This Saint Patricks Day enjoy some easy to make treats/crafts for the whole family
Here's a few that I'm making with mine.....
2 cups of vanilla ice cream
1 cup of milk
8 drops of green food coloring
1/8 of a teaspoon of mint extract
Blend together and enjoy
Chocolate -Mint Sandwich Cookies
1 pkg (2 layer size) chocolate cake mix
1/2 cup oil
125g cream cheese - softened
1/4 tsp mint extract
12-15 drops of green food coloring
2-1/4 cups of icing sugar
Heat oven to 350*F. Beat cake mix, eggs, and oil until blended, roll into 48(1-inch) balls
Place 2 inches apart on parchment-covered baking sheets,
Bake 8 mins, or until centres are set. Cool on baking sheets 3mins. Remove to wire racks to cool completely
Beat cream cheese, mint extract and food coloring in large bowl with mixer until blended. Gradually add sugar, mixing well after each addition. Spoon into resealable plastic bag. Cut small piece off bottom corner of bag, use to pipe about 1 Tbsp cream cheese mixture onto bottom side of each of 24 cookies. Cover with remaining cookies, top side up.
St Patty's Clovers
3 yogurt covered mini pretzels - per clover
1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
Hint - to save sugar, sprinkle each clover on a small piece of waxed paper. After you've covered a few treats, use the paper to funnel the extra sugar back into jar.
To make a batch, cover a surface with a sheet of waxed paper. For each clover, arrange three yogurt-covered mini pretzels in the shape you see in the photo.
Combine 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil with 1/4 cup white chocolate chips and melt in microwave. Dab the mixture between the pretzel pieces to adhere them. Let the chocolate harden.
Working with one clover at a time, pipe the edges and stem with green icing (#8 round piping tip was used in pic) then quickly sprinkle it with decorating sugar... light green, dark green..
Puffy Paint Shamrock
1 cup of plain shaving cream
1/4 cup of white glue
large sheet of construction paper
mix in a large container the shaving cream, glue and green paint until it is the color you want.
Draw your shamrock shape or other fun St Patty's day shape you wish.
Let the kids smoosh the mixture all over the drawing. No need to stay in the lines. This is where it gets messy so keep the area well covered so they can be creative on their paper.
Once they have well covered the "Shamrock Shape" set aside and let dry - at least 24 hours.
Once dry - cut it out. You now have a puffy Shamrock!!!
Do Not Let your little ones put this in their mouths tho...YUCK!!