Fun & Festive St. Patrick’s Day Dessert recipes from cookies to jello, bread and green chocolate covered pretzels! Fantastic collection of EASY St. Patrick’s Day recipes for everyone!
St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun opportunity to make all of your favorite foods and treats GREEN! (Or rainbow…which is even more fun!) Here are several of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes – enjoy!
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St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Recipes
St. Patrick’s Day Bars and Brownies
St. Patrick’s Day Cakes and Pies
St. Patrick’s Day Candy Recipes
Miscellaneous St. Patrick’s Day Recipes
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts: Cookie Recipes-
Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies
Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies made with pudding mix, mint extract & chocolate chips. Lovely cookie recipe perfect for those who love mint chip ice cream! Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies are great for anyone who love the mint-chocolate combination. The addition of pudding yields a soft cookie with wonderful texture. Perfect for the holiday Christmas cookie exchanges! The dough really does look just like mint chip ice cream and the flavors meld together into a delightful baked cookie. See the recipe for Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies here.
MINT CHOCOLATE PUDDING COOKIES
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup butter softened (1 stick)
- 1 egg
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 box 3.4 box instant vanilla pudding mix
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp mint extract
- 1 drop blue coloring + 7-10 drops green coloring
- 1 ½ cups chocolate chips
- Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Then, line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
- Begin by creaming together the sugar and butter, in a large bowl, until nice and fluffy.
- Then, add in the egg, sour cream and dry pudding mix, stir well to combine.
- Next, in a separate small bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking soda.
- After that, incorporate the flour mixture into the butter and pudding mixture and stir until well combined.
- Now, add the mint extract and food coloring until desired color is achieved.
- Lastly, add in the chocolate chips. I used 3/4 cup chocolate chunks, 3/4 cup regular chocolate chips and 1/2 cup Andes baking bits. Any combination is wonderful, but note that while the Andes mint baking pieces add an incredible flavor, they kind of disappear in the cookies. So add them in addition to the 11/2 cups chocolate chips, if you opt to put them in!
- Start dropping the cookie dough by the rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet.
- Then, bake for 10 minutes.
- When done baking, transfer to a cooling rack.
- Serve fresh and warm, enjoy!
Chewy Pistachio Cookies
Chewy Pistachio Cookies are made by adding pistachio pudding mix to a buttery, homemade cookie dough and then adding white chocolate chips and plenty of chopped pistachios! Soft, sweet pistachio flavored cookies with amazing flavor and texture. See the recipe for Chewy Pistachio Cookies here.
Chocolate Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies
Chocolate Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies combine chocolate and pistachio flavors into a simple, but delicious and impressive cookie recipe that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Chocolate Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies seem difficult, but they are actually really easy! See the recipe for Chocolate Pistachio Pinwheel Cookies here.
Double Fudge Mint Cookies
Mint & chocolate is one of my favorite combinations. I was inspired by my Mint Chocolate Brownies and thought it’d be a fun idea to make that treat in cookie form. The results are delicious and they take less time to make as well. Enjoy! See the recipe for Double Fudge Mint Cookies here.
Mint Cookie Fudge Cups
These Mint Cookie Fudge Cups are made with a delicious mint cookie filled with a creamy thick fudge filling! I love the mint/chocolate combination and these flavors come together amazingly in these Mint Cookie Fudge Cups. The fudge filling is soooo yummy – my kids were trying to eat it by the spoonful! The cookie dough was inspired by Jessica’s Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookie recipe. I topped the cookie cups with some Andes Mint baking chips and I couldn’t believe how quickly these little treats disappeared! See the recipe for Mint Cookie Fudge Cups here.
Mint Oreo Pudding Cookies
Mint Oreo Pudding Cookies are absolutely amazing! Several years ago, I began making these Cookies and Cream Cookies that have Oreo Pudding in the recipe and they have been one of my favorite cookies ever since. I was ready to make them a few days ago and decided to make a mint version since I had some Mint Oreos in the cupboard. Plus, it’s getting close to St. Patrick’s Day and I’m sure I will need to make a green treat at some point in the near future! I just added a little bit of mint and food coloring to my original recipe and the results did not disappoint at all. See the recipe for Mint Oreo Pudding Cookies here.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts: Bars and Brownies-
Best Mint Brownies
Best Mint Brownie Recipe made easy & baked to fudgy, chocolate perfection! The double layer of mint & chocolate frosting is incredible. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day dessert! See the full recipe for Mint Brownies here!
Rainbow Krispie Treats
Fruity Pebbles, marshmallows, white chocolate, and confetti sprinkles, come together to make these Rainbow Krispie Treats! An easy St. Patrick’s Day dessert! See the recipe for Rainbow Krispie Treats here.
The Best Mint Brownies
I dug up a recipe I posted years ago on my other blog because it’s too good not to share. These Mint Brownies are killer. The brownie recipe itself is amazing but once you add the two types of layered frosting… heavens they’re good! You can cheat and use boxed brownie mix (just don’t tell me about it) and a tub o’ chocolate frosting from the store, but you must, must, must make the mint frosting exactly as stated. It is amazing. Life changing. Ok, maybe not exactly life changing, but it sure does make this brownie special. See the recipe for The Best Mint Brownies here.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts: Cakes and Pies
Mint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake
Mint chocolate chip bundt cake made for mint chip lovers! Minty green cake topped with sweet chocolate glaze & chocolate chips for a festive & fun holiday cake recipe. See the full recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake here.
Peek-A-Boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake
If you are having a party, wait for your guests to arrive before you cut the cake for the big reveal! They’ll be so surprised when they see the rainbow shamrock in the middle! See the recipe for Peek-a-boo St. Patrick’s Day Cake here.
Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Pie
Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Pie is a creamy mint pie loaded with chocolate chips! This easy pie recipe has smooth mint cream filling mixed with chocolate chips & Andes mints all in an Oreo pie crust. Chocolate Mint lovers rejoice! See the full recipe for Mint Chocolate Chip Cream Pie here.
Shamrock Shake Cheesecake Bars
This St. Patrick’s day serve these bright green Shamrock Shake Cheesecake Bars. This festive dessert has has layers of crème de menthe pudding, cream cheese fluff, and whipped cream are drizzled with crème de menthe and chocolate syrup, all topped with Lucky Charms marshmallows. See the recipe for Shamrock Shake Cheesecake Bars here.
Mint Chocolate Poke Cake
Mint Chocolate Poke Cake made with a cake mix, hot fudge, chocolate pudding and a mint flavored whipped cream topped with chopped Andes mints. Decadent but easy chocolate cake recipe! See the recipe for Mint Chocolate Poke Cake here.
Easy Mini Grasshopper Pies
This Easy Mini Grasshopper Pie Recipe is one that anyone can make. It’s such a simple and easy dessert that hardly takes any effort and best of all, this is a Grasshopper pie without alcohol so even the kids can eat it! See the recipe for Easy Mini Grasshopper Pies here.
Key Lime Cake
Key Lime Cake made with a cake mix and tons of lime flavor! Add fresh berries and a lime flavored whipped cream for a light, refreshing dessert that looks much fancier than it is! See the full recipe for Key Lime Cake here.
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Mint Chocolate Cupcakes made easy with boxed cake mix hacks! Dipped in chocolate glazed & topped with smooth mint buttercream, it’s a fabulous cupcake recipe. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes are easily one of my favorite cupcake recipes ever. Don’t have time to make them from scratch? I completely understand! So much so that I used a box cake mix! I include 4 easy steps that will help your Boxed Cake Mix Taste Better. Topped with Mint Marshmallow Frosting and a chocolate glaze, these cupcakes are heavenly. See the recipe for Mint Chocolate Cupcakes here.
Easy Pistachio Cream Pie
Easy Pistachio Cream Pie with just 5 ingredients and made in minutes! Ready to serve in an hour & perfectly sweet and creamy with delicious pistachio flavor. Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or anytime! See the recipe for Easy Pistachio Cream Pie here.
Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes
Get in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with these yummy Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes topped with Cream Cheese Frosting. Not only is the frosting amazing, but the cake is too! It’s just like classic red velvet cake with the vanilla extract and little bit of cocoa powder but with green food coloring instead of red. See the recipe for Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes here.
Mint Oreo Chocolate Mousse Cups
I have a love affair with Mint Oreos so I knew when I saw this homemade chocolate mousse recipe, I had to think of a way to combine the two. My kids love little personal desserts and honestly, you can’t go wrong with the chocolate-mint combination! Bonus points for serving it on St. Patrick’s Day! See the recipe for Mint Oreo Chocolate Mousse Cups here.
St. Patrick’s Day Desserts: Candy Recipes
Easy Mint Oreo Balls
Mint Oreo Balls made with just 3 ingredients & perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Made in minutes and so delicious, no one can guess they’re made with Oreo cookies! See the full Easy Mint Oreo Ball recipe here!
Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix
Lucky Charms Leprechaun Snack Mix is a fun twist on a classic perfect for St. Patrick’s Day! Lucky Charms cereal, coconut, almonds & M&M’s combine in a fun & festive sweet snack mix.
I saw this fun idea for Pretzel Shamrocks and knew I had to make them! I’m not a fan of making “pops” though because they cost more and it seems like I never have the pop sticks on hand when I want them. So I adapted her idea and the results came out darling! They were easy to make and I love how festive (and tasty!) they are. Enjoy! See the recipe for Shamrock Pretzels here.
Easy Mint Chocolates Recipe
Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Easy to make & pretty, swirled chocolates perfect for the holidays. Mint Chocolates made in minutes with few ingredients. They taste just like Andes Mints! Mint Chocolates are one of my favorite treats! It’s my favorite flavor combination so I love making mint chocolate desserts for the holidays. This recipe couldn’t be much easier! I used my recipe for Tiger Butter as inspiration. It’s a simple swirled chocolate confection that’s not a fudge but yet not a bark either. The Mint Chocolates are soft, like fudge, but much thinner, which makes them easy to eat as they’re not overly rich. They’re the perfect addition to your neighbor gift plates, as they’re so pretty. One bite of these little treats and you’re sold- they taste just like Andes mints. See the recipe for Mint Cookie Fudge Cups here.
Miscellaneous St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipes:
St Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
If you’re looking for some fun St Patrick’s Day recipes to try this year, then look no further than these shamrock hot chocolate bombs. These are the perfect way to add some fun and festive colors to your favorite hot cocoa drink. See the recipe for St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs here.
Mint Muddy Buddies
Mint Muddy Buddies are made in just a few minutes with only 5 ingredients! The chocolate mint coating is made by melting Andes mints – so easy and delicious! See the recipe for Mint Muddy Buddies here.
Rainbow Jello Parfaits
Rainbow Jello Parfaits are so festive and fun, especially for your kids on St. Patrick’s Day! You only need two basic ingredients to make these…jello and yogurt! Rainbow Jello Parfaits are something I decided to experiment with this year – I usually don’t go all out for St. Patrick’s Day at my house, but I do try to do something fun for my kids. These layered Jello treats are so easy, and if you pick the right colors, it looks just like a rainbow! You do have to give yourself a day to make them just to allow all of the layers to set, but each layer only takes a few minutes to make so it’s not as hard as it may seem! See the recipe for Rainbow Jello Parfaits here.
Copycat Shamrock Milkshake
This shamrock shake recipe is a copy of the McDonald’s favorite! It’s a mix of ice cream, milk and mint, all blended to creamy perfection. No need to wait until Saint Patrick’s Day; now you can make a mint milkshake, also known as a Shamrock Shake, at home all year round! St. Patrick’s Day is such a fun holiday, especially when it comes to the food! I always enjoy corned beef and cabbage for dinner on this holiday, but I can’t make it through the month without stopping at McDonald’s for their iconic Shamrock Shake. These minty milkshakes are actually SO very easy to make at home, and they’re a fun way to celebrate with the kids! See the recipe for Shamrock Milkshake here.
Lucky Charm Muddy Buddies
Muddy Buddies with Lucky Charms Dessert is an easy, no bake dessert perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day! The classic Muddy Buddies recipe (chocolate and peanut butter covered cereal) gets a fun twist with Lucky Charms! See the recipe for Lucky Charm Muddy Buddies here.
Rainbow Frosted Graham Crackers
These rainbow frosted graham crackers are such a fun treat and activity. Made with love and colorful candies, every bite is as sweet as the moments spent making them. See the recipe for Rainbow Frostes Graham Crackers here.
Today, I have a fun St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Recipe for you. Dubbed Leprechaun popcorn, it is an easy to make green and white chocolate covered popcorn snack with green mint M&Ms and St. Patrick’s day sprinkles. This St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn recipe is quite easy to make. It only takes a few minutes, but the results are a fun St. Patrick’s day snack both kids and adults will enjoy. The green & white chocolate covered Leprechaun Popcorn with M&Ms is equally perfect for a kids St. Patrick’s Day celebration, as it is for a fun grown-up snack to share at the office. See the recipe for Leprechaun Popcorn here.
Rhodes frozen dough is kneaded into 6 bright colors and rolled into a fun rainbow loaf. The perfect bread to eat with butter for dinner or use for breakfast French toast on St. Patrick’s Day! This Rainbow Bread starts with frozen dough, so you don’t have to stress about getting it to rise, and all you need besides that is food coloring and your two hands! See the recipe for Rainbow Bread here.
Festive St. Patrick’s Day Food recipes from cookies to jello, bread and green chocolate covered pretzels! Fun collection of EASY St. Patrick’s Day recipes for everyone!
Judy Whittinghill says
These recipes look great!! Can’t wait to try them.
Judy, Thank you! I hope you have so much fun with them!
Is there a uk equivalent to pudding mix?
Wendy Altmann says
I made Mint Chocolate Chip cookies yesterday. They tasted so delicious. For sure, I will make them often . thank you for this recipe.
sandra raffa says
I have saved Best Mint Brownies recipe today and am anxious to try it.. It looks absolutely delicious to me as one of my favorite desserts is brownies. Added deliciousness is going to be a hit.
Used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The dough was SO dry. What did we do wrong?
which recipe are you referring to?
Callie Ward says
These cookies are easy to make and taste so good.
Loved this recipe! Made it for St. Patrick’s Day, loved the amount of mint it called for, and honestly it was just so much fun to make! The dough looked like mint chocolate chip ice cream haha. Thanks!
Not made yet, BUT like ALL ingrediants in them!!!
Liking all of the ingredients is just a guarantee that you’ll like the recipe 🙂
Online Matrimony says
Great Information about homemade recipe
Mary Joy says
I am absolutely in love with this Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookie recipe! These cookies look like the perfect sweet treat to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Not only is the combination of mint and chocolate incredibly delicious, but it is also a fun and festive holiday treat. The pudding mix in these cookies also makes them incredibly moist and soft, which is an amazing bonus! I appreciate that this recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t require any difficult or unusual ingredients. Plus, it only takes about 10 minutes of prep time before you can start baking. All around, these Mint Chocolate Pudding Cookies are a delicious and impressive dessert for St Patrick’s Day that anyone can make!