Like most holidays, Saint Patrick’s Day was way more fun as a kid. My brothers and I would wake up to find that those sneaky little leprechauns had turned our milk green and nailed our shoes to the walls! But their pranks were forgiven thanks to the chocolate coins stashed throughout the house. Now that I’m an adult, Saint Patrick’s Day just involves a lot of beer. In college that’s just like any other Tuesday night.
But sweet leprechaun-themed treats are a great reminder of the holiday spirit I felt as a child. This Lucky Charms spin on Rice Krispie treats is a fun and easy way to add a little Saint Patty’s Day celebration to your home or office – just maybe don’t tell your dentist about this one.
- 6 cups of Lucky Charms cereal
- 10 oz bag of marshmallows
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
- Rectangular baking dish
- (optional) Wax paper and green paint for decoration
Melt the butter in a large pan on the stove.
Once the butter is melted, add the marshmallows.
Stir until they are completely melted into a creamy consistency.
Remove from heat and add the cereal. Stir until the marshmallow mixture is evenly incorporated.
Drop the contents of the pan into a greased baking dish. Use the back of a large buttered spoon to press the cereal firmly into the dish until it is smooth and compact.
Allow to cool. Then use a sharp knife to cut the treats into rectangles or squares.
For an extra Irish touch, wrap the individual treats in wax paper and paint each one with a green clover.
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!