Green desserts are all the rage during St. Patrick’s day. Grab a bite of the celebration fun with a roundup of these 21 decadent desserts!
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A huge selection of green desserts is the only way to celebrate St. Patrick’s day! Pair the sweet treats with some Irish cream liquor, and it’ll definitely be a party to remember! Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Lime Sherbet Floats
It only takes 2 ingredients to make these lime sherbet floats: lime sherbet and lemon-lime soda. Here’s a tip, be careful when pouring the soda over the sherbet. If you pour too fast, it’ll foam up and spill over your glass.
2. Drunken Grasshopper Fudge
This fantasy fudge may look pretty to eat, but it packs a punch with its liquor. By the way, do use a candy thermometer for this recipe. You'll want to make sure you reach the exact temperature of 234 Fahrenheit for this one.
3. Green Ombre Cake
The secret to getting the different ombre shades right depends on the amount of green food coloring drops placed in each of the batches. For lighter shades, use a variety of teaspoons such as 1 whole, 1/2, and 1/4.
4. Mini Whoopie Pies
These mini whoopie pies are so easy to make because they’re made of store bought cookie dough and ready-to-spread cream cheese frosting. All you have to do is mix in the food coloring, pipe the whoopie pies, and assemble.
5. Chocolate Mint Brownies
When using mint extract, always remember a little goes a long way. That being said, you’ll only need 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract for a batch of these chocolate mint brownies.
6. Mint Chip Milkshake Cupcakes
I love how this recipe uses melted mint chip ice cream in its ingredients. These mint chip milkshake cupcakes are simply another excuse to hoard a tub of my favorite ice cream flavor.
7. Grasshopper Cocktail
Show off your cocktail making skills with this grasshopper cocktail. Don’t forget to garnish with some chocolate shavings on the side to make it look like it was done by a pro.
8. Mint Chocolate Chip Shamrock Marshmallows
These mint chocolate chip shamrock marshmallows are perfect for mugs of hot chocolate. I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so I tend to get two marshmallows at a time: one to place in my mug and one to eat with my drink.
9. Sugar Cookies with Clovers
Feel lucky on St Patrick’s Day with these clover sugar cookies. Did I mention you can cut out waxed paper to create the clover stencils?
10. Pistachio Bars
Just looking at these pistachio bars makes my mouth water. I love pistachios so I’m a huge fan of how this recipe uses them in both the base and the topping. If you’re nuts for pistachios, then this is the dessert for you.
11. Key Lime Pie
A key lime pie is a refreshing dessert, perfect for those who prefer a citrus taste. Don’t forget to garnish using some lime slices and leftover lime zest to make the dessert look more palatable.
12. Grasshopper Trifle
If you’re a fan of Betty Crocker’s SuperMoist milk chocolate cake, then this should be your go-to. This trifle alternates with layers of cake, creme de menthe-marshmallow creme filling, and crushed mint candies making it a yummy treat for St. Patrick’s Day.
13. Lucky Charms Cake
Both kids and adults will ooh and ahh over this Lucky Charms cake. They’ll love it even more when they realize you've only used the charms and not the cereal, to decorate with around the cake.
14. Matcha Cake with Matcha Buttercream
Love green tea? Try this matcha cake with matcha buttercream recipe. When making this dessert, it's best to use matcha powder you’re already a fan of to prevent any unwanted taste surprises.
15. Mini Grasshopper Pies
These mini grasshopper pies are proof you don’t need to use an oven to make dessert. For presentation purposes, I’ve found it’s best to assemble them in little mason jars. Don’t they look adorable?
16. Matcha Pound Cake with Almond Glaze
Pair your hot cup of coffee or tea with a slice of this moist matcha pound cake. It’ll make for a relaxing afternoon treat and a great breakfast option for the next day.
17. Chocolate Mint Cookie Bark
Love mint flavored M&Ms? Then this chocolate mint cookie bark should do the trick. You can customize the recipe by adding your other favorite snacks such as pretzels and white chocolate chips.
18. Mint Chip Cake Roll
Doesn’t the light green color look so divine against the rich brown color of this mint chip cake roll? Aside from the color, I love how the cake is surrounded with a silky chocolate ganache and heaps of chocolate chips. It's comfort food on a plate.
19. Mint Schnapps Shakes
This is one easy recipe for a grown up milkshake. When getting the ingredients for this, it’s best to pick a brand of vanilla ice-cream you’re already a fan of. Go for something rich and indulgent. After all, St. Patrick’s Day is a cause for celebration.
20. Boozy Shamrock Shake Cakes
I’m a fan of Irish cream so these boozy shamrock shake cakes are one of my faves. Both the batter and the buttercream are spiked with the liquor so be careful not to grab too many of these during the party.
21. Mint Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Dip
This dessert dip is a treasure. Think of it as a deconstructed cheesecake, where the cheesecake is the dip and the crust is the cookie you dip with. It’ll definitely be a highlight of your St. Patrick’s Day dessert table.
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I sure hope you were able to pick out some green desserts to try for your St. Patrick’s Day feast! Always remember to have fun in the kitchen and pick recipes that strike your fancy!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in March 2015 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.