St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year. The holiday celebrates Irish culture and heritage. What better way to celebrate than with delicious food?
In Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day is known as Oíche Shamhna (Irish Gaelic for “the feast of summer”). This festival has its roots in pagan celebrations where shamans would bless crops and animals.
Today, the celebration is mostly centered around parades, parties, and drinking beer.
St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to indulge in some sweet treats. Whether you want to try something new or go back to old favorites, these recipes are sure to please.
1. Lucky Leprechaun Cookies
The latest cookie craze involves Lucky Charms leprechaun cookies. A batch of Lucky Charms cookies is being sold online for $10 each.
They come in four flavors: chocolate chip, lemonade, marshmallow fluff, and a peppermint stick. Each box contains 24 cookies, but why not make them yourself from home?
The recipe calls for sprinkling green food coloring onto the dough before baking it. Then you bake it for about 10 minutes. Afterward, you let the cookies cool completely and decorate them with gold sprinkles.
2. St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Cake
This rainbow cake recipe features four different colors of frosting, making it perfect for St. Paddy’s Day celebrations.
A rainbow cake inspired by the colors of St. Patrick’s Day is exactly what you need to celebrate the day.
This colorful confection features green frosting, red icing, yellow frosting, blue frosting, purple frosting, orange frosting, and white frosting.
This rainbow cake recipe looks like it came straight out of Pinterest. And it does look delicious. This rainbow cake recipe includes buttercream frosting, chocolate ganache filling, and rainbow sprinkles.
There are four colors of icing — yellow, orange, green, and blue. You’ll find instructions for making this colorful cake here.
3. Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks
The Minty Ice Cream Company introduced a limited edition flavor called “Shamrocks.” The flavor features mint ice cream topped with green sugar cones.
The name is based on the Irish word “shamrock,” meaning “a clover-shaped plant.” So, why not try this minty ice cream shamrocks recipe today?
4. Guinness Float
The Guinness Float is a cocktail consisting of Guinness stout mixed with ginger ale, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar syrup, and grenadine. It’s been around since the 1920s.
5. St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
The best part about this recipe is that it uses store-bought pudding mix, making it easy to whip up. And since there isn’t a lot of baking involved, you won’t feel overwhelmed by the task.
6. Chocolate Guinness Cake
This cake is perfect for those who love chocolate and Guinness together. Chocolate Guinness Cake is a delicious dessert recipe that requires just five ingredients. This classic cake is easy to make, and it tastes amazing.
7. Frozen Grasshopper Torte
The Frozen Grasshopper Torte is one of those desserts you want to make just because it sounds like something out of a fairy tale.
This dessert combines chocolate cake layers with a creamy vanilla filling, topped with crunchy meringue frosting. Topped with a sprinkling of edible flowers, this dessert looks absolutely stunning.
8. Shamrock Cookies
Nothing is easier – or more fun – than dipping some sweet treats into melted chocolate. But sometimes it’s hard to find just the right shape to cut out.
If you want something easy to make and pretty to eat, try making some shamrock cookies. And don’t forget the green sprinkles!
9. Minted Chocolate Torte
This recipe combines three of our favorite things: chocolate, mint, and tortes. This one is extra special because it uses Minted chocolate chips, which are made with real mint leaves.
10. Fluffy Key Lime Pie
The key lime pie recipe you’ve been looking for is here. This fluffy pie is full of tart limes, sweet cream cheese filling, graham cracker crust, and a light whipped topping.
11. Fudgy Layered Irish Mocha Brownies
These brownies are moist, fudgy, and delicious. They’re perfect for breakfast, dessert, or anytime you want something sweet.
12. St. Patrick’s Day Truffles With Bailey’s Irish Cream
Truffles are one of those things that everyone loves. They’re chewy, sticky, and usually covered in chocolate. So why do people love them so much? Because they’re delicious! And because they look like little treats.
These truffles are no different. They’re soft and gooey, just like regular truffles, but they’re topped off with some crunch. Plus, they’re loaded with Bailey’s Irish Cream, which gives them a kick that makes them even better.
You can use any flavor of ice cream here. If you want to make these into mini truffles, simply roll the dough balls in powdered sugar and bake them for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
13. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine rice Krispies, marshmallows, and butter. Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Let cool for 10 minutes and enjoy!
14. Easy Shamrock Shake
We think you’re going to love this delicious easy shamrock shake recipe. They’re super easy to whip up and are great for parties because they don’t require much effort to serve. And we love how festive they look.
This one is especially good for St. Patrick’s Day.
15. Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
This recipe is perfect for St Patrick’s Day. You can make it ahead of time and freeze it. Just defrost it overnight in the refrigerator and bake it again.
16. St. Paddy’s Day Brownies
These are actually cheesecake-swirlled brownies, meaning they’re rich and creamy all in one bite. They get their fun from adding some food coloring into the cheesecake batter, making it turn green and bright.
It looks so good against the dark chocolate of brownies, and we knew they’d be a huge hit.
17. Best Irish Coffee Recipe
We love Irish coffee, especially during the holidays. But what makes this recipe unique is how much lighter it is compared to others. You won’t miss the calories or fat grams, either.
18. Old Fashioned Potato Candy
The internet is filled with crazy concoctions that people make out of everyday ingredients. Some of them are tasty; others aren’t.
But we think this one deserves a spot on our list because it’s simple and delicious—and no, there isn’t really anything else like it.
This recipe calls for just three basic ingredients: potatoes, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. And while we don’t recommend eating too many of these candies, they’re definitely worth making once in a while.
They’re perfect for parties, holidays, or even just whenever you want something sweet.
19. Leprechaun Balls
They’re cute, they’re sweet…and they’re perfect for Easter. But what about St Patrick’s Day? Well, we’ve got something else up our sleeves – Leprechaun Balls!
They’re the same basic recipe, but we added some green food coloring to give them a festive look. You’ll find the recipe here.
They look like tiny little cupcakes, and they come in three flavors: chocolate, vanilla, and mint. To make them, you’ll need a few ingredients: butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, eggs, milk, and oil.
First, melt the butter and add it to a bowl along with the sugar. Then sift together the dry ingredients, including the baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, and melted fat, and mix well. Finally, fold the flour mixture into the batter.
Once everything is mixed together, pour the dough onto a greased cookie sheet and bake them for about 20 minutes. Let cool completely, and then roll them in colored sprinkles.
You can use either white or dark chocolate sprinkles, depending on what color you want your balls to be. If you don’t have those, you can always go with regular sprinkles.
20. St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes (Pistachio Cupcakes)
We love pistachios. They are one of those foods that we always have around because they are delicious and healthy.
And since we don’t really celebrate St. Paddy’s day here in the United States, it seemed fitting to make something green with the colors of Ireland. These pistachio cupcakes are just what we had in mind.
Pistachio cupcakes are super easy to make! You’ll need a few ingredients, including pistachios, chocolate chips, butter, milk, flour, eggs, baking soda, salt, and vanilla extract.
Combine all the dry ingredients together and add the wet ingredients. Mix well and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Let cool completely and frost with cream cheese icing. Top with sprinkles and serve!
21. Irish Yellow Man Candy
You know those little candies you find at Halloween parties? Those with the yellow filling inside? Well, here we go again with another candy recipe.
This one uses a different type of candy called “Irish Yellow Man,” which is basically just a hard candy shell with a sweet jelly filling inside.
And while most people think about this candy during Halloween, it actually tastes great throughout the entire year. So let’s get cooking!
22. Easy Irish Shortbread Cookies
Irish shortbread cookies are known for being crisp and flaky. They’re often served warm with tea or coffee. This recipe uses a simple combination of flour, butter, and sugar.
To make the cookie dough even easier, you’ll use a food processor to cut down on mixing time. You’ll bake the cookies in a hot oven to ensure that they cook quickly.
23. Irish Oat Cookies
Irish oat cookies are one of our favorite treats. They’re soft and sweet and melt in your mouth. These are just like that, except they’ve got some extra crunch thanks to the addition of coconut flakes.
These are the best oatmeal cookies ever. They’re soft, moist, buttery, and just plain delicious. And they’re easy enough to make that you’ll find yourself whipping up batches every week.
The secret lies in the dough itself — it uses oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and shortening, plus a touch of molasses for sweetness and depth. Then, we add eggs, milk, vanilla extract, and melted butter, and bake ’em up.
After that, it’s just a matter of layering the batter into greased cookie sheets and waiting for them to cool completely. While the oven heats, we mix together our icing ingredients: powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and cream cheese.
Once baked, we spread the glaze over each cookie, letting it set slightly before cutting them into squares.
24. Pot Of Gold Cookie Cups
These cookies are simple to make and require just four ingredients — flour, butter, sugar, and vanilla extract. You can use whatever colors you want, but we chose red, yellow, green, blue, purple, orange, pink, white, and brown.
To make the rainbow effect, simply fill each cookie cup halfway with a different color icing. Then add some candy hearts, sprinkle with gold sprinkles, and you’re done!
25. Baileys Irish Cream Cheesecake
This decadent cheesecake takes just 20 minutes to prepare, and it makes about 10 servings.
Cheesecakes are one of our favorite desserts because we think they’re perfect for entertaining. They look beautiful, taste delicious, and serve up enough food to feed a crowd.
Plus, there’s no better way to impress people than by serving them something decadently sweet.
The secret behind this recipe is baking your cheesecake in a large glass bowl in a water bath. A water bath helps keep the oven temperature steady while preventing the sides of the pan from getting too hot.
In addition to keeping the cheesecake safe, it also allows you to easily pour off excess moisture once the cheesecake is done cooking.
26. Potato Apple Bread Recipe
Potato Apple Bread is easy to make and tastes great! You start off making your dough just like you do for regular bread.
Then, you mash up some sweet potatoes and add them to the dough. After that, you roll it out, cut it into circles, brush it with melted butter, sprinkle sugar on top, and bake it!
27. St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn
The holiday season is upon us, and we’re celebrating with some sweet treats. We’ve got a festive recipe perfect for those of you looking to add a little extra flair to your St. Patrick’s Day festivities.
This recipe includes everything you’ll need to whip up a batch of delicious popcorn. You don’t even need any special equipment; just grab some kernels, pop ’em open, and enjoy!
28. Green Fruit Salad
Green desserts are always a hit at parties. This one combines fruits and vegetables into a refreshing summer treat.
Start with strawberries and blueberries, add some sliced peaches and plums, and finish it off with a handful of raspberries. Sprinkle with mint leaves and serve with a dollop of whipped cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Bake Irish Brown Bread?
Irish brown bread is one of our favorite things to eat while we’re in Ireland. People have been making it for years, and now you can too because we have the ingredients list below, and it’s simpler than you’d think!
This simple dough recipe requires just four ingredients and takes about 45 minutes to make.
1 cup lukewarm water
2 cups milk
4 teaspoons active dry yeast
3/4 cup plain flour
How Do You Make Irish Stew In Your Slow Cooker?
A classic Irish stew recipe should make enough stew for 8 servings. If you want to serve less, just half the ingredients. This tasty meal takes about 5 hours to cook.
And the ingredients list is even simpler, so check out our guide below as a starting point.
1 pound beef chuck steak, cut into 2-inch cubes
2 medium onions, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and diced
4 celery stalks, sliced
1/2 cup flour
If you love Irish cuisine, then you know how much fun it is to be able to visit an authentic Irish pub or restaurant.
But if you’re not lucky enough to live near one, you can still experience all the flavors of the Emerald Isle right in your own home. With these recipes, you can create mouth-watering dishes that will bring back memories of your trip to Ireland.
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