DIY glittery green shamrock pins for St. Patrick's day | Popcorn and Chocolate

Glittery Green Shamrock Pin for St. Patrick’s Day

DIY glittery green shamrock pins for St. Patrick's day | Popcorn and Chocolate

You definitely won’t be pinched if you are wearing one of these glittery green shamrock pins on St. Patrick’s day. Keep on reading to find the full tutorial on how to make these resin pins! And if you want more St. Patrick’s day DIYs click here.

St. Patrick's day glittery resin shamrock pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

These pins are extra large and extra glittery so no one will be able to miss them. And if you do get pinched it is probably because someone is trying to steal this pin off your clothes!

St. Patrick's day glittery resin shamrock pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

Materials:

  • Shamrock silicone tray
  • Green glitter
  • Resin
  • Container and stirrer that will get ruined
  • Pin back
  • Hot glue gun

Instructions:

  1. Start by following the instructions on how to properly mix your resin. I would highly suggest doing this in a container and with a stirrer you can ruin because I had to throw mine away afterwards.
  2. Once the resin is mixed, stir in the green glitter. I didn’t measure this but a lot goes a long way.
  3. Immediately pour the resin mixture into your shamrock mold.
  4. Let sit for appropriate amount of time to harden.
  5. Once the shamrock is hard pop it out of the silicone mold.
  6. Glue on a pin back using a hot glue gun.
  7. Pin to your outfit and you are ready to go!

 

And if you want a little bit extra luck on St. Patrick’s day be sure to make our lucky charms popcorn. I’m not partial or anything but it is freaking delicious!

Shamrock resin pin DIY | Popcorn and Chocolate

Be sure to pin this pin for St. Patrick’s day!

DIY Glittery Green Shamrock Pin | Popcorn and Chocolate

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Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & Chocolate

Lucky Charms Popcorn

Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & ChocolateDid you know that the marshmallow bits in Lucky Charms are called marbits? In 1963 when Lucky Charms first came there were green clovers, pink hearts, orange stars, and yellow moon marbits. There have been numerous limited edition marbits since their release including a whale and crystal balls. Since 1963 only the pink heart remains from the original mar bit lineup.Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & ChocolateJust thought I would share some Lucky Charms factoids with you all. Sometimes I like to google random information to learn about the history…Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & ChocolateWant to know something else I learned in my “research”? In 1975, Lucky the Leprechaun almost got replaced with Waldo the Wizard. Imagine going to the grocery store to pick up your favorite cereal Waldo Charms with the blue whale and green pine tree marshmallows you love.Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & ChocolateFortunately for you, we aren’t here to just tell you random tidbits of information about Lucky Charms that I learned from the internet. We are actually here to share this delicious Lucky Charms popcorn recipe perfect for a little extra luck on St. Patrick’s day.Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & ChocolateThis popcorn is crunchy and sweet and just magically delicious! Give it a try, you will not be disappointed. We added some extra marshmallows to our bowls because everyone knows that’s the best part. Pots of gold and rainbows and the red balloon! Comment below on what your favorite cereal is and if we should turn it into popcorn! Also, let us know what marbit shape you would make if you could! Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & Chocolate

Lucky Charms Popcorn | Popcorn & Chocolate

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St. Patrick’s Day Baileys Log Cake

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!Bailey's log cake

However healthy we try to eat, one indulgence we can’t ever live without is Baileys. Don’t tell us how bad it is because we won’t hear it; it is just too good to resist. Sometimes all you need is a nice hot chocolate with a big splash of Bailey’s to settle in for the night (or a big Baileys with a splash of hot chocolate… anyone??). Nothing else will do, it has to be Baileys. We have found ourselves sneakily incorporating it into different desserts just so we can get a hint of that smooth and delicious flavor. That is how this beautifully delicious Bailey’s filled log cake came about.

Log cake

We keep canned coconut milk in our fridge for any time we need a quick whipped cream fix. All you have to do is take the cream off of the top of the milk and then whip it together with a little bit of sweetener (honey, maple syrup, agave, coconut sugar, regular sugar). It tastes delicious on it’s own, but one day Baileys was on our mind and we “accidentally” poured a little bit (maybe a lot a bit) into the whipped cream. Oh boy, what a glorious combination of rich Baileys with a light fluffy whipped cream we created… making healthy desserts unhealthy like it’s our job.

Bailey's whipped cream

Of course we needed a nice cookie to go with this whipped cream, so we decided to put together a St. Patrick’s Day log cake using the Baileys whip cream and some chocolate wafers. This is a quick and simple dessert that only uses a few ingredients. Plus it can be made ahead of time so you don’t have to frantically rush around with whipped cream in one hand and chocolate wafers in the other trying to make it to your St. Patty’s Day parade on time.

chocolate wafer cookies log cake

To make the Baileys whipped cream, all you need is canned coconut milk that has been in the fridge overnight (this brand works the best) and Baileys (or any other Irish Cream). Scoop the cream off of the top of the coconut milk into a bowl and then whip with a fork until it becomes softer. Add in as much or as little Baileys as you prefer (the whole bottle?). We used about 4 tablespoons so the flavor would stand out. Then add a bit of sweetener, we used about 2 teaspoons of maple sugar. Any sweetener will work. Next, let the mixture sit in the fridge for at least 30 minutes just to harden up and make the process of assembling the log cake a little bit easier.

St. Patrick's Day cake

To assemble the log cake, take the Baileys whipped cream and smear it between two chocolate wafers. Place these on a plate and keep adding layers of whip cream and wafers onto the first two until you have either run out of wafers or whipped cream. As we had been snacking on the chocolate wafers before we made this (oops…), we didn’t start with a full box of them so our log cake is a more like a stump cake, or twig cake. You may need to make two batches of the Baileys whipped cream to make a full log.

Whipped cream log cakeYum this came out so good. Fortunately we made a stump / twig so we didn’t feel bad “accidentally” eating the whole thing for dessert. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!