Do you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Do you wear green, drink green beer and search for leprechauns? What about celebrating by enjoying some boozy Guinness cupcakes? Oh yeah, that’s my idea of celebrating!
Its finally March and soon to be spring! How can we NOT be excited about the official first day of spring, the warmer weather, flowers will be blooming, spring break and then Easter is here. How awesome does that sound? But first things first, St. Patrick’s Day!
Growing up, I remember going to school on St. Patrick’s Day, all of us knew that green was mandatory… or you would pay the price in pinches.
Today, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite St. Patty’s Day dessert recipes. They are sure to count as your something green when March 17th comes around.
What better way to celebrate (and protect yourself from pinches) than with one of these charming green goodies. If your weekend plans include a little holiday baking, this is a great place to start.
From shamrocks to mint and rainbows to everything delicious, these delightful recipes will help make your St. Patrick’s Day very special. Here’s 12 St. Patrick’s Day Desserts to make!
Guinness Cupcakes with Bailey’s Frosting
Found from The Chunky Chef
Guinness is a classic beer to drink on St. Patty’s Day so it totally makes sense to a tasty cupcake out of it. Here is a delicious cupcake recipe highlighting Guinness and it’s paired with Bailey’s frosting. How perfect is that?! It’s a must try!
Shamrock Shake Macarons
Found from Baking a Moment
These shamrock shake macarons are adorable! I absolutely love the cherry on top. The almond cookies are died leaf green and the filling is a light mint. It’s creamy and crunchy and something perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!
Leprechaun Hat S’mores
Found from The Cake Blog
Calling all s’mores lovers! Here is your dessert for this festive holiday, oh and I should mention a really easy recipe! Taking marshmallows, fudge stripe cookies and dark chocolate for dipping, you can easily make little leprechaun hats for St. Patrick’s Day!
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Peek a Boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake
Found from Mom Loving Baking
Here is a dessert that every kid (big or small) will fall in love with! This is a great recipe that shows you how easy this cake really is. It’s impressive! The rainbow shamrock is a welcomed surprise that will put a smile on your face and taste delicious too!
Mint Cookies n Cream Cake
Found from The Cake Blog
Cookie n Cream is a crowd favorite and making it mint flavored is even better for St. Patty’s Day! The minty green and dark chocolate is simply the best combination! This is a must try cake!
Green Velvet Cheesecake Bars
Found from About a Mom
I love cheesecake bars but I never thought about having green velvet as the crust on the bottom! That is just genius! This really is a delicious dessert that is perfect for this festive holiday!
Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Popcorn
Found from Mom Foodie
Leprechaun popcorn has to be the coolest treat ever! Mix together popcorn, white chocolate, mint green M & M’s, and festive sprinkles. Its salty and sweet and something to munch on throughout this celebration day!
Leprechaun Nutter Butter Treats
Found from Crafty Morning
These cookies make me giggle! How cute are they?! I can’t believe I haven’t seen these before. Take a Nutter Butter cookie and use green and orange chocolate to create the face of the leprechaun. Add some edible googly eyes and that’s it! Kids will love these Leprechaun Nutter Butters!
Patrick’s Day Mint Brookies
Found from Two in the Kitchen
Do you know what a Brookie is? It’s a chocolate chip cookie and chocolate brownie baked together for this ultimate sweet treat! To make it St. Patty’s Day friendly place some chocolate brownie batter down in a prepared pan, then add mint Oreos on top, press them into the brownie batter. Next, on top add the chocolate chip cookie dough mixed with mint M & M’s then bake all together. How easy is that?!
Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats with Lucky Charms Marshmallows
Found from Classy Clutter
Lucky Charms is the best St. Patrick’s Day cereal and maybe one of the best cereals (but that’s for another time). Making rice krispies treats are very easy and something kids can make. When making the rice krispie treats, add a leaf green food color to the marshmallows and add the marshmallow charms to the mix. As it cools the mixture harden which you can then enjoy your Lucky Charm cereal in a new way!
Pot of Gold Cupcakes
Found from Baking a Moment
Here’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. But you can eat this rainbow! I like to add a mini Reese’s peanut butter cup inside the chocolate cake batter. After pouring the batter into each cupcake liner, add the peanut butter cup to the center. It creates an awesome chocolate cake and a sweet surprise! Top with a fluffy Swiss Meringue Buttercream that is striped with colors of the rainbow. Finish with a gold chocolate coin! Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Lime Sherbet Floats
Found from Home Cooking Memories
Here is a twist on a classic root beer float but with bright green lime sorbet and lemon lime soda! It’s a refreshing combination that is a delightful treat for this green holiday!
How are you going to celebrate this charming holiday with these green goodies? Let me know below!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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