Turn some store bought nutter butter cookies into little lucky leprechaun treats!! These would be adorable on a platter for a St. Patrick's Day party or to wrap up in bags for gifts. They are easy to make and the kids would love to help!
Makes 12-16 nutterbutters
- 1 package of nutterbutters
- 1 package of small edible eyes
- 1 package of orange candy melts
- 1 package of green candy melts
- 1 package of black candy melts
- 1 bag of shamrock shaped sprinkles
- 3 disposable piping bag
- coconut oil
Using a double boiler, melt the orange candy melt
Once the orange candy melt starts to melt, add in about 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil and mix until smooth
Once melted, take a nutterbutter and dip one side of the cookie into the candy melt.
Carefully shake the nutterbutter to get rid of excess chocolate
Carefully turn the nutterbutter so that you can dip the other side of the nutterbutter.
Once the sides are dipped, carefully dip the bottom of the cookie into the orange chocolate to create the beard of the leprechaun
Carefully shake the nutterbutter so that you can get rid of the excess candy melt
Place nutterbutter onto the cookie sheet and repeat steps with remaining nutterbutters
Let the orange candy melt completely dry on the nutterbutter before doing the hat
Scoop some of the orange candy melt into a piping bag and set aside
While the nutterbutters are drying, melt the green candy melts
Add in 3-4 tbsp of coconut oil into the green candy melt to thin it out.
Once the nutterbutters are hardened, dip the other end into the green candy melt to create the hat
Lightly shake the nutterbutter to get rid of the excess candy melt
Scoop some green candy melt into a piping bag and set aside
Add a small dollop of candy melt onto the back of the edible eyes to act as glue
Place the eyes onto the nutterbutter
In a small microwave safe bowl, melt a few of the black candy melts in intervals of 30-45 seconds until completely melted
Mix in 1 tbsp of coconut oil to help thin out the candy melt
Scoop into a piping bag and set aside
Cut the tip off the green piping bag and pipe a line on the bottom of the green part of the nutterbutter
Cut the tip off the black piping bag and pipe a line next to the green line
Add a small dot of black candy melt onto the back of the shamrock sprinkle and place in the top right corner of the hat
Cut a small tip off the orange candy melt piping bag and pipe on swirls onto the beard on the nutterbutters
Let all the finishing touches harden, about 30 minutes before enjoying!