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February 9, 2013

Pot-O-Gold {all-chocolate}

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

ALL edible !  The gold coins and the cauldron {we call it a potjie in South-Africa, by the way} are made of chocolate.

If you follow me here or on Facebook, yep, this is the chocolate thingy which I finished and took over to the counter to photograph, when I dropped it and some of the pieces broke ... I did a silly easy craft instead {just to make me feel better and not so stupid} and only later went to re-do the broken pieces.

Some of these molds are so cute and inexpensive, I always have to buy one or two when visiting our local baking supply store.  I bought this one last year for a project which also never happened because I was too impatient and when it did not work the first time, I put the mold away until now, St Patrick's Day is next month, in case you are curious why I start so soon, and only a few days later we have Easter!

I will be posting recipes and crafts for St Patrick and Easter over the next few weeks - you are warned what to expect ... but, the family still needs to eat, so the normal posts will be thrown in as well.

Ok, enough of the blah, blah - this is what you need and how to make the above:

Cauldron Mold
Round shallow mold - for the coins
Dark melting Chocolate
White Melting Chocolate
Edible silver Glitter
Edible Luster gold Powder

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

The mold - no need to prep this in any way - just make sure it is clean and dry

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

First layer of dark melted chocolate - this does not need to be perfect or cover the inside 100% - just to get a "grip" for the following layers - the pieces on the bottom right of the pic are the legs, which are very small and my chocolate had run over, take a knife and slide all the excess chocolate off, so that you have a smooth top

Place in the freezer compartment for about 2 minutes - remove and repeat twice more - you will notice the chocolate seem to stick better now that the first layer and the mold are ice cold.

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

After 3 layers it should be enough - do not worry about the cauldron's inside looks {no-one will notice!}, but make sure the lid and legs are nice and even

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

Tip the mold over and lightly tap to loosen the chocolate, which will slip out easily


Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

The excess bits of chocolate can be broken off easily to make a smooth edge - once both the front and back pieces are ready - use a small flame to only JUST heat one side's edge - fit onto the other side and hold for at least a minute to two minutes to make sure the edges are sticking together.

Pot-O-Gold {all chocolate} for St Patrick's Day

I heated the top pieces of the legs very lightly and pressed them into place - hold it for 30 seconds to a minute and it will be fine

Finally to finish the cauldron, I used a toothpick, wet the sharp point in water, applied that to the "handle" and the small piece on top of the lid - I then dipped the same toothpick into edible glitter {silver} and painted/highlighted the wet areas.

To make the coins I used the same mold which you can see at THIS post. It is a round, very shallow holed mold into which I poured melted white chocolate, placed in the freezer for 3 minutes to fully set, and then using my finger, works best - believe me!, rubbed edible gold luster onto it.

And that is a wrap!

This is supposed to bring good luck, well, ironically my first batch broke, wonder what that means... 


  1. So stinkin' cute, Linda! You always have fantastic ideas :)

    I would not have been happy going through all that work and then accidentally breaking it .... I'm pretty sure I would have had some "colorful" words!

  2. So fun! My mother is Irish and while I was forced to wear green on St Patricks Day I have never done anything with my kids. Bet they'd love this!

  3. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

  4. So Cute and what a fun idea. Thanks for sharing and linking up to One More Time

  5. That is such a cute idea. I found you on Not Just a Housewife and I am a new follower.

  6. Amazing and looks yummy....I almost don't want to eat it. Great job!

  7. Love this ~ thanks so much for linking up to Project Inspire{d}! Have a wonderful week!

    ~hugs, Mary Beth~

  8. Oh my gosh! This is so amazing! You are so great at this chocolate candy mold stuff girl! I love it!

  9. This is great, Linda. I"ve never seen this mold! Thank you for submitting yet another tasty recipe to the Crafty Showcase! xoxo susie @bowdabra

    Ps- here is the newest linky! We have a new Button!

  10. Oh, my gosh. Amazing that you would go to all that work but it's SUPER CUTE!! Love it. Take care, Linda

  11. Hi Linda this is so cute and totally edible. Yum! Thanks for linking up at Transformed Tuesday. Hugs, Peggy

    1. I'll be featuring you later tonight on TT. :-)

  12. So cute! Love the idea of this for St. Patty's Day!

    Thanks for sharing this at my weekend link party @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Have a great week :)

  13. Cool,
    Thanks for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays.

  14. I have never done any chocolate molding like this...these are super cute! Thanks for sharing at March Madness


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