Holiday treats and all things festive are so much fun – these recipes will be sure to make this your tastiest St. Patrick’s Day yet!
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 a few of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes – enjoy!
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How do I soften butter?
The traditional way of softening butter is leaving however much you need for a recipe out at room temperature for long enough to soften. However, there are some other, quicker ways to soften butter such as: cutting up the butter, pounding the butter, beating the butter and if it comes to it, microwaving the butter. If microwaving, use the defrost setting for only about 15 sec. You don’t want your butter to melt!
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 Chip Cookies made with pudding mix, mint extract & chocolate chips. Lovely cookie recipe perfect for those who love mint chip ice cream!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter softened (1 stick)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix 3.4 oz
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp mint extract
- 3 drops blue coloring + 10-15 drops green coloring
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips*
- Cream together sugar and butter. Add egg, sour cream and pudding mix. In a small bowl, combine flour, salt & baking soda. Incorporate flour mixture into the pudding mixture and mix until well combined. Add mint extract and food coloring until desired color is achieved.
- Add in 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 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips, if you opt to put them in!
- Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and enjoy!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes here.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I saw this fun idea for Pretzel Shamrocks on Pinterest – shout out to Mommy’s Bundle for her fabulous idea. 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.
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.
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.
St. Patrick’s Day Cookies are the perfect, easy way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with your family! The soft sugar cookie dough shaped into shamrocks are such a fun and festive way to have a fun day! St. Patrick’s Day Cookies are the perfect treat for St. Patty’s Day coming up! These are a bit different than the normal cookie-cutter-with-frosting type and the kids and I enjoyed making them! See the recipe for St. Patricks Day Sugar Cookies here.