Easy and Stress-Free St. Patrick’s Day Treat: Leprechaun Pudding!

St. Patrick’s day is March 17th and if you’re anything like me, you’re scrambling to find a stress-free and easy way to celebrate with your kiddos! 

My son is just starting to understand what various holidays are (he’s got Christmas and his birthday figured out at this point) and I’ve been trying to find fun ways to incorporate each new holiday into his day. Our family is all about food; my husband is a chef and I’m always baking cupcakes or cookies, so food is our love language and how we celebrate what’s important to us.

I was inspired by Angela’s recipe on Mom Trusted’s blog but because I knew my St. Patty’s day week would be super chaotic, I didn’t have the time/energy to come up with something super intricate…I needed to make it as easy as possible, but still cute and festive! And that’s how my Leprechaun Pudding “recipe” was born! 

What You’ll Need:

  • Vanilla Pudding Cups
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Whipped Cream
  • Lucky Charms Cereal

Angela’s recipe called for green jello, but we aren’t huge jello fans for some reason, so I opted to use ready-to-eat vanilla pudding cups! I had no time or space in my fridge for a ton of jello either. If you wanted to, you could definitely make homemade pudding. Both jello and pudding in larger amounts would be a great option if you wanted to make something for a St. Patty’s day party with kids!

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You’ll want to put a drop or two of green food coloring into your pudding because what fun is a St. Patrick’s day snack if it isn’t green?? I decided to scoop mine out of the pudding cup into a slightly larger cup so I could mix the green color better (and so I would have room for a ridiculous amount of whipped cream and lucky charms for myself.) 

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 And that’s really it–Add your desired amount of whipped cream and Lucky Charms as your Irish heart desires! If you happened to have some St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles, you could even add those too! 

As fun alternative to pudding or jello, you can use the whipped cream and Lucky Charms to top ready made waffles or pancakes as a fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast to start your day! You can also make your own green pancakes and waffles with a little bit of food coloring! This whipped cream & holiday sprinkles trick is a#lifehack I use a LOT when I want to make breakfast feel special for kiddos. A while back, my sister and I made unicorn waffles by adding food coloring to cool-whip, mixing them on top of our waffles, and loading on the sprinkles!

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What do you think? Leave us a comment or share of picture of your version of this super simple Leprechaun Pudding!


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