
Because I was not successful in melting the green candy into the right consistency, I did not have enough of it to cover the Oreos completely.
In case this happens to you, I would suggest purchasing a second bag of Wilton Candy Melts to cover your… cookies!
I placed the shamrock-shaped silicone mold into the refrigerator for the St. Patrick’s Day cookies to start taking shape!
The mold could have been left for only 2 hours to set, but since we weren’t in a hurry, we actually ended up leaving it in the refrigerator overnight while we left our home for the evening to watch a movie at the theater.
The next day, I asked Ellie to take out the mold from the refrigerator and place it on the cutting board.
Once on the cutting board, I slowly pulled the silicone mold away from the cookies.
Little by little, Ellie and I had cute little shamrocks!
When turned over, you could see the Oreo Minis shapes popping through, yet, still covered with the Wilton Candy Melt, as you can see in the photo below. haha Real life outcomes, ya’ll!
Your St. Patrick’s Day cookies are deliciously finished!
However, for extra cuteness, you do have the option to purchase the Wilton Candy Eyeballs (edible and certified kosher) to give your shamrocks some personality — Curious Clovers!
Googly-eyed for you!
You can use the same Wilton Candy Melts to “glue” the candy eyes; however, since we didn’t have any left, we used green icing that we already had in our cupboard. I purchase all of my Wilton products at Michaels Craft Stores.
While wearing her purple Princess Rapunzel dress, Ellie helped me placed the cute and tiny eyeballs onto the shamrocks.
She also wore her St. Patrick’s Day-inspired “Lucky You” headpiece! Adorbs!
Kiss Me! I’m Irish!
Sometimes, if not most of the time, you will not have the beautiful Pinterest outcomes with your creations, but you can get quite close to them!
In the end, these simple and cute St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock cookies were delicious and were a hit with our neighbors!
Plus, it’s always fun to get a little messy in the kitchen with my daughter, Ellie.
Please let me know, if you try to make them, and don’t forget to repin to Pinterest to share with your friends & family! I hope you have the best of times!