St. Patrick’s Day Mint Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats

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I have been looking for fun ways to get ready for St. Patrick’s Day, so I experimented the other night with rice crispy treats. They’re so versatile that I knew they’d be the perfect “canvas.” The result was delicious – green, lightly minty, and covered with a layer of chocolate.

Just be careful and hide these from any sneaky leprechauns.

mint chocolate rice crispy treats


Mint Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats for St. Patrick’s Day


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St. Patrick's Day Mint Chocolate Rice Crispy Treats
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  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 32 regular marshmallows (or 3 cups mini marshmallows)
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • 5 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 4 oz melting chocolate
  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and melt, stirring frequently.
  3. When the marshmallow/butter mixture is fully melted, remove the pan from the heat and add peppermint extract and green food coloring for desired color (I added a few drops).
  4. Pour rice cereal into the pan and stir gently until completely covered.
  5. Press rice crispy treats into a lightly buttered 9x13 baking dish and press firmly into pan.
  6. Melt chocolate (I melted my chocolate in the microwave) and pour over rice crispy treats in pan. Let cool for at least 30 minutes and cut into bars.
  7. Store rice crispy treats in a covered container.


My kids couldn’t keep their hands off these treats.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day (soon!).

mint chocolate rice crispy treats

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  1. Oh my goodness that looks delicious! I think I’m going to have to make them before St. Patrick’s Day comes around again :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!


  2. Whoa those look so good! I missed this before St P’s….but I don’t think I’ll be able to wait, I’ll have to make them for Halloween!


  3. L. Rowan McKnight says:

    Oooooh, no. No. I did NOT need to see this. I am most certainly making these. Yum!


  4. These look totally scrumptious-who couldn’t love a green treat?
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  5. Kids love green food. Especially when it isn’t normally green.


  6. Wow what a great idea! I’ll have to make this for the kids.



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