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.

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

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 so fun!

  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.

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

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

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

Leprechaun Bait
 
Ingredients
  • 7 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms cereal
  • 1 cup crushed pretzels
  • 1 11.4-ounce bag dark chocolate mint M&Ms
  • 1 11-ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup of JUST the marshmallows from Lucky Charms box
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.
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Author:Ashley

These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, storms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has always been baseball. Go Yankees!

25 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!!

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  1. Tropical Leprechaun DrinkWishes and Dishes - March 28, 2014

    […] There is just something about green drinks – they are my absolute favorite (hence, why I love this Shamrock Shake and this Lime Sherbet Punch).  This is a great alcoholic tropical Leprechaun drink recipe for St. Patrick’s Day!  This drink is very sweet, but tastes great – you have been warned.  I hope you enjoy this and have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s day weekend :).  P.s.  This would go great with some Leprechaun Bait! […]

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