Green Rice Krispie Treats ~ Easy St Patrick’s Day Recipes


Can we start with a discussion about whether these are green rice Krispie treats or green rice Crispy treats?  Because I see that people are spelling these easy St Patrick’s Day recipes have been named both ways.  All I know is that when you pair natural food coloring with this easy recipe you have a delicious snack that the whole family will enjoy!Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.  Thank you for supporting Twitchetts!

I LOVE rice crispy treats.  There really isn’t an easier dessert to whip up.  I have a slight problem of eating a whole pan of them in a day.  It really is a problem…

If you don’t know how to make rice crispy treats, you can use this recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff.  I’ve started making them my go to for school treat days and work food days.  There are never any leftovers.  Plus, they are gluten free and can be made with ingredients that I trust.  For St Patrick’s Day, I wanted to make them fun, so I added a little twist.  I made them GREEN!Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!We’re pretty into the clean eating in our house.  So I needed to find a solution to your standard green food dye.  Our kids love eating fun colored treats.  And even though they are great veggie eaters.  (I’m knocking on wood as I’m typing this) sometimes you just want something sweet.  Enter Maggie’s Naturals food coloring.Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!

I was able to get the fantastic green color, without all the chemicals.  Instead of Yellow #5 and Blue #1, which is what you find in your standard bottle of food coloring.  Maggie’s is made with gardenia extract (a flower) and curcumin (a spice).  You get a beautiful green color.  Not a bright green, like you get from the standard food coloring.  More of a subtle sage green.  Which I love more anyways.

click here to find out more about Maggie’s Naturals Food Coloring

How to create green rice Krispie treats

To get the green color, add the food coloring to your marshmallows and butter while they’re melting.  I used about 2 Tablespoons of the food coloring.  Which is more than you would use of the standard, but it’s not concentrated, so it takes a bit more.Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!Another little trick I use…marshmallows without corn syrup.  Yep, I’m that mom that makes organic rice crispy treats…I’m OK with that.Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!I took a batch of these to the office and they raved that they were the best tasting rice crispy treats.  I’m pretty sure that it had everything to do with the marshmallows.  They have such a great rich flavor!Naturally Green St Patricks Day Recipes. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too! It’s nice to have easy St Patrick’s day recipes that don’t make you cringe!

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Don’t forget to pin this to your St Patrick’s Day Recipes Pinterest board!Naturally Green rice krispie treats. Create delicious St Patrick's day rice crispy treats using natural food coloring. Perfect for Christmas rice krispie treats too!

Kate-Signature2Susie's Sister Side NoteI can’t wait to make these! I might try to find a little shamrock cookie cutter too!


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