3 easy St. Patrick’s Day treats
Bring on the Irish jigs, parades and of course some magically delicious treats.
St. Patrick’s Day is Thursday, March 17. Whether you’ve signed up to bring a sweet treat into your child’s classroom for a party or want a themed dessert following your corned beef and cabbage dinner, we’ve rounded up some of the best (and easy) St. Patrick’s Day treats.
Get your little leprechauns to help you because these recipes are easy. (And you won’t have to shell out a lot of gold, because you can save with Cash Back and grocery coupons from ShopAtHome.com when you’re shopping for ingredients and supplies).
Lucky Charms Rainbow Dessert Pizza:
Confession: We’ve been known to pluck the sugary, delish marshmallows from Lucky Charms. Now, you’ve got good reason to. The toppings on this “dessert pizza” are an assortment of the cereal’s colorful marshmallows.
Betty Crocker offers us this easy recipe that’s a frosted sugar cookie, topped with marshmallows. (Task your kids with plucking and sorting the marshmallows).
1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
½ cup softened, unsalted butter
1 cup Lucky Charms cereal (without the marshmallows)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
½ container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
Green food coloring
Lucky Charms cereal marshmallows
Step 1 – Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with cooking or baking spray.
Step 2 – In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until dough forms. Stir in cereal.
Step 3 – Press dough onto cookie sheet into a rainbow shape about 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch thick. Bake about 15 minutes or until edges are golden and center of dough is set. Cool completely.
Step 4 – In large bowl, beat whipping cream with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Carefully stir in frosting and food color. Use an offset spatula to spread frosting over cooled crust. Top with cereal marshmallows in color-coded rows.
St. Patty’s Day Muddy Buddies
Credit this to the luck of the Irish — this recipe can be whipped up in under 5 minutes.
Step 1: Either make your fave Muddy Buddies recipe or use a bag of pre-made Chex Mix Muddy Buddies Mix.
Step 2: Sprinkle in green M&M’s.
Looking for a healthy, but festive, treat?
Colorful fruits can be turned into rainbow parfaits. Add a cloud — or dollop of whipped cream.
Step 1: Sort out fruits by color. This can be a fun way to teach your kids about ROYGBIV – the acronym for the sequences of hues in a rainbow. (Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet). Some ideas? Strawberries; mandarin oranges; pineapple; kiwi or grapes; blueberries; purple grapes. Layer the fruit in a parfait glass.
Step 2: Add a dollop of whipped cream to the top and enjoy.