We love making a big deal out of little holidays at our house. And just had to pull together some Disney St. Patrick’s Day Snacks and Movies to celebrate the holiday. It’s our form of having a “class party” if you will since G is homeschooled. This year we wanted to keep it simple and fun since resources are limited. Especially since we didn’t want to have to make any special trips to the store if they weren’t needed. So we made Mickey Shaped cereal treats out of Lucky Charms and added a touch of white chocolate dyed green:) By far one of the easiest Mickey-shaped snacks ever!
Disney St. Patrick’s Day Snacks
I usually like to get right to the recipe, because well, do we really need to talk about something completely unrelated for 9 paragraphs? Probably not. But I want to mention a few things in case you want to make this recipe and don’t have all the things we use here.
I tried to keep it as simple as possible using just marshmallows, Lucky Charms, butter and white chocolate. But if you don’t have those things, that’s ok! There are other options that work just as well. Don’t have lucky charms? You can easily use any type of cereal and if you’re missing that fun pop of St. Patrick’s Day color, you can add some green dye to the marshmallow mixture if you’re using something neutral colored like rice krispies.
Don’t have marshmallows? Did you know you can make your own? We actually love making our own marshmallows, and it’s so much easier than it sounds. But, we get it, chances are if you don’t have marshmallows, you may not have the items required to make marshmallows. That’s ok too! We actually have another alternative if your family is ok with peanut butter. Using equal parts light corn syrup and peanut butter, you can melt these two ingredients together to make an excellent binder for your cereal. Definitely different from marshmallows because it tastes like peanut butter. But it still makes a super yummy treat!
And of course, if you don’t have white chocolate, don’t sweat it! Keep it simple and use what you have on hand. We died our white chocolate with green food coloring but you can also use regular chocolate ships and find other things that are green to incorporate into your treat! Ok, so now onto the recipe!
Mickey Rice Krispie Treats
What you’ll need:
- Lucky Charms Cereal
- White Chocolate (we prefer this one for melting)
- Mickey Cookie Cutter
- Wax Paper
- Sheet Pan
- Large Stockpot
- Wooden Spoon
- Green Food Coloring
We hope this super simple recipe brings a little joy to your St. Patrick’s Day or any day really!
Disney St. Patrick’s Day Movies and TV Episodes
While there are tons of Disney Movies out there, only a few honor our Favorite Irish Holiday. So, we thought we’d do a quick wrap up of the Disney shows you can watch for St. Patrick’s Day on Disney+. While this list is by no means exhaustive, if you’re settling in for a Family-Friendly Disney St. Patrick’s Day, here are some of our favorites.
Luck of the Irish: This Disney Channel Original Movie is all about a teen who discovers his family has Leprechaun heritage. A clever story that is tons of fun for the whole family. we’ll be making this one an annual tradition. On Disney Plus.
Darby O’Gill and the Little People: A classic film starring a young Sean Connery, this is the story of a village set right outside the Irish ruins, run by Leprechaun King Brian. With a little love story in the background, you also get some classic Disney cinematography with the banshees, and the grim reaper hearse in this one. May be a little scary for the small ones, but it all turns out right in the end. On Disney Plus.
The Fighting Prince of Donegal: A castle and prince type tale complete with sword fighting and family turmoil. Based ona true story, this story follows a young man imprisoned for fighting his freedom. But don’t worry there is an escape and uprising planned. Everything we love about the feisty Irish heritage shows up in this film. On Amazon Prime.
Silly Symphonies. Pigs is Pigs: This classic silly symphonies cartoon is less about Ireland and more about the Irish main character Flannery, who seems to be stuck with some pesky breeding guinea pigs. A fun, short show to watch for St. Patrick’s Day. Available on Amazon.
The Happiest Millionaire: Fred MacMurray and Tommy Steele lead the charge to Fortuosity in this film about a millionaire and his family. Fun songs, and an Irish butler make this a fun film to watch for a fresh perspective and some Irish humor.
The Aristocats: Thomas O’Malley the alley cat leads this film set in Paris. As any Irish cat, Thomas has street smarts and gets duchess and the kittens out of trouble more than once. On Disney+
Ducktales: Luck o’ the Ducks. S01Ep50 on Disney+, this Ducktales episode features leprechaun Far Daric bent on taking all of Scrooge’s gold. You’ll learn some Irish history in this cartoon, and get a handle on the scheming ways of the little people.
Gummi Bears: A Knight to Remember/ Gummies Just Want to Have Fun. S04Ep3 on Disney+. This Gummi Bear episode puts leprechauns in a positive light as he helps the gummi bears out of yet another sticky situation.
Magical World of Disney: I Captured the King of the Leprechauns : S05Ep26 of Magical World of Disney this one is hard to find. But a behind-the-scenes look with Walt Disney himself on the making of Darby O’Gill and the Little People in 1959.
Disney St. Patrick’s Day Party
Here’s hoping that a few Disney rice krispie treats and fun Irish films find their way into your St. Patrick’s holiday this year! We’ll leave you with a classic Irish quote to ponder. “Always remember to forget The troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember The blessings that come each day.” May rainbows and pots of gold be closer than you think! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!