Gifts from the Kitchen, Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix

My family loves Chex based snacks

When I spotted Peanut Butter Chex I had to try it

I decided to make a St. Patrick’s Day version

I grabbed some “Irish” potato sticks

GOLDfish, and “treasure coins” aka peanut M & Ms

Combine the Chex, Goldfish, and Potato Sticks

Place on a large deep rimmed sheet pan or broiler pan and season

Combine Worcestershire with melted butter and olive oil

Drizzle over mix and toss well to coat

While the snack mix is baking, separate out the colors of M & Ms you want to use

The 2 lb. bag of M & Ms I bought had plenty of the yellow orange and green ones

and the other colors are saved for candy emergencies 😊

Transfer snack mix to paper towels to cool and then add M & Ms

Store snack mix in a large covered container

I shopped the house for  containers I could use for gifting

I found a green Ball jar

and tied faux forsythia to the side with a length of shamrock garland

and added a felt shamrock to the lid

I also found a glass vase and painted it with a leprechaun and shamrocks

I scooped up some snack mix and filled it up

Then covered the top with a small square of cling wrap

Then I tied a napkin over the top to hide the cling wrap

and secured it with shamrock garland

Festive, fun and happy snacking!

Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American


  • 12 oz. Peanut Butter Chex cereal about 8 cups
  • 2 cups potato sticks like Pik-Nik sticks
  • 6.6 oz Flavor blasted extra sharp cheddar Goldfish snack crackers
  • Peanut M & Ms *
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasoned salt


  • Combine cereal, potato sticks and goldfish crackers in a deep rimmed baking sheet or broiler pan. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Mix melted butter with olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Pour slowly over mix in pan. Using a large spoon or spatula toss gently to evenly coat.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Stir well and bake for 20 more minutes. Spread paper towels on counter top and transfer cooked snack mix on to them to cool. Add candy and place cooled mix into a covered storage container.
  • Makes about 8-10 cups of snack mix.


*I bought a 2 lb. bag of mixed colors and sorted out green, yellow, orange, using about 1/2 of the bag}
Keyword candy snack, chex mix, harvest snack mix, leprechaun, lucky snack mix, St. Patrick’s Day

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and I’ll show you how to draw and paint a leprechaun! ☘️

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30 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Lucky Leprechaun Snack Mix”
  1. Michelle says:

    This looks so good, especially with the M&M’s. The leprechaun jar is perfect for this snack!

  2. Jenna, the leprechaun snack mix looks so good! I can’t buy a bag of M&M’s, I will eat the entire bag. The leprechaun painted vase is too cute! Happy Thursday ☔️☔️☔️

  3. Rita C. says:

    I used to love those potato sticks! Everything about this tells me I still would!

  4. Cute in the containers. Maybe I’ll make something like that for the kids when they come. The boys love the Goldfish. They’ll probably love the rest too. (I love the chex!)

    • Thanks Jeanie, your little boys would love this, but maybe use regular M&Ms, the peanut ones are so big, I wouldn’t want them to choke on them…Chex mix is awfully hard to resist!

  5. Carol says:

    It’s so cute all dressed for St. Patrick’s Day and looks yummy too.

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    That vase is darling! How awesome that you can paint anything you want to dress up whatever you want for each holiday! Too neat! Love the treat idea adding the potato sticks along with the gold nugget M and M’s, yum! Happy (soon to be) St. Paddy’s Day Jenna! ☘☘☘

  7. Nancy says:

    Yummy and cute!
    You are all ready for the Leprechauns!

  8. thefrenchhutch says:

    Yum Jenna, your Chex mix looks delish. Love the addition of the M and M’s.Wish I had some in my snack bowl right now! Great way to package for St. Patrick’s Day. Love your leprechaun…………

  9. Mary says:

    Adorable and so tasty Jenna! ☘️💚

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    So cheerful and yummy too!! I love how you decorated your containers. What a cute Leprechaun drawing too! 🍀✨

  11. Allyson says:

    I love the vase you painted with the leprechaun! Very cute. I’m visiting from Celebrate Your Story.

  12. rawsonjl says:

    That is a great snack mix! We just made two different kinds of chex mix this weekend as my kids are big fans too. The first was a pretty traditional Chex mix and the second was a muddy buddy recipe with peanut butter Easter Reece’s eggs.

  13. Miz Helen says:

    What a very special gift for the Leprechaun Snack Mix! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday,475 your post looks great. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Michelle says:

    This is so yummy. Miss you.

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