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Old 03-02-2004, 07:21 PM
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St.Patrick's Day Kids' Treats

St. Pat's Goodies


Have some green fun with the kids this St. Patrick's Day by making these yummy treats. Be sure to invite your Leprechaun friends!

Leprechaun's Shake

1 cup skim milk
2 scoops vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2-3 drops green food coloring

Pour all ingredients into a blender and whirl until smooth and green. Serve with a shamrock.



Rainbow Gold

1 quart vanilla nonfat frozen yogurt, divided among three bowls
Yellow, red, and blue food coloring
4 parfait glasses

One at a time, blend the three bowls of frozen yogurt with one food coloring in a blender just until yogurt is tinted and soft. Place a layer of yellow yogurt in each parfait glass. Then add a layer of blue, and finally a layer of red.



Rainbow Ribbons

Assorted fruit in the colors of the rainbow:

Red - watermelon balls, strawberries, or cherries
Orange - orange sections, cantaloupe balls, mango, or papaya
Yellow - pineapple cubes or banana slices
Green - green grapes, honeydew melon balls, or kiwi fruit slices
Blue - large whole blueberries
Purple - purple grapes or cubed plums

Skewers

Clean and cut fruit and place in separate bowls if you want the kids to make their own Rainbow Ribbons. Place fruit on skewers in order listed to make a rainbow.
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Leprechaun Footprints

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 beaten egg
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
vegetable oil spray

Combine flours, baking powder, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Add margarine, egg, and milk and stir with a fork until moistened. Stir in pecans. Drop batter in peanut shapes onto a hot griddle with sprayed with vegetable oil spray. Carefully drop five small dots of batter at one end to make toes (use a turkey baster if desired). Cook until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple or berry syrup, fruit puree, or jam.



These recipes reprinted with permission from Penny Warner's book "Healthy Treats and Super Snacks For Kids".




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St. Patrick's Day Cookie Pops

If you are looking for a fun and easy recipe to do with the kids, try these deliciously simple St. Patrick's Day Cookie Pops. The kids will smile and giggle while making these treats, and will have something fun to give to family, friends, and classmates!
(see photo #1 for finished pops)



You will need:

20 vanilla wafer cookies
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
green and yellow gumdrops
green Dots
green and yellow Nerd candies
Cake decorating writer gel in green, yellow, red, orange, and black
1 tube of green cake decorator frosting with tip
green and yellow decorator sugar
green food coloring
ice cream or lollipop sticks
wax paper or paper plates

Instructions:

Spread peanut butter onto the flat side of the cookies. Place an ice cream stick into the peanut butter on half the cookies. Top with another cookie so the stick is sandwiched between the two cookies.

(see photo #2)


Melt chocolate chips in the microwave, one minute, then in 20 second increments, stirring until smooth. Before melting, seperate the white chips into two bowls. After melting, add a few drops of green food coloring to one of the bowls of white chips to make green chocolate.

Dip cookie pops in the melted chips, covering completely. Sprinkle with green and yellow sugar and lay or stand on waxed paper or paper plates. Place in refrigerator to chill.

Fun Variations

Leprechaun
After coating with white chocolate, dip top of pop into green sugar. Slice two yellow gumdrops to make beard. Allow to dry on wax paper. Use black and red decorator gel for eyes and mouth, and for trim on hat.

Rainbow with Pot of Gold
After coating with white chocolate, cut a green Dot in half lengthwise, adhere to chocolate. Before chocolate has a chance to dry, place 3-5 yellow candy nerds "in" pot. Create a rainbow with various colored decroator gel.

Shamrock
After coating with white chocolate, sprinkle with yellow decorator sugar, then draw on a shamrock using green cake decorator icing.

Four Leaf Clover
After coating with green chocolate, use green sliced gumdrops to create clover leaves. Slice a small strip out of remaining gumdrop for stem. Use a green candy Nerd for the center of the clover.

Note: Another variation is to use vanilla or chocolate frosting instead of peanut butter for the filling.

These can also be made without sticks. Use one stick to be able to dip the cookies in chocolate and roll in sprinkles, then remove the stick and put on wax paper or paper plates, then chill.

Here's what your kids will be doing when these yummy treats are finished! This recipe was adapted from Penny Warner's Cookie Pops available in the Kid's Party Cookbook.


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St. Patrick's Day Cupcake

It's not far to the gold at the end of this rainbow-topped Emerald Isle cupcake, just the thing for your lads and lasses on St. Patrick's Day.


• A cooled cupcake
• Grass-green frosting
• Several flavors of Airheads candies
• A pot's worth of gold coins




Step 1:
To make one, first top a cooled cupcake (baked from your favorite recipe) with grass-green frosting.

Step 2:
For the rainbow, use a large, heavy knife (parents only) to cut a long, narrow strip from each of several flavors of Airheads candies (this is sticky stuff, so work on waxed paper). Lay the strips side by side, press them together, then cut the ribbon of strips in half to make two rainbows.

Step 3:
Curve each one into an arch and trim the ends as shown. Set one rainbow upright on the cupcake (save the other for another cupcake) and deposit a pot's worth of gold coins at one end. If necessary, place a gold coin behind the rainbow for support.


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Shamrock Shake

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Ingredients:
1 cup milk
1/2 ripe banana
1 cup lime sherbet

Directions:
1. Pour milk into blender.
2. Add banana and lime sherbet.
3. Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve.
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Great ideas, Im passing them along to my dd, my oldest GD's birthday is on St Patricks Day and shes having her party the weekend after, and still hasnt decided on food yet.Thanks
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Some good ideas for the upcoming St. Pat's Day!
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