Sunday, February 26, 2012

Leprechaun Marshmallow Pops

                   I caught some leprechauns, does this mean I can keep the pot of gold?

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Last year, I came up with the idea to make some Leprechaun Pops.  You can see my old tutorial here

This year I decided to try and give him a little upgrade.  I really like how they turned out.  It was hard to keep the kids away, and they were asking to eat some before I was even done.

Using the 30 second method, I melted some green Wilton candy melts .  I applied it with a candy brush so the green chocolate did not drip all over the stick.

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 dipped 12 mini marshmallows using toothpicks for the hats.  I placed them to dry in one of the styrofoam circles I bought at the dollar store.

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 black gel and white 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 


  1. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

  2. So cute!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will join us again this week!

  3. I always love your ideas!! I am featuring you again at Strictly Homemade Tuesday!! Thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Ha Ha!! These are so stinkin cute! We loved having to join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week. -The Sisters

  5. oh. my. gosh. Those are TOO fun! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!!

  6. This is so awesome! We featured it this week on The Sunday Showcase!

  7. So cute and perfectly seasonal. I'd love to have you join me at Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  8. These are so fun! My kids will love them! :)


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