March 4, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Recipe -- Shamrocks on a Stick

Here's an easy little tutorial for making 
*Shamrocks on a Stick*
out of ready-made marshmallow coconut 
cookies and green candy coating.  



Arco Iris Cookies 
(these can be found in the Mexican food section of many grocery stores.  I bought mine in the Mexican snack foods section at our local Target store)
Green Candy Coating
Lollipop Sticks
White Sprinkles (Nonpareils)
(The Wilton brand can be found in the cake decorating aisle at most major craft stores)
Cellophane treat bags and ribbon

Step 1:  Line a baking sheet with parchment, wax paper or a silicone mat.  Insert a lollipop stick into each cookie.

2.  Melt candy coating according to package instructions.  I melt mine in the microwave in 1 minute increments on the lowest setting.  To thin the coating, I added a few small drops of canola oil.   Pour nonpareils on to a small shallow saucer and set aside.  

3.  Holding stick, dip cookie into green candy coating.  Tap off excess.  Set dipped cookie on the saucer of sprinkles.  Using a finger or butter knife, push sprinkles upward toward each side of the cookie to cover the sides.

Note:  The candy coating can set quickly on a cold day.  Before continuing to dip the cookies, make sure that the coating is still slightly warm and hasn't thickened.  When it begins to thicken, you can simply microwave it for a few seconds, then continue your dipping.

Step 4:  When the treats have set, put in cellophane treat bags and tie with a decorative ribbon.


  1. How stinkin cute are these?! I think I might have to look for those cookies even if I don't make these! Posting on my FB page :)

  2. cute, cute, cute...I wish I could bite one, they are sure to bring good luck!

  3. These are just as cute, as cute as can be. I plan on making these!

  4. Those are adorable, how cute! :D

    Tnx so much for linking these up at my party this weekend! :D

  5. Another great idea! These are adorable!

  6. Hi Jenn, such a cute idea! I kinda spotlighted your blog, and gave you an award if you want it on my blog.

  7. These are so adorable...I know I don't have access to those particular cookies, but I'll have to look for a substitute! Thank you for sharing!!

  8. Those are GENIUS! FANTASTIC job!
    I am going to feature this in a Special St. Patrick's Day Features this week!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  9. you and your cute desserts on a stick! These sound SO good!

  10. How cute is this? I love it! Simple and adorable- a winning combo :)

  11. These are really cool. I've bought these cookies once before, and you're right.. they do have a shamrock shape.
    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love yours. you have some really cool crafts and recipes.

  12. These cookies are a favorite from childhood. I never would have thought of them as shamrocks. VERY clever. :o)

  13. Brilliant!!! What a great idea!

  14. No bake! Love it. Totally something kids can do with parents. Going to share it on our site.

    all the best,
    Sherry + Wendy


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