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Clover Rice Crispy Bars

These sweet snacks are like the pot of gold at the end of your family's feast. With their yummy peppermint and marshmallow flavor, they'll make even those without Irish hearts happy. These rice crispy bars will have the cook smiling, too, because they're so easy to assemble. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups large marshmallows (about 40)
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 6 ounces white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • 4 drops green food coloring, optional
  • Green sprinkles

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt butter. Add marshmallows; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Remove from the heat; stir in extract and cereal. With buttered hands, press mixture into a greased foil-lined 13-in. x 9-in. pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Turn onto a cutting board; remove foil. Cut with a 3-in. shamrock cookie cutter; reshape shamrock stem if needed (save scraps for another use).
  • In a microwave, melt candy coating at 70% power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring until smooth.
  • Stir in food coloring if desired. Spoon over cutouts and spread evenly. Decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 156 calories, 5g fat (4g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 71mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • leolion
    Mar 13, 2016

    What a fun idea for St. Patrick's Day!!!

  • Mockingjay1011
    Mar 16, 2015

    The recipe is perfect for st. Patrick's day.

  • 157Jen
    Mar 2, 2012

    I?m planning the St. Patrick?s Day party for my daughter?s class. I can?t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags?.so cute. It?s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  • abreendre
    Feb 15, 2012

    not very easy to shape, but the grandchildren loved them at our brunch on the morning of the St. Patrick Day parade.

  • Jan2
    Jun 16, 2011

    I make this recipe every March ever since it came out. My granddaughters love them. I do not use the candy coating tho, i ice with a butter icing tinted green and then the sprinkles.

  • sarah.smith
    Jun 13, 2011

    This recipe tasted so bad and I would never make it again

  • marie elena
    Feb 24, 2011

    Absolutely fabulous! I donated to day care center and kids ( mom's) were extremely impressed

  • cynthiaelliott
    Apr 3, 2010

    We enjoyed these cookies, the melted candy gave them the added touch.