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Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes


posted: 02/24/16

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Celebrate the luck o’ the Irish with these  Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day Recipes!A collage of the Top 10 St. Patrick's Day Recipe.


Even though I’m only the slightest bit Irish, I love celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! I always want to make my kids eat green food to celebrate, but they freak out in protest, as though a few green eggs are going to poison them or something. So here are some recipes for tasty treats (some green in color, some not) that are guaranteed to bring out the Irish in everyone, kids and grown-ups alike!

Top o’ the Shamrock Shake to You

Copycat Shamrock Shake

In a milkshake glass, the Copycat Shamrock Shake has a neon green color with whipped cream on top with a maraschino cherry.

This Shamrock Shake tastes just like the seasonal fast food favorite, for a fraction of the price! Thick, minty, creamy, so yummy!

Skinny Shamrock Shake

In a mason jar, the Skinny Shamrock Shake has a darker neon green color with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry on top.

Watching your waistline but still want to participate in St. Patrick’s Day shenanigans? This skinny version of the Shamrock Shake is still creamy and delicious, with a fraction of the calories!

Shamrock Shake Pie

piece of green shamrock shake pie on a white plate topped with whipped cream and a cherry

This creamy dessert has all the flavors of the popular Shamrock Shake but with a buttery, crumbly crust! Perfect dessert to serve with some Irish shots.

Cheers to the Irish!

Irish Coffee Shots

In mini mason jars, the Irish Coffee Shots has a dark brown color and topped with whipped cream.

These Irish Coffee Shots will give you a zip of caffeine and a buzz all at once. Made with creamy Irish Whiskey, it’s the perfect kick-off to a great St. Patrick’s Day!

Lucky Leprechaun Shots

st patrick's day two shot glasses of lucky leprechaun shots rimmed with gold sprinkles

These cute little Lucky Leprechaun Shots are the perfect party cocktail! Vibrant colors and a tart, tangy flavor will help keep the celebration going all night long!

Baileys Martini

chocolate baileys martini in a small glass garnished with chocolate shavings and whipped cream.

Tantalizing Irish Cream complements rich chocolate flavor in this dessert in a glass martini. Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Rainbow Fudge

A stack of three Rainbow Fudge cubes show the distinct colors of the rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple).

Rainbow treats are a fun way for kids to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. They’re colorful and delicious. This rainbow fudge is a huge hit for all your Irish celebrations.

Rainbow Fruit Pizza

The Rainbow Fruit Pizza has a circular shape with a sugar cookie crust and cut strawberries, cantaloupe, pineapple, kiwi, blueberries, and blackberries.

This Rainbow Fruit Pizza is chock full of tasty fruit on a sweet cookie crust with the most delicious creamy filling. Such a fun treat for holiday parties.

Rainbow Sugar Cookie Cake

A slice of the Rainbow Sugar Cookie Cake is topped with white frosting on the edge with a star tip, a dollop of whipped cream in the middle, and rainbow sprinkles.

This Rainbow Sugar Cookie Cake is always a hit at kids parties or as a centerpiece at our St. Patrick’s Day buffet. Colorful and rich and delicious!

Luck o’ the Irish Cakes

Ombre Mint Poke Cake

The Ombre Mint Poke Cake has an airy green ombre cake and topped with a fluffy frosting and green colored M&Ms.

This is possibly the only green food my kids will touch! The soft, moist, green cake is a perfect way to end your St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

Baileys Poke Cake

On a white plate, the Baileys Poke Cake has a moist chocolate cake layer and topped with Cool Whip and crushed Andes Baking Chips.

Serve this decadent chocolate booze soaked cake to the adults in your life and watch it disappear! So rich and delicious, it’s the best St. Patrick’s Day dessert ever!

Hi! I'm Lisa Longley, and I am committed to giving you simple dinner ideas and recipes that are easy to make; recipes that will fill your home with joy. I am the owner and author of SimpleJoy.com and I'm so glad that you are here.

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  1. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says

    These are all such fun recipes!! Love the green crepes! Green is my favorite food color (fun food, not veggies) :)

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