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Lucky Leprechaun Treats

posted by Julie Evink on March 1, 2015

Lucky Leprechaun Treats ~ Quick and Easy Marshmallow Treats Stuffed with Lucky Charms! Perfect Treats for St. Patrick’s Day!

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As you browse Pinterest things are so pretty, perfect and I pin away. Imagine this great life of mine full of perfection and perfect things. Then I look around my house and well reality sets in. It’s a little, or a lot, mismatched, there are toys spread across the floor. There may, just may, be some dust and dirt under the couch. The thoughts of perfection go flying out the window as soon as I thought them. It was just really a blink and they were out the door. I’ll never have one of those perfectly styled houses or cute little mantel displays that change with the seasons. I try to cope with that in the best way possible.

The best way possible? You know what that is? Looking and my two beautiful daughters that are happy and loved. Yup. I can do that. And darn I do it well, most of the time. Sure we get short tempers at times and they push our buttons more often then we would like to admit but I love them fiercely and when they ask for “cuddles Mama” when I want to go do my workout I sit in the rocking chair and soak it up. They know they are loved and they are happy. They don’t care if things are perfect in the house or things match. They just care about the hugs, cuddles and time they spend with us.

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I’m all for easy things when it comes to Pinterest. This my friends is totally easy. You can do this. You can make time because it only takes 15 minutes! It’s a beautiful thing isn’t it? If you see this festive treat on Pinterest PIN IT! You can do it! You don’t have to pin it and then look at your boards and think of all the time you wish you had to do those things. Or is that only me?

Lucky Leprechaun Treats

Preparation 12 minutes Cook Time 3 minutes Serves 15 bars     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 6 c. Lucky Charms
  • 1 (10 oz) package marshmallows
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • Green Food Coloring

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Place Lucky Charms in a large bowl.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl place butter and marshmallows. Microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each time until marshmallows are melted. Mix in green food coloring. Pour over cereal. Mix and press into prepared pan. To easily press mixture into pan spray fingers with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. Store in airtight container. Best if ate on within two days.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 bar
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 135kcal Calories from fat 28
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 109mg5%
Carbohydrate 27g9%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 16g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories2000
Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

Looking for More St. Patrick’s Day Treats?

Leprechaun Floats ~ Quick & Easy Floats with Lime Sherbet and Sprite for St. Patrick’s Day!

Lucky Leprechaun Munch ~ Chex Mix Loaded with Lucky Charms!

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    Comments

  • Donna Howard


    Can’t wait to make these!! thank you. Are they mini or regular marshmallows?

    • Julie Evink


      The large marshmallows!

      • Donna Howard


        thanks – I’m such a goof and can’t figure these things out for myself – so thankful for people like you!!!

  • sue|theviewfromgreatisland


    This post made me grin — if my kids were still in grade school I would definitely send in a batch to class on St Paddy’s Day!

  • Renee@Two in the Kitchen


    I sure know those days Julie, when I look around the house and just say “Oh well, at least everyone is just having fun”!! these Lucky Charms treats are totally fun!! My kids would love making them….and eating them!! 😉

  • Annie @Maebells


    What fun festive treats for St. Patrick’s Day!

  • Kelly - Life Made Sweeter


    These are so fun and festive! My lil guy would love making these with me 🙂 So true, as long as they have snuggles and love – that’s all that matters 🙂 These would make the perfect St. Patrick’s treats!

  • soumia


    These look great! How many drops of green food colouring did you add? 🙂

    • Julie Evink


      Ah I can’t remember! Just keep adding till you like the green color. It’s different if you use regular food dye v.s. a gel dye too. I used the gel dye so I wouldn’t have used as much!

  • Cathy Trochelman


    These are so simple and perfect for St. Paddy’s Day!

  • Melanie


    These look delicious, and perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

    Do they need to be refrigerated in order to set?

    • Julie Evink


      Nope! They’ll set up just like Rice Krispie Bars!

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