I needed a quick and easy St. Patrick's day treat for my kiddos, so I went with my go-to kid treat: Rice Krispie Treats! I didn't have a shamrock cookie cutter, but I pulled out a small heart cookie cutter, my green food coloring, and my little chefs, and here's what we came up with.
I used The Original Rice Krispie Treats™ Recipe from the Kellogg's Web site. After adding and melting the marshmallows, I added a few drops of green food coloring and stirred well, then continued on with the recipe. When it was time to press them in the pan, I flattened them on a jelly roll pan / cookie sheet so I'd have room to cut.
To make a shamrock with a heart cookie cutter, cut four hearts out. Press them together at the points. Then cut a small, rectangular piece for the stem and squish it between the bottom two heart points. Voila! We also added a sprinkling of green non pareils for a little more green.
I wrapped these in cello bags and tied them with green ribbons and a simple circle tag for a cute gift. Then I finished the rest of the Rice Krispie treats off myself. No kidding. Lucky me!
Here are a few other awesome St. Paddy's ideas I've got on my list from around the blogosphere. I'm making that banner for sure (you know me and book paper)! Enjoy!
Simple and darling St. Patrick's banner from Simple As That:
Cute treats and printable tags from it is what it is:
And this fun Leprechaun trap from Family Fun:
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