Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark


Usually I just ignore St. Patrick’s Day.  Maybe it’s my lack of Irish blood.

So I was planning to just let it slip by again this year until during an email exchange with a blog reader we came up with the idea for some Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark!

I really thought I was done with cookie bark.

First there was Candy Corn Cookie Bark.

Then there was Reindeer Corn Cookie Bark

and at course at Valentine’s there was Cupid Corn Cookie Bar.

But now there is Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark

Look what you started Lori!!

cookie bark@yourhomebasedmom.comWe decided those yummy Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies would be a perfect addition to some cookie bark along with milk chocolate and pretzels. If you don’t know any Girl Scouts those mint Oreos would work great too and the green filling would be a nice added touch.

Since I haven’t seen any St. Patrick’s Day candy corn around I used green M & M’s instead.  I had picked up one of those packages of all green “love” M & M’s they have out at Valentine’s but you could use a regular bag and just pick out the green and brown ones.

I also picked up a bottle of Shamrock sprinkles at the craft store.

Combine all those ingredients together and you get Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark!!

Leprachaun cookie bark

So share the luck of the Irish with someone and make them a batch of Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark this St. Patrick’s Day!!

Guess what!?  My neighbor just called and she found Easter Candy Corn at the store!!!  I may have one more cookie bark left in me!  Check back at Easter time!

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Lucky Leprechaun Cookie Bark


  • 14 whole Thin Mints or Mint Oreos, broken up.
  • 1 1/2 C pretzels, broken into pieces. I used the small stick pretzels
  • 1 lb. white chocolate, almond bark or melts found in the bulk food section
  • 1 C green M & M's , mint flavored work great or just milk chocolate.
  • green and white sprinkles


  • Cover a large cookie sheet with wax paper
  • Spread broken cookies, pretzels and about 3/4 C of the M & M's onto the waxed paper
  • Place white chocolate in a container and microwave for 1 1/2 minutes
  • Stir and then microwave for another 30 seconds until melted and smooth
  • White chocolate melts faster and burns easier than chocolate
  • Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cookie mixture, spreading with spatula if needed to coat evenly
  • Sprinkle remaining M & M's and colored sprinkles over the chocolate while it is still wet
  • Do not let it harden
  • Place cookie tray into refrigerator until set and firm
  • Remove and gently break bark into small pieces
  • Store in air tight container

You will substitute milk chocolate for white chocolate,  green M & M’s for candy corn and thin mints for Oreos.


  1. 51

    Oh I don’t think that you should ever be done with bark. Not as delish as you make yours! Thin mints are to die for in this bark! Thanks for Sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen recently posted..Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s #13

  2. 52

    Yum! I love mint and chocolate combos. Even better with the hint of saltiness. Thanks for the recipe!
    Erin @ recently posted..DIY Tube Wrap Bracelet

  3. 53
    Marilyn says:

    OMG can you hear me drooling? This is definitely on the “to make” list! Thanks so much for sharing at March Madness

  4. 54
    Julie says:

    This is something that I wish I had a plate of right now! It looks delicious! Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays. Pinned and shared on my Facebook page!

  5. 55
    Monica says:

    I’m coming back for the Easter bark!!! Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday!
    hope to see you again later this week at:

  6. 56

    So much fun! Pinned! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!
    Trish – Mom On Timeout recently posted..How To Create a Custom Watermark in PicMonkey

  7. 57
    Michelle says:

    This is such a fun idea. I think bark in general is fun! So much you can do with it. Although I’m not nearly this creative! Thank you for linking, Leigh Anne.
    Michelle recently posted..Kebab Krazy {Madhur Jaffrey}

  8. 58

    Sharing this on my FB page tomorrow!

  9. 59

    This look delicious. We would like to invite you to share it at our party that goes live tonight:
    Hope to see you there!
    The Busy Bee’s
    Myrna and Joye.
    The Busy Bee’s recently posted..Soft Oatmeal Cookies

  10. 60

    Chocolate, Thin mints, and pretzels all together?! YUM! Thanks for sharing! I’m not usually a St. Patrick’s day person either…. but for these I might have to make an exception!
    Shannon @ I Knead to Bake recently posted..First Birthday Party

  11. 61

    This is just all kinds of wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing at last week’s BFF Open House link party. I featured this as my chocolate feature at this week’s party, now up!

  12. 62
    Mackenzie says:

    Leigh Anne- What an awesome recipe! I love all the goodies you included in your cookie bark! You are a Featured Favorite this week on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! We loved having you join us last week and can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  13. 63

    I could really use some of this cookie bark right about now :) Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you again at the party this weekend!

    Shauna {The Best Blog Recipes} recently posted..Mexican Fiesta Breakfast Burritos

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    Hayley says:

    Your kids must love you! Oh my gosh! You’re killin me here.
    Hayley recently posted..Mother’s Day Special

  15. 65

    Looks amazing Leigh Anne! I shared it in my recent roundup with Parade:
    Kim Byers @ The Celebration Shoppe recently posted..Fairy Party Supplies {Just Add Fairy Dust!}


  1. [...] St. Patrick’s Day Cookie BarkMy sister-in-law makes an amazing Christmas holiday bark with white chocolate and red and green sprinkles, so when I saw this St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Bark…well I just had to to share it with her! What I love most about this recipe is that it calls for thin mint Girl Scout Cookies, I could eat a box of those by myself..shh! You could use this recipe any time of the year and just change up the color of the M&Ms, find those pastel colored ones for Easter and you’re set! [...]

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