St. Patrick’s Day has a reputation for rowdiness, but just because your days of pub crawls are well behind you doesn’t mean you can’t still get into the spirit of this holiday. One of the most fun ways to embrace the theme of a holiday is through food. We’ve compiled a list of a few fun and easy recipe ideas that you can make to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends or grandkids.
Lucky Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie treats are a timeless kid favorite and so easy to make. This recipe uses green food coloring and Lucky Charms marshmallows to get festive for St. Patrick’s Day. Put your grandkids to work picking the marshmallows out of the cereal while you make the Rice Krispie mixture.
St. Patrick’s Day Puppy Chow
Green and minty, this variation on puppy chow tastes like a Shamrock Shake and is a perfect treat for St. Patrick’s Day parties. With only four ingredients, it couldn’t be more quick or simple to make. Invite some friends over for a St. Patty’s gathering and mix up a batch to set out for snacking.
Green Velvet Cupcakes
Everyone loves red velvet cake, so why not make it green velvet for St. Patty’s Day? If you’re having young grandkids over, bake the cupcakes before they arrive and then recruit their help with decorating. Set up a cupcake decorating station with colored frostings, sprinkles, and candies.
Candy bark is one of the easiest holiday recipes out there. Using only 3 ingredients, this Shamrock Bark is a festive treat that’s so easy to make you could almost let your toddler do it. Pour melted chocolate onto wax paper to cool and then let the kids decorate with M&M’s and sprinkles.