Last Minute Saint Patrick’s Day Dessert Ideas

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I had grand plans to send greetings from  Savannah, GA today before I began celebrating and painting the town green.  Instead, I’m struggling to defeat a terrible cold.  Since I’m feeling a little blue, I thought the least I could do was share a little green cheer with you today.

You may be wondering what you can possibly whip up today to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day…well here are a few quick and easy last minute dessert that you can create with minimal effort and a BIG payoff.

Cupcakes: Easy to make and you can use any cupcake base.  Simply decorate with green and/or white frosting and add a few sprinkles or candies.

Popcorn: You likely have most of the necessary ingredients in the pantry.

Cookies: Whip up a batch (or purchase refrigerated dough) and decorate with royal icing and sprinkles or incorporate candies in the dough before baking.

Whoopie Pies: Made with cake mix and embellished with Lucky Charms.  How neat is that?  I’m sure your little ones would be thrilled to help create these.

Pretzels: Another child-friendly treat that you can make in minutes. These are a spin on the Mock Turtles I posted about in January.

I hope one of these quick and easy last minuted ideas will encourage you to add a little green to your day.



Cupcakes:  Better Home & Gardens

Popcorn:  Skip To My Lou

Cookies:  True Southern Elegance & Baked Perfection

Whoopie Pies:  Oh My! Sugar High

Pretzels: Love From The Oven

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  1. I love these ideas! Great job on the shamrock cookies! They look so cute and I’m sure they are delicious. Also, love the popcorn idea. Who doesn’t like a little bit of salty with their sweets? Great post!

    • Thanks Tamara! I actually think I’ll eventually get the hang of cookie decorating. So glad you enjoyed today’s post!

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