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Luck of the Irish Party Mix for St. Patrick’s Day

Today I have a delicious treat that is super easy to make and sure to be a hit for St. Patrick’s Day! Luck of Irish Party Mix is perfect for parties, to enjoy at home or even give as gifts! With Green Caramel Corn, Chocolate Chex Cereal, Pretzels, Candy and more…you can’t go wrong!

This Luck of the Irish Party Mix is as fun to make as it is to eat! Go green for St. Patrick's Day! Whip up a batch to enjoy at home or give as gifts! FREE Printable Gift Tags included! Pin to your Recipe Board!

The nice thing about this Luck of the Irish Party Mix is you can add whatever you have on hand. I literally opened the cupboards and searched through my candy drawer to find ingredients to add.

Luck of the Irish Party Mix

I started by making a batch of Homemade Caramel Corn and added green coloring to the coating. Then Chex Cereal was mixed with melted white chocolate and a good sprinkle of green sugar. While those cooled, I chopped the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Andes Mints.

Luck of the Irish Party Mix

All the ingredients were tossed in a large bowl, then green M&M’s and green candy sprinkles were added. Now you can certainly drizzle over a bit more melted chocolate to hold all the ingredients together like I did in my Christmas Candy Crunch and Candy Corn Mix, but this time I decided to keep it a bit more simple since there was already plenty of chocolate.

Luck of the Irish Party Mix Treat Bags

And since you all know how I LOVE the holidays and creating fun and simple gifts to give, how about adding the Luck of the Irish Party Mix to a bag and adding a little tag?

Luck of the Irish Party Mix Treat Bags

So cute! Who wouldn’t love to receive this little treat? I added the St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Toppers and tied the bags with green baker’s twine!

Cupcake Toppers aren’t just for cupcakes anymore!

Luck of the Irish Party Mix Treat Bags

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcake Toppers

St. Patrick's Day Printables Download

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Luck of the Irish Party Mix
 
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Delicious treat to enjoy at a party, home or give as a gift. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
Green Caramel Corn
  • 8 cups popped popcorn, about 1 cup of kernels
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • 4-6 drops Wilton Kelly Green Coloring
Chex Chocolate Mix
  • 3 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • Green Sugar
Add Ins
  • Pretzels
  • Mini Peanut Butter Cups, cut in quarters
  • Andes Mints, chopped
  • Green M&M's
  • Green Candy Sprinkles
Instructions
Caramel Corn
  1. Cook popcorn on stove or in popcorn maker
  2. Pour into bowl and set aside
  3. Preheat oven to 300 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray
  4. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt
  5. Cook until butter is melted
  6. Continue cooking for 3 minutes without stirring
  7. Add baking soda, vanilla and green coloring, stir to combine
  8. Pour over popped corn and stir well
  9. Spread evenly onto cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 15 minutes at 300 degrees
  11. Cool completely
Chex
  1. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave for about 30-45 seconds, stirring after every 15 seconds
  2. Pour cereal in a medium bowl and pour melted chocolate over
  3. Add Green Sugar
  4. Stir well and spread evenly onto a cookie sheet, set aside until set
Party Mix
  1. After the Caramel Corn and Chex are cooled and set, break into pieces and add to large bowl
  2. Add pretzels and other ingredients, stir to combine

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St. Patrick’s Day Craft: How to make Paper Shamrocks

Learn how to make these adorable Paper Shamrocks. They are a fun St. Patrick’s Day Craft that the kids can help with too. Just a few simple supplies is all you need.

Learn how to make these adorable Paper Shamrocks! A fun St. Patrick's Day Craft that the kids can help with too! Just a few simple supplies needed! Pin to your St. Patrick's Day Board!

These Paper Shamrocks are easy enough for the kiddos to help with too! While they are similar to the Valentine’s Day Paper Hearts, they are also different, so I have put together a lot of step-by-step photos and instructions for you!, let me show you how to make Paper Shamrocks!

Note – I do realize that shamrocks are traditionally 3 heart shapes and these are 4 leaf clovers. We did try to make them with only 3 hearts, and they weren’t balanced enough to hang. You can certainly make them with just 3 using the same steps below. Either way I think they are adorable and make a fun, easy St. Patrick’s Day Craft to brighten your home or office.

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Let’s gather our supplies…

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

How to make Paper Shamrocks

Supplies

  • Scrapbook Paper – 12 x 12 inch works best
  • Paper cutter
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive – either glue dots or tape runner or both
  • Twine or ribbon to hang the shamrocks

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 1

For each Shamrock you will need…

  • 4 strips of paper – 1 inch wide by 12 inches long
  • 4 strips of paper – 1 inch wide by 10 inches long
  • Stem – 1 strip of paper – 1 inch wide by 12 inches long

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 2

  • Fold the 12 inch pieces in half, wrong sides together
  • Fold the 10 inch pieces in half, right sides together

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 3

  • Start with the 12 inch strips and glue the ends together, right sides together to form a heart shape

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 4

  • Now take the 10 inch strip of paper and glue one end to the inside of the larger heart, wrong sides together

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 5

  • Now glue the other side, wrong sides together

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 6

  • Secure the 2 hearts together at the bottom point with a glue dot

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 7

  • For the stem, fold a 12 inch strip of paper in half and secure with glue
  • Using a pencil, slightly curl the stem, if desired

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 8

Now it’s time to assemble all the pieces.

  • First, cut a piece of twine and attach it between 2 of the hearts with a glue dot and then attach the 2 hearts together
  • Then for the bottom, attach the stem with a glue dot and then attach the 2 hearts together

How to Make Paper Shamrocks

Step 9

  • Attach the 2 sets together with glue and hang

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Learn how to make these adorable Paper Shamrocks! A fun St. Patrick's Day Craft that the kids can help with too! Just a few simple supplies needed! Pin to your St. Patrick's Day Board!

Fun and easy…wouldn’t you say? You may also like the 3D Paper Shamrocks…

3D Paper Shamrocks

How to Make 3D Paper Shamrocks

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day

We are kicking off our St. Patrick’s Day fun with these easy Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar! Ombre…graduated colors…are all the rage now! I think they look simply beautiful in a layered cake, but we are keeping it easy today and stacking the green cupcake layers in a small jar with Marshmallow Frosting. Then topping them off with a few sprinkles, wrapping with green twine and a fun FREE St. Patrick’s Day printable!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes - layers of Green Cake and Marshmallow Frosting make these fun Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar! Simple and easy to make! FREE Printable included! Pin to your St. Patrick's Day Board!

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar

Serve these at a party, as a special treat for the kiddos or add a lid and give them as a gift, whatever you decide…they are sure to be a hit!

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar Supplies

Ombre Cupcakes in Jar

After the cakes are baked (recipe below), layer them in the jars alternating with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting, add a few sprinkles on top for color.

Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar

Then tie the jar with green Baker’s Twine or you could use ribbon.

Free St. Patrick's Day Printables

Now it’s time to add the St. Patrick’s Day Printables! Head on over and grab your FREE Printables!

Cupcakes in a Jar

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Ombre Cupcakes in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day
 
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A fun presentation for cupcakes. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com
Ingredients
  • 1 white cake mix
  • 4 eggs, room temperature is best
  • 1 cup buttermilk {splash of vinegar in a measuring cup then fill with milk, let set a few minutes}
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • Wilton Kelly Green Coloring
  • Frosting - your favorite or Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 square 8x8 baking pans with cooking spray
  2. Combine cake mix with eggs, oil and buttermilk
  3. Divide into 3 separate bowls, mine was a little more than 1 cup in each bowl
  4. Color each of the cake batters a different shade of Kelly Green {or your favorite color}
  5. Spread each color evenly in an 8x8 baking pan
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean
  7. Cool completely
  8. Use the jar as a cookie cutter, and cut circles of cake
  9. Layer in jar alternating with frosting
  10. Add sprinkles for color
  11. Tie with twine, add a spoon and a printable {optional}
Notes
Total time includes layering the jars and decorating them.
You could use these same method with any color, especially for a birthday party.
The size of the jar will depend on how many you get out of this recipe. I got 6 jars.

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Banana Bread

Hands down the best Banana Bread Recipe I have ever made. Moist and full of flavor, this is a classic recipe that you must try!

Banana Bread - Hands down the best Banana Bread Recipe I have ever made! This recipe was passed down from my Mom! Super easy too! No mixer needed! Add nuts or not, either way it's delicious! Pin to your Recipe Board!

In my home, bananas never go to waste. We prefer to eat them when they are bright yellow with a little bit of green and barely any brown as a snack or with some natural peanut butter. But when they start to go brown, they get diced up into cereal, especially oatmeal. If they go really brown, well that means it is time to bake some banana bread!

February is Heart Health month and I’m always trying to find ways to keep my heart as healthy as possible. I exercise often, keep an eye on my salt intake and eat a balanced diet full of heart healthy foods.

One great ingredient that is sure to help my heart are nuts. Fisher Nuts have nine types of nuts that have been certified by the American Heart Association as heart healthy; pecan halves, chips and chopped, walnuts halves, pieces, chips and chopped, whole natural almonds, sliced and slivered almonds.

Including walnuts in our Banana Bread was just the perfect way to help keep our hearts healthy while enjoying a delicious treat.

Banana Bread with Nuts

This Banana Bread is great for breakfast with a cup of coffee or as dessert, if you can keep it around the house long enough. It always seems to disappear quickly around here.

Banana Bread freezes great, so anytime you have extra bananas that are going bad, whip up a batch or two of this Banana Bread with heart healthy walnuts and freeze a batch for later.

Banana Bread - Hands down the best Banana Bread Recipe I have ever made! This recipe was passed down from my Mom! Super easy too! No mixer needed! Add nuts or not, either way it's delicious! Pin to your Recipe Board!

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Moist banana bread packed with flavor! Enjoy for breakfast, snack or dessert.
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Recipe type: Quick Bread
Serves: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 2 cups MINUS 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ½ cup Oil (I used Corn Oil which is Heart Healthy)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 very ripe Bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • ½ cup Fisher Walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a bread pan with non-stick cooking spray
  2. In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients; flour, sugar, baking soda and salt
  3. Add oil and eggs, one at a time. Beat after each addition
  4. Add mashed banana and vanilla, beat well
  5. Fold in nuts
  6. Pour into pan ( recipe makes 1 regular loaf (9x5) or 3-4 mini loaves)
  7. Bake at 350 degrees - regular loaf 50-60 minutes or mini loaves 30-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean

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