St. Patrick’s Day Walking Dessert

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This St. Patty’s Day Walking Treat is a fun snack to celebrate this “luckiest” of days. It includes some favorite snacks such as Nilla wafers, Air Head Xtreme Rainbow Berry Strips, and Lucky Charms cereal that bring your tastebuds sugary joy. These portable pouches are easy to make, kid-friendly, and perfect as treats to take on-the-go.

Today’s Pantry Essential: Cookie Bags

I’m not against treats in the pantry, especially when we can use them as an educational, homeschool, holiday treat! This personal bags of cookies are perfect for kids on the go and being able to perfectly plan portion sizes.

St. Patty’s Day Fun

I thought this St. Patrick’s Day green food idea would make a great snack to enjoy on this green-themed day with my kids. Not only is it a cute surprise to find, it also helps to use items that can be found around my kitchen. 

I am thrilled this snack saves a lot of waste in my kitchen as well.  Since this cool St. Patrick’s Day lunch treats idea reuses the Nilla wafer bags, they don’t go to waste. 

Another reason why this St. Patty’s Walking Treat is great is that it is versatile. You can add in your own favorite treat to make it your own special pouches of sweet fun.

Ingredients Needed

Exact measurements can be found in the printable recipe card below.

  • Nilla wafers: A light and crumbly treat.
  • No-bake cream cheese filling: A simple no-bake cheesecake flavor in a creamy pudding texture.
  • Green Food Coloring: Brings the St. Patty’s Day green to this snack.
  • Lucky Charms: A sweet and cute cereal with bits many people link to St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Vanilla icing: Use whatever brand you have available.
  • Rainbow sprinkles: Round, tubular, or a blend of both will work!
  • Rainbow berry strips: A perfect way to mark where the treasure lies in these snack packets.

Recipe Variations

  • Digestive cookies or other cookies are tasty substitutes for Nilla wafers. Oreos or pink animal crackers are some of our favorites.
  • If you are not a fan of cream cheese filling in these treats for St. Patrick’s Day, you can replace it with a thick yogurt or pudding of your choice.
  • You can shake up the type of sprinkles used in these St. Patrick’s Day kid treats by using shamrock, green colored, or multi-colored themed sprinkles.
  • Gold foil chocolate coins could replace the rainbow berry strips to top these lucky snacks. 

Tip for filling this bag of treats 

The most difficult part of putting these treats for St. Patrick’s Day together is filling the Nilla wafer bags. They are very thin, crumpling when you try to add the cream cheese filling mixture. To resolve this issue, try using a mug, taping both sides of the top of the bag with painter’s tape. This will force the bag to stay open while putting the cream cheese mixture inside of it. Since this tape is not very sticky, it will peel off without ruining the wafer bag. Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the wafer bag using a piping bag for a cleaner job. If you don’t want to use tape, you can pin the bag in the mug with your thumb and index fingers.


This is an overview of the instructions. For complete directions, scroll down to the bottom.

  1. Color your cheesecake filling green, add crushed Nilla wafers to it, then put it in the empty Nilla wafer bags. 
  2. Spread Lucky Charms evenly throughout the wafer bags.
  3. Create “clouds” in the wafer bags by piping vanilla icing in them, then top with rainbow sprinkles and a rainbow berry strip.

How to serve these St. Patty’s Day Walking Treats?

  • On-The-Go Treat: This sugary snack is a yummy way to enjoy this St. Patty’s Day while on a walk with friends.
  • After School Snack: I like putting together these little bags of tasty treasures as a fun after school surprise for my kids.
  • Party Table Yums: These pouches would be a great addition to your snack table if you are having a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day party.
  • Movie Night Delight: If this festive day is a low-key affair at home, you can kick up your feet and enjoy them as a Movie Night treat. 

This makes for a great budget-friendly treat to bring to a school party!


Is it okay to use homemade vanilla icing in this St. Patrick’s Day-themed food idea?

Sure, you can! Making homemade vanilla icing at home is a great option, too. Using a tub of store-bought vanilla icing acts a time-saver or if you don’t have the ingredients in your kitchen. 

How do we eat these yummy on-the-go snacks?

We love using another Nilla wafer to dip in and get a sugary blend of this treat! You can also use a small spoon to scoop up and eat this snack.

Do I have to use Lucky Charms in this fun snack?

No, not at all! You can replace these cereal bits with similar cereals that do not have the marshmallows bits in them such as fruit rings or rice crisps.

Is it possible to make a dry version of these St. Patty’s Day Walking treats?

Yes! Use the cereal and sprinkles along with multi-colored chocolate chips, gummy bears, jellybeans, mini pretzels, mini candy-covered chocolate, or any blend of St. Patty’s Day-themed treats to create a fun snack bag you can grab and take with you to go!

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St. Patrick’s Day Walking Dessert

St. Patty’s Day Walking Treat includes some favorite snacks such as Nilla wafers, Air Head Xtreme Rainbow Berry Strips, and Lucky Charms cereal that bring your tastebuds sugary joy.
Katie Chase
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Recipe Servings 10


  • large bowl
  • hand mixer
  • Piping Bag with 1M tip


  • 10 Mini Nilla Wafer Bags
  • 1 tub of No Bake Cheesecake Filling
  • 4 to 6 drops of Green Gel Food Coloring
  • 2 cups of Lucky Charms
  • 1 tub of Vanilla Icing
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • 8 Air Head Xtreme Rainbow Berry Strips


  • Start by cutting the stops off each bag. Gently squeeze the bag in your hands to crunch up the Nilla Wafers.
  • Add your food coloring to your cheesecake filling. You can use store bought, as I did, or make your own.
  • Stir vigorously until you achieve the color green you desire.
  • Add 3 to 4 heaping spoonfuls of your filling to each bag.
  • Next add lucky charms to the top of each bag. I did about a ¼ cup in each bag.
  • Lastly fill your piping bag with icing and pipe icing to the top of each bag. To create “clouds”. Add rainbow sprinkles to the bag, and one air head. You will need to cut your air heads down to size. So they stand up nicely to create a rainbow.
  • Serve and enjoy this fun St. Patty’s day treat. You can even enjoy it on the go!
Disclaimer: Please note all serving sizes, pricing, and nutrition is an estimate based on 2023-2024 pricing and nutrition guides. For accuracy please do your own calculations.

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