As we get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, here are two festive snack ideas that are as fun to create as they are to eat! My son Noah made these treats on set for Good Day PA; take a look! Then, scroll down for written recipes/instructions below.
LEPRECHAUN GNOME TREATS
candy melts OR frosting
green and orange sprinkles
round candies for nose
Roll the open end of the sugar cone in frosting or melted candy melts, then add green sprinkles. We used white frosting, but you could use green if you prefer. Gently stuff a jumbo marshmallow inside the cone for the gnome’s head. Use orange frosting or candy melt in a “u” shape to create a beard, then add orange sprinkles. Attach a round candy nose with frosting. You can use any color nose you like; we found ours in a bag of Key Lime flavored M&M candies.
Shamrock Pretzel Treats:
miniature pretzels (3 per treat)
Rolo candies (you can also use a chocolate kiss)
green round candies (ours were Key Lime M&Ms)
On a foil lined baking sheet, arrange pretzels to form a shamrock shape, as well as a pretzel stick for the stem. You may want to break a bit of the stick to make it shorter. Place a Rolo candy upside down on top, in the center where the pretzels all come together. Bake for 2 minutes at 250 degrees F. This should be warm enough to make the candy start to melt, but not completely liquify. Remove from the oven and carefully press a green candy into the soft chocolate. Let it re-harden, then enjoy.
Kids of all ages will love helping to create, and of course, to eat these treats! We hope you and your family enjoy them as much as we do.
Be sure to check out these other festive St. Patrick’s Day and Spring craft ideas for the whole family. And don’t forget to join the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook group so you can share your own project photos. Let’s inspire each other!