What are your plans for March 17th? If your calendar is open, I suggest spending some time with your little leprechauns by whipping up these yummy St. Paddy’s Day themed treats.
1) Shamrock Fudge from Love and Confections
Who doesn’t love fudge? This fudge is deliciously green and decorated with green sprinkles and shamrocks. If this doesn’t scream St. Patrick’s Day, I don’t know what does!
2) Peek-A-Boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake from Mom Loves Baking
Kids and adults alike will be impressed with this gorgeous cake! Green frosting and sprinkles make it pretty on the outside, but that doesn’t even compare to the hidden rainbow shamrock on the inside! Definitely a time-consuming treat, but well worth it for the look of awe you’ll get when cutting it into slices.
3) Luck of the Irish Cake Balls from The Good Stuff
Cake balls are the perfect treat! They’re small enough to curb any cravings you might be having without overindulging. Not to mention they’re so dang cute. These are perfectly sized for little hands and kids will love seeing the green cake when they bite into one!
4) Leprechaun Hat S’mores from The Cake Blog
These little hats are absolutely adorable and delicious! Kids love s’mores and they’ll be thrilled they can have a favorite treat like this outside of the summer months. I’ve made a similar treat for Thanksgiving that used peanut butter cups in place of the marshmallow for a pilgrim’s hat.
5) Mint Chocolate M&M’s Cookies from Not Quite Susie Homemaker
Creating a St. Patrick’s Day treat doesn’t have to be time-consuming or complicated. These cookies show a relatively simple way to sneak some festive fun into an ordinary treat. By adding green, mint-flavored M&M’s, you create a cookie that everyone will love. Can’t find mint M&M’s? Mint chips from the baking aisle will work just as well!
6) Pots o’ Gold Pretzel Bites from The Typical Mom
Not only is this treat visually appealing, but it’s created with kids’ favorite snacks! Airhead Extreme candies, Rolos, pretzel snaps, and gold sugar are used to create a fun St. Patrick’s Day treat. I love that it looks complicated, but is actually quite simple and quick to make.
7) Leprechaun Cookies from Oh My Creative
How adorable are these leprechaun cookies?! A Nutter Butter cookie is used as the base and then dipped in melted chocolates to create the yummiest little leprechaun treats. Kids will love snatching these up. (Beware of peanut allergies if serving to a large group of kids, of course.)
8) St. Patrick’s Day White Chocolate Bark from Celeb Baby Laundry
If you’ve never made white chocolate bark before, you really need to try it! It’s so simple and versatile. Adding green M&Ms and shamrock sprinkles make this perfect for St. Paddy’s Day. You could also add a flavor twist by adding mint chips in place of or in addition to the chocolate candies!
9) Shamrock Shake from Dinner at the Zoo
Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day isn’t complete without a shamrock shake! A certain fast-food chain is known for their version of this shake and it’s crazy popular for a reason. While the drive-thru might be the first place you think of going for this minty treat, it’s always a good idea to know how to make your own in case your luck is like mine and “the shake machine is broken.” Every. Single. Time.
10) St. Patrick’s Day Sugar Cookies from Baked in Arizona
These cookies are just as described-heavenly! Green frosting and shamrock sprinkles make these appropriate for March 17th, but you could easily switch up the food colors to celebrate any holiday. A good sugar cookie should never be underappreciated!
I hope you have a very happy St. Patrick’s Day! Each a few of these treats for me.