Posted on February 27, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix- Leprechaun Bait!

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Want a quick and easy snack that even the pickiest leprechaun would have trouble resisting? Try our easy St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix recipe!

Leprechaun Snack Mix

I’ll lead into this recipe by telling you that it would totally work great as Leprechaun Bait.  However, I have to follow that statement up by telling you that this snack mix is SO extremely tasty, you probably won’t have any left over to leave out for the leprechauns.  This snack mix offers the perfect blend of salty and sweet – which is definitely my absolute favorite taste combo.

If you try this recipe and it’s a hit with your family, know that you can change it to match any color scheme or holiday theme.  Just change up the candy melt colors and sprinkles.

We whipped up a batch of this snack mix with St. Patrick’s Day in mind, so our theme was green with a dash of yellow (gold). Another great thing about this recipe is that you can make it in small amounts or in bigger batches to feed a crowd.

Leprechaun Bait Snack Mix Ingredients

The ingredient amounts below make approximately one baking sheet’s worth of snack mix.

1/2 C popcorn kernels (to be popped)
2 C Rice Chex Cereal
1/4 C white candy melts
1/4 C green candy melts
Sprinkles

Popcorn Snack Supplies

How to make Leprechaun Bait:

1. Pop the popcorn.  I use my Whirly Pop to make popcorn – LOVE it!

popcorn whirly pop

2. Add popped popcorn to a large bowl.

Fresh Popcorn

3. Add Rice Chex Cereal to the bowl and stir gently to combine.

Popcorn and Chex

4. Melt each color of candy melts. I typically place the melts in a bowl and microwave them at 15 second intervals.  Stir after each 15 minute interval until fully melted. Add melted candy by spoonfuls to the snack mix.

Popcorn Chex Chocolate

5. Gently stir the ingredients together until the melted candy has coated much of the popcorn and cereal.

Popcorn and Melted Chocolate

6. Spread the snack mix on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper.

Popcorn Snack Mix

7. Sprinkle some sprinkles over the mix.

Popcorn Snack mix Sprinkles

8. Let the mix sit for 20-30 minutes to allow the candy to harden. At this point, the snack mix is ready to serve! If you are not enjoying the mix immediately, store it for up to a few days in an air-tight container.

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St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix- Leprechaun Bait!

Want a quick and easy snack that even the pickiest leprechaun would have trouble resisting? Try our easy St. Patrick’s Day Snack Mix recipe!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels (to be popped)
  • 2 cups Rice Chex Cereal
  • 1/4 cup white candy melts
  • 1/4 cup green candy melts
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Pop the popcorn. 
    popcorn whirly pop
  • Add popped popcorn to a large bowl.
    Fresh Popcorn
  • Add Rice Chex Cereal to the bowl and stir gently to combine.
    Popcorn and Chex
  • Melt each color of candy melts. I typically place the melts in a bowl and microwave them at 15 second intervals. Stir after each 15 minute interval until fully melted. Add melted candy by spoonfuls to the snack mix.
    Popcorn Chex Chocolate
  • Gently stir the ingredients together until the melted candy has coated much of the popcorn and cereal. Spread the snack mix on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Sprinkle some sprinkles over the mix.
    Popcorn Snack mix Sprinkles
  • Let the mix sit for 20-30 minutes to allow the candy to harden. At this point, the snack mix is ready to serve! If you are not enjoying the mix immediately, store it for up to a few days in an air-tight container.


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