Did you know that March is one of my favorite months of the year? Why? Well, St. Patrick’s day, of course! As I’ve mentioned before, I was an Irish dancer turned Irish dancing teacher. For a good chunk of my life March meant shows, parades, more shows, and celebration. March 17th meant taking the day off from school (or work) and dancing (or watching dancers) at local libraries and pubs.
For the last few years I’ve been bummed to be without my Irish dancing family during this fun month. This year I am going to make the best of things by celebrating the month with FOOD! Starting with these fun treats. They are not traditional Irish fare. Not even close. But they’re fun, easy, and tasty. And a good way to kick off my March! Truth be told, I like them better than regular Rice Krispie Treats.
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1-10 oz package large marshmallows
6 cups Toasted Oats Cereal with Marshmallows (Lucky Charms)
Prepare an 8-inch square baking pan by lining with foil (leaving a 1-inch overhang) and generously spraying with non-stick spray.
In a large skillet, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring often. This should take about 3 minutes. Stir in the cereal, making sure to evenly coat. Dump the coated cereal into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Allow to cool completely before cutting into 16 squares.
Source: Irish Fun, Food & Crafts (a little magazine I picked up in the check out aisle 4 or 5 years ago!)
And just for fun – here is a throw back parade picture! That’s me in top middle! Maybe I’ll dig up a few more old Irish dancing photos for the next few posts…