In November when I made Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hats, I made a mistake. Fortunately, I could see that mistake as a St. Patrick’s Candy Leprechaun Hat. So, now that it’s almost time for St. Patrick’s Day, let me show you this very easy to make St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Candy Hat. And rather than a mistake, let me quote Pee Wee Herman and say, “I meant to do that!”
Start with chocolate wafer cookies, tube frosting in yellow and green and big Reese’s’ peanut butter cups (not the miniature ones).
Put a small dab of frosting in the middle of the chocolate wafer to hold the peanut butter cup in place.
Using the frosting, pipe a stripe (the hat band) around the bottom edge of the peanut butter cup where it meets the cookie. Then pipe a small square buckle onto the band you just added. When I was making the Thanksgiving Pilgrim Hats, this is the pre-leprechaun hat I created by mistake. It was close, but…
… needed a little green to make it a more authentic leprechaun hat. So, I added a green hat band (and used a toothpick to fix and shaky hand mistakes).
And then add the yellow frosting buckle to the hat. Within just a few minutes, you have an adorable and tasty St. Patrick’s Candy Leprechaun Hat.
They’re very easy to make and would be fun to do with the wee kiddos.