Chocolate Leprechaun Gold

Hi everybody!! Long time, no … see? Write? Read? Hm.

Um.

Long time, no see works for me…work for you?

Good.

I’m in Montana tonight. Butte, Montana, to be exact. I’d like to tell you that it’s beautiful, but I really don’t know…cause it’s dark. But I am soooooo glad to be here because the last part of the drive was death defying and terrifying and other -fying words that I don’t know.

First, we were driving through what can only be described as a narrow and treacherous mountain pass through heavy, death rain. Now, I can’t say for certain that the mountain pass was either narrow, or treacherous…because of the aforementioned dark, but I’m pretty sure I’m right about this, so that’s what we’re going with. I’m thinking, maybe, if the lines on the road had been visible, then it might have seemed a little less treacherous. But I doubt it.

As we reached the other side, the rain began to slow, and my palms began to dry…just when we hit a deadly, curvy road blanketed in thick, scary fog (deadly is a matter of opinion, but it works for me).

I have never been so happy to see a city, a hotel, and a hotel bed. The only thing that would make this night more calming would be some of these delicious St. Patrick’s Day chocolates on my pillow.

Whatever happened to chocolates on the hotel pillow anyway? I have never ever been so lucky as to find tasty, tasty chocolate waiting for me in my hotel.

Oh well. If there’s a rainbow in the morning, I’m hoping for chocolate gold. I need the sugar more than the gold right now.

I got this great cameo chocolate box mold from Bake It Pretty when they were still open, but then they closed. :( But now they’re open again, I honestly can’t keep up. They’re awesome, though, so check them out. Anyway, I thought the bases from the mold woud make perfect pots for my leprechaun gold. You can find the mold though amazon here.

I just filled them with dark chocolate and chilled them in the freezer for a few minutes until they set up.

While the pots were chilling, I made cute gold coins using another chocolate mold and some yellow candy melts.

When the coins were set up, I made them have a little extra bling by brushing them lightly with super gold luster dust. The difference is subtle, but pretty.

I also made some fun cookies to go with the leprechaun gold. The shamrocks are pretty self explanatory, but the little white cookies are little banners…even though they kind of look like teeth. All I did was mix up my favorite sugar cookie recipe, cut out the shapes and bake them, then coat each cookie in white chocolate or green candy melts.

I drew little green shamrocks on the banners using extra green candy melts, and added sweet, little orange candy buttons (made using this mold) to all of the cookies as a finishing touch.

I’ve never coated sugar cookies in chocolate before, and now that I have, I can’t for he life of me figure out why I waited so long to do it. They. Are. Delicious!

When all was said and done, I had quite a bit orange and green candy melts leftover, so I whipped out one of my favorite molds ever: my chocolate mustache mold. Seriously. Funnest mold ever.

I mean, come on! Who wouldn’t love a fun and festive Irish or Leprechaun mustache for St. Patrick’s Day?! Especially if it’s made of tasty, tasty chocolate!

All of these treats were so fun and easy to make, and fun and easy to play with and eat! I love super easy, but awesomely cute treats for holidays, and these definitely fit the bill…on both counts! Enjoy!

Don’t forget to check out my other St. Patrick’s Day recipes and ideas!

End of the Rainbow Cupcakes:

Chocolate Shamrock Icebox Cookies:

Irish Coffee Toffee:

Irish Soda Bread:

Printable St. Patrick’s Day Banner:

Vegan Chocolate Porter Cupcakes:

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  1. says

    I’m in love with the little chocolate coins. They’re adorable. I think I’ll stop at Candyland after work and see if they have any.

    Every single time I’ve driven through Georgia, it’s poured. Like, not just a regular storm, but a harbinger of armaggedon, have to pull over because you can’t see, time for the ark type rain. Every. Single. Time. So I can commiserate, although in Georgia you don’t have to worry about going over a cliff.

  2. Ashley says

    Oh goodness. Be warned that in Oregon there are plentiful dark treacherous roads on which you will have to drive in rain, fog, and with the knowledge that there is a sheer cliff right next to you that you could drop off at any wrong turn.
    PS – Your treats are darling. As always.

  3. says

    So cute! I wouldn’t mind finding those little pots of gold on my pillow. :)
    And I KNOW! What is going on with BIP? Now it’s open?! Under new mgmt? I can’t keep up either.

    Awesome St. Paddy’s round-up – gotta try that soda bread. :)

  4. says

    Not sure who’s running that hotel, but I am sure you can teach them a thing or two about treats for their guests! Lots of cute and festive little candies here. Also, I like the round up, I definitely have missed some of these tasty creations from the past.
    Enjoy your travels and I hope you have some sunshine and clear skies soon!

  5. Sarah says

    yumm (: I know what I’m doing this weekend!

    i think bakeitpretty reopened or is reopening soon btw.

    by the way, if/when you go up to Portland in Oregon, be sure to check out Powell’s City of Books in the downtown! It’s a giant used/new book store (plus their map has a Dalek on it ;))

  6. says

    So easy and so adorable!!!
    You also reminded me that I’ve been meaning to buy mustache molds for a while now. I should get on that~ Who doesn’t love a good edible mustache?! ;)

    Anyway, I wish you safe travels for the rest of your journey & not too many/no more dark, treacherous, stormy, ____-fying roads!!! ^ ^

  7. says

    I do believe all of the ideas you’ve introduced in your post. They are very convincing and can definitely work. Still, the posts are very short for starters. Could you please extend them a bit from next time? Thanks for the post.

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