St. Patrick’s Day is on March 17th. If you want to serve up some St. Patrick’s Day treats, but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, here are some creative ideas to get you inspired. These super easy-to-make treats are great for parties, offices, and classrooms, and for handing out to family, friends, teachers, or anyone—everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!
If you want to serve up some St. Patrick’s Day treats, but don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen, here are some creative ideas to get you inspired.
Rise and shine and surprise the leprechauns in your family with this fun St. Patrick’s Day breakfast treat. When shopping, look for green peppers that are shaped like a shamrock. Slice the peppers into rings, fry an egg in them, add some cheese, salt and pepper and that’s it! This easy recipe is a tasty way to start the holiday.
Need a St. Patrick’s Day-themed treat bag for a party or a classroom? Check out these small clear plastic bags filled with crayons, mini-notepads and chocolate coins, and decorated with a St. Patrick’s Day bag topper. The website includes free bag topper printables.
If you prefer, you can fill your treat bag with edible green goodies, like green apples and candies. Here’s a great example and this website also offers a free printable so that you can decorate your bag with style.
Who needs alcohol? A minty and refreshingly cool and thick Shamrock Shake is the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! This recipe uses just four ingredients and no blender. Mix it up and enjoy! For another take on this delicious combination of flavors, try the Shamrock Shake Pie.
If you are looking to serve some healthy choices at your St. Patrick’s Day party, this Fruity Rainbow Snack fits the bill. Arrange blueberries, grapes, pineapples, oranges and strawberries into the shape of a rainbow. Add a marshmallow cloud and a pot of Rolo “gold” candies at the end of the rainbow. The Fruity Rainbow Snack looks so pretty on a platter – until everyone starts digging in!
A little sweet, a little salty, and a lot of crunchy fun. Transform mini pretzels into festive green shamrocks on a stick.
These vanilla cupcakes are topped with green-colored buttercream and a candy “rainbow” that leads to a chocolate pot of gold. A super cute cupcake idea made with mini marshmallows, Rolo candies, gold sprinkles and AirHeads Extreme Rainbow candy. In a pinch you can always use pre-made frosting, or even purchase frosted cupcakes and add the decorations at home.
Green gelatin is the foundation for this St. Patrick’s Day treat that is made in a plastic cup. Top each individual serving with two whipped cream clouds and a rainbow stripe candy belt and you have a goodie-to-go that everyone will love. Kids can help make the treat and learn about measuring and science.
Drizzle melted green and white chocolate over popcorn and green mint M&Ms for an irresistible snack that is sure to be a hit.
Vanilla sugar wafers are terrific on their own, but when dipped in melted green chocolate and topped with sprinkles they become an extra sweet delight. If you are more of a chocolate fan, you can create a similar treat with mint Oreos. Serve them at a St. Patrick’s Day gathering or package them in individual bags to give to family and friends.
With this treat, it’s all about the presentation—no cooking required. “Leprechaun Bait” is actually just Lucky Charms cereal in a small plastic bag with a themed bag topper which is available for free here.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!