If you need super easy St Patrick’s Day treats to make with kids, we’ve got you covered. These are perfect for St Patrick’s Day crafts for preschool and up and a sweet addition to your St Patrick’s Day party food!
If you want to have some fun with the kiddos for St. Patrick’s Day, make these easy St. Patrick’s Day treats: Leprechaun Doughnuts and Leprechaun Hats — both ideas from FamilyFun!
They’re cute, fun, and a super simple way to incorporate some hands-on creating with the holiday.
St. Patrick’s Day Treats
St. Patrick’s Day Treats Idea: Leprechaun Doughnuts
Use these when you setup your St. Patrick’s Day trap the night before St. Patrick’s Day to lure wee visitors.
Don’t tell your leprechaun, but these tiny doughnuts are actually O-shaped cereal in disguise.
Add to the fun by making a miniature box out of paper and placing them in there!
Here’s how to make these St. Patrick’s Day snacks for your Leprechaun:
- O-shaped cereal (like Cheerios)
- Chocolate chips
- White chocolate
- Colored sprinkles
- Cinnamon sugar
For Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnuts:
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave for 15-30 seconds.
- Dip the tops of O-shaped cereal into melted dark or white chocolate (the tines of a fork work well for this) and cover with sprinkles.
For Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts:
- Over medium-high heat, dissolve ½ cup sugar in ½ cup water. Let it cool.
- Dip the O’s, a few at a time, in the syrup, then toss them in a small bowl of cinnamon sugar.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 1g
St. Patrick’s Day Treats Idea: Edible Leprechaun Hats
What do leprechauns do?
They act super silly, that’s what!
At least that’s what we find out in That’s What Leprechauns Do by Eve Bunting.
The leprechauns in the book dig up their pot of gold in order to bury it at the end of the rainbow.
However, as the three little ones hurry along they stop to perform some funny and mischievous pranks along the way.
Will the leprechauns make it in time to bury the gold before the rainbow disappears?
Better read it to find out!
For cooking, we paired the book up with these super cute, healthy (and yummy) little leprechaun hat snacks from FamilyFun that are sure to be a hit in your house!
- English cucumber
- Sliced cheese
- Hummus or vegetable dip
- Cut 1-inch sections of an English cucumber.
- Halve them lengthwise and lay the pieces flat on a plate, as shown.
- Trim a cucumber brim for each hat and set it in place.
- Finish with a sliced cheese band and buckle, attached with dots of hummus or dip.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g