Last week we made Valentine’s Day Crunch Mix for my girls to take to their school dance. It was a huge hit! We had to make it again to take on Valentine’s Day for the girl’s to take to lunch. I also grabbed some to take to my Galentine’s Day movie with my girl friends. It was such a hit that they asked for a fun green treat this time for St. Patrick’s Day Chex Mix.

St. Patrick’s Day is always a fun one for us even though we are not Irish. We set up little parties and invite friends over to hang out.

After looking around for a while at the store and not finding anything green and fun to add to the mix I remembered that Target had bags of green M&Ms! I ran over to the store and grabbed a couple of bags and set to work making another snack mix. I changed the mix up a bit and it was perfect! If you like to spice up your mix you can use the mint M&M’s! Yum!


St. Patrick’s Day Chex Mix


St. Patrick's Day Chex Mix
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This recipe is so easy to make – even the kids can help and it’s perfect for any St. Patrick’s Day party or just for a weeknight treat.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 24
  • 8 cups Chex cereal I used half Rice and half Corn
  • .75 cup light Karo syrup
  • .5 cup sugar
  • .5 cup butter
  • 1 cup green M&M's
  • 1 cup mini marshmallow
  1. Mix the cereal and pretzels in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan.

  3. Add the Karo syrup and sugar to the melted butter.

  4. Heat together over medium heat until boiling.

  5. Boil for two minutes.

  6. Pour evenly over the cereal and mix well.

  7. Add marshmallows and M&M’s and mix well.

  8. Spread mixture onto a greased cookie sheet.

  9. Allow to cool completely.

  10. If they don’t eat it all in one sitting (yeah, right) place the leftovers in an air tight container for tomorrow.

Recipe Notes
You can buy holiday treat bags and use them to hand out your treat to friends and neighbors! My girls are making a double batch to take to their friends at school.


No matter how you decide to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day make sure that you make some good food and invite some good company!