Rice Krispie Treats for Little Leprechauns


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My kids LOVE St. Patrick’s Day.  And by LOVE, I mean they create these intricate little traps for leprechauns consisting of  old paper towel and toilet paper rolls, markers, shoe boxes, spaghetti sauce jars, and other small nuisances crafting goodies.

I cannot stand this.  It drives me crazy.  The “leprechaun” is expected to stomp through these traps (gently so as not to create tears the next morning) ALMOST getting caught by the brilliant contraptions.  Then because he is so impressed by their craftsmanship and cleverness, he leaves gold coins and chocolate for the children.

Are you kidding me?

Do I not have enough pressure in my life?  I mean…I have to remember every child I bring every place I go.  I have to remember that the laundry in the chute will not clean itself.  I have to remember that everyone will be hungry around 6:00 pm and go-gurts and/or half-rotten apples will not suffice.  My brain is FULL.

AND I have a child with a birthday on St. Patrick’s Day.  I thought that this might ease the pressure ordained by those darn leprechaun traps, but that just isn’t the case.  My children can’t remember their multiplication tables or that they should never wear orange shirts with red pants, but they ALWAYS remember to build their leprechaun traps.


Enough complaining.

I found this great idea on Twitter and I am going to make these for my little leprechaun-fans.  I might even add a bit of green food coloring…

…if I remember.

Rice Krispie Treats for Little Leprechauns


  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 10 oz. marshmallows
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies
  • 3 cups Lucky Charms


  1. Melt butter over low heat and stir in marshmallows. Once melted, remove from heat.
  2. Stir in Rice Krispies.
  3. Stir in Lucky Charms.
  4. Pour mix into a greased 9×13″ dish and press down.

I found the recipe here:  http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/19887

I’m off to investigate the stench coming from the laundry chute and see what I can create for tonight’s dinner.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


2 Responses to “Rice Krispie Treats for Little Leprechauns”

  1. Jackie Rose says on :

    Dear Becky,
    Well, this is a first for me….Leprechaun traps! I’m still smiling after reading your blog! I haven’t checked on you for awhile, but popped in for a visit after too much “March madness” this weekend. Love the Rice Krispie Treats idea with Lucky Charms! I will be making them when our grandchildren come to visit. Thanks for sharing this cute family St. Patrick Day tradition. These are the ties that bind.

    Jackie Rose (Shari’s mom)

  2. LilBS says on :

    Thanks for “popping in,” Jackie! 🙂 Hope you’re feeling well! I spotted some pictures of those darling grandsons of yours with some very large fish!!

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