Surprise the kids with these fun St Patrick’s Day Gold Oreos. You only need 2 ingredients to make Leprechaun Gold Oreos for a festive treat.

St Patrick's Day Gold Oreos in a pile.
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It really does not get any simpler than St Patrick’s Day Gold Oreos. If you are looking for a fun and festive St. Patrick’s Day Dessert, give these easy edible gold oreos a try. I have been making fun treats for the kids for years. They also love St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Pretzels, St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes Recipe and St. Patrick’s Day Chocolate Covered Oreos.

Why we love this recipe

Anyone can make edible gold coins with 2 simple ingredients. You don’t need a ton of supplies or ingredients. It is the easiest way to make a fun treat for St. Patty’s Day.

This no bake dessert recipe is hard to even call a recipe because it is just so simple. I think you will love it and the kiddos will be impressed. It is perfect for a fun celebration, and they look like gold foiled coins.

You may also like Leprechaun Bait.


Ingredients in recipe: gold spray, oreo cookies.
  • package of Oreo cookies
  • Wilton Color Mist, edible gold spray paint

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  • We used traditional Oreo cookies. Feel free to use any flavor you prefer.

    Just note the darker oreos result in a deeper gold tone after sprayed. The lighter colors don’t have enough contrast once sprayed.
  • While this is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, try also using them for pirate themed parties.
  • Use Oreo thins for a thinner coin. This is optional and based on preference.
  • Try adding gold sprinkles for even more gold luster dust on the cookies.
  • Mini Oreos. For a bite size treat, try using a mini oreo sandwich cookie.

How to make Edible Gold Oreo Coins

Oreos on a baking sheet.

Step 1. First, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or wax paper. Then place the Oreos on the baking sheet.

Oreos sprayed and drying on baking sheet.

Step 2. Next, gently shake the can of metallic gold. Then spray the top of the Oreos. Let the oreo cookies dry completely and then flip them over and spray the other side of the Oreos with edible spray. Allow the gold edible shimmer spray to dry.


How to store Edible Gold Oreos?

Place the cookies inside an airtight container or bag. You can keep them at room temperature.

How long will Gold cookies last?

They will last as long as the expiration date on the package of cookies. The gold spray does not shorten their expiration. It just adds a festive touch.

Pro Tips

  • Shake the can gently before using the gold spray.
  • Try to hold the spray can about 6 inches from the cookies and hold at a 45 degree angle.
  • Apply thin even coats. Applying the spray too thickly can prolong dry times.
  • Give the cookies ample time to dry before flipping to the other side. Turning them too early could smudge the cookies and cause them to stick.
  • If you prefer more coverage, you can spray each side twice. Just give each coat time to dry.
  • Keep in mind one can of gold spray covers about 48 cookies. This will vary based on how many coats you use.
St Patrick's Day Gold Oreos in a pile.

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Get started making edible gold covered oreos today. Then come back and leave a comment so I know if you like them!

Edible Gold Oreos

5 from 4 votes
Surprise the kids with these fun St Patrick's Day Gold Oreos. You only need 2 ingredients to make Leprechaun Gold Oreos for a festive treat.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 36
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 52


  • 1 package of Oreo 14 oz
  • 1 can Wilton Color Mist Gold (1.5 oz)
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  • Place the Oreos on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Gently shake the can of Wilton color mist and spray the top of the Oreos.
  • Allow the Oreos to dry, flip them over and spray the other side of the Oreos.
  • Then allow them to dry completely and then enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Keep the cookies at room temperature in an air tight container or bag and they should last as long as the expiration date on the package of Oreos.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 52kcal, Carbohydrates 8g, Protein 1g, Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 1g, Sodium 51mg, Potassium 24mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 5g, Vitamin A 1IU, Calcium 2mg, Iron 1mg

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