Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at school as a kid was always so much fun. The teacher would usually share a little bit about the history of St. Patrick’s day, and it’d always be followed by doing some sort of fun DIY project or snack craft for us all to dig in to. The first thing the other children did when you got to school was to check and make sure you had at least a speck of green on your some where, because they definitely had their “pinchers” ready and were hoping to find someone to pinch! 😉
Now that I have a little one of my own, I always look forward to holidays and getting to share a little bit of culture with her. Since she’s not quite two just yet, I plan on saving the crafts and story lessons for another year and jumping straight in to some fun St. Patrick’s Day themed foods she might enjoy.
I’m ALL about keeping it simple in the kitchen (especially when I’ve got a toddler up under my feet all the time,) so I decided to keep is SUPER simple with this recipe. As much as I like a batch of homemade buttermilk pancakes, sometimes I just don’t wanna take the time to make them. I always have pancake mix in stock in my pantry, so I grabbed it with a St. Patty’s day treat in mind and let the creative juices start flowing!
- 1 Package of your favorite pancake mix + required ingredients listed on package to make the batter (typically eggs, milk, etc.)
- 1 handful of marshmallows from Lucky Charms or similar cereal
- Whipped topping
- Green food coloring
- Your favorite syrup
- Prepare pancake batter according to package instructions
- Add in a few drops of green food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green
- Cook pancakes according to the package instructions
- In a separate small bowl, pour in desired amount of syrup and add in a few drops of green food coloring and stir generously
- Stack up pancakes and pour green syrup over top of them
- Top with whipped cream and marshmallows
Thank the Lord for food coloring, y’all. I’m tellin’ ya! You can transform just about anything in the kitchen into something bright and creative with just a little dab of food coloring! I prepared a batch of pancakes and make them green with a little bit of green food coloring. I then poured some syrup into a bowl and doused a little food coloring in as well. (Note: Using a clear syrup like corn syrup would probably work best, but I used a regular brown-colored syrup and it worked just fine!)
Being the self-proclaimed cereal connoisseur that I am, you know ya girl had a box of Lucky Charms on hand! I picked out a handful of marshmallows from the box and poured them all over the top o’ my pancakes and added a smidge of whipped cream topping before digging right in. Simple, easy, and ready in just a few minutes. That’s my kind of recipe, y’all!