Leprechaun bait in a white bowl.

St Patrick’s Day Snacks: Leprechaun Bait

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Leprechaun Bait – a festive twist on white chocolate and powdered sugar-coated Chex Cereal, tossed with chocolatey M&M’s, crunchy pretzels, and tasty Lucky Charms marshmallows for a mix that is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day snack.

Leprechaun bait in a white bowl.

This festive St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait snack mix is a great and tasty snack that anyone would be lucky to have! It is super easy to make and is a great treat for your kids, or even to give teachers, neighbors, and co-workers to celebrate St.Patrick’s Day.

There are only a few steps to follow to make this tasty mix. Start by melting your white chocolate chips and butter, then pour that mixture over your Chex cereal. Once the cereal is evenly covered, you’ll pour it into a bag and shake it to cover with powdered sugar (if you have kids, they’ll love helping with this part). After it has cooled, just mix in the pretzels, marshmallows, and M&M’s, and you’ll have a festive St. Patrick’s Day treat ready to serve!

Why You’ll Love This St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

  • It’s colorful and festive!
  • It combines white chocolate chex with M&M’s, pretzels, and marshmallows.
  • Very simple to make.
  • It makes a large batch, and the recipe is easy to double, making it a great option for gifts and parties.
  • You don’t even have to use the stove or the oven!

Equipment Needed To Make This Lucky Charms Chex Mix

  • Ziploc Bags
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • Large Bowl

Ingredients For Your Leprechaun Bait

  • Chex Cereal
  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Lucky Charms Cereal
  • Butter
  • M&M’s
  • Mini Pretzels
Ingredients for St Patrick's day snacks: Leprechaun bait.

How To Make St. Patrick’s Day Party Food

  1. Melt white chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 25-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  2. Pour the chocolate over the Chex cereal and gently stir until the chocolate evenly covers the cereal.
  3. Using a large Zip-Lock bag, pour powdered sugar and cereal into the bag and shake until the sugar covers the cereal.
  4. Pour the cereal mix evenly onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and let sit until the chocolate has hardened.
  5. Next, pour the cereal mix into a large bowl. Add the marshmallows, M&M’s, and pretzels and mix them together.
  6. Enjoy!

What to Serve/Pair with Your St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix

This is a great dish to take to a work party or even to gift to your child’s teacher at school. It also makes a great after-school snack. For something a little extra, pair this Leprechaun Bait with these Key Lime Pie Bars. Their color makes them perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, and they’re delicious! If you want an appetizer to serve before this snack mix, this Homemade Guacamole is the perfect addition. You can’t go wrong with a green appetizer on St. Patrick’s Day!

Popular Substitutions & Additions

For a little extra sweetness, add some green sprinkles into the melted white chocolate. If you just want more “green” in the mix, add some green food coloring. You can even get green Wilton candy melts at some craft stores and use that instead.

A great way to give this mix a little more substance, add some yogurt-covered raisins into the mix.

If your kids are not pretzel fans, feel free to leave these out. If you still want something a little salty in it, try adding some popcorn!

How To Store Your Leprechaun Bait

You can store your leftover Leprechaun Bait in a sealed container (like air-tight Tupperware or a Ziploc bag) for up to 3 days. It’s great to snack on during the week! This treat does not have to be refrigerated.

Leprechaun bait in a white bowl.

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Bait FAQs

Can I use milk chocolate instead of white chocolate?

Sure, if that’s what you have, go ahead and use milk chocolate. I will say that the white chocolate makes the colors pop more, so if you’re into its aesthetics, go with the white chocolate.

Where can I find just the Lucky Charms marshmallows?

At most Wal-Mart’s, you can actually buy a bag of just the Lucky Charms marshmallows! They’re found on the baking aisle. There’s always the option of picking them out of the cereal – I like to have my kids do it and treat it like a treasure hunt. They even make a seasonal box with extra clovers inside.

Can I use store-brand cereal?

Sure, that is totally up to you. If you are okay with the taste and texture differences in the store brand, you can go with that one.

Can I melt my chocolate on the stove instead of in the microwave?

Sure, you can melt your chocolate on the stovetop. The easiest way to do this is with a double boiler. The microwave is just faster and involves less cleanup!

Leprechaun bait on a baking sheet.

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Leprechaun bait in a white bowl.

Leprechaun Bait (Saint Patricks Day Chex Mix)

April King
Leprechaun Bait – a festive twist on white chocolate and powdered sugar-coated Chex Cereal, tossed with chocolatey M&M’s, crunchy pretzels, and tasty Lucky Charms marshmallows for a mix that is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day snack.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 16 1/2 cup servings

Ingredients
  

  • 5 cups Chex Cereal
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup powder sugar
  • 1 cup Lucky Charms marshmallows
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup M&M's
  • 1 cup mini pretzels

Instructions
 

  • Melt white chocolate chips and butter in the microwave for 25-second intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • Pour the chocolate over the Chex cereal and gently stir until the chocolate evenly covers the cereal.
  • Using a large Zip-Lock bag, pour powder sugar and cereal into the bag and shake until the sugar covers the cereal.
  • Pour the cereal mix evenly onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and let sit until the chocolate has hardened.
  • Next, pour the cereal mix into a large bowl. Add the marshmallows, M&M's, and pretzels and mix them together.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword Leprechaun Bait, lucky charms chex mix, st patrick’s day snacks
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