Leprechaun Bait


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
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Prep time: 
Total time: 
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!
  • 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)
  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.


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31 Responses to “Leprechaun Bait”

  1. Ginny McMeans
    March 14, 2014 at 1:35 AM #

    Leprechaun Bait! Hahaha! Love it and this recipe is great too.

  2. March 14, 2014 at 7:24 AM #

    Such a cute idea, Ashley!

  3. March 14, 2014 at 8:12 AM #

    What a great idea to give these away as gifts in little baggies – if this delicious “bait” lasts long enough!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend Ashley

    • March 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM #

      It won’t last long…speaking from experience 🙂

  4. March 14, 2014 at 9:12 AM #

    So fun! The colors are perfect for Easter too! Maybe it can help us catch the Easter bunny at our house… 🙂

    • March 14, 2014 at 2:28 PM #

      Yes! I even have something similar I made for Easter last year 🙂

  5. March 14, 2014 at 12:48 PM #

    This is adorable. I bet my kids would gobble it up!

    • March 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

      It’s really good..and fun! Thanks!

  6. March 14, 2014 at 1:33 PM #

    So cute! I love the colorful lucky charms (:

    • March 14, 2014 at 2:09 PM #

      Thanks – I love the colors, too!!

  7. March 14, 2014 at 2:13 PM #

    This looks like crack…and I mean that in a GOOD way!

    • March 14, 2014 at 3:15 PM #

      Of course it’s a good way!! haha

  8. March 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM #

    Fun and festive and I love the name!

  9. March 14, 2014 at 8:03 PM #

    SO CUTE!!!! ooooh I love this idea! so tasty!!

  10. March 15, 2014 at 6:12 PM #

    Awwhh this is the cutest thing! I love it :”)

  11. March 17, 2014 at 11:54 AM #

    This is so cute! What a fun idea for kids.

  12. March 19, 2014 at 4:35 PM #

    Those little leprechauns wouldn’t stand a chance… I’d get to this stuff first, and it’d be all over! Amazing snack mix, Ashley!

    • March 19, 2014 at 4:55 PM #

      haha that made me laugh out loud! Love it!!

  13. Louise
    March 21, 2014 at 1:48 PM #

    Thought I would let you know that I made this for my grand-daughter’s (Piper) 3rd birthday party and it sure was a hit!! I took some left overs to work and the girls all loved it! Easy, fun and delish!

    • March 21, 2014 at 2:52 PM #

      Awww I’m so glad!! Thanks for letting me know!!

  14. March 18, 2015 at 12:18 AM #

    Hahaha Ashley – I love the name of this recipe! It’s so bright and colorful, it wants me to grab a handful and start chugging! 🙂

  15. March 19, 2015 at 3:16 PM #

    I love the name! And the mix is wonderful. And so pretty and colourful. Great party food xx

  16. February 25, 2017 at 11:35 AM #

    What a fun idea! Pinning!

  17. Jenny Page
    March 1, 2017 at 3:36 PM #

    How much would it cost to make a batch!

  18. Shae
    March 13, 2017 at 3:04 PM #

    Do you know what the serving size is for the and the calorie count?

    • March 13, 2017 at 5:17 PM #

      The calorie count I actually have no clue bit it serves a lot of people: 15-20 depending on if it’s kids or adults?


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