Leprechaun Bark

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this fun Leprechaun bark dessert recipe. Mini Leprechaun hats make the cutest topper we've ever seen.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 3 ounce chocolate-flavor candy coating (almond bark), cut up, or chocolate candy melts

  • 12 tiny marshmallows

  • 6 miniature chocolate sandwich cookies with white filling, split

  • Gold, green, and/or white sprinkles (optional)

  • 6 ounce white baking chocolate, chopped

  • 4 ounce vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), cut up

  • 1 tablespoon shortening

  • 2 ounce green candy melts

  • 8 layered chocolate-covered mint candies, coarsely chopped

  • ¼ cup green candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


  1. Line a large baking sheet with heavy foil; grease foil. Place chocolate-flavor candy coating in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 45 to 60 seconds or until melted and smooth, stirring once.

  2. Use the melted mixture to attach a marshmallow to each cookie half. Let stand a few minutes until set. To create leprechaun hats, dip each marshmallow-topped cookie into melted mixture to coat, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Place on waxed paper. Add a shamrock-shaped or gold sprinkle to each, if desired. Let stand until set.

  3. In a large microwave-safe bowl combine white baking chocolate, vanilla candy coating, and shortening. Microwave, uncovered, 1 1/2 minutes or until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring twice.

  4. Place green candy melts in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, for 30 to 45 seconds until melted and smooth, stirring once.

  5. Pour white melted mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Spread 1/4 inch thick (about 11x9-inch rectangle). Drizzle with melted green mixture; swirl with a table knife. Arrange hats over mixture, then top with candies, chocolate pieces, and sprinkles, if desired, pressing in lightly. Chill 30 minutes or until firm. Break into pieces. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 1 week.

    Leprechaun Bark
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
7g Fat
14g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 20mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 30mg 1%
Folate, total 1.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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