A fun snack mix that would be perfect for your kiddos lunch for St. Patrick’s Day or even to snack on during a movie. And I bet Lucky the Leprechaun would love some of this Snack Mix too!
If your house is anything like ours, I had to hide the Lucky Charms from the boys until I had a chance to make the Snack Mix. Along with the Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Honey Nut Cherrios, Peanuts, Pretzels and Green M&M’s, this Snack Mix is sure to become a hit!
Pots of Gold make a fun presentation, especially for a St. Patrick’s Day Dinner or Party.
This Snack Mix reminds me a bit of the Luck of the Irish Party Mix, although that one has more sweet treats in it.
A little sweet and a little salt – this Leprechaun Snack Mix is perfect to give as gifts too! Add it to a clear glass jar, tie a ribbon around the jar and add a Printable St. Patrick’s Day Tag and you have a fun gift!
These jars are from Hobby Lobby, and you can find the ribbon at any craft department.
St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. So today we are having fun crafting 3D Paper Shamrocks that can be used for decorating or gift giving.
Just like the Paper Shamrocks we shared last year, these 3D Paper Shamrocks are made from Scrapbook Paper and just a few simple supplies.
After you have your 3D Paper Shamrocks made, there are a variety of ways to use them – tie them on a gift, decorate the table with them or even use them in a St. Patrick’s Day Garland. Stop back on Friday to see how I use these fun Shamrocks on a Garland.
3D Paper Shamrock Supplies
These instructions are for a 3 inch Shamrock shape, it’s easiest to use that size with these instructions.
Note: If your cookie cutter is NOT 3 inches, then use this method to figure out what size to cut the paper
Step 2 – Paper Folding
For this method we will be using simple origami folding. You will use a Valley Fold and a Mountain Fold.
Valley Fold – easiest way to think about this fold is that it forms a letter “V”, like Valley, when you unfold it a bit.
Mountain Fold – this fold should look like a mountain, exact opposite of the Valley
Now it’s time to have fun decorating for St. Patrick’s Day with your 3D Paper Shamrocks! Don’t forget to come back on Friday and see the Garland!
Just like the ever so popular Red Velvet, these Green Velvet Cupcakes have a chocolate flavor but are a festive green color for St. Patrick’s Day. Added to the top is a shamrock made from my favorite Candy Clay.
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Easy enough for a St. Patrick’s Day treat yet impressive enough to serve at a party, these cupcakes are sure to have guests green with envy! Starting with a box mix, you can’t get easier than that. I used Decorator Icing on them, however Buttercream Frosting would be delicious too! And of course a Candy Shamrock on top!
We have used Candy Clay several times. And honestly, I can’t express enough my love for how easy it is to use. You do need to plan ahead and mix it several hours or the night before, but other than that, it’s perfect to use for decorating cupcakes, cakes and desserts.
And better yet – it taste good…really good!
Here are a few cupcakes with Candy Clay Decorations you may also like…
Chocolate and Mint – one of the best pairings, in my opinion, for a dessert. So with St. Patrick’s Day coming, it made perfect sense to add Mint to my favorite brownie that has only 3 ingredients! Add a delicious fluffy frosting to the top and you have a winner!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a slight issue with Brownie Recipes. Until I first tried this recipe, I had searched and searched for a recipe that was fudgy but not too fudgy…cake like but not too cakey, etc. etc. I had finally given up and just decided to use a box mix, which also didn’t always come out right.
Then, I tried this 3 ingredient (plus the toppings) recipe for Better Than Brownies from Gooseberry Patch Cookbook, Rush-Hour Recipes. They quickly became a favorite, so much so that I have to give them away or I will eat the entire batch.
The pudding and milk are combined and cooked on the stove until slightly thick then added to a regular cake mix. The mixture is super thick, but that’s what makes them delicious.
Then to add the mint flavor, I sprinkled the top with Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips that I had leftover from the Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops that I made last week.
After baking and cooling it was time to add the amazing frosting – a mixture of Cool Whip Whipped Topping and Marshmallow Fluff, a few drops of green coloring for the festive touch. You could certainly add a few drops of mint flavoring as well, I left it out because our youngest son is not a fan of mint.
Then slather – yes I said slather – on the frosting and give the brownies a touch of St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.
The combination of Chocolate and Mint flavors that are in Grasshopper Desserts are perfect anytime of year, but especially for St. Patrick’s Day. These Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are super easy and take on 3 ingredients plus sprinkles if you like, and only about 15 minutes. The kiddos (and adults) will love them!
St. Patrick’s Day and well March in general, are one of my favorite times. St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday, who doesn’t love a little luck of the Irish? And March, well Baseball season is under way for my son’s college team and Spring is on the way – hopefully!
The Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are super easy, even the kids can help! I used some fun St. Patrick’s straws instead of lollipop sticks. I found them at Michael’s craft store.
A dip of melted Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips to add the Grasshopper flavor. I melted about 1 cup of baking chips in the microwave about 50-60 seconds, stopping every 20 seconds to stir them. The trick when you are melting any kind of chocolate in the microwave is to stop before the chocolate is completely melted, then stir until smooth. That way, there is much less chance of burning the chocolate. Trust me, burnt chocolate is not good.
Set the dipped marshmallows on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place in fridge for about 5 minutes.
While the Chocolate Mint is setting, prepare the Green Candy Melts. I used about 20-25 wafers and heated them in the microwave, again stirring every 20 seconds or so. Also get out the sprinkles you want to use. I like working over a paper plate…easy clean up.
Dip the marshmallows into the melted green candy melts, leaving some of the chocolate mint showing and then immediately add the sprinkles. Place them back on the wax paper for about 5 minutes and you are done.
After all the Grasshopper Marshmallow Pops are ready, you can enjoy them as an after-school treat, give them as gifts or even tie a Printable St. Patrick’s Day Tag on them for a fun Classroom Treat.