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St. Patrick’s Day Desserts – Give Yourself a Wee Treat for this Green Holiday 2022

One of the best things about a holiday is the theme! With the theme comes themed parties, fun t-shirts and sweaters to match the occasion, and of course, food!

Today, we’re skipping over the main course and heading straight for the dessert. All of these St. Patrick’s Day desserts have been carefully selected to fit right into your fun event!

The Best St. Patrick’s Day Desserts You Won’t Wanna Miss

1.Irish Verde Cupcakes

Irish Verde Cupcakes

Transform regular cupcakes into ones that are perfect for St. Patty’s Day with a simple switch of the icing! Opt for green and sparkles instead of white with sprinkles.

You won’t need to prepare anything out of the ordinary. Just use most of what you have in the pantry to bake regular cupcakes.


  • 2 sticks of softened butter
  • Some sugar
  • All-purpose flour
  • A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 4 whole eggs
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • Buttermilk
  • hole milk
  • Softened cream cheese
  • Green food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Green Sanding sugar

2. Lucky Clover Shake

Lucky Clover Shake

Who doesn’t like a creamy milkshake?

To make it fit in with your other St. Patrick’s Day food, just make it green! It’s not very complicated, and you can top it off with a mint leaf or decorative 4-leaf clover to make it “lucky”.


  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 1-½ cups of whole milk
  • Mint extract (leave out if you’re not a fan of mint and replace with some green food coloring)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Whipped cream for topping
  • Add a green candy cane, green sprinkles, or anything else you see fit on top

3. Guinness Beer Float

Guinness Beer Float

Guinness, the stout beer you may have seen at sports bars and restaurants is from Ireland.

Let’s pay tribute to the alcoholic drink by incorporating a Guinness beer float (we’re not just about St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes, we know some of the Irish love to drink as well).

If you have kids at a largely adult St. Patrick’s Day party and know that they would appreciate a float, then you can sub out the Guinness with root beer.


  • One 12-ounce bottle of Guinness or carbonated drink of your choice
  • Vanilla, chocolate, or coffee ice cream
  • A dollop or two of green food coloring to top off the ice cream

4. Emerald Panna Cotta with Matcha

Emerald Panna Cotta with Matcha

What makes this regular panna cotta St. Patrick’s Day-worthy is the matcha element. Matcha is a green tea that originates from China/Japan, so get the most of both continents by infusing it with a panna cotta for an awesome Eurasian snack.


  • 4 teaspoons of gelatin
  • 6 tablespoons of maple syrup (adjust as needed)
  • 6 tablespoons of water
  • ¼ teaspoon of unrefined salt
  • 3 cups of heavy cream
  • teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Half a cup of whole milk
  • Matcha green tea powder as you see fit to top it off

5. St. Patrick’s Day Easy Desserts – Kiwi Pie

St. Patrick’s Day Easy Desserts - Kiwi Pie

When we think of green fruits, we think of kiwis! If they are in season wherever you live, then they can help you create a yummy theme-fitting treat.

You may think it’s complicated, but it isn’t. Here are the ingredients you will need:


  • Around 15 graham crackers
  • Add chopped up nuts (optional)
  • ⅓ cups of sugar
  • ⅓ cups of melted butter
  • 1 can of condensed milk (sweet)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • >½ a cup of lime juice
  • >1 tablespoon of lime zest
  • >6 peeled and sliced kiwis
  • Sweet whipped cream to top it off

6. Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

One of the easiest pies to make is key lime pie, especially since it does not require an oven, just space to chill in the fridge.

Limes are an excellent dessert flavor since they are green. For a key lime pie, prepare the following:


  • Crushed graham crackers to fill the base of your tin
  • Key lime juice
  • Lime zest
  • Sour cream
  • Sweet condensed milk
  • Whipped cream

7. Chocolate Truffles with Emerald Ganache

Chocolate Truffles with Emerald Ganache

We said everyone loves milkshakes, but we also don’t know many people who do not appreciate a good chocolate truffle. How do you St. Paddy’s Day-up this dessert?

Why, with Irish ganache filling of course!


  • Bailey’s Irish cream chocolate chips (or regular chocolate chips)
  • Heavy cream
  • Salted butter
  • Dark chocolate wafers to melt
  • Green sprinkles and sea salt flakes
  • Add nuts if preferred

8. Shamrock Cookies

Shamrock Cookies

Sometimes we just need something basic and simple. Basic and simple does not mean boring at all.

These shamrock cookies are easy, and they can be prepared for up to 3 months beforehand so you’re party-ready!


  • ¾ cup of salted butter (softened)
  • ⅓ cups of packed brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon of almond extract
  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
  • Green icing (or mix green food coloring in with regular icing)

9. Lucky Charms Rice Krispies

Lucky Charms Rice Krispies

You will be amazed at how easy and simple it is to make these lucky charms rice Krispies. If you have the cereals at home, then you’re halfway there!

The recipe takes regular rice Krispie squares and adds a St. Paddy’s spin on it with lucky charms!


  • Lucky charms
  • Marshmallows
  • Salted butter
  • Green sprinkles (optional)
  • White chocolate

10. Irish Guinness Brownies

Irish Guinness Brownies

Yes, these regular yummy chocolate brownies have an alcoholic spin on them. Spike your favorite brownie recipe with some Irish stout to get this delicious treat that will be the hit of any celebration.

The best part is they are fit for any holiday!


  • 1 bottle of Guinness stout
  • ¾ cup of unsalted butter
  • 2 4-ounce chopped chocolate bars
  • Around 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ a teaspoon of salt
  • You can add Guinness frosting by using 2-3 tablespoons of Guinness in your regular frosting recipe

11. Rainbow Cupcakes with Gold!

Rainbow Cupcakes with Gold!

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like a rainbow with a pot of gold at the end!

It may not exist in real life (but who knows), but it can be at your party with these rainbow cupcakes with gold flake detailing.


  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • ½ a teaspoon of salt
  • 1-½ cups of warm milk
  • Food gel coloring in the colors of the rainbow
  • 2 sticks of softened butter
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons of milk
  • A tiny bit of salt
  • Gold flakes or flecks to top off the frosting

12. St. Patty’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

St. Patty’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

It looks a little unconventional, but these green cookies are really delicious! Top them off with white or regular chocolate chips for an added hint of sweetness.

The recipe is super easy, and you won’t see anything too far off a regular chocolate chip cookie recipe.


  • ¾ cup of butter
  • 3 oz of lime or apple-flavored gelatin
  • ¾ cup of white granulated sugar
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring to use as you see fit
  • 2-½ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

13. Emerald Shamrock Macarons

Emerald Shamrock Macarons

We’re used to seeing pastel pinks and purples when we look at macarons, but now you can have your own special take on these traditional treats in emerald green!

Not only that, but you can also consider straying from the classic round shape and using a 4-leaf clover!


  • 100g of egg whites
  • 110g of sifted almond meal
  • 200g of icing sugar
  • 50g of caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered egg whites (optional)
  • 150g of finely chopped dark chocolate
  • 100ml of heavy cream
  • 60ml of Bailey’s Irish cream
  • Green food coloring

14. Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge Cakes

Bailey’s Irish Cream Fudge Cakes

Irish cream fudge? Wow, that sounds amazing if we do say so ourselves.

These fudge cakes are the regular beige color, but if you want to make it more St. Patty’s, then just drop some green food coloring in or top it off with some green frosting.


  • White chocolate chips
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Bailey’s Irish cream
  • Salted butter
  • Evaporated milk
  • Green food coloring/frosting

15. Lucky Leprechaun Mint Cookies and Cream Cake

Lucky Leprechaun Mint Cookies and Cream Cake

We saved the best (and perhaps the most complex) dessert for last. You will need a lot of stuff, but trust us, the result is well worth it!

Whoever brings this cake to the celebration will be the talk of the party! We’ll split the ingredients into different sections so it’s easier for you to read.



  • 2 cups and 2 tablespoons of cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • Half a teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of unsalted softened butter
  • 1-½ cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
  • 1-½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of crushed Oreos


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1-⅓ cups of granulated sugar
  • 2 cups of unsalted softened butter
  • ½ a teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Peppermint extract to taste
  • Green gel food coloring for decoration


  • Whatever is left of the mint filling
  • 1-½ crushed Oreos


  • 2 ounces of chocolate chopped
  • ¼ cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons of light corn syrup
  • A pinch of salt

Final Thoughts

Whichever one of these delectable dessert recipes you choose will elevate your St. Patrick’s Day party to the next level.

Make sure you decorate the party venue to fit the theme as well with shamrock cutouts, rainbows, leprechauns, and an overall green theme.

Most of these desserts are green, but even if they are not, a simple splash of emerald food coloring will do the trick!