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Shamrock Rice Crispies – Fun With Food
This may not be the prettiest food post I ever post on this site, but it was the most fun. My 9 year old daughter and I decided we needed a fun food craft post on here and she was so gung-ho about it. Shamrock Rice Crispies were a hit with her. They came out pretty adorable.
- Rice Krispies® (but any puff rice cereal will do)
- Green cookie icing
- Green sanding sugar
- Candy flowers (we used these)
- Plastic cutting board
- 13x9x12 glass pan
Make the rice crispies the traditional way: 3 tablespoons of butter, 1 package of marshmallows and 6 cups of cereal. Melt butter first, then add the marshmallows. Take off heat – add cereal and stir until coated. Then butter a piece of wax paper, spoon the mixture into the pan – pressing evenly with the piece of wax paper. Let cool.
When cooled, use a shamrock cookie cutter to stamp out the shapes. Get as many as you can.
Place the cut outs on the cutting board. Squirt a few lines of the frosting on one side of the shamrock, then spread with a spoon. Then sprinkle the green sugar on top of the icing. Sandwich both sides together, frosting side up on the one side. Frost a few lines on the top, spread with a spoon again. Add a little more sugar and the pretty flowers to complete the look. Repeat with your remaining shamrocks.
My daughter took it one step further and used the icing to make grass for the flowers to grow in. The sugar in the flowers represented water pooling in the flowers. See below.
My favorite part of this food craft? Sitting back and watching my daughter’s creativity take over. There was a whole story behind her shamrock. I think at some point faeries were living there. It was so much fun.
To further her story, my daughter also used the scraps to make an island. Complete with a lake and a mountain with flowers.
If you have time, this is a fun activity for the kids. It’s messy, they get to eat sugar and then you can send them out to play to burn the sugar off!