Have fun making these sweet holiday treats with the kids. It’s a messy craft but worth the laughs and once you take a nibble you will want to make this a tradition each year. Enjoy the gooey Yumminess!
In just a few days it will be St. Patrick’s Day. I try to come up with a festive treat for all the holidays. This time, I grabbed just a few items from my pantry and voila! These were a big hit. They certainly won’t make it two more days. The good thing is, they take just minutes to put together and can be made for any holiday or any occasion using different colored sprinkles or add-ins. Make a batch for your family and see how fast they disappear. They are super sweet and yummy.
St. Patrick’s Day Pistachio Marshmallow Crunch Balls
Makes approximately 8 balls
- 1 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
- 1 1/2 cup Rice Krispies cereal, or any store brand.
- 1/2 cup chopped toasted pistachio nuts, or more to taste.
- 2-4ounces white chocolate melted, don’t use Chips they won’t melt properly.
- green sprinkles
- Spray measuring cups with cooking spray. Then, scoop out marshmallow fluff into the cups. Spray a mixing bowl as well and add the fluff to the mixing bowl.
- Pour cereal into the mixing bowl and with wet or sprayed hands (cooking spray) mix marshmallow fluff and cereal until almost combined. You can use a wooden spoon that’s been spray as well but, it may take very long and get stuck. Better with your own hands. Add the nuts and then continue until all is combined. This is really messy but it’s a fun activity for you and the kids.
- Place in fridge for about 5 minutes. No longer.
- Take out of fridge and roll into balls. Place on parchment paper and let set up on counter.
- While the balls are setting up, place chocolate in microwave on 20 second intervals. After each time, take out and mix. Do this until chocolate is smooth and shiny. Try not to overheat the chocolate. Stir when done then place in a ziplock bag. Squeeze all the chocolate to one end and snip off the corner.
- Drizzle over the balls then toss the sprinkles. Place one or more nuts in the center. ENJOY these delicious treats!