Leprechaun St. Patrick’s Day Treats for Kids

Leprechaun St. Patrick's Day Treats for KidsWhat do leprechauns eat for a snack? It’s sure to be something a little sweet and salty! Here’s an adorable leprechaun inspired salty St. Patrick’s Day treat for kids that also works as a party favor.

These St. Patrick’s Day treats would make for great little favors on your table for your Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner, just as easily as they’ll fit tucked inside the kids lunchbox for a sweet little surprise on St. Patrick’s day. Or, maybe your neighbor needs a little Irish cheer this year? You can pack some of these in a glass jar and tie a big green bow on it and watch that neighbor smile!

Let your kids help you make these St. Patrick’s Day desserts and they’ll have a sweet little treat for their teacher, too. They’re so cute, so simple to make, and so yummy they’re sure to be a hit with all.

We experimented with 2 different kinds of candy, and both were fabulous. The pretzels with the chocolate caramels have that “salted caramel” taste. Pure yumminess!

  • small pretzels
  • Hershey Hugs
  • Rolo chocolate caramels
  • green M&M’s

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Place the pretzels on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and top with the chocolate candy. Put them in the oven for about 2-3 minutes or until the candy is soft and has started to melt. Remove from the oven and press a green M&M in the center of each piece of candy. Let cool for at least an hour. If you are in more of a hurry, you can refrigerate them for about 10 minutes to let them set up.

Remove from the pan once cooled and fill little green cups to give as little treats!