There’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6. IRISH CREAM TARTS
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.
8. NO-BAKE LUCKY CHARMS CAKE
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.
10. LEPRECHAUN COOKIES
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.
12. ST. PATRICK’S DAY PUPPY CHOW
13. SHAMROCK PRETZEL POPS
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.
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.
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.
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.