Looking for the best St Patrick’s Day Desserts? These fun treats are the best ideas to celebrate the day! From classic Irish recipes to whimsical ideas with shamrocks and rainbows! This list has something for everyone, from beginner bakers to professional chefs! 

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While it is not a traditional part of the holiday, many people celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with desserts because it adds a sweet and festive touch. Plus, who doesn’t love indulging in delicious treats on a special occasion?

Whether you’re a chocolate fan or looking for a dessert with a little crunch, this list of recipes for St. Patrick’s Day is the best. You’ll find desserts here that are sweet, savory, green in color, and maybe even lucky as well!

Any of these desserts would be super fun for a St. Patrick’s Day party, class party, or delicious snack right at home.

For more fun things to do for St.Patrick’s Day, try one of these 20 Festive Rainbow Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day, make a DIY St. Patrick’s Day Wreath, or complete this free St. Patrick’s Day Word Search.

Can I make these desserts in advance?

Absolutely! Many of these St. Patrick’s Day desserts can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge or freezer until you’re ready to serve them.

This makes planning for parties or gatherings easier, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the festivities.

St. Patrick’s Day Desserts

If you’re new to baking or just looking for simple and easy St Patrick’s Day desserts, these recipes are perfect for you. Make this list the start of a new tradition to celebrate the holiday with delicious treats.

Green St Patrick’s Day Desserts 

1. St Patricks Cookies Buttercream Dip _
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St Patrick’s Cookies & Buttercream Dip
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with these festive shamrock sugar cookies and a delightful buttercream dip! Perfect for your St. Patty's party, this Dunkaroos-inspired cookie recipe with sprinkles is a must-try.
Check out this recipe!
2. Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts _
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Lucky Charms Marshmallow Donuts
Make some fun donuts for breakfast this year! These St. Patrick’s Day treats are made in the air fryer for a healthier version of the classic donut. Just grab some canned buttermilk biscuits and Lucky Charms cereal!
Check out this recipe!
3. Mint Chocolate Chip Baked Donuts _
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Mint Chocolate Chip Baked Donuts
Whip up the fun with these Mint Chocolate Chip Baked Donuts! Easy to make and oh-so-delicious. Bake a batch and savor the chocolate minty goodness!
Check out this recipe!
4. Grasshopper Pie _
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Grasshopper Pie
Delight in the minty goodness of this quick and easy Grasshopper Pie! Perfect for St. Patrick's Day or adding a sweet touch to simple spring celebrations.
Check out this recipe!
5. Pistachio Macaron Recipe _
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Pistachio Macaron Recipe
Savor the perfection of Pistachio Macarons with a divine Pistachio Ganache Filling! Not too sweet, just nutty goodness. Adorned with an easy white chocolate & pistachio pattern, these treats are a delightful blend of delicious and pretty!
Check out this recipe!

Desserts With Shamrocks

6. St Patricks Hot Cocoa Bombs _
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St Patricks Hot Cocoa Bombs
Easy hot chocolate bombs for St. Patrick's Day fun! Customize the white candy melt base with holiday mix-ins.
Check out this recipe!
7. Shamrock Cookies _
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Shamrock Cookies
St. Patrick's Day delight! Try these easy and absolutely adorable Shamrock Cookies—made with just 6 simple ingredients you likely have at home. Perfect sweet treat!
Check out this recipe!
8. Pot O Gold Applesauce_
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Pot O Gold Applesauce
Looking for St. Patrick’s Day dessert ideas that are healthy? Try this cute and fun applesauce recipe. It’s perfect for toddlers and younger kids.
Check out this recipe!
9. St Patrick’s Sour Cream Cookies_
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St Patrick’s Sour Cream Cookies
Level up your St. Patrick's Day with these festive Sugar Cookies and Green Cream Cheese Frosting! Perfect fun for the kids!
Check out this recipe!
10.Shamrock Cookies _
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Shamrock Cookies
Discover the magic of Shamrock Cut Out Cookies! Soft and delicious, shaped like the iconic Irish shamrock, these treats are a sweet way to bring luck to all!
Check out this recipe!

Classic Irish Ideas

11. Irish Cream Breakfast Cake _
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Irish Cream Breakfast Cake
Indulge in the goodness of Marbled Irish Cream Breakfast Cake—soft, tender crumb, and layers of flavor from coffee extract and creamy Irish cream!
Check out this recipe!
12. Guinness Chocolate Cake _
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Guinness Chocolate Cake
Enjoy the goodness of Guinness Chocolate Cake – a moist, lightly sweet chocolate treat with a hint of spice from Guinness Foreign Extra stout beer!
Check out this recipe!
13. Baileys Chocolate Pudding _
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Baileys Chocolate Pudding
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a treat! Try this Baileys Chocolate Pudding—creamy, boozy, and oh-so satisfying, made with cocoa powder and melted dark chocolate.
Check out this recipe!
14. Irish Cream Bundt Cake
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Irish Cream Bundt Cake
Delicious Irish Cream Bundt Cake—moist, full of flavor, and no alcohol involved! Easy to make with a cake mix, it's the perfect dessert for St. Patrick's Day!
Check out this recipe!
15. Chocolate Stout Sauce _
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Chocolate Stout Sauce
Indulge in the rich, chocolatey goodness of this stout beer chocolate sauce! Perfect on pancakes, ice cream, French toast, or anything you fancy.
Check out this recipe!
16. One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake _
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One Bowl Guinness Chocolate Cake
Dark chocolate Guinness cake, topped with Bailey’s Irish Cream buttercream frosting, is the best Irish dessert. What does this cake taste like? It has a lovely deep chocolate flavor that is enhanced with a hint of coffee.
Check out this recipe!

Rainbow Recipes 

17. Pot O Gold Rainbow Frosted Cookie Recipe_
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Pot O Gold Rainbow Frosted Cookie Recipe
Try this easy Pot O' Gold Rainbow Frosted Cookie Recipe with a white cake mix. The buttercream frosting steals the show with vibrant colors!
Check out this recipe!
18. Pot O Gold Cookies _
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Pot O Gold Cookies
These Pot O’Gold Cookies are perfect for Oreo lovers. If you’re looking for a fun St. Patrick’s Day activity to do with your kids this is the one for you. You only need a handful of simple ingredients too.
Check out this recipe!
19. Rainbow Cake _
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Rainbow Cake
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day, birthdays, or any special occasion with a cute 6-inch vegan rainbow smash cake! Perfect for adorable photos and delicious moments. Five colorful layers of vanilla cake, fluffy buttercream, and vegan cotton candy on top!
Check out this recipe!
20. Lucky Charm Sugar Cookies _
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Lucky Charm Sugar Cookies
Add a dash of magic to your St. Patty’s Day with these Lucky Charm Sugar Cookies. Soft, sweet, and packed with those cereal marshmallows we adore!
Check out this recipe!
21. Lucky Charm Bars _
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Lucky Charm Bars
Magical treat alert! Lucky Charms bars: gooey marshmallows + iconic cereal. A dreamy, colorful delight for when you crave a switch from the usual rice krispie treats.
Check out this recipe!
22. St Patrick’s Muddy Buddy _
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St Patrick’s Muddy Buddy
Get festive with your kids this St. Patrick's Day! Try making muddy buddies—a simple recipe for a tasty treat everyone will love. Perfect for any occasion!
Check out this recipe!
23. Awesome Rainbow Cookies _
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Awesome Rainbow Cookies
Dive into these Amazing Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies! We added a colorful twist to our perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe. Ideal for any party or age—because who doesn't love a rainbow pick-me-up?
Check out this recipe!

Our Favorite Ideas

24. Baileys Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies_
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Baileys Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies
Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day with these Baileys Chocolate Irish Cream Cookies! Made with Irish butter, cocoa powder, espresso powder, and two kinds of Irish cream. Perfect for March 17th and every day!
Check out this recipe!
25. Baileys Cream Dip _
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Baileys Cream Dip
Baileys fan? Oreo lover? This cookies and cream treat is your go-to for parties, events, or satisfying that sweet snack craving!
Check out this recipe!
26. Chocolate Mint Cookies _
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Chocolate Mint Cookies
Easy-peasy Andes Chocolate Mint Cookies using a cake mix and baking candies! Effortlessly delicious, like a treat from a fancy bakery. Chocolatey goodness meets a refreshing burst of mint!
Check out this recipe!
27. St Patrick’s Day Marshmallows _
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St Patrick’s Day Marshmallows
Easy and festive! Spruce up these white chocolate dipped marshmallows with green and glittery gold sprinkles for St. Patty’s Day. Stick 'em on lollipop sticks for extra fun!
Check out this recipe!
28. Baileys Cheesecake _
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Baileys Cheesecake
Looking for the perfect boozy-flavored St. Patrick’s Day dessert? This indulgent recipe is infused with the unmistakable taste of Baileys Irish cream liquor! The smooth and creamy filling is combined with a buttery, crumbly base.
Check out this recipe!
29. Chocolate Mint Brownies _
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Chocolate Mint Brownies
These Mint Brownies with Chocolate Ganache are a fun way to serve up something a little bit healthier. They are fudgey and lightened up with protein powder and black beans.
Check out this recipe!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

Four-leaf clovers are considered lucky because they are rare to find! Most clovers have only three leaves. Additionally, each leaf of the four-leaf clovers represents something important.

The first is for faith, the second is for hope, the third is for love, and the fourth is for luck. If you find one, it is a sign of luck and fortune! 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with these 29 festive desserts! From shamrock cookies to Irish cream brownies, there’s something for everyone. 

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