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St. Patrick’s Day Treat – Lucky Leprechaun Bites with Mini Bow

Make Lucky Leprechaun Bites for a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat. These little bites are perfect for school parties, family treats, or use the dessert as a table centerpiece. Bowdabra Designer, Susie of SusieQTPies finishes the dessert with a beautiful Mini Bowdabra bow.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites with Mini Bow

To begin:

1. Melt Wilton Candy melts 1/2 cup at a time in the microwave. Do this 15 seconds at a time and stir.

DIY Lucky Leprechaun Bites making tutorial

2. Once melted, insert 1 inch of the lollipop stick into it and then stick it into a marshmallow.

how to make Lucky Leprechaun Bites for st. Patrick's day

3. The melt holds the stick into place. Keep them upside down for 5-10 minutes.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites

4. Next, dip the marshmallow stick into the melt. Use a spatula or spoon to help smooth on the melt.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites making tutorial

5. Decorate immediately. Pour or dip marshmallow into the sprinkles.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites

6. Use half of a foam ball or a foam tray to place the marshmallows. They take about 10 minutes to dry.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites for st. Patrick's Day

7. To make the bow for your dessert begin by cutting 18? of Bowdabra Bow Wire. Fold the wire in half and place it into the Mini Bowdabra. Cut strips of coordinating scrap ribbon and place them one at a time into the center of the Mini Bowdabra.

How to make mini bow

8. Scrunch the bow with the Mini Bowdabra Wand. While the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra, thread the two loose ends of the Mini Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop at the other end. Pull the Bowdabra Bow Wire tightly while the bow is still in the Mini Bowdabra. Gently pull the bow out of the Mini Bowdabra. Separate the two loose ends of the Bowdabra Bow Wire and bring them around to the back of the bow and knot. Next, use the Mini Bowdabra wire to tie the bow to glass mug with a handle. Spiral the Bowdabra Bow Wire around a pencil to create fun ringlets.

Mini Bow for st. Patrick's Day

9. Adding dry rice to a glass mug is a great trick to holding the marshmallow pops up.

Lucky Leprechaun Bites for St. Patrick's Day

10. Continue adding the Lucky Leprechaun Bites to the glass to create a fun and festive treat.

St. Patrick's Day Lucky Leprechaun Bites with Mini Bow

For more about the designer click here….

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