A three ingredient recipe for the best classic Rice Krispie Treats! Substitute Lucky Charms and they are transformed into a fun Leprechaun Treat perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day can be such a fun holiday for kids. I’ve heard of many different activities and traditions that people do with their kids to have fun on St. Patrick’s Day. When I used to teach first grade many years ago, a little “leprechaun” would sneak into our classroom during recess and wreak havoc with the chairs and desks. At my friend’s house, a leprechaun always turns their milk green! Naughty little leprechauns!

One tradition that my family has is to eat Lucky Charms for breakfast on St. Patrick’s Day. I thought it would be kind of fun to mix things up this year and turn our Lucky Charms breakfast into Leprechaun Cereal Treats! My kids loved that they got to eat a dessert for breakfast.

Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats Cut into Squares

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. I used my favorite Rice Krispie Treat recipe and replaced the Rice Krispies cereal with Lucky Charms. These are so buttery and sweet, they might be one of the best Rice Krispie, I mean Leprechaun Treats I’ve ever eaten!

Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats Ingredients

-Butter

-Marshmallows

-Lucky Charms Cereal

Helpful Kitchen Tools

-Sauce Pan

-Silicone Spoon or Spatula

-9×13 Baking Dish

How to Make Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats

The first step is to measure out and pour the Lucky Charms into a large bowl. Next, melt the butter in a medium-sized sauce pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the bag of mini marshmallows. Stir the butter/marshmallow mixture until the marshmallows have completely melted.

Butter melting in a pan for Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats
Marshmallows in a pan melting for Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats

Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Lucky Charms and stir until all of the cereal is covered. Place the marshmallow covered cereal in a greased 9×13 dish and allow it to cool completely. When the treats have had the chance to cool down, cut them into squares and serve!

Marshmallow mixture being poured over Lucky Charms to make Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats.

These Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats are best served the same day, but may be covered and served a day or two after. You can also individually wrap each Leprechaun Treat square and place them into the freezer.

Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats in a baking dish

I hope you make these treats and love them as much as my family did. Make sure you Pin this recipe so you’ll always have it when you want to make some Leprechaun Treats or just classic Rice Krispie Treats! If you’re looking for another sweet treat to help celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, try these Think Mint Truffle Brownies!

A Stack of Leprechaun Rice Krispie Treats
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Leprechaun Treats (Rice Krispie Treats Recipe)
A three ingredient recipe for classic Rice Krispie Treats that is transformed into a fun Leprechaun Treat!
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 60 Minutes
Servings
Treats
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 5 Minutes
Passive Time 60 Minutes
Servings
Treats
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter over medium heat in a medium-sized sauce pan.
  2. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and smooth.
  3. Pour the marshmallow mixture over the Lucky Charms or Rice Krispies in a large bowl. Stir until all of the cereal is coated.
  4. Place the marshmallow covered cereal in a greased 9x13 dish and allow to cool completely.
  5. Cut into squares and serve.
Recipe Notes

You can use Rice Krispies in place of Lucky Charms for the best Rice Krispie Treats ever!

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