ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Apple Leprechaun Snack
Have fun with your food. Photo courtesy Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons.
Even adults can have fun with this apple leprechaun. It was created by Jill of Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Yes, the kids help.
RECIPE: LEPRECHAUN FRUIT SNACK
Ingredients Per Serving
1. CUT the front off of the apple and cut out a hat from that slice. Attach it on the top using half of a toothpick. Save the apple scraps to cut out a nose.
2. CUT a slice of strawberry to make the mouth. Press on the edible eyes; they will stick. (Everything should stick, but you can also use peanut butter to secure the pieces.)
3. CUT the clementine slices in half to make the beard. Break toothpicks in half to secure them, if needed.
4. PRESS the heart sprinkles on the hat to make a shamrock.
Here’s the full article.
The leprechauns of Irish folklore are not sweet and loving pixies. These fairies are full of mischief!
Leprechauns are usually depicted as a little old man wearing breeches, a coat and hat. When not up to practical jokes, they are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes.
And of course, they have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
If he is captured by a human, a leprechaun has the magical power to grant three wishes in exchange for their freedom.
As for female leprechauns: No one has ever seen one!