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When my daughter was in preschool, she had an amazing teacher who was always so creative. For St. Patrick’s Day one year, she told the children that a Leprechaun had come into the classroom and made a huge mess.
The children found toys dumped out of their bins, papers on the floor and their chairs rearranged. After they helped her clean up the mess, each child got a chocolate gold coin from the pot of gold the Leprechaun had left. My daughter thought it was the most hilarious thing, so I decided to carry on the tradition at home.
Now on St. Patrick’s Day, the kids go into the kitchen and find a Leprechaun has made an awful mess. He makes a green jello recipe from my Granny’s recipe collection (listed below) and leaves a special note that says:
“Sorry I left such an awful mess, but I wanted to make this recipe for you. If you help your mom clean it up, there will be a pot of gold waiting for you. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
Recipe Type: Dessert
- 1 large box of lime jello
- 1 8oz container of cool whip
- 10 oz bag of marshmallows
- 16 oz of cream cheese
- 2 15¼ oz cans of crushed pineapple drained
- In a 9 X 13 baking dish add two cups of boiling water and the lime jello. Dissolve.
- Cut your cream cheese into cubes, and then whisk it together with the jello mixture until smooth.
- Stir in both cans of crushed pineapple and then add the marshmallows.
- Fold in cool whip and chill for 3 hours before serving.
Let us know what special St. Patrick’s Day traditions you have. Share in the comments below.