Create the perfect and delicious leprechaun bait for your leprechaun trap or for a tasty treat for a school snack or family Saint Patrick’s Day Celebration!
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Whether you are in charge of Saint Patrick’s Day snacks for your child’s school or looking for fun bait for your Leprechaun Trap at home, this delicious and quick Saint Patrick’s Day snack will be the perfect solution! Or maybe you want to make some Leprechaun food and feed your Leprechauns!
A Little Bit About Leprechauns
Leprechauns are tricky little creatures often depicted as small, mischievous, and solitary fairies or sprites that take the form of an old man, dressed in green clothing and a hat. Legend has it that if you catch a leprechaun he will grant you 3 wishes if you set him free!
So what do Leprechauns eat? Leprechauns eat a wide variety of foods and are partial to traditional Irish foods. They’re also known to enjoy their sweets and cakes such as this leprechaun bait recipe.
While I won’t promise you’ll catch a leprechaun and get your 3 wishes with this leprechaun bait, you and your kids will not only enjoy making it but have fun trying and eating what the leprechaun doesn’t!
Leprechaun Bait Ingredients
There are only 6 ingredients required for this quick and easy leprechaun bait!
Honey Nut Chex Mix – This is not a cereal but a snack mix and is usually found in the snack aisle of grocery stores.
Pretzels – I use the regular-shaped pretzels but feel free to change it up and use the rounds or sticks!
Green M&M’s – I love cooking with my kids and separating the M&M’s by color is a great preschool or toddler activity!
Green Candy Melts – These are usually available around Saint Patrick’s Day and in the baking area. However, if you can’t find them you can use white almond bark and a little green food coloring.
Lucky Charms Marshmallows – Another great sorting activity for your preschooler or toddler! You’ll need the 4 leaf clovers from a box of Lucky Charms!
How to Make Leprechaun Bait
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the Chex mix across the cookie sheet. Add the pretzels, green M&M’s, and Lucky Charms marshmallows, and sprinkle in a bit of the Lucky Charm cereal.
Melt the green candies per the package instructions.
Drizzle the melted green candy over the top of the mix on the cookie sheet. Let the melted green candies dry.
Break the bait up a bit and serve it in an adorable green cauldron or use it to bait your leprechaun trap!
I got my little green cauldrons from Amazon; they are the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day accessory for snacks!
I also love these little leprechaun bait tags!
Too busy to make this right now? Pin for later to your favorite Pinterest Board!
- 2 cups Honey Chex Mix
- 1 cup pretzels
- 20 green M&M's
- 6 oz. green candy melts
- 1 cup Lucky Charm's Cereal
- 15 Green Lucky Charm 4 Leaf CloverMarshmallows
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spread the Chex Mix, pretzels, green M&M's, marshmallows, and cereal.
- Mix gently and spread it out in a thin layer.
- Melt the green candies per the package instructions and drizzle over the mix on the cookie sheet.
- Allow to set.
- Break apart and serve in a green cauldron.
1. If you can't find green candy melts, use 6 oz of white almond bark and a little green food coloring.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 2489Total Fat: 59gSaturated Fat: 33gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 1324mgCarbohydrates: 484gFiber: 15gSugar: 372gProtein: 24g
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What if I can’t find green candy melts?
Feel free to use 6 ounces of white almond bark and a little green food coloring, if you can’t find green candy melts.
What kind of pretzels should I use?
Use circles, sticks or pretzel shape it’s entirely up to you! Try using edible gold paint and spraying your circle pretzels gold for a little pop of gold in your leprechaun bait!
Can I double this recipe?
Double, triple, or more! The more leprechaun food you make perhaps the more leprechauns you’ll catch!
How do I store my Leprechaun Bait?
Store your Leprechaun Bait in an air-tight container for up to 5 days at room temperature. As always, please refer to the USDA recommendations for storing leftovers.
I hope this delicious and easy leprechaun food recipe will help you and your children catch a leprechaun this year! Baiting your leprechaun trap with something delicious is sure to be the key to success!