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two cupcakes dipped in chocolate with green frosting and gold colored candy to look like pot o gold cupcakes

Pot o’ Gold Cupcakes

Author Dorothy Kern


  • Cupcakes , baked and cooled with the liners removed
  • Chocolate candy melts or almond bark
  • Hershey's Cookies 'n Creme Drops or other similar sized white round candy
  • Wilton Color Mist in Gold , or other comparable spray
  • Buttercream frosting , your favorite recipe or from a can (I tinted mine a light green)


  • Melt chocolate according to package directions. I used about 1/2 cup for the two cupcakes. I also added some vegetable oil to thin the chocolate a bit.
  • Dip the bottom half of the unwrapped cupcake in the chocolate, using a spoon to bring it all the way up the sides of the cupcake. Tap off excess chocolate and place cupcake on a wax paper lined cookie sheet. Let harden (chilling helps speed this step).
  • Dip the top of the cupcake in the melted chocolate, again using the spoon to make sure it is completely covered, no cake showing. Place back on the cookie sheet and let harden.
  • Place as many of the Hershey's Drops on a paper plate as you need. Spray with the gold spray and chill until set. Turn over and repeat, so the entire candy is covered.
  • Turn the cupcake upside down, so the thinner part is on top. Frost with the buttercream (I used a 1M tip). Top with the gold coins.
  • Fool your kids into thinking you really found gold!