I have a new easy, no-bake holiday treat to share with you just in time for St. Patrick’s Day this Sunday. Lucky for me, it just happens to be Tuesday today, too! Wait, did I say lucky? Well, OK, maybe it’s more planning than luck that I’m posting this today in honor of Treat Tuesday. Either way, it’s your lucky day if you are looking for something to make right-quick for your green gathering later this week(end).
Of course, no holiday for me is complete without Candiquik. To begin, I started by dipping Trader Joe’s Vanilla Joe-Joe’s sandwich cookies in melted vanilla Candiquik that’s been colored with Wilton’s candy-approved green dye. I finished those off with Wilton’s Shamrock sprinkle mix (found at Michael’s). I also decorated a few cookies with M&M’s seasonal Dark Chocolate and Mint green candies (found a small package at Joann’s Fabrics of all places – and they are hard to find, RMT’ers!) and a small stick of pretzel arranged to resemble a stem to the three-leaf shamrock design. Rustic and simple, yes, but it carries out a clear and easy-to-create St. Patrick’s Day message.
Next I moved onto Girl Scout Cookies, specifically Trefoils and Thin Mints. I initially thought of the Trefoils for their resemblance to a three-leaf clover, and secondarily I worked in the Thin Mints for the green theme in taste even if not in appearance. I dipped some of each in the green Candiquik and others in plain white and decorated all of them with the sprinkles or the M&M shamrock. Another easy embellishment to the cookies would be to forgo the sprinkles and candy toppings and reserve some of the white Candiquik before dyeing and drizzle that across your green treats instead.
Finally, I mentioned above that I had pretzels on hand, so I felt compelled to dip at least a handful of those in the Candiquik, too. I used to make Candiquik-dipped pretzels every Christmas season, but I’ve not done it in years. I have no idea why not; this is as delicious as I remember. They satisfy the sweet and salty craving in a single bite, which is especially nice for those looking to have just one small bite of treat rather than a whole candied cookie.
I can’t believe I didn’t blog about the green food that we made last St. Patrick’s Day, RMT’ers! Rather than rehash that a year later, I’ll just post a couple of memorable food photos from 2012 above. Cheers!
Have a wonderful, happy-go-lucky St. Patrick’s Day week and weekend, RMT’ers! “May the road rise up to meet you; may the wind always be at your back.”