I’m not entirely sure why, but there’s something so awesome about eating colorful food. While it’s definitely a lot better for you, I’m not talking about “eating the rainbow” and filling your plates with bright, healthy, colorful food. I was thinking more along the lines of artificially colored cookies and cupcakes. Aside from the partying and general high spirits, eating colorful sweets is probably the best part about holidays. This St. Patty’s Day, all you really need is a bit of luck and these super fun green treats!
1. Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
Classic mint and chocolate flavors combine in this simple cookie recipe. They are delicious, refreshing, and as festive as they come! The only out of norm ingredients you need are a bit of food coloring and some peppermint extract.
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2. St. Patrick’s Day Jell-O Parfaits
These Jell-O parfaits are just as simple as they are delicious. A bit of Jello-O, chilled and tilted so that it maintains a specific shape and some whipped cream are all you really need to create a dessert that tastes amazing and looks even better.
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3. Green Velvet Cupcakes
Just like red velvet only a lot greener! These cupcakes are super simple, made completely from scratch they have tons of chocolate flavoring and a cream cheese frosting that is out of this world delicious.
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4. Shamrock Shake Macarons
Everyone loves the Shamrock Shake. It’s totally okay to admit it. These macarons have that same, light minty taste and gorgeous color with the added bonus of being a homemade treat.
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5. Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies
Classic brownies, minty candies, and St. Patty’s Day are perfectly combined in this great recipe. Super easy to put together and made in under an hour, this recipe is completely homemade and filled with love.
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6. Shamrock Fudge
This fudge is made the old fashioned way. With heavy, cream and tons of sweet white chocolate. Luckily, it only takes about 30 minutes from start to finish and tastes like something you’d find at an old bakery. Which makes it a definite favorite in my book.
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7. Green Donuts
You really don’t have to do much to make these St. Patty’s Day donuts, which is why they’re the perfect “recipe.” Some store-bought donuts and edible spray paint can turn any simple donut into a festive treat that puts a smile on anyone’s face.
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8. Shamrock Shake
Aside from spray painting donuts, milkshakes are one of the easiest desserts to make. About six, simple ingredients and five minutes, and you have a homemade version of your favorite St. Patty’s Day milkshake.
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