Long time, no see works for me…work for you?
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.
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 myÂ favoriteÂ sugar cookie recipe, cut out the shapes and bake them, then coat each cookie in white chocolate or green candy melts.
I drew little greenÂ shamrocksÂ 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.
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!