These homemade St. Patrick’s Day snacks are sure to make your holiday. Here are our favorites for kids and adults.
The best way to get in the St. Paddy's spirit is to munch on St. Patrick's Day snacks all day long. We came up with four fun St. Patrick's Day treats, including a spicy chex mix and a rainbow puppy chow. Though you can whip up healthy St. Patrick's Day snacks (healthy green colored snacks include kale chips or an herb-y yogurt dip), we prefer more traditional St. Patrick's Day party food—you know, the sweet-and-salty stuff you can't put down. Plus, we know no kid or adult can say no to our green snacks idea: Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats.
St. Patrick's Day Snack Mix
This golden snack mix is exactly what we wish to find at the end of the rainbow. Use your favorite crunchy corn or rice-based cereal and whatever nuts you like. Just be sure the mixture totals 6 cups.
Get the Recipe: Pot of Gold Chex Mix
St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats
The secret to our Shamrock Rice Krispies treats is using more marshmallow than you think. It keeps them tender and chewy even after a couple of days so you can make them ahead. To make these green treats extra festive, lightly coat a cookie cutter with a little nonstick spray before punching out shapes. Hot tip: use this same method for other holiday-themed Rice Krispies treats throughout the year.
Get the Recipe: Shamrock Rice Krispies Treats
Puppy Chow for St. Patrick’s Day
How do you bait a leprechaun? With Leprechaun Chow, of course! You know this St. Patrick’s Day snack is good when the ingredient list includes Lucky Charms, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and chocolate. A few fun mix-ins make it even more magical.
Get the Recipe: St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow
Mini Irish Soda Bread
What’s better than a traditional Irish soda bread slathered with plenty of salted butter? These mini Irish soda breads you can serve year round. Reminiscent of a scone, these little biscuits are just as good warm right out of the oven as they are cooled with a dollop of jam. Either way, do right and serve with a proper cup of tea.
Get the Recipe: Mini Irish Soda Bread