Rice Krispie Treats for St. Patrick’s Day!
We’re kind of crazy about rice krispie treats around here. I mean what’s not to love?! Crunchy, chewy, ooey and gooey…not to mention you can make them in no time flat. We even shared tips on how to make Rice Krispie Treats perfect every time. I still refer back to that post whenever I make them and those tips work like a charm. With St. Patty’s Day coming up, I thought some St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats would be fun!
I recently bought these cute tiny letters for doing cookie letter press, and I’ve been so excited to use them. You basically spell out any word or saying and then press them into your cookie, or in this case, we used Air Head Candy!
Here’s what you need to make rice krispie treats for St. Patrick’s Day:
Start by making rice krispie treats and butter two 9×13 pans. Divide the big batch of warm treats into the two dishes so the thickness is just right to easily press down with your cookie cutter. I love this large shamrock cookie cutter for making big treats. It’s as big as my hand!
For the candies on top just unwrap the AirHead candies (color of your choice). Flatten it out with a rolling pin. Use a knife or a cookie cutter to cut it into shape, and then press the saying of your choice into the AirHead Candy with the cookie letter press letters.
At first I was just planning to do green shamrocks and little green banners, but then we made little rainbows too! Aren’t they so cute?!
To make the Airhead candy rainbows, roll the colors out flat, cut thin strips of each color. Once you have strips of red, orange, green and blue, press them together and bend them into the shape of a rainbow. You can add more candy colors for more of a complete rainbow if you can find more colors to work with. Trim off the edges with a sharp knife so all the colors line up at the edges. For the clouds, we used Mallow Bits. Just toss them in a little bit of water to get the mallow bits to stick together and to stick to the candy rainbow.
I just love how they turned out!
We packaged them up and delivered them to our new neighbors with some gold wrapped chocolate nuggets…because you have to have a little gold at the end of the rainbow. I guess you could say the rice krispie treats are the “pot of gold” because they’re golden in color. Either way it’s a fun way to get festive for St. Patty’s Day.
Whether you deliver some or just eat them at home, it’s a fun way to get creative with your kids in the kitchen.
Do you love rice krispie treats too?