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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About Jillian

Hi, I'm Jillian. I'm a teacher turned stay-at-home mom. I miss the creativity teaching provided so I'm always trying to find time to exercise my artistic abilities. Mostly that means cooking and baking. My blog is dedicated to providing restaurant-quality recipes for the home cook.


  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. This sounds so yummy…thank you very much for sharing.

  3. krystel says:

    oh this looks delicious

  4. Oh my goodness this is SO cute! Pinned onto my St. Pats board!

    xx Kait

  5. love this! such a cute recipe for my toddler class!

  6. DanielleD says:

    This is adorable, I will be making for my daughters class next week!

  7. This looks great! And I love the tea party idea. :) Pinning!

    – Brooke -

  8. Sure to attract lots of leprechauns with this bait. Looks super yummy.

  9. Oh what a tip to add color to chex mix

  10. My Irish hubby loves silly St. Patty’s traditions, thanks!

  11. my kids are sure to love this. thanks for sharing :)

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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

  15. this looks yummy AND fun!


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