Inside: Make these yummy dipped Oreos for a fun St. Patricks Day treat for kids. Or see all our fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts for kids here.
If you love making treats in the kitchen, you’ve probably seen all the cute dipped Oreo cookies you can make for different occasions.
We normally spend all of our time on kids crafts, but every once in a while it’s fun to head into the kitchen and make a delicious dessert with the kids!
Read on below to see how simple it is to make these fun pot of gold dipped Oreos for St. Patty’s Day!
Pot Of Gold Oreo Treat Ingredients
- 1 package Oreo Cookies
- Black candy melts
- Gold sugar sprinkles
- Gold coin sprinkles (Available at Michaels)
- Shamrock sprinkles (Available at Michaels)
- Airhead Extreme Bites
- Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Melt the black candy melts in a microwave safe bowl according to package directions. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat in 15-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Do not overheat the candy or it will become unusable. If the candy is too thick to pour from a spoon, stir in 1 teaspoon of coconut oil. If it’s still not thin enough, add more coconut oil (up to 1 tablespoon).
- Place an Oreo into the melted chocolate and coat it completely in the black candy.
- Pick up the coated Oreo with a fork. Tap the fork gently against the side of the bowl so all the excess chocolate drips off. If you see any air bubbles, pop them with a toothpick.
- Place the candy coated Oreo cookie on a baking sheet.
- Immediately add the gold sugar sprinkles all over the top of the cookie. Next add the shamrock sprinkles to the bottom of the cookie and the coin sprinkles to the top of the cookie.
- Press an Airhead Extreme Mini on the top of the cookie to make the rainbow.
- Let the cookie harden by leaving on the counter for 20 minutes or placing in the refrigerator for a shorter amount of time.
- Finish the treat off by making the pot’s edge. Reheat the black candy melts if they aren’t liquid anymore. Pour the black melted candy into a piping bag and use a fine baking tip to line the edge of the pot from one side of the Oreo to the other, just below the coins. Tip: If you don’t have any piping tips, you can also put the melted candy in a ziplock bag and make a tiny snip in one of the corners!
- Repeat for each pot of gold cookie you make.
- Let the candy coated cookies set until firm.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
These St. Patrick’s Day treats turned out amazing and they taste delicious too!
If your kids love baking and decorating, they’ll love helping you make these fun dipped Oreos. Just be mindful of how hot the melted candy can get and be sure to always supervise your children in the kitchen.
St. Patricks Day Treats
I’d say this decorating activity is best suited for kids ages 6 and up, although your younger kids can help you prepare for the decorating by separating the sprinkles, unwrapping the candies, stirring the melted candies and of course, eating them!
Even if your children don’t help you make these pot of gold cookies, they’ll still love getting one in their lunch box this March.
More St. Patrick’s Day Ideas For Kids
We always recommend starting any theme with books! These St. Patrick’s Day books are fun and will definitely keep the kids engaged. Grab them from the library or buy them to add to your home collection.
Pete The Cat: The Great Leprechaun Chase is a must-have for Pete the Cat fans! Join Pete as he tries to catch an elusive leprechaun.
How To Catch A Leprechaun is a silly book that’s, you guessed it, about catching a leprechaun! Read this book and then let your kiddos build their own trap and start a family tradition.
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover is another book kids can’t get enough of. See what the old lady is doing this St. Patricks’ Day!
Need more book suggestions? Check out our favorite leprechaun books for kids!
Have some fun sensory play with this St. Patrick’s Day sensory bin; it’ll help encourage independent playtime and it’s great for exploration!