But you guys know how much I love themed foods.
So while thinking about both my tablescape and my menu, I knew I needed to make some Pot of Gold desserts. And they were so easy (and delicious if I can tell you we may have snitched a little to taste test.)
To make these you'll need:
- Salsa "cauldron" bowls from Walmart
- Jello in your favorite flavor
- Yellow sugar crystals or Sanding Sugar
Start by making your favorite flavor of Jello according to package instructions. I made 2 small boxes and it made 5 cauldrons.
Allow Jello to set in refrigerator.
Once Jello is set, cut a banana into slices.
Add your sanding sugar or sugar crystals to a small bowl. Lay the banana slice in the sugar and coat both sides. The natural "juices" of the banana should be enough to make the sugar stick to it and look like a gold coin.
There was some "debate" when making these on whether the coins should be layered in a circle so they were all laying flat, or whether they should stick out at odd angles to resemble coins in a pile.
That debate will have to carry on in your own home. We tried both so you'll have to decide which way you like better.
When you do, lay your sugar coated bananas on top of the jello in a pile to resemble a Leprehaun's pot of gold.
The yellow sanding sugar gives the bananas a crunchy texture, but doesn't change the taste of the dessert. So if you have texture crazy kids or ones that worry about it tasting "funny", you'll be able to warn them.
But the added bananas, give the Jello a delicious extra flavor and were a huge hit as we sampled our desserts in preparation for next week's dinner party.
Be sure to save and pin this to your St Patrick's day party board so you'll have a yummy and "rich" treat for your favorite Leprechauns.
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