Have you seen these adorable little rainbow treat bags for children? There are lots of variations on these and they tend to be super popular around St Patrick’s Day.
I didn’t intend to post these- I actually happened to be in charge of a treat for my Kindergartner’s class today and we went through lots of lots of fun ideas and this was the one she was most excited about. They turned out so cute I couldn’t help snapping a few photos this morning and thought I’d post them for you as well.
These are so easy to do and would be perfect for Girl Scout meetings, party favors, soccer treats, class parties…. and best of all these are easy for the kids to help assemble.
I love things like this for little people because it is easy for them to take home (unlike cupcakes or doughnuts) and it is pretty much mess free for the teachers.
Originally this idea came from Disney’s Spoonful- they always have adorable ideas. I saw the image and pinned it ages ago and now I can’t seem to find it again to give you a direct link.
But I figured it out pretty easily without exact instructions. Here is what you need:
- Twizzlers Rainbow Candy – I found Family Size bags at Target for $2.00
- Mini Marshamallows
- Party Favor Bags- 25 for $1.99 at Joann’s
- Gold Coins or Rolos (optional)
So the bags of Twizzlers come with equal numbers of colors inside so you can make several complete rainbows. I meant to count the number of rainbows inside and then completely forgot but I can say we got 25 rainbow bags out of 4 bags of Twizzlers and had ample Twizzlers left. I would say you can probably get about 7 rainbows from each bag as my best guess.
To make 25 bags of rainbows I used one full bag of Jet Puff mini marshmallows plus about 25% of a second bag. I was generous with the clouds though so you could probably get away with just one bag.
- Start by separating the candy into a rainbow with red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple.
- Make sure the ends of the licorice line up and gently fold into a rainbow shape. It is hard to shape the candy and keep all the colors showing- I thought the purple was the least pretty so I sort of shoved that toward the back as I was bending.
- Next stuff it into your bag where it should fan out into a U shape.
- Pop a few marshmallows into one corner of the bag and then the opposite corner.
- And you are all done!
I tied the top with yellow ribbon we had on hand although green might be more festive for St Patrick’s Day. Yellow is my daughter’s favorite color so I went with what would make her happy.
As I was stuffing these I did the licorice in the center first in the hopes that would sort of help keep the marshmallow clouds separate on each end of the rainbow. They will likely get mixed up together at the bottom but don’t worry because they still look adorable.
I think these would be even cuter with one Rolo or one chocolate coin tucked into a corner for the pot of gold but I didn’t think about that until I was halfway into assembly. Next time for sure 😉
And then you will have darling little treats for the kiddos and I bet they love these bright, happy little treats!
I know for sure I’ll make these again- probably as soccer snacks. I do have to say the Twizzlers weren’t very good to me.
And I happen to love Rainbows, if you do too- here is more Rainbow inspiration:
Rainbow Brownie Bites (perfect for a bake sale!)