Celebrate the luck of the Irish with these fun and festive St. Patrick's Day recipes that are so tasty, you'll want to make them every year! We've featured everything from leprechaun-inspired pancakes, to Irish appetizers, and plenty of sweets and treats so that you can celebrate St. Pattie's day from morning to night!
You'll be feeling lucky when you enjoy these fun and festive St. Patrick's day snacks!
It’s that time of the year when the luck of the Irish is on everyone’s minds. Is that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Is there an Irish blessing hanging from your door? Can you find a four-leaf clover?
All these fun sentiments are out in full force during March. You don’t have to be Irish to appreciate the fun and lore that comes with this time of year.
- Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
- 1. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
- 2. Irish Nachos
- 3. Irish Coffee
- 4. Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats
- 5. Green Pancakes
- 6. Chocolate Chip Mint Bundt Cake
- 7. Four Ingredient Shamrock Fudge
- 8. Lucky Charms Bark
- 9. Shamrock Smoothie
- 10. Grasshopper Pie
- 11. Shamrock Cookies
- 12. Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Cereal Milk
- 13. Mint Chocolate Lasagna
- 14. Shamrock Shake Cheesecake Bars
- 15. Mint Oreo Balls
- 16. Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix
- 17. Shamrock Pretzels
- 18. Leprechaun Popcorn
- 19. Irish Potato Candy
- 📋 Recipe
Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, we thought it would be fun to round up some fun, green, and different recipes for you. This isn’t your typical Irish fare.
No, these recipes are more like that pot of gold but for your tastebuds! So put on your green shirt and try these lucky St. Patrick's Day recipes today!
1. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats
These festive Rice Krispy treats are more fun than they are Irish. However, you won’t hear any complaints if these make an appearance in your St. Pattie’s Day spread.
Rice Krispies treats are classic, and the sweet addition of Lucky Charms makes them “magically delicious”!
2. Irish Nachos
Irish nachos are an incredible appetizer or finger food. All your favorite nacho toppings are piled high on top of thinly sliced potatoes rather than chips!
Though not traditionally Irish, they are frequently on the menu at Irish pubs. If you ask me, I prefer potatoes to chips any day!
3. Irish Coffee
For those partaking in the fun adult aspect of St. Pattie’s day, an Irish coffee makes a great start (or end) to the party. This hot cocktail warms the soul.
The Irish whiskey is mellowed out by velvety cream or whipped cream, so even if you aren’t usually a liquor drinker, you may want to make an exception here! It feels almost like hot chocolate, but way more fun.
4. Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats
You know the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Well, that applies here to these show-stopping Rice Krispies treats!
The only thing different with this recipe is the fun and festive colors. At their core, they are the traditional treats that everybody loves and they are always a hit!
5. Green Pancakes
Start your day out right with this sumptuous recipe. This is more than throwing a little food coloring in your batter.
This pancake recipe is made from scratch with flour, sugar, and buttermilk. While the taste will be what you know and love from a great pancake, the real fun is the whipped cream and sprinkles on top.
6. Chocolate Chip Mint Bundt Cake
Chocolate and mint have to be the next best thing to chocolate and peanut butter. This Bundt cake has mint chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sour cream in it making the cake chocolaty and moist.
The secret here is in the frosting though. Peppermint extract is used giving this refreshing bite perfect to enjoy all day long.
7. Four Ingredient Shamrock Fudge
Who says fudge is reserved for the winter holidays? This quick, simple recipe is a party favorite and easy to make.
This is not your average fudge. It utilizes candy melts and vanilla frosting. If you have 10 minutes and need a quick dessert, this one is for you.
8. Lucky Charms Bark
This is one of my favorites. For all of you Lucky Charms fans out there, this quick and easy-to-make dessert is full of fun and magic.
Think of peppermint bark, but the chocolate portion is made with white chocolate (with a touch of green food coloring), and there are Lucky Charms instead of peppermint!
9. Shamrock Smoothie
This one is a healthy spin on the popular fast-food drink. If you like to join in on the St. Patrick’s Day festivities but don’t want the sugar high, this recipe is for you.
With Greek yogurt, spinach, and mint leaves you’ll love this healthy and tasty treat without the guilt.
10. Grasshopper Pie
Don’t let the name fool you. This pie is a delicious mousse with an Oreo cookie crust. No grasshoppers involved!
The secret ingredients here are the Crème de Menthe and Crème de Cacao. It’s so good, the Leprechauns do a happy dance every time I make it.
11. Shamrock Cookies
These cookies are your quintessential sugar cookie in the shape of a shamrock. The fun is in the frosting and decorating.
Grab your little leprechauns and have a blast frosting, sprinkling, and trying to save these cookies for later.
12. Lucky Charms Cupcakes with Cereal Milk
These adventurous cupcakes are a lot of fun to make and eat! This recipe takes a box of Lucky Charms cereal and makes enjoyable colorful cupcakes.
Utilizing “cereal milk” from letting a cup of cereal and milk marinate together for 20 minutes adds that extra ‘oomph’ of flavor. If you love to bake and get creative in the kitchen, this is a great recipe to make!
13. Mint Chocolate Lasagna
This no-bake dessert is a delicious mix of layered goodness. It’s a quick and easy treat to throw together and let chill for a few hours before serving.
Layers of Oreo cookie, mint cream cheese, and chocolate pudding come together for a party in your mouth! The perfect end to a fabulous St. Patrick’s Day meal.
14. Shamrock Shake Cheesecake Bars
This isn’t your traditional cheesecake, it’s better! An Oreo cookie crust holds layers of cream cheese fluff, crème de menthe pudding, and a glaze.
Topped with Lucky Charms this recipe is a decadent treat.
15. Mint Oreo Balls
This three-ingredient recipe is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or any day you’re craving a little bite-sized, fun ball of goodness.
These no-bake little morsels just need 20 minutes in the freezer before you can serve them up and watch them disappear!
16. Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix
If mint chocolate isn’t your thing, then this is a pleasing alternative. With Lucky Charms and Golden Graham’s cereals, M&Ms, and slivered almonds in the mix, this is a fun twist on the traditional party mix.
17. Shamrock Pretzels
Another fun twist for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! These adorable pretzels are just as pleasing to the eye as they are your taste buds.
The mini pretzels come together to make your shamrock and the stick pretzels serve as your stem. With green candy melts and white chocolate candies, these pretzels are the perfect balance of sweet and salty.
18. Leprechaun Popcorn
This recipe takes your good ol’ standard popcorn and turns it into a fun mix of popcorn and candy. You don’t have to be a die-hard St. Patrick’s Day person to enjoy this festive treat.
Pop in a movie, whip up this treat with your kiddos, and sit back, relax, and enjoy!
19. Irish Potato Candy
Though these cream-filled candies look like potatoes, there are no potatoes involved. In fact, they are closer to Mounds candy bars than they are to potatoes.
Cream cheese and shredded coconut are wrapped in a delicious ground cinnamon coating. Best of all, they are no-bake and no-fuss!
Let us know if you try any of these fun and festive St. Patrick's Day recipes and treats by commenting down below! “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow and may trouble avoid you wherever you go!”-Irish blessing. Happy St. Patrick’s day!
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St. Patrick's Day Recipes: Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats (+More Great Ideas!)
- ⅝ cup butter (1 stick + 2 tablespoons, 10 tablespoons total - plus an extra ½ tablespoon for 9x13 dish)
- 14 oz mini marshmallows (approximately 7 cups mini marshmallows - or 56 regular marshmallows)
- 1 pinch salt (up to ½ teaspoon if using unsalted butter)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (I prefer clear for these treats)
- 6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- To Microwave: Combine marshmallows, butter, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl.On the Stovetop: Place the butter in a large saucepan or pot.⅝ cup butter, 14 oz mini marshmallows, 1 pinch salt
- To Microwave: Heat the marshmallow mixture for 1 minute, stir, and continue heating in 30-second increments. stir between each heating until the marshmallows are melted.On the Stovetop: Heat the pan over medium heat to melt the butter, then add salt and marshmallows. Stir until the marshmallows have melted.
- Add the vanilla and a handful of extra marshmallows (optional).1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add the Lucky Charms cereal and fold into the marshmallow mixture.6 cups Lucky Charms cereal
- Transfer the mixed cereal treats into a buttered 9x13 baking pan or dish. Press down gently with fingers or a spatula (that has been buttered or wet down) to reach all corners. Do not pack down firmly. Set aside and allow to cool and set up completely before serving.
Angela is an at home chef that developed a passion for all things cooking and baking at a young age in her Grandma's kitchen. After many years in the food service industry, she now enjoys sharing all of her family favorite recipes and creating tasty dinner and amazing dessert recipes here at Bake It With Love!