Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix

Yesterday I made this St. Patrick’s Day treat with my 3-year-old, Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix. It was SO quick & easy and fun to make. It’s a great treat for school parties, teacher’s gifts, party favors, whatever!

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix

Only five ingredients make this St. Patrick’s Day snack: Rice Chex, pretzel sticks, Dark Chocolate Mint M&Ms, Ghirardelli White Chocolate Chips, and green sprinkles. Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix Ingredients My 3-year-old had so much fun making this Leprechaun Bait with me. While we made it her imagination ran wild as she thought up a few different ways to use it to catch that tricky little leprechaun on St. Patrick’s Day. My favorite was her idea to leave a trail of it to her play table so she could have a tea party with him. Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix

Cook’s Note:

This is a great, versatile recipe that you can easily swap out different kinds of M&Ms and sprinkles to fit any holiday or party theme.

I’ll warn you ahead of time, this stuff is so addicting!

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix
  • 1 11-ounce bag white chocolate chips
  • 8 Cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup pretzel sticks
  • 1 11.4-ounce bag dark chocolate mint M&Ms
  • green sprinkles
  1. In a heat-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave for 30 seconds on 50% power. Stir and repeat until the chips are completely melted.
  2. In a large bowl add the Chex, pretzel sticks, and dark chocolate mint M&Ms. Pour the melted white chocolate over the top and carefully stir until coated. Spread the mixture out over parchment paper and add the sprinkles. Let cool and harden, about 1 hour. Break apart and store in an air-tight container up to 5 days {but I promise it won’t last that long}.

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  1. Dorothy Teel says

    Wow this looks good and it is so easy and I know that my grand daughters will love it, maybe we will even catch a Leprechaun sneaking pieces.. LOL

  2. laurainfairland says

    AWWW what a cute Idea! So creative! I think you could change the color of the sprinkles for any holiday! Gotta save this one lol! Ty for sharing it!

  3. bianca roman says

    awe i wish i would’ve seen this sooner! it looks yummy and i like the fact that your 3 year old loves helping you with it. my 4 year old is all about the ‘mixes’ lately and i think he would’ve had a blast with this. i just may make it for the fun of it!

  4. Jenny Lloyd says

    fun, yummy & simple – my kind of recipe! i am adding this to my pinterest for next year. this is perfect to take to my boys classes as a special treat for “green week” or saint patrick’s day

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