Green food 

March 14th 2018
By: Melanie Hollidge
Green food 

We all know green food is good for you -how often have you said or heard “eat up your greens”? But eating green food doesn’t always have to be a battle. If you have small children and are planning to stay put in your Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford home for the St. Patricks Day celebrations how about having some fun cooking with the kids. 

Here is a recipe to make some lucky charm marshmallow St. Patrick's Day rice Krispies treats, a right royal gooey snack fit for any Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford leprechaun. They are essentially a twist on a traditional Rice Krispie Treat and are really easy to make and taste delicious.

What you need to make them:
1/4 cup of butter
4 cups of small soft marshmallows 
5 cups of Rice Krispie cereal
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Green food colouring (this is optional but has a real impact)
Approximately 3/4 cup of Lucky Charm marshmallows or other favourite sweeties

To make you simply melt the butter over low heat then gradually add the marshmallows stirring all the time to make sure they don’t burn. When marshmallow/butter mixture is completely melted, add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and your green food colouring and mix well. Remove from heat and stir in your Rice Krispie cereal. Once the mixture is mostly combined, stir in the Lucky Charm marshmallows or any other sweets you want to combine into the mixture.  

You then need to spoon the mixture into a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and flatten it out before it completely cools. You can then pop it in the fridge to let is set properly before cutting it into squares to serve up at fun green food at any Chigwell, Loughton or Woodford celebration of St Patricks Day.