Since holidays only happen once a year, I think it is important that we embrace them and celebrate them in every way possible. Yes, it may cause a little bit more work, but I think spreading holiday cheer with others makes it completely worth it.
That said, I thought it would be fun to share St. Patrick’s Day in jar form with others. Think about it… once you get through the rainbow, you have your gold! And, well, who doesn’t like candy?
These beauties are so easy to make, and the reactions of those you gift them to makes it completely worth it! They even make for a cute St. Patrick’s Day photoshoot prop.
Here is what you will need to make them:
- Mason Jars with lids
- Mini Marshmallows
- Gold Foil Covered Coins
- Decorative ribbon
The first step is to gather Skittles. And lots of them! Be sure to gather the entire rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet.
I purchased a total of six bags to make eight Mason Jars. I had a small amount left over, but each jar had every color represented.
Then comes the fun part: separating the Skittles by colors (it honestly didn’t take that long… throw on a good iTunes Playlist and it helps to make the process more exciting).
I also prepped all of the Jet Puffed mini marshmallows. Which basically means that I poured them into a bowl and discarded the bag.
I bought the gold foil covered chocolate coins at B.A. Sweeties, a Cleveland based candy company. If you have not heard of B.A. Sweeties, you have to check this store out immediately. Any candy you can imagaine, they have it! No lie. No exaggeration. They have popular candy from each decade, insects covered in chocolate, a rainbow of dark chocolates and Jelly Belly brand jelly beans. Plus, they have the basics and all of your classic favorites like Snickers or Hershey’s. You quite literally feel like a character from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when you shop here. I have yet to find a candy store that tops this one.
Before you begin to put together your jars, make sure you wash and dry them completely. Once you do that, you start from the bottom and work your way up. You begin with the coins, then the purple skittles, the blue skittles, and so on and so forth (filling in the rainbow, but going backwards). You don’t need to pour a ton in; just a layer so that when looking at the jar from the outside, you can see the complete color. After you place your red skittles in, add a small amount of mini marshmallows on top, and close the lid.
The final product is absolutely darling and it is the perfect way to say “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” to those in your life! I found cute ribbon to tie on my jars and added a little cut out of a shamrock on the top (covered in the slightest hint of glitter, naturally).
Wishing you and yours a Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Be safe today, and drink a green beer for me!