Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Leprechaun Treats

One thing's for sure, St. Patrick will not go un-celebrated by us this year.

This past weekend we went up to Dallas to celebrate good ole St. Patrick in all his glory: a sea of green on Dallas' Greenville Street (somewhat like Savannah's River Street festivities) complete with green beer.

Tomorrow's celebration will be a little more subdued: lunch at the office complete with corned beef and cabbage and rye bread and these Leprechaun Treats...

And Friday we're having a little BBQ at the house in the Irishman's honor and to christen our new (green) smoker...

St. Patty is getting more love than Santa this year!

You don't even have to be Irish to appreciate this sweet and salty twist on an American classic.

These little Leprechaun Treats are sure to be eaten up amongst all the mischief that St. Patty's Day brings; not to mention, they're incredibly easy to whip up.

Leprechaun Treats
swEEts original
Fills a 9x13 baking pan

3 cups Rice Krispies Cereal
1 1/2 cups pretzel sticks (slightly crushed)
1 cup corn or rice chex
1 cup green m&ms
1 bag mini marshmallows
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 TBS butter, melted
3-4 drops of green food coloring

Spray a 9x13 baking pan with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix cereals, pretzels and m&ms.
In a large microwave safe bowl, heat marshmallows and butter for 2 minutes.
Stir in peanut butter and green food coloring until smooth.
Pour over dry ingredients and with a buttered spatula mix until combined.
Press mixture into prepared baking pan using a buttered or sprayed spatula.
Cool and cut into squares.

Looking for something else to make this shamrock shaking holiday?
How about some Guinness Bailey's Swirl Brownies?
Or perhaps Guinness Cake with Bailey's Buttercream?
And you can never go wrong with Irish Soda Bread.

*Please note that the above recipes were in the very beginning of my blogging so feel free to poke fun at the lack of photography skills.. the recipes are still delicious though I promise!