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Leprechaun Bait Chex Combine (Straightforward St. Patrick's Day Deal with!)

February 2, 2024
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Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix is a fun twist on a typical Chex mix that is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. It’s easy to make and is a hit with all ages! You can serve it at a party, give it as a gift, or just enjoy it at home!

People often look for special treats to mark occasions and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. If you’re looking for an easy treat recipe, this Leprechaun Bait is a great recipe to try!

Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix

If you’re looking for an easy, last-minute treat, you have to try this festive snack mix recipe! It’s so easy to make and fun to enjoy whether you’re a kid or an adult! 

I like to make smaller holidays fun in little ways, even as my kids have gotten older. We used to do tons of St. Patrick’s Day crafts and activities with them. My daughter loves anything in the kitchen, so this recipe sort of combines it all!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Easy to Make: Leprechaun snack mix with Lucky Charms is so easy to make! All you have to do is melt the almond bark, mix everything together, and let it cool!  
  • Versatile: This recipe can be tweaked to use for different holidays. It is also great for teacher gifts and parties so it’s perfect for celebrations!
  • Favorite Cereals: The Lucky Charms cereal is a familiar favorite for kids and adults. It adds the perfect festive touch to this St Patrick’s Day snack mix! But you can substitute other cereals and use this same recipe for variety!

Ingredients & Equipment

The ingredient list for this recipe is super basic and easy to pick up on your next trip to the grocery store (or your next grocery delivery order):

You’ll also need a few basic kitchen equipment items. You just might have all of them already:

St Patrick's day Chex mix in clear mixing bowl

How to Make Leprechaun Bait

This recipe has a few simple instructions. Once you know how to make this basic recipe, you can use it to make a variety of different barks, muddy buddies, or puppy chow (if you’ve heard those recipe names, they’re all variations on the same type of recipe).

Before you start, spread parchment paper or wax paper over your baking sheet for easier cleanup. You want your baking sheet to be ready so you can quickly spread out the mixture before it starts to harden.

In a large mixing bowl, stir together the Chex cereal and pretzels. You can break the pretzel sticks into smaller pieces if desired.

Leprechaun food trail mix spread on baking sheet

Next, you’re going to melt the almond bark in the microwave. Break it into smaller pieces and place it in a microwave-safe bowl.

Heat for 30 seconds and then remove the bowl (careful, it will be hot) and stir. Put it back in the microwave and continue to heat in 30-second intervals, stirring until the bark is melted.

Then pour the melted white chocolate over the pretzel and cereal mixture. Stir gently until it is well-coated.

Leprechaun treats Chex mix on baking sheet

Spread the cereal mixture out on the baking sheet and sprinkle the Lucky Charms and M&Ms over the top before it hardens. (You can also mix these in before you coat them with the almond bark, it’s just that the color gets a little lost sometimes if you do it that way.)

Allow the almond bark to cool and harden, then break into pieces before serving.

St. Patrick's day Chex mix in white serving bowl

Variations & Customization

Making this leprechaun snack mix with Lucky Charms is just one way to do it. Customizing your St Patrick’s Day chex mix can add even more fun. There are some easy ways to make this recipe your own:

  • Green Candy Melts – Instead of almond bark or chocolate chips, you can also use white candy melts. Or you can really add color and try green!
  • Pretzel shapes – If you really like the sweet and salty vibe, but only have pretzel twists on hand, use them! 
  • Mint M&Ms – I love that the mint M&Ms come in shades of green and if you love mint, this is a very festive vibe!
  • Drizzle the leprechaun trail mix – Try drizzling more chocolate on top of the mixture once you’ve put it out on the baking sheet. You can use more white chocolate or mix it up with milk chocolate!
  • Green Sugar, Sprinkles, or Edible Glitter – Kids love sprinkles and mine are no exception. Adding colored sprinkles or edible glitter is a great way to add even more color to your dessert!
  • Extra Marshmallows – Did you know you can get Lucky Charm marshmallows online? Grabbing a bag of these is a fun way to add even more magic to this great treat!

Leprechaun snacks mix in white serving bowl with glass of milk

More St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

If you’re looking for even more sweet treats to enjoy, try making one of these easy recipes:

Leprechaun Bait Recipe

Total Time30 minutes

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Vanilla Almond Bark (or white chocolate chips)
  • 6 cups Corn Chex (you can also use Rice Chex cereal)
  • 2 cups Pretzel Sticks
  • 2 cups Lucky Charms cereal
  • 1 cup green M&M candy

Instructions

  • Spread parchment paper or wax paper over your baking sheet for easier cleanup.

  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together the Chex cereal and pretzels.

  • Break the almond bark into smaller pieces and place it in a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Heat for 30 seconds and then remove the bowl (careful, it will be hot) and stir. Put it back in the microwave and continue to heat in 30-second intervals, stirring until the bark is melted.

  • Pour the melted white chocolate over the pretzel and cereal mixture. Stir gently until it is well-coated.

  • Spread the cereal mixture out on the baking sheet and sprinkle the Lucky Charms and M&Ms over the top before it hardens.

  • Allow the almond bark to cool and harden, then break into pieces before serving.

Notes

You can also mix the Lucky Charms and M&Ms in with the Chex and pretzels before you coat them with the almond bark. The colors can get a little lost sometimes if you do it that way but it may all stick together better.

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun Bait Chex Mix

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