Having a St. Patrick's Day celebration this year? I'm sure you have your recipes for corned beef, mashed potatoes and cabbage all set, so now it's time to prepare for something on the sweeter side. Whether you're hosting a St. Patrick's Day party or going to one, there's no better way to end the celebration with a fun dessert and of course some Irish whiskey and Guinness.
We've come up with a list of delicious St. Patrick's Day desserts that are festive and exactly what you want to put on the dessert table. Do a little jig because it's your lucky day- check out our list of dessert recipes that will sure be a hit at your St. Paddy's celebration.
1. Green Velvet Cake
Some folks like to serve red velvet cake on Valentine's Day, but I think there's some serious competition with this green velvet cake. If you're in to all things green on St. Paddy's Day, try out this super easy green velvet cake recipe. Just swap out the red food dye for green in this red velvet recipe. Ice the cake with cream cheese frosting or buttercream frosting and garnish with shamrocks, green sprinkles, or even Lucky Charms.
2. Key Lime Doughnuts with Cream Cheese Frosting
If you're a fan of key lime pie and doughnuts, celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this delicious dessert recipe. Start of by making a simple doughnut batter that you'll bake in a doughnut pan instead of frying. If you don't have a doughnut pan, you can always bake in a muffin tin.
The cream cheese frosting is fresh and delicious with a hint of key lime juice. Garnish these doughnuts with key lime zest or green sprinkles and make sure to keep the Irish cream nearby.
3. St. Patrick's Day Brownie Trifle
If you want a super easy St. Paddy's Day dessert recipe, try out this brownie trifle. Layers of brownies (you can use brownie mix or homemade), vanilla pudding, whipped cream, and mint Oreos make up this delicious St. Patrick's Day dessert that's sure to be a crowd pleaser at any celebration.
If you want to avoid using green food coloring, you can always swap out the vanilla pudding for pistachio.
4. White Chocolate Lucky Charms Cookies
Ah, Lucky Charms. A fun, sugary cereal every kid looked forward to eating a big bowl of every morning! I was one of those kids who actually enjoyed eating the marshmallows and the cereal at the same time. Occasionally I would sneak a few marshmallows, but who didn't?!
There's no doubt lucky charms can take you back to your childhood days, so why not try this cookie recipe that's fit for both adults and kids. You'll love biting into one of these cookies that's loaded with marshmallows and white chocolate chips. Since this cookie recipe is filled with cereal, maybe they can also count as breakfast cookies. Just a thought.
5. Pot O' Gold Fruit Rainbow with Lemon Cheesecake Dip
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a dessert recipe that's on the healthier side. This Pinterest worthy fruit rainbow is colorful and festive for any St. Paddy's party. The simple recipe for lemon cheesecake dip is creamy and bursting with fresh lemon flavor. Don't forget the green beer.
6. Mint Chocolate Lasagna
This layered no-bake St. Paddy's Day dessert recipe is flavored with one of the best combinations- mint chocolate. An Oreo cookie base is the first layer in this dessert followed by a minty cream cheese layer, chocolate pudding and then the remaining minty cream cheese layer. An easy recipe that no one can refuse.
7. Whiskey Dark Chocolate Truffles
This dessert recipe is for all you whiskey lovers out there! These five ingredient dark chocolate truffles are decadent and might just be the highlight of your St. Patrick's celebration. Simply make a dark chocolate ganache with a little heavy cream, Irish whiskey, butter and sea salt, let it chill and roll into balls.
This recipe gives you a good excuse to use any extra Irish whiskey.
8. Irish Apple Cake
For more of a traditional (and not green) St. Patrick's Day dessert, this Irish Apple Cake is one to try. During apple season in Ireland, this kind of cake is popular. It's slightly sweet and filled with tart Granny Smith apples. Serve this cake on its own or top it with a rich custard sauce.
9. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
Ice cream and chocolate cake for a St. Paddy's Day dessert is pretty much perfect, right? You'll love this super easy recipe that you can make ahead of time.
It's best to make this ice cream cake in a springform pan so you can easily release it. And if you don't want to use mint chocolate ice cream, pistachio ice cream would be great too.
10. Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
While you're sipping on some Guinness, save a little for these mouthwatering chocolate stout cupcakes! Rich and decadent, this is the kind of dessert you definitely want to bring to any St. Patrick's Day party. The chocolate cupcake batter and the chocolate frosting both have a little Guinness mixed in, which goes along perfectly with chocolate.
I love desserts topped with a flaky sea salt garnish! If you don't have flaky sea salt on hand, you can also garnish these with pretzels, green sprinkles or candy shamrocks.
11. Irish Cream Bundt Cake
Bringing a bundt cake to any kind of get together is sure to be a hit. This Irish cream bundt cake is simple to make, with a few shortcuts, and uses Irish cream coffee creamer (Bailey's is a popular brand) rather than Irish cream liquor to flavor the cake.
If you really want to use Irish cream liquor, you can always use it in the glaze.