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It’s that time of the year again when we’ll be seeing the bars and streets flood with lucky clovers, pots of gold at the end of rainbows, and a whole ton of green!
We’ll also be seeing a lot of these drop-dead gorgeous St. Patrick’s Day nail designs that are currently trending on Instagram!
You thought correctly folks! St. Patrick’s Day is coming, and it’s that time to host a fabulously green-themed dinner.
20 Best St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas
But wait, what about desserts?
It might not sound appetizing to create green desserts, but you’ll be astounded by the limitless desserts dedicated to the holiday.
Moreover, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a fantastic baker or a newbie with the oven. You can find St. Patrick’s Day dessert recipes made for your skill level, schedule, and budget!
Without further ado, read on as we share desserts that create the perfect sweet ending to any St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
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1. St. Patrick’s Day Cake
This cake screams peek-a-boo for a reason: Within its rich, green layer of frosting is a cool, rainbow-colored shamrock!
The entire design alone makes this one of the best St. Patrick’s Day cakes. The buttercream frosting and moist chocolate cake are a huge bonus!
2. Pot of Gold Cupcakes
Go for gold with this dessert and fall in love with the St. Patrick’s Day cupcake!
It’s the perfect dessert because what will you get at the end of the meal (the rainbow)?
Out comes a pot of gold, which is this cute chocolate cupcake with a gold coin!
3. St. Patrick’s Day Cookies
These are some of the best St. Patrick’s Day cookies in design and flavor.
They look like they came from a bakery but they are quite easy to make, thanks to cookie cutters and a piping bag.
4. Leprechaun Popcorn
White chocolate, Lucky Charms marshmallows, festive sprinkles, and… popcorn? Yes, it’s a match made in heaven with sweet and savory flavors!
This popcorn recipe is very versatile – you can serve it as a dessert or delicious appetizer for St. Patrick’s Day!
We love serving it in huge bowls for movie marathons, too.
5. Healthy Shamrock Smoothie
We never thought Shamrock smoothies could be healthy until we chanced across this recipe.
Say goodbye to fast food Shamrock smoothies loaded with sugar and calories!
This mint banana smoothie tastes amazing and can even be a healthy morning smoothie to perk you up.
6. Chocolate Mint Cupcakes
Don’t deny it, chocolate and mint go together!
What a great match when it comes to making desserts for this holiday.
These chocolate mint cupcakes will fly off the plate upon serving! It’s a hit for kids and adults alike.
7. Lucky Charms Bars
Forgot to make dessert this St. Patrick’s Day?
Have no time to shop for the ingredients?
If you’ve got a box of Lucky Charms cereal, butter, and mini marshmallows, you can save the day!
These Lucky Charms bars are extremely easy to make and they taste similar to Rice Krispies, just with more color and fluff!
8. Fruity Pebbles Milkshake
This milkshake recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day because of how colorful it is! Add more Fruity Pebbles on top to make it look like a rainbow.
There’s no pot of gold at the end, but you’ve got a happy tummy afterward, and that’s all that matters.
9. No Churn Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Popsicles
Whether it’s St. Paddy’s Day or a hot summer, we can’t say no to dessert when it’s popsicles.
These mint chocolate chip brownie popsicles are incredibly easy to make and require NO churning at all!
10. St. Patrick’s Day Oreo Truffles Treats
Pop one of these into your mouth and you might not be able to stop!
Each bite is filled with thick, decadent Oreo flavors. It’s also incredibly easy to make, calling for only four ingredients!
11. Green Cinnamon Rolls
Green cinnamon rolls may not sound appetizing but you’ll change your mind once you bake and taste these matcha-flavored ones!
The earthy matcha balances the warm cinnamon spice and sugary glaze. Oh, and did we mention it’s vegan too?
12. St. Patrick’s Day Jello
This is a cute dessert to celebrate with, having a fun, vibrant color and yummy flavor.
It’s also one of the easiest desserts you can whip up for parents and other busy bees.
13. St. Patrick’s Day Hot Chocolate Bombs
Expecting a cold night this St. Paddy’s Day? Prepare these aesthetic hot chocolate bombs for guests to drop over a mug of piping hot milk!
14. Mint Chocolate Cookie Bark
People think mint-flavored desserts taste like toothpaste but don’t knock it ‘til you try it! This chocolate bark offers layers of mint and chocolate that only take 15 minutes to make.
15. Pot of Gold Rainbow Cupcakes
Don’t stick with plain green St. Patrick’s Day tasty cupcakes! Take things a step further, adding more color and whimsical design to the dessert.
These cupcakes feature green icing with a cute rainbow strip candy with peanut butter cups and a pot of gold sprinkles.
16. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
This is a creamy ice cream recipe that doesn’t use any eggs.
Each scoop will be filled with lots of chocolate with a minty taste balancing the flavors so well!
Serve with a chocolate cake or brownie for extra flair.
17. Irish Apple Cake
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by dedicating your meals to traditional Irish meals.
This is a classic Irish recipe with a tender texture and crisp, tart apple flavor. Make sure to pour homemade custard sauce over every slice!
18. Baileys St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Pizza
This sweet, deep-dish pizza pie is on a whole new level! It’s extremely indulgent and oh, so festive.
The chocolate cream within the pie crust is so thick, just one bite will have you feeling like you’re in heaven.
19. Green Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake? Nope, not today. We’re doing a green velvet cake in celebration of St. Paddy’s Day!
If you have no time to create shamrock decors, simply top the cake with festive gold and green sprinkles!
20. Guinness Brownies
St. Paddy’s Day desserts don’t have to be green! These Guinness brownies are quite Irish enough thanks to the presence of Guinness!
It tastes just like the classic fudgy brownie but with an enhanced taste from the reduced stout. You get more coffee and caramelized flavors that pair with the chocolatey goodness.