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31 Tasty St. Patrick’s Day Desserts You Can Serve At Your Party

Quick Answer: What Desserts Can I Make for St Patrick’s Day?

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Cakes like Andres Mint Poke Cake and Irish Whiskey Cake are trendy St Patrick’s Day Desserts. For variety, you can opt for cupcakes instead; you have Green Velvet Cupcakes and Shamrock Cupcakes. Lastly, St Patrick’s Day-inspired versions of traditional sweets like trifles, buddies, marshmallow pops, and cookies bring a fun touch to any holiday menu.  

All the green clothing and colors may be a little unoriginal, but you can’t deny that it makes St Patrick’s Day something to look forward to yearly. Every March 17 is another opportunity to dress up and celebrate ageless Irish culture (even if you’re not Irish).

Food is a big part of St Patrick’s day activities like any other holiday. You may be a fan of the green food dye and coloring, or maybe you want easy but delectable food to make guests ooh and aah at your party

table. It doesn’t matter the group you’re under; St. Patrick’s Day desserts are the food recipe you’re on the hunt for.

Here are some St Patrick’s Day desserts you can try out.

Quick Table: St Patrick’s Day Desserts

RecipeCaloriesPreparation Time
Mousse Pie261 kcal20 mins
Mint Chip Gelato82 kcal1hr 10mins
Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp266 kcal1hr 10mins
Irish Cream Brownies189 kcal30 mins
Shamrock Shake310 kcal5 mins
Ultimate Mint Brownies214 kcal40 mins
Shamrock Cupcake180 kcal40 mins
Green Velvet Cheesecake Bars41 kcal40 mins
St Patrick’s Day Oreos150 kcal30 mins
St Patrick’s Day Pudding Parfaits213 kcal20 mins
Mint Oreo Balls97 kcal40 mins
Irish Potato Candy (no potatoes)107 kcal50 mins
Irish Whiskey Cake780 kcal1hr 10mins
St Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops114 kcal22 mins
Green Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting244 kcal20 mins
Mini Whoopie Pies100 kcal50 mins
Luck O’the Irish Cake Pops226 kcal1hr 20mins
Green Velvet Cupcakes200 kcal1hr 22mins
Leprechaun Bait243 kcal10 mins
St Patrick’s Day Crack438 kcal13 mins
St Patrick’s Day Buddies522 kcal10 mins
Pretzel Shamrocks427 kcal9 mins
Pistachio Pudding Dessert Bars284 kcal3 hrs
Peek-A-Boo St Patrick’s Day Cake586 kcal1hr 10mins
Irish Peanut Butter Potato Candy (with potatoes)272 kcal1hr 30mins
Leprechaun Bites139 kcal30 mins
Irish Trifle1114 kcal1hr 10mins
Andres Mint Poke Cake186 kcal55 mins
Chocolate Mint Tart376 kcal40 mins
Leprechaun Hat Cookies314 kcal1hr
Homemade Peppermint Patties161 kcal2hrs 15mins

Best St Patrick’s Day Desserts:

1. Mousse Pie

Regular mousse pie is excellent at any time of the year. Add mint flavoring and green dye to spice things up for St Patrick’s day. Still, you can level up your mousse pie with a drizzle of chocolate for additional color and sweetness.

This recipe is sugar-free. Hence, you can get all the St Patrick’s Day fun without eating sugar if you don’t want to.

Calories: 261kcal

Total preparation time: 20 mins

2. Mint Chip Gelato

Celebrating St Patrick’s day requires some outside time for most people. But, after getting outside, there’s nothing more satisfying than a cold scoop of ice cream.

This ‘healthified’ mint chip gelato with matcha flavoring is relaxing and healthy while serving St Patrick’s day vibes.

Calories: 82 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 10mins

3. Skillet Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisp

So far, we’ve seen two green desserts, but if you’d rather be different and skip the green food, check this out.

Here, strawberries and rhubarbs combine under a spread of oats in just one skillet pot. Yes, this crisp is more red than green but no less delicious.

Calories: 266 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 10 mins

4. Irish Cream Brownies

Who doesn’t love brownies? Now, imagine your favorite brownies with authentic Irish Bailey’s cream. Fill your home with the rich aroma of Irish cream mixed with the heavenly scent of brownies. 

You could serve this with any drink, but it pairs exceptionally well with coffee or a cool drink.

Calories: 189 kcal

Total preparation time: 30 mins

5. Shamrock Shake

You no longer have to buy the famous milkshake from McDonald’s. With this recipe, you can recreate the refreshing drink in your home whenever you want!

What’s more, you need only five easy ingredients. The mint extract in this milkshake makes it the perfect St Patrick’s day drink.

Calories: 310 kcal

Total preparation time: 5 mins 

6. Ultimate Mint Brownies

Irish cream isn’t the only way to revamp your brownies. Check out these mint brownies if you’d prefer to avoid alcohol.

This recipe has layers of mint cookies in between fudgy brownies. And not just any mint cookies; they’re classic Oreos! Throw in a couple of packages of Andes mints for added St Patrick’s day gusto.

Calories: 214 kcal

Total preparation time: 40 mins

7. Shamrock Cupcake

One thing you must love about St Patrick’s day is the food versatility. There are many delightful options to choose from, even within similar categories.

For example, instead of a Shamrock shake, bake Shamrock cupcakes. These cupcakes will fill your need for green-colored food, plus they’re velvety smooth and taste divine!

In addition, each cupcake has a smattering of vanilla frosting (don’t forget the green sprinkles!)

Calories:180 kcal

Total preparation time: 40 mins

8. Green Velvet Cheesecake Bars

While all the green food is fun to look at, for some people, too much green can get overpowering. Sounds like you? Then, this is the dessert for your party

Green velvet cheesecake bars are just the right amount of green; they embody St Patrick’s day without being excessive.

Additionally, this recipe uses a more friendly substitute for the constant food dye, so try it out.

Calories: 41 kcal

Total preparation: 40 mins

9. St. Patrick’s Day Oreos

Maybe you don’t have the time or the patience to bake up a frenzy for St Patrick’s Day. St Patrick’s Day Oreos lets you enjoy the fun with little to no cooking time.

This dessert is super easy and quick to make. You can slay this recipe with zero cooking skills. All you need is a pack of Oreos, green candy melts, and your St Patrick’s Day special sprinkles.

Calories: 150 kcal

Total preparation time: 30 mins

10. St. Patricks’s Day Pudding Parfaits

Did you know your cereal could also make St Patrick’s Day treats

Using lucky charms, some pudding, and a few simple ingredients, you can make this colorful, delicious parfait in under thirty minutes! Moreover, this dessert is a no-bake, meaning you can make it with minimal cooking skills.

Calories: 213 kcal

Total preparation time: 20 mins

11. Mint Oreo Balls

You may not realize it at first, but there are numerous ways to enjoy Oreos. Of course, you mustn’t eat them as regular cookies. So, here, we have some handy Oreo balls dipped in chocolate with sprinkles.

For St Patrick’s Day, use mint-green melting chocolate and mint Oreo cookies. This combo will get you the extra green you’ll want. 

Calories: 97 kcal

Total preparation time: 40 mins

12. Irish Potato Candy

Despite the name of this dessert, there aren’t any actual potatoes in it (not for this version). However, it’s sumptuous and easy to make as there’s no baking involved. 

The coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon combo will be an instant hit with your guests. Plus, you could play a fun guessing game with this candy, making it the ultimate party dessert

Calories: 107 kcal

Total preparation time: 50 mins

13. Irish Whiskey Cake

Even if you don’t like whiskey, you won’t be able to put this cake down. Here, we have two layers of Victoria sandwich sponge cake with a rich whiskey buttercream

To make your cake extra-special, drizzle whiskey glaze over it. Alternatively, you could add more frosting or leave the cake bare. You’ll love it either way.

Calories: 780 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 10mins

14. St Patrick’s Day Marshmallow Pops

Have marshmallows ever looked this pretty? If you have a neighborhood or school party to attend, everyone will fall in love with these marshmallow pops on sight!

Moreover, they taste as wonderful as they look and need no cooking or baking. It’s the ideal dessert treat for anyone, especially if you’re a marshmallow lover.

Calories: 114 kcal

Total preparation time: 22 mins

15. Green Donuts With Cream Cheese Frosting

What’s a dessert tray without donuts? They’re a classic, original dessert that no one can refuse. 

Still, we like to do a little more for St Patrick’s Day, so add a hint of green food coloring to your donut batter. Of course, you can skip it if you’d rather have ordinary brown donuts. Lastly, drizzle soft cream cheese frosting over each donut for maximum flavor.

Calories: 244 kcal

Total preparation time: 20 mins

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16. Mini Whoopie Pies

Are you looking for totally green desserts to get you in the mood? Then, this recipe is perfect for you. It features two green cookies with a swathe of frosting between them.

Fill the whoopie pies with homemade cream cheese frosting to give this dessert an added kick. 

Calories: 100 kcal 

Total preparation time: 50 mins

17. Luck O’the Irish Cake Pops

Cake pops have been on trend for some time now, don’t be left behind. Instead, hop on this trend with the St Patrick’s Day version of cake pops.

You only need a handful of ingredients, including St Patrick’s Day sprinkles, to make your Irish cake pop. Although they will take you some time, cake pops are delectable and worth it.

Calories: 226 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 20mins

18. Green Velvet Cupcakes

Move red velvet aside for St Patrick’s Day and welcome green velvet cupcakes. Nothing beats a mix of cream cheese, marshmallow creme, and vanilla, especially in a rich green cake.

Top your cupcake with whipped cream for a delightfully sweet finish. You can add sprinkles to go over the top nicely.

Calories: 200 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 22mins

19. Leprechaun Bait

Imagine giving your kids a big bowl of this treat! Or even adults, anyone will love this.

This recipe features all your favorite snacks, from M&Ms to pretzels, candy melts, popcorn, and even Lucky Charms. Of course, most of it is green. But, for things that aren’t like popcorn, drizzle green candy melts and sprinkles over it to make your bowl leprechaun worthy.

Calories: 243 kcal

Total preparation time: 10mins

20. St Patrick’s Day Crack

Sugary-sweet isn’t the only way to go for St Patrick’s Day. You can also try out this sweet and salty traditional candy crack recipe with a touch of green in honor of Ireland.

The best part of this dessert is that you can tailor it to your tastes. White or dark chocolate, different types of crackers, whatever you like, works just fine. It’s also suitable if you have an older guest list and want to keep things mature.

Calories: 438 kcal

Total preparation time: 13mins

21. St Patrick’s Day Buddies

Peanut butter and chocolate make a power couple, and this coated Chex cereal dessert proves it. Also known as puppy chow, you can enjoy these buddies at any time of the year. 

Strategically place green M&Ms around your bowl of buddies and enjoy on St Patrick’s Day. Amazingly, they can last for up to two more weeks!

Calories: 522 kcal

Total preparation time: 10mins

22. Pretzel Shamrocks

You can enjoy pretzels in several ways, and chocolate Pretzel Shamrocks are just one of them. 

Join the famous treat to a pretzel stick and add Rolos candies in the center for an exciting touch. Your dessert will be even better than the pot of gold at the rainbow’s end!

Calories: 427kcal

Total preparation time: 9mins

23. Pistachio Pudding Dessert Bars

It’s lovely to want a green dessert, not like food dye or coloring. But, if you’re on this train, you only need pistachio.

The green color of the pistachio pudding here lets you join in on the St Patrick’s Day fun without succumbing to food dye. So, layer your pudding with cheese and a nut crust, then garnish the top of your dessert bar. Then, you’re good to go.

Calories: 284 kcal

Total preparation time: 3hrs

24. Peek-A-Boo St Patrick’s Day Cake

You’d think you’re eating your usual chocolate cake covered in green buttercream frosting. But, like a treasure hunt, you’ll find a rainbow shamrock smack in the middle of each slice of cake!

This dessert is just right if you want to blow anyone’s mind away with your baking skills. Additionally, the green frosting makes it ideal for St Patrick’s Day.

Calories: 586kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 10mins

25. Irish Peanut Butter Potato Candy

Our last Irish potato candy recipe didn’t feature potatoes, but this one does! So, if you think you’ll love a potato and sugar combo, don’t hesitate to try it.

That’s not all. As the name suggests, there’s also peanut butter, and it wouldn’t be a St. Patrick’s Day dessert without our usual green coloring. 

Calories: 272 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 30mins

26. Leprechaun Bites

Revamp your shortbread cookies for St. Patrick’s day! With green coloring and some colored sprinkles, these cookie bites are ideal for any St. Patrick’s day party. Plus, they’re tiny, making them the perfect finger food

Calories: 139 kcal

Total preparation time: 30mins

27. Irish Trifle

Don’t throw any leftover green cake you have away. Instead, prepare some vanilla pudding and chop your favorite orange and green fruits. Now, throw everything into a mug in layers and top off with beer-like frosting. 

This recipe is also child-friendly; it’s delicious with or without alcohol.

Calories: 1114 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr 10mins

28. Andres Mint Poke Cake

Your chocolate cake shouldn’t be plain on St Patrick’s Day. So here’s a dessert recipe to transcend your cake. It’s filled with fudge and chocolate pudding, but the show’s star is the homemade mint whipped cream topping.

If you’re a chocolate and mint lover, or maybe you’ve never tasted the magical combo, this dessert is a must-have.

Calories: 186 kcal

Total preparation time: 55mins

29. Chocolate Mint Tart

Yes, you can never run out of mouth-watering chocolate and mint desserts. Consequently, here’s another chocolate and mint masterpiece for you to recreate on St Patrick’s Day. For variety, you have a tart in place of cakes.

You’ll use peppermint oil rather than a mint flavoring for this dessert. To be fancy, garnish with mint leaves, but this step is entirely optional.

Calories: 376kcal

Total preparation time: 40 mins

30. Leprechaun Hat Cookies

Making these will be fun for you and your family. Decorate a brown chocolate hat treat with green details for your St Patrick’s Day leprechaun.

Imagine getting these adorable cookies from a friend or at a school party. You’d finish them immediately; they look so good! Now, you have a chance to make your leprechaun cookies; don’t talk yourself out of it.

Calories: 314 kcal

Total preparation time: 1hr

You Can Watch This Step-By-Step Video To Get The Hang Of This Recipe.

31. Homemade Peppermint Patties

Why keep buying peppermint patties from the store when you can easily make yours at home? Try out this dessert for St Patrick’s day, especially if you have a family with kids. Everyone loves it – children and adults alike. 

You can decorate your patties however you want. Plus, it’ll taste nicer and richer than anything you’re used to!

Calories: 161 kcal

Total preparation time: 2hrs 15mins

Watch A Tutorial Video Here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is St Patrick’s Day?

St Patrick’s day celebrates the patron saint of Ireland, St Patrick. On St Patrick’s day, the Irish celebrate their culture and rich history with food, music, and public parades.

What Is The Best St. Patrick’s Day dessert?

The best dessert will vary depending on what you like and need. Although not all these desserts are traditionally Irish, this is a comprehensive guide to St Patrick’s day desserts. The list above includes anything you can think of, from cakes to tarts and even trifles.

What Will I Do On St Patrick’s Day?

The Irish celebrate St Patrick’ day as a festival. They have musical gatherings called ‘céilí,’ preparing traditional Irish meals and desserts and decorating with Irish symbols like leprechauns and shamrocks.

Typically, on St Patrick’s day, you’ll probably do lots of feasting, and spend time with family and friends, hence the need for sumptuous desserts. 

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