In the United States, a traditional way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day is to prepare a corned beef and cabbage meal. But if that’s not a dish your family enjoys, you can still get in on the fun by making festive green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day.
Every St. Patrick’s Day Lisa Johnson (Macon, GA) makes her Shamrock Cookies.
“It is so easy and simple to make them,” thinks Lisa of this recipe. “They are so good and tasty.”
This is a simple sugar cookie recipe kids can help make. Adding green food coloring makes them festive and in theme for the holiday.
After they’ve baked, they’re slightly crisp but still tender. I like that the recipe does not make a ton of cookies.
“This cake uses a yellow cake mix, instant pistachio pudding, and it’s covered with a pistachio flavored whipped topping,” reveals Laura Davis (Rusk, TX) of her Pistachio Nut Cake.
Pistachio pudding mix in the cake and frosting are a flavorful way to create a green dessert. This cake is extra moist because of the pudding addition. It’s an easy last-minute dessert to satisfy a sweet craving.
Kathie Carr (North Liberty, IN) created her Go Irish Brownies to watch a Notre Dame women’s basketball game, but thinks they’re great for St. Patrick’s Day, too.
“Could anything be better than really fudgy brownies with an Irish twist?” asks Kathie. “I started with my favorite four squares of chocolate brownie recipe and added Irish Cream Liqueur.”
The brownies themselves are rich and fudgy with hints of Irish cream flavor. On top is a sweet, tangy frosting that’s so good with the chocolaty brownies. Put these on a platter, and they’ll be gone in a flash.
You will feel like the luckiest person in the world when you take your first bite of Pat Morris’ (Augusta, GA) Luck Of The Irish Creme De Menthe Pie.
“This is such an easy, light, pretty, and delicious pie, using just a few ingredients,” thinks Pat. “I like the cool mint flavor and a pretty green color.”
Light and fluffy with a hint of mint flavor Pat’s no-bake pie is delicious. Each bite melts in your mouth.
There’s an option to use a graham cracker crust or chocolate cookie crust. In the Test Kitchen, we tried it with a chocolate pie crust. The flavor combination reminds us of Junior Mint candy.
Popcorn is one of my favorite snacks. Nancy Anderson (Rigby, ID) shared her St. Patrick’s Day Toffee Popcorn With White Chocolate that’s over-the-top delicious.
In Nancy’s recipe, a buttery and nutty toffee coats popcorn. Then, the popcorn is drizzled with sweet and smooth white chocolate bringing things to another level.
Green food coloring is added to the toffee giving the popcorn a festive green tint.
It’s said if you wear green on St. Patrick’s Day, you won’t get pinched. I think not making green desserts for St. Patrick’s Day warrants a pinch too.