Quick and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Treats

I spent a “little” time on the weekend making some really easy, but super impressive treats for St. Patrick’s Day!  I took them to the office yesterday, along with some hand-crafted St. Patrick’s Day decorations (stay tuned for another YouTube video for the craft projects!)  I caught one of my colleagues taking a photo of my presentation. That made me feel really good!  You can check out how easy these were to make on my YouTube channel:

First up?  Mint chocolate M&M cookies!  While I was visiting the States last month I picked up these M&Ms.  I’m not sure if they are available in Canada or not.  Often I find there is much more variety in the US of many products.  I also got a bag of Neapolitan M&Ms stateside, but my son claimed those as partial payment for cat sitting services.

Mint Chocolate M&M Cookies

  • Servings: 2 dozen cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Soft and chewy.


  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 pkg M&Ms


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.
  3. In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla.
  4. Combine dry ingredients with creamed ingredients.
  5. Stir in M&Ms, reserving some to press into the centre of the cookie.
  6. Roll spoonfuls of dough into 1.5″ balls. Do not press, as cookies will spread during baking.
  7. Bate 8-10 minutes until the cookies are just browned. Remove from oven, and allow cookies to cool on cookie sheet.


Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats

  • Servings: 2 dozen squares
  • Difficulty: easy
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Who doesn't love marshmallow treats?


  • 1/2 cup of butter, plus extra to grease pan
  • two 250g bags of marshmallows
  • Family Size box of Lucky Charms 20.5oz


  1. Grease a 10×15″ pan with butter.
  2. Melt butter over low heat in a large stock pot.
  3. Stir in mini marshmallows, stirring constantly until melted.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in cereal.
  5. Pour mixture into pan and press evenly.
  6. Allow to cool, and cut into squares

Irish Cream Chocolate Fudge

  • Servings: 36 squares
  • Difficulty: easy
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Rich and decadent - and boozy.


  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups of mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 Irish Cream
  • 200g pkg of semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Grease 8″x 8″pan, line with 2 pieces of parchment paper, butter the paper and set aside.
  2. Mix butter, marshmallows, sugar, chocolate chips, and heavy cream in a medium-large saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until marshmallows are completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat.  Stir in Irish Cream until combined.
  4. Pour into prepared pan and allow to cool.
  5. Once cooled, refrigerate for an hour to set.
  6. Remove from pan and cut into 36 squares.

A Quick DIY – Framing Vintage Sheet Music

I purchased this piece of sheet music dated 1919 from the Salvation Army.  Something this special deserves to be preserved and enjoyed, so I whipped up a quick how-to video showing how easy it is to marry two thrifted items together to create a lovely piece of decor.  The main point is – – you don’t need special tools, and you don’t need special skills, so don’t be intimidated by the idea of framing art.  Just do it!