Eat, drink and be Irish! Looking for easy St. Paddy’s Day Food ideas? Then you’ve come to the right place. St. Paddy’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held annually on March 17th in honor of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. We came up with some easy St. Paddy’s Day food ideas to make your celebration more festive. We are excited to share our Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats with you.
On St. Paddy’s Day in the U.S., we think about the Fighting Irish, Guinness, Shamrocks, Leprechauns and Parades, all while wearing green! Keira and Archana put on some Kelly Green shirts and headed to the kitchen to make some of the best St. Paddy’s Day food ideas.
St. Paddy’s Day Food Ideas: Shamrock Rice Krispies
To celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, Keira and Archana made shamrock Rice Krispies from scratch. Growing up, we loved making Rice Krispie treats. This dessert is super easy to make and tastes delicious. The recipe is simple for even non-bakers. You only need four ingredients: butter, Rice Krispies cereal, marshmallows and green candy melts. The secret to the best St. Paddy’s Day Rice Krispies treats is increasing the ratio of marshmallows to cereal for a chewy, pull-apart snack that is guaranteed to satisfy both kids and adults.
First we melted the butter in a nonstick pan. Then we added the fluffy marshmallows and stirred until they were combined and melted.
Next we turned the stove off and added the Rice Krispie treats to the marshmallow butter mixture in the pan.
Keira even poured some of the Rice Krispies cereal into the pan. Just stand behind the kids because the pan is still hot.
We mixed and mixed until all the ingredients were combined evenly. Then we lined a baking tray with parchment paper and pressed the Rice Krispies into a neat rectangle.
Cookie cutters can transform classical desserts into festive holiday treats. Keira loves using cookie cutters for Valentine’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. We greased the shamrock cookie cutter with cooking spray. This will minimize the cookie cutter from sticking to the Rice Krispies mixture. In the past, we use themed cookie cutters to turn ordinary food into the perfect party bite. We have also used cookie cutters to make pancakes, sandwiches and desserts. You can really think outside the box with cookie cutters.
Then Keira pressed the shamrock cookie cutter into the Rice Krispies.
Shamrock Rice Krispies treats are one of the easiest St. Paddy’s Day food ideas. Best of all you can make these treats with kids.
For a more festive look, we made some of the shamrocks green. We melted green candy melts and dipped the shamrocks into the melted green chocolate. You can also use white chocolate with green food coloring. Alternatively, you can add a couple drops of gel food coloring into the Rice Krispies mixture to make the entire treat vibrantly green. In fact, green food coloring will be your best friend in creating many of the best St. Paddy’s Day food ideas.
Trust us, this is one of the easiest St. Paddy’s Day food ideas to execute. This St. Paddy’s Day make your own Shamrock Rice Krispies treats. The kids and the adults will love them. This St. Patrick’s Day dessert is no-bake and no-fridge. The Shamrock Treats will keep, tightly wrapped at room temperature, for about 3 days. Let us know how the desserts turn out for you in the comments below.
Rice Krispie Treats
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 package 10 oz JET-PUFFED Marshmallows
- 6 cups Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal
- 1 cup green candy melts
- In large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
- Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
- Add KELLOGG’S RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
- Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan coated with cooking spray.
- Press shamrock cookie cutter to make shamrocks.
- Melt green candy melts.
- Dip shamrocks in candy melts. Let dry.
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