You don’t have to be Irish or find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Get into the lucky spirit of things with these easy snack ideas which will put a smile on even the grumpiest of leprechauns.
- Sour Patch Grapes: Slán (goodbye), high fructose corn syrup! This alternative version of these fan-favorite gummy treats involves washed grapes and a variety of sugar free Jell-O mixes, in flavors like cherry, orange and lime. Spray the grapes with lemon juice, toss with Jell-O powder in a plastic bag, let dry and refrigerate. You can even freeze them for a chilly twist!
- Green Leprechaun Eggs: Hard boil some eggs, slice in half once cool, and separate the yolks and whites. Mix the yolks in a bowl with an avocado, 1 tbsp. lime juice, ¼ tsp. salt and onion powder, and garlic and cilantro to taste. Fill your egg whites back up with the mixture.
- Lucky Kiss Pretzel Bites: On top of each grid or traditionally shaped pretzel, place a single Hershey’s kiss and bake at 350 degrees for a few minutes, until melted. Remove from the oven and place a green M&M on top to seal with a kiss.
- Rainbow Parfait: Shamrock up some Greek yogurt with some green food dye, place in a tall glass and top with kiwi, pineapple, oranges and strawberries, in that order. You can also make rainbow fruit skewers using the same fruits.