I then twirled the marshmallow against the back of a spoon, to give the chocolate a smooth look
I allowed them to dry in my homemade pop holder and added another marshmallow on the side for the head. Some of the marshmallows started to slide because of gravity, so I went back and coated the bottoms with more green chocolate.
I drew on green eyes and a nose with edible markers. I added a very light coat of pink glitter gel with a toothpick to make the cheeks.
To make the hair and beard, I used a tube of Wilton Decorating Icing and the "hair" tip. It worked well for the first 6-8 pops. After that the Icing was low in the tube and hard to squeeze out. I then took off the tip and place it in the microwave for a few seconds and was able to use the rest. If you make more than 12 pops, you will need more than one tube.
Using small tubes of gel, I added the mouths, buttons and whites of the eyes. Some of the pops have icing eyebrows, a few have drawn on eyebrows. I drew them on when the icing was running low. I also added some green gel after added the mini marshmallow hat to make it look like it had a rim.
The Pot of Gold makes a perfect display
I will be linking up my Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops up at these parties here