Shamrock Krispy Treats

Shamrock Krispy Treats

This may come as a shock to you who know anything about me: I’m not Irish.

But you see, kids, I love holidays. Before holidays, there was darkness and cold. Holidays bring sprinkles and light. So you can bet that Irish or not, I’m getting into my St. Patrick’s baking groove.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

But before I do that, I want to take a minute to remember Mr. Spock. As you know, Leonard Nimoy passed away a few days ago, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t say anything about him. Because, though you may not suspect it, I used to be kind of in love with him.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

No joke. I think I was about eight at the time and firmly entrenched in my Star Trek phase. I even had a uniform, that of the ubiquitous red-clad anonymous officer who always winds up getting killed in every episode. I went to conventions. I memorized all 79 original episodes. And yes, I thought that Spock was a lot sexier than Kirk.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

Though both my childhood crush on Spock and my obsession with the show both ended by the time I hit adolescence, I still love the show and anything connected to it, especially Leonard Nimoy. When he showed up in the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movies I got super pumped, and I say with absolute sincerity that he left the world a different and better place than he found it.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

I realize all this has nothing to do with my St. Patrick’s treat today, but you know, my mind jumps around. Doesn’t yours?

Shamrock Krispy Treats

These are the first Rice Krispies treats I’ve posted on my blog, and why? Well, honestly, because everyone can make Rice Krispies treats and they’re as old as America itself. But when you shape them like shamrocks and dip them in white chocolate melts dyed green, that’s another matter entirely.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

Oh, and the sprinkles. Did I mention the sprinkles? I ordered them special from Amazon. They’re Wilton brand. Wilton, I love you. If you ever want me to do promotional posts for you, call me. I use your stuff and promote it for free, though, including your holiday-themed sprinkles.

Shamrock Krispy Treats

And you know, shamrock krispy treats are strangely appealing to anyone who comes across them. I saw so many pairs of eyes light up at the sight of these lucky little treats that I’m convinced even more that holidays need to be celebrated with food. Not that I really needed to be persuaded of that.

So even though I’m not Irish, enjoy these. I’ll have more to come as we get closer to the big day! And to all my fellow Star Trek fans out there, I can only say:

Live Long and Prosper.


Lucky Clover Krispy Treats


Krispy Treats
3 tablespoons butter
4 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Rice Krispies
white chocolate melts (1 package)
green food coloring


  1. Line a 9 x 13 pan with waxed paper, leaving enough to hang over the sides. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the marshmallows until completely melted. Turn off the heat.
  3. Add the cereal to the saucepan and stir until the cereal is fully coated with the marshmallow mixture.
  4. Press the cereal mixture into the prepared pan evenly with a spatula coated in cooking spray. Cool.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  6. Using the overhanging waxed paper, lift the treats out of the pan. Spray a shamrock cookie cutter with cooking spray.
  7. Pressing down firmly, cut the treats into shamrock shapes. Place the shamrocks carefully onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  8. Melt the white chocolate according to package directions. Add the green food coloring, stirring until your desired shade of green is reached.
  9. Using a spoon, carefully spread the melted candy over each krispy shamrock and immediately cover with sprinkles.
  10. Repeat the process until all the shamrocks are made. Allow the chocolate to harden before serving. Store in an airtight container.




I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

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  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’m not Irish either, but I do love the green and minty treats this time of year! These shamrock rice krispie treats are adorable, Mir! Love how festive these are. And rice krispie treats are sooo good, I think I would eat the whole batch!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! I have to admit, I had fun making these. They turned out just the way I pictured them in my head!

  2. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Great post! And although David Cassidy was my TV crush way back in the day, I can completely empathize with you! Now, about these treats – adorable, adorable, adorable. I love what you’ve done with the basic krispy treat!
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    1. Mir

      David Cassidy…totally see that! Thanks, Annie!

  3. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    I love these Rice Krispy Treats! They’re so festive. Wilton makes so many different cake and baking decorations. I love it.
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    1. Mir

      Wilton is my friend, Erin. They make so much amazing stuff! I can kind of get lost in the Wilton aisle at Michael’s. Dangerous!

  4. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    St Patrick’s Day is a big celebration here in England, but I would love to be in Dublin on the day to celebrate. They know how to party!
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    1. Mir

      I so much wish I could see it in Dublin! It’s awesome in New York, but I’m sure there’s no comparison. I’ve always wanted to go to Dublin any day of the year!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    I am a die-hard Spock fan too! It must come from my mother. After Leonard Nimoy’s passing, my mom told me that when she used to watch Star Trek as a young adult, she would cringe and block Kirk’s face when he came on screen. (“He was just so DUMB ugh!”) These treats looks so festive and totally delicious 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Kirk cracked me up, but not because he meant to. But I enjoyed their chemistry. It was a great show! Thanks, Medha!

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    Adorable treats Mir! They look very cute with all the sprinkles 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Sprinkles make all better, Manali!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)

    These are soo adorable!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Jocelyn! I aim for cute. Cute is more fun in dessert!

  8. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I had no idea he died! Oh my gosh, I need to watch the news more. So sad, I love him and all things Star Trek. 🙁
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    1. Mir

      Yep, I’m pretty sad, even though he lived a long life. I was reading all the obits and learning so much about him. Star Trek is the best! And so was he.

  9. Michelle { A Latte Food }

    I am in love with these krispy treats! So incredibly cute! Plus the sprinkles. I am all about the sprinkles!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Michelle! I am also a big fan of the sprinkles. As are my kids!

  10. Danielle

    I love Wilton too! These rice krispie treats are too cute, love that you made them into little shamrocks and the sprinkles are a great touch. You can never have enough sprinkles!
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    1. Mir

      Wilton rocks my decorating world, Danielle!

  11. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Those are so cute Mir! I love the sprinkles, so fun! Definitely wouldn’t just be kids going for those!
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    1. Mir

      Nope. The adults are a lot worse, Stacey!

  12. Ami@NaiveCookCooks

    I am not Irish either but I eagerly wait for this time of the year every year!! All those fun treats, fun foods, lots of drinking (ahem!) is just so much fun! These treats sound too delicious.
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    1. Mir

      I am so with you, Ami. It’s just a fun holiday! And not any hard work at all!

  13. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    That is SO sad that Spock passed away!! I loved him!! I also love these yummy looking rice krispies!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Renee! I’m glad you were a fan of his, too. I think a lot of us were!

  14. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    love these shamrock krispy treats!! so cute!! and my husband is a huge trekie .. I never really got into it .. but he loved everything about Star Trek!
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    1. Mir

      Well, I do admit to being a huge nerd, Alice. You’re probably much cooler! 🙂

  15. Kathleen @ Yummy Crumble

    These are great! I love that you thought spock was cuter. I personally was more of a kirk gal 🙂
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    1. Mir

      I see it, Kathleen! Kirk definitely got all the girls…

  16. Michele @ Two Raspberries

    ahhh these couldn’t be any cuter!!! love them 😉
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Michele!

  17. Rachelle

    I hadn’t pegged you for a Trekkie, Mir! I’m with Annie and was in LOVE with David and Shawn Cassidy. I happen to be Irish and my birthday is on St. Patrick’s Day so I totally love your Lucky Clover Rice Krispies!
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    1. Mir

      You and Annie should totally start a club. 😉 We all have our little past crushes, right?

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