I think after making these I said cute like ten times. But, seriously, these are SO cute! Honestly, St. Patrick’s Day is one of my least favorite holidays. Maybe it’s because I don’t drink beer or love the color green, but I’ve just never gotten into it. I also blame it on the fact that I’ve never had fun plans for St. Patrick’s day, ha! Which is shocking because it normally falls on Spring Break which should be the best, right? Anyway, I’ve been doing Big Brothers Big Sisters for a year now and am constantly trying to come up with fun activities to do with my little. Because I love holidays so much (had to fake my love for this one a bit!), I want to try to instill that love in her (#priorities).
I don’t make Rice Krispies often but I always forget how easy they are! The green food coloring and Lucky Charms make them so festive and cute (there, I said it again!).
A few tips that always make making these so much easier:
*Line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper before pouring in your rice Krispie mixture
*To flatten out your Rice Krispies into a flat mixture, cut a piece of parchment paper and put over your hand to manually flatten out to the shape desired
*Refrigerate for 15 minutes before cutting into pieces so you don’t have a sticky mess!
Lucky Charm Rice Krispies
4 tablespoons butter
16 oz. marshmallows (I used the jet puffed)
½ teaspoon vanilla
3 – 4 drops green food coloring (or more if you want a darker green)
6 cups Rice Krispie cereal
1 cup Lucky Charms (only the colored marshmallows!)
- Line 9×13 pan with parchment paper
- Melt butter in a large sauce pan over low heat
- Once butter is melted, add in marshmallows and cook until melted (keep stirring so it doesn’t burn!)
- Remove from heat and add vanilla and green food coloring, mix
- Mix in Rice Krispies and Lucky Charms
- Pour into pan and press down into a flat mixture (use parchment paper on your hands to push down!)
- Refrigerate for 15 minutes before slicing into bars