17 St. Paddy’s Day Sweets

March 16th, 2017 by Desiree Smith

17 St. Paddy's Day Sweets | Wilton Cake DecoratingThere’s no need to chase rainbows for St. Patrick’s Day dessert ideas – we’ve gathered up a pot full of gold recipes for you here! Check out these incredibly delicious St. Paddy’s Day sweets.


1. SHAMROCK SHAKE MACARONS

These bright green minty macarons are sure to remind you of your favorite once-a-year milkshake! Baking a Moment decided to add some Irish spirit to these tiny French treats by using Leaf Green Icing Color. Get the full recipe here.

Shamrock Shake Macarons | Baking a Moment

2. LEPRECHAUN HAT S’MORES

These adorable little leprechaun hats are easy to make! Dunk cookies and marshmallows into Dark Cocoa Candy Melts, and pipe accents with Green Candy Melts. Add extra shimmer and shine with Green Cake Sparkles! The Cake Blog has the how-to, find it here.

Leprechaun Hat S'mores

3. PEEK-A-BOO ST. PATRICK’S DAY CAKE

A rainbow surprise is waiting inside this chocolate cake! Use icing colors to color cake batter, then pipe lines of colored batter onto a cookie sheet. Bake, then use a shamrock cookie cutter to cut out the colorful shamrocks and place them inside a loaf cake. Mom Loves Baking will show you just how to do it here.

Peek-A-Boo St. Patrick's Day Cake | Mom Loves Baking

4. ST. PADDY’S DAY PRETZEL COINS

These cute St. Patrick’s Day Pretzel Coins are a great snack for kids and adults, and they only require a handful of ingredients. Use round pretzels to outline your coins, then fill and decorate your coins with yellow Candy Melts candy. Finish them off with a spray of gold Color Mist Food Color Spray. A great project for beginners, this St. Patrick’s Day snack is sure to bring you good luck and good fortune! Wilton has the how-to here.

St. Patrick's Day Pretzel Coins | Wilton Cake Decorating

5. BAKED MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP DOUGHNUTS

Start off your day with some green – although these baked mint chocolate chip doughnuts would be great any time of day! Sugar, Spice and Family Life used the 6-Cavity Doughnut Pan to make these tasty mint doughnuts covered in a chocolate glaze. Get the full recipe and how-to here.

Baked Mint Chocolate Chip Doughnuts | Sugar, Spice and Family Life

6. IRISH CREAM TARTS

These decadent Irish cream tarts by Goodie Godmother are beautiful, classy and delicious! Use the Perfect Results 4″ Tart Pan Set and follow the recipe here.

Irish Cream Tarts | Goodie Godmother

7. ST. PADDY’S SHAKIN’ SHOTS

These edible shot glasses are a fun and creative way to enjoy a tasty Irish milkshake! Use the Round Shot Glasses Silicone Mold and Candy Melts candy, then fill with a spiked milkshake. Prefer to leave the liquor out? Use milk in place of the liqueur. Top your shot glasses with whipped cream and a dash of Gold Pearlized Sugar to add a bit of sparkle to your sweet! Wilton has the how-to here.

St. Paddy's Shakin Shots | Wilton Cake Decorating

8. NO-BAKE LUCKY CHARMS CAKE

This “cake” is more like a giant rice cereal treat, but its amped up with St. Paddy’s color and pizzazz! Use a fluted tube pan to make this magical treat. Tastebook has the recipe, get it here.

Lucky Charms Cake | Tastebook

9. MINI BAILEY’S CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKES

These Bailey’s chocolate cheesecakes look absolutely sinful, but since they’re snack size, you can enjoy them with a bit less guilt…provided you can stick to one, of course. Life, Love and Sugar has the recipe, find it here.

Mini Bailey's Chocolate Cheesecake | Life, Love and Sugar

10. LEPRECHAUN COOKIES

How cute are these guys?! I can’t get over this creativity from Homemade Interest. Pick up some green and orange Candy Melts candy and follow the instructions here.

Leprechaun Cookies | Homemade Interest

11. RAINBOW & GOLD DOUGHNUTS

Irish eyes will be smiling with these cute Pot o’ Gold Doughnuts! Featuring a festive green batter and bright Gold Pearlized Sugar, these St. Patrick’s Day sweets are the perfect way to kick off your morning or sweeten up your afternoon. Wilton has the how-to here.

St. Patrick's Day Doughnuts | Wilton Cake Decorating

12. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUPPY CHOW

Add some Irish spirit to this favorite snack with green Candy Melts candy and mint flavor. Gal on a Mission has the recipe here.

St. Patrick's Day Puppy Chow | Gal on a Mission

13. SHAMROCK PRETZEL POPS

Here’s a treat that’s salty and sweet! Use mini pretzels and green Candy Melts to make adorable shamrock pretzel pops. Mommy’s Bundle has the how-to for you here.

Shamrock Pretzel Pops | Mommy's Bundle

14. GUINNESS PRETZEL TRUFFLES

Sometimes you feel like a kid who’s just playing grown-up for the day. So, how about a treat that makes being a grown-up extra sweet? Guinness Pretzel Truffles might look like they are made by and for kids – a ball of chocolate sweetness and pretzel crunch all rolled up together. However, with just one bite you’ll experience a rich cocoa flavor that’s enhanced by the coffee undertones of the Guinness Stout. It’s a gourmet creation only a grown-up could appreciate. Wilton has the recipe here.

Guinness Pretzel Truffles | Wilton Cake Decorating

15. POT Of GOLD CUPCAKES

These Pot of Gold Cupcakes are sure to brighten up any day! Rich, dark chocolate cake is topped with a colorful rainbow swirl and a gold coin. Baking a Moment used Icing Colors to make it happen, get the recipe and how-to here.

Pot Of Gold Cupcakes | Baking a Moment

16. GUINNESS CHOCOLATE DOUGHNUTS

It’s an Irish car bomb shot in food form: these tasty Guinness chocolate doughnuts are coated in a Bailey’s glaze! Use the 6-Cavity Doughnut Pan to start your St. Paddy’s celebrations off right. Cincy Shopper has the recipe here.

Guinness Chocolate Doughnuts | Cincy Shopper

17. CANDY RAINBOW SHOT GLASSES

These edible Candy Rainbow Shot Glasses taste as great as they look. Use the Round Shot Glasses Silicone Mold and layer with Candy Melts candy. These shot glasses are great for holding liquids, pudding, ice cream and so much more. Wilton has the how-to here.

Candy Rainbow Shot Glasses | Wilton Cake Decorating

 

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Desiree Smith Desiree is the Public Relations Manager at Wilton. She spends her days monitoring media opportunities, working with newspaper, magazine and television contacts, collaborating with bloggers and handling a variety of other odds and ends. Desiree has a degree in journalism and experience writing for newspapers and television. Outside of Wilton, she enjoys running and planning outings with friends.

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