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Sweet Treats for The Last Minute Shamrock-er

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St. Patrick’s Day snuck up on me this year like a Jedi ninja! How does it feel like we just celebrated New Years a few weeks ago and suddenly we are already in March! HOW?! Well, life -that’s how. And the older we get, the faster it seems to fly by. So being my usual over-planning self, you can imagine the panic that set in when I opened my planner this week and noticed the approaching holiday that I am clearly unprepared for. But do not fear, Pinterest is here! (Pinterest has probably saved my life on multiple occasions.)

Now, its not like my family has deep roots to Ireland or anything, but I enjoy participating in these festivities and c’mon, it’s fun! But to save you some time and energy, I picked out a few sweet treats centered around St. Patrick’s Day that are not only quick and easy to make, but sure to bring a little pot of gold happiness to those you share them with – pun intended. Oh and did I mention, Krystal and her family are in town with us this week *dancing twins emoji* which means we have an additional little kitchen helper and another hubby to enjoy our sweet treat productions! Just click the name of each treat to open the full recipe.

Clover Rice Krispie Treats

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A little green twist on a classic sweet treat! I typically have all the ingredients to make rice krispie treats in my pantry already, so grabbing some green food coloring was no biggie. And if you don’t happen to have a clover cookie cutter lying around (guilty), the fact that they are so perfectly green will still give the St. Patrick’s Day festive-ness.

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Same idea as above – take a treat your family already enjoys, and just throw some green on it! This recipe gives instructions on how to make the dough from scratch, which might not be so quick and easy for everyone. So if i’m being honest, I am probably much more likely to take that same food coloring I purchased for the Krispie treats and toss it in my pre-made Betty Crocker cookie mix. I won’t judge if you don’t.

Trail Mix

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This is probably one of the EASIEST sweet treats out there. I mean, no baking AND no refrigerating?! Count. Me. In. This treat can be tossed together with zero prep work and one eye closed! Amazing bonus – it can sit out on the counter as long as needed for endless snacking opportunities!

Leprechaun Popcorn

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Do not be deceived by this sweet treats fancy appearance! It is just as quick and easy as all the others listed above. The only thing that may take you a little longer is picking up the sprinkles, M&M’s, and Lucky Charms cereal at your local grocery store. But if your stores are anything like mine, they have an entire aisle dedicated to today’s holiday – which makes finding it all a breeze. This recipe went a little further than I will, to be honest, and picked out only the green marshmallows out of the Lucky Charms cereal. For the sake of saving time, and my pregnant-toddler-mom sanity, dump any of the marshmallow shapes into the mix. Tomayto, tomahto!

I hope you get try and share one of these sweet treats today. And if you’re enjoying any adult Irish beverages, have a sip for me!

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