Saint Patrick's Day Recipes

Leprechaun Cookies 'n' Mint Cake

Saint Patrick's Day Recipes


  • 1 (7 ounce) Hershey's Cookies 'n' Mint Chocolate bar, broken into pieces
  • Few drops green food color (optional)
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box yellow cake mix* (with pudding in the mix)
  • Cookies 'n' Mint Glaze (recipe follows - optional)


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 12 cup fluted tube pan.
  2. Using food processor, chop candy bar pieces very finely; set aside in small bowl.
  3. Prepare cake mix batter as directed on package, using water, vegetable oil and whole eggs.
  4. In small bowl, reserve 1 1/2 cups batter; stir into reserved chopped candy bar.
  5. Into remaining vanilla batter, stir in food color, if desired. Pour into prepared pan. Drop chocolate batter by spoonsful into center of batter, about 1 inch in from each side of tube.
  6. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted comes out clean.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pan, inverting onto wire rack. Cool completely.
  8. Top with Cookies 'n' Mint Glaze, if desired.
  9. Cookies 'n' Mint Glaze: In small microwave-safe bowl, unwrap and break 1 (7 ounce) Hershey's Cookies 'n' Mint Chocolate Bar into pieces; add 1 teaspoon shortening (not butter, margarine or oil). Microwave at HIGH (100%) for 45 seconds. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chocolate is melted when stirred.


* 18.25 ounce boxes of cake mix have been replaced by 16.5 ounce and 15.25 ounce boxes. To compensate for the volume loss in a 16 ounce box, whisk 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour into the dry cake mix before proceeding with the recipe. To compensate for the volume loss in a 15.25 ounce box, add 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder.


I made the Leprechaun Cookies 'n' Mint cake for our St. Patty's day party at work and, oh my, it was delicious. Everyone loved it. I had to go buy more candy bars to make another one, I bought them because I was not sure if I would ever find them again. ~ Pat Thelen, Michigan


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