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 Leprechaun Bait 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!
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!
Take a Look at my Step-By-Step Video on How to Make This Fun Leprechaun Bait
- 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)
- In a large bowl combine Rice Chex, 1 cup of Lucky Charms, pretzels and M&Ms.
- 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.
- Pour the melted white chocolate over the cereal mixture.
- Stir carefully to combine, as to not crush the Rice Chex.
- Stir until the mixture is completely coated with the white chocolate. Sprinkle with the ¾ cup of Lucky Charms marshmallows.
- Pour mixture onto wax paper or parchment paper to dry and spread it out.
- Allow to set until white chocolate has hardened (about 45 minutes) and then break up into pieces.
- Store in an air-tight container.
Leprechaun Bait! Hahaha! Love it and this recipe is great too.
Such a cute idea, Ashley!
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
It won’t last long…speaking from experience 🙂
So fun! The colors are perfect for Easter too! Maybe it can help us catch the Easter bunny at our house… 🙂
Yes! I even have something similar I made for Easter last year 🙂
This is adorable. I bet my kids would gobble it up!
It’s really good..and fun! Thanks!
So cute! I love the colorful lucky charms (:
Thanks – I love the colors, too!!
This looks like crack…and I mean that in a GOOD way!
Of course it’s a good way!! haha
Fun and festive and I love the name!
SO CUTE!!!! ooooh I love this idea! so tasty!!
Awwhh this is the cutest thing! I love it :”)
This is so cute! What a fun idea for kids.
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!
haha that made me laugh out loud! Love it!!
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!
Awww I’m so glad!! Thanks for letting me know!!
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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! 🙂
I love the name! And the mix is wonderful. And so pretty and colourful. Great party food xx
What a fun idea! Pinning!
How much would it cost to make a batch!
Do you know what the serving size is for the and the calorie count?
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?
This snack looks so much fun!
SUCH a cute idea and so good!
I could not stop eating this!!! I’m definitely making this snack mix again soon!
My kids really enjoyed this! Such a great idea!
My coworkers couldn’t get enough!
My kids and I love to make this together!
We use gold sugar to shake over the pan of mix before putting in fridge. AND use ONLY the green marshmallows from the Special Boxes of Lucky Charms St Patricks Mix! SO CUTE!!! I haven’t found the M/Ms dark chocolate but I do use the CRUNCHY MINT chocolate M/M’s!!! Thank you for this fun recipe!!
This is now a yearly staple on St. Patrick’s Day! Going on 5 years of making this, and it’s perfect every time!