Ten Family Fun Snacks for St. Patrick’s Day

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Everyone deserves a sweet treat from time to time, and holidays offer the perfect excuse. They also offer you a great opportunity to spend time with your kids in the kitchen. Baking cakes and cookies, as well as making other sweet or savory snacks is a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, experiment with different shades of green, or use clover shapes to decorate. Whatever you choose to make, it’s sure to be fun, maybe a little messy, and yum, yum, yummy!

You will find below ten different recipes for fun snacks you can make with your family this St. Patrick’s Day. Let us know which is your favorite, and share your snack time story with us in the comments section.

Making Rainbow Deserts

Rainbow Bundt Cake

According to this recipe from McCormick, you simply divide your cake batter into separate bowls, use food coloring to make the colors you desire, then carefully pour them into the bundt pan so that they layer rather than mix. The end result is beautiful to behold.

St. Patrick’s Day Twizzler Rainbow

For a quick rainbow with a pile of gold, try this candy combo of Rainbow Twizlers and Rolos.

Rainbow Fruit Platter

If you prefer a healthier snack, make the rainbow out of fresh fruit. Put the Rolos in a small bowl for the pot of gold, and add a marshmallow cloud.

Mixed Snacks

Lucky Charm Marshmallow Krispies

Take this kid favorite and fill it full of lucky charms!

Leprechaun Popcorn

For this sweet and salty treat, drizzle popcorn with white and green candy melts, then sprinkle with green mint M&Ms and St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles.

St. Patrick’s Day Trail Mix

This desert trail mix is made up of Honey Grahams, mimi-marshmallows, and peanut M&Ms or any other chocolate candies you prefer. It’s quick and easy for those who are pressed for time.


Keep it Green

Green Velvet St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

These homemade chocolate cupcakes can be as green as you want them to be with just a little food coloring. Sprinkle the cream cheese icing with green sprinkles, and top with a gold coin for a festive look.

Leprechaun Hats

If you love arts and crafts, this is the perfect snack for you! Take a green jello cup and decorate it with a green rim (e.g. construction paper or felt), then decorate with a “belt” and a shamrock or two. Until you’re ready to eat it, it makes a great table decoration.

Shamrock Pretzel Pops

Chocolate or candy covered pretzels are one of my all time favorite deserts! This pop calls for three mini pretzels dipped in green candy melt, then attached in the shape of a shamrock on a lolipop stick.

St. Patrick’s Day Fruit Skewers

To keep it green and healthy, skewer your favorite green fruits. I’m not much for honeydew melon, but I love grapes, kiwi, and Granny Smith apples! I suppose it would be OK to add a little whipped cream too.

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