St. Patrick’s day leprechaun bait chex party mix!  This would be a really great treat for teacher gifts/parties for your kids’ school, party favors, a snack, or dessert!  It’s so easy to make, kids can help, and it’s super festive for St. Paddy’s Day.

St. Patrick's day leprechaun bait chex party mix! This would be a really great treat for teacher gifts/parties for your kids' school, party favors, a snack, or dessert! It's so easy to make, kids can help, and it's super festive for St. Paddy's Day.

I think this is the most colorful recipe I’ve ever posted on my blog.  I just love the colors of this chex mix!  I wanted to share this with you all as a last minute snack idea to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  Holiday foods are pretty much the best.  They are just so fun for kids and even the “big kids”!

I’m so glad you’re here! Follow along on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix Recipe for St. Patrick's Day holiday www.wishesndishes.com

  I can picture this yummy St. Patrick’s day treat wrapped up in little cellophane bags to give away as gifts at a party. In our case, I just leave it out on my counter to enjoy every time Mr. Wishes or I pass through the kitchen.  This will NOT last long – I can guarantee that.  Enjoy and have a great weekend!  And if you need other ideas of what to make for St. Paddy’s, I created a collection of my favorite green food earlier this week in this post about Green Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. You may also like this Shamrock Shake Dip!

If you love recipes with Lucky Charms cereal, you’ll love this Lucky Charms Blizzard (a Dairy Queen inspired recipe), this Mint Chocolate Lucky Charms Bark or these Lucky Charms Cupcakes!

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix Recipe for St. Patty's Day holiday www.wishesndishes.com

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix Recipe for St. Patrick's Day holiday www.wishesndishes.com

Take a Look at my Step-By-Step Video on How to Make This Fun Leprechaun Bait

 

Leprechaun Bait
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
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Serves: 20
 
St. Patrick's day leprechaun bait chex party mix! This would be a really great treat for teacher gifts/parties for your kids' school, party favors, a snack, or dessert!
Ingredients
  • 7 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms cereal (they also sell this Limited Edition version with green and gold marshmallows)
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 11.4-ounce bag dark chocolate mint M&Ms
  • 1 11-ounce bag white chocolate chips or melting discs
  • ¾ cup of JUST the marshmallows from Lucky Charms box (or you can buy JUST the marshmallows on Amazon here)
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl combine Rice Chex, 1 cup of Lucky Charms, pretzels and M&Ms.
  2. In a heat-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Stir and repeat until the chips are completely melted.
  3. Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture.
  4. Stir carefully to combine, as to not crush the Rice Chex.
  5. Stir until the mixture is completely coated with the white chocolate. Sprinkle with the ¾ cup of Lucky Charms marshmallows.
  6. Pour mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper to dry and spread it out.
  7. Allow to set until white chocolate has hardened (about 45 minutes) and then break up into pieces.
  8. Store in an air-tight container.