Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats: The Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Snack

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, it’s time to start thinking about festive treats that will bring a bit of luck to your celebrations. And what better way to do that than with these adorable Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats?

These tasty snacks are easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends and family. Whether you’re throwing a party or just looking for a fun way to get into the spirit of the holiday, these treats are sure to be a hit.

Cute St. Patrick’s Day Snacks

When it comes to making St. Patrick’s Day treats for school or at home, these shamrock desserts are the perfect choice. They’re easy to make and will bring a bit of festive cheer to any gathering. Plus, the lucky shamrock St. Patrick’s Day kids snacks don’t just look great, but taste so yummy.

So let’s dive in and learn more about how to make them!

Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats for St Patirck's Day

How to Make Shamrock Treats

With just a few ingredients and some simple steps, you can make a batch of these adorable treats that are sure to delight all your friends and family. With a little gold sprinkles on top, your family will feel like they have the luck of the Irish!



To start, gather your ingredients: butter, marshmallows, green melting wafers, Rice Krispies cereal, and this shamrock cookie cutter.

Melt the butter in a large pot over low heat, then add in the marshmallows and stir until they’re completely melted.

Next, remove the pot from heat and add in the Rice Krispies cereal. Stir well until everything is combined.

Spread the mixture onto a greased baking pan, using a buttered spatula to flatten the cereal mixture. Let the rice treats cool for a for an hour in the fridge to make them easier to cut and hold their shape.

Once it’s cooled enough to handle, use your shamrock cookie cutter to cut out shapes from the mixture. You can re-roll any scraps to make more shapes if needed.

Next add the candy melts to a microwave safe bowl, then heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each :15 interval, until the candy is completely melted.

Use a piping bag, ziplock baggie with the corner snipped or a spoon to drizzle melted candy across the shamrock Rice Krispie treats. Sprinkle this coarse sanding sugar for a bit of gold.

Then simply place them on a plate or platter and serve! Store the treats at room temperature in a air-tight container for up to a week.

Homestyle Rice Krispie Treats Tips & Variations

There are a few ways you can customize these Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats. For example, you can replace the golden sanding sugar with rainbow sprinkles to give them a fun and festive look.

You can also melt down white chocolate chips or green candy melts and drizzle them over the treats for an added touch of sweetness.

Add in a few drops of green food coloring to the butter and melted marshmallows before you add the rice cereal if you want your Spring treats to celebrate any leprechaun’s favorite color.

These Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats are perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day celebration or even just as a fun snack for kids (or adults!) anytime of year. So go ahead and get lucky with this easy-to-make recipe – your taste buds will thank you. Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats

Shamrock Rice Krispie Treats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10 oz package Mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Rice Krispies cereal
  • 3.2” Shamrock cookie cutter
  • 4oz green candy melts
  • Gold sanding sugar


  1. Melt butter in a large pot over low heat.
  2. Add marshmallows, and stir until they are completely melted. 
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies cereal.
  4. Pour into a 9x13 inch pan lined with parchment paper, and use a buttered spatula to spread it out.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour to help set them for easier cutting.
  6. Remove the parchment paper with the sheet of Rice Krispies, then set on a table or counter.
  7. Use the cookie cutter to cut shamrocks out.
  8. Add the candy melts to a microwave safe bowl, then heat in 30 second intervals, stirring between each heating session, until the candy is fully melted.
  9. Use a piping bag, ziplock bag, or a spoon to drizzle melted candy across the shamrock krispie treats. 

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