SUGAR SHAMROCKS

OH MY GOODNESS

am I excited about these!!!

Here’s a free life hack I learned from my mom. When Christmas stuff goes on clearance, buy it. Either put it away for next year OR separate the red for Valentines Day and green for St Patrick’s Day. You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ˜‰

๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ„ = โค๏ธ+๐Ÿ€

Speaking of Christmas clearance: one day I came home from the bakery and found a box of mini colored candy canes on the kitchen counter. Um…. thanks?

I figured I’d leave them there for a couple weeks and then sneakily throw them out.

UNTIL I came across this Macaroni Kid article:

https://robinson.macaronikid.com/articles/5a6dfad1c0fa8266762308e9/diy-valentine-suckers

Brilliant!

I thought: this is exactly what I’ll do with them!

BUT then I was so busy with everything else that week that I didn’t get to it .

So i figured again I’d throw them away – except I didn’t.

And every time I cleaned the counters I had to move them.

I still thought maybe I’d try it out before I pitch them and then if it worked I’d make the time to make them next year.

Cause when you’re short on time there’s no room for experimenting and playing around with hot sugar – like that’s when accidents happen.

And then the genius lightening bolt hit!

(I may accredit it to meditating)

We dumped out the bucket and Spencer helped me unwrap some candy canes.

Shamrock candy cane

If you don’t know me (yet) :

I LOVE everything

St. Patrick’s Day

My house is decorated with ๐Ÿ€clovers & shamrocks โ˜˜๏ธ & Irish sayings – year round.

Both of my parents had Irish, my husbands moms side has Irish, my nephew is an Irish dancer, I have a shamrock tattoo, we have tons of Irish friends, we had a great big Irish wedding.

๐Ÿ˜‚ You get the idea ๐Ÿ’ก –

We’re obsessed.

and Soon they were Ready for the oven!

They get sticky so make sure you use parchment paper (parchment paper is NOT the same as wax paper)

300 degrees for 3 minutes.

Set the timer for 3 minutes.

Sugar shamrocks

You have to pinch the ends together and reshape it a bit. It’s hot when it comes out, but not too hot. Gloves would probably help, but if you’re in the kitchen a lot you can handle the heat.

Or not. Please don’t burn yourself. It IS hot sugar.

Then let it cool and VOILA!

Sugar shamrock

I’m thrilled!

It was FUN and I love it!

Spencer’s (my five year old baby) was more of a #nailedit kind of project:

#nailedit

This was mostly my fault for leaving them in too long. Pretty neat to see what happens when you don’t set that timer.

He didn’t mind.

He’s going to eat them anyways.

So I did a cool thing,

took some pics,

blogged about it,

And NOW I can throw the rest away guilt free!

What’s that you ask? What am I going to do with them now? I’d love to say I’m going to put them on a cake, that’s the master plan. BUT in reality Im busy this week and probably going to just let the kids eat them.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever made something like this or using this technique?!!

Thanks for stopping by!

You

Are

Awesome!

Xoxo xoxo

โ˜˜๏ธ Shamrock Kisses,

Brandi

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