St. Patrick's Day desserts are so easy to pull off. Anything with the element of green - the official color of the holiday instantly registers St. Patrick, and is therefore fitting for the celebratory meal.
Here are a few quick and easy dessert ideas that would perk up your St. Patrick's Day celebration on Friday - they're so easy to make, you'd still have enough energy to pull them off even after a full day at work. Make your dessert extra special by asking the kids to help out when preparing them!
Mint Chocolate Grahams (A Worthy Read)
A Worthy Read's Mint Chocolate Grahams is a great dessert to make for St. Patrick's Day. With only three ingredients, this could very well be the easiest dessert to pull off. This is also a great treat for kids who are not very fond of mint or green tea - the two most popular green flavorings during St. Patrick's Day.
"Using the St Patrick’s Day colors- green makes this an easy recipe just in time for your upcoming St. Patrick’s Day party or take to school snack."
- 1 Sleeve of graham crackers, broken into quarters
- ½ C. of Wilton Mint Chocolate candy melts
- ¼ C. of Wilton Green candy melts
Mint Chocolate Brownies (My Man's Belly)
My Man's Belly has a great recipe for Mint Chocolate Brownies that doesn't require brownies from scratch. The brownies are topped with a mint cream layer and then topped with a chocolate ganache layer - a real treat for anyone who loves the combination of mint and chocolate!
"These mint chocolate brownies are pretty decadent, as far as brownies are concerned. The mint filling isn’t some powdered sugar and butter combo with mint flavoring. No, this filling is a mixture of white chocolate, cream cheese and peppermint."
- 1 Box Brownie Mix (I used Duncan Hines)
For Mint Cream Layer
- 8 Ounces Cream Cheese
- 8 Ounces White Chocolate (chopped into small, even sized, pieces)
- 1 1/2 Teaspoons Peppermint Extract
- Green Food Coloring (I used gel coloring)
- 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
- 3/4 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
Chocolate Dipped Mint Oreos (Life Love Liz)
If you love Oreos, you'll definitely love this Chocolate Dipped Mint Oreos recipe from Life Love Liz. It's as easy as covering the mint oreos in white chocolate and sprinkling them with shamrock quins. If you can't get your hands into shamrock quins, you can easily substitute it with green-colored candy sprinkles.
"Chocolate Dipped Mint Oreos are an easy no-bake St. Patrick’s Day dessert!"
- 16 oz. White Chocolate
- 12-16 Cool Mint Oreo Cookies
- Shamrock Quins
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