The Best Green, Gold & Rainbow Foods to Eat on St. Patrick's Day
GRASSHOPPER ICE CREAM SANDWICHES
These minty treats from The Chew's Clinton Kelly are the perfect size so you can hold a sandwich in one hand, and Guinness in the other. Get the recipe HERE.
GREEN VELVET CHEESECAKE
The only thing we love more than red velvet? Green velvet for St. Patrick's Day. Especially when it's sandwiched between cheesecake layers, then topped with Irish cream chocolate ganache and whipped cream.
LEPRECHAUN HAT S'MORES
These chocolate s'mores are almost too easy: Simply cover a cookie in chocolate (the trick: smooth the top with a toothpick for that even surface) and attach chocolate-covered marshmallows to make the hat shape.
POT O' GOLD CUPCAKES
That pot of gold you're looking at is actually a doughnut hole that's been dipped in dark chocolate. The gold? Yellow MampMs. The confections look impressive, yet are totally doable.
IRISH CREAM TRUFFLES
These delicate looking sweets pack a powerful punch, with a jolting combo of espresso powder, Irish cream and bittersweet chocolate.
MAGICALLY DELICIOUS MARTINI
The best part of Lucky Charms is obviously the marshmallows, which are also the star of this creamy, minty martini. To get the 'mallows to neatly stick to the glass, coat the rim with a thin layer of honey. Magic!
MINI RAINBOW DOUGHNUTS
Confession: We were intimidated when we first looked at these technicolored treats – along with food coloring, they only required four basic ingredients (you've probably got them in your pantry) and can be prepped and baked in about 20 minutes.
KEY LIME PIE SMOOTHIE
The minty cocktail gets a decadent makeover with this bright-green, adults-only fudge recipe. The secret ingredient? Crème de menthe.
RAINBOW FRUIT TRAY
Arrange an assortment of colorful fruit to represent one of St. Patrick's Day's most beloved symbols, with marshmallows as the cloud and Rolo caramels as the coveted pot of gold.
ST. PADDY'S PANCAKES
MINI MINT SHAMROCK CHEESECAKES
LEPRECHAUN CAKE POPS
These bites may not be the easiest things to create – the cake balls are covered meticulously in melted white chocolate dyed peach, orange and other colors – but they're certainly one of the cutest.
CLOVER RICE KRISPIES TREATS
"I made these with my mom as a little girl and thought it would be fun to carry on the tradition. My mom always went all out for Saint Patrick's Day. Everything was magically GREEN!" writes I Heart Naptime blogger Jamielyn Nye of these bright marshmallow snacks.
One of the best things about this idea? If you're decorating with kids, even younger ones will be able to make their own treats with minimal help, so you can kick back and enjoy a well-deserved cocktail.
SPARKLING SHAMROCK CHAMPAGNE COCKTAIL
Not a fan of green beer? Have some bubbles! To give an ordinary glass of champagne some Irish spirit, spike it with a generous splash of Midori. Plus, a honeydew shamrock garnish adds a festive touch while echoing the drink's melon flavor.