With St. Patrick’s Day upon us, you may be searching for some special treats to make that don’t include Ireland’s most popular libations. It’s great to include the kids in this day of green, festive fun, especially if you have a bit of Irish blood left from immigrants seeking the American dream. You don’t have to look any further. We’ve collected some of the best recipes out there for your family friendly Paddy’s Day party.
So, string up some lights, send out those invitations, and then gather your ingredients for these delicious treats.
Traditional Irish Soda Bread
Your great-grandmother’s cast iron skillet is just dying to make something more than cornbread. Fortunately, this recipe from EatCakeForDinner.net will make good use of it. And what is an Irish holiday without soda bread?
You’ll probably have the ingredients on hand already. It calls for baking soda, flour, sugar, salt, butter, and buttermilk. Just make note that you’ll need cake flour and cream of tartar before you can get started. If you don’t have those yet, add them to your shopping list.
Mint Chocolate Chip Buttercream Bites
Now, these don’t sound Irish at all, but they do sound delicious, don’t they? On the inside, they’re buttercream frosting goodness. On the outside, they feature a hard shell of milk, dark, or white chocolate.
The shopping list for this one gets a little complicated, so you may want to print out the recipe before you leave the house. Look for cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, vanilla extract, green food coloring, and the chocolate you’ll use for the shell.
This one can also get a little messy, but that’s just more fun for the kids, right?
St. Patrick’s Punch
A big bowl of this refreshing drink will complete any party table you set. All you need are three ingredients, too. When making your list, add lime sherbet, pineapple juice, and ginger ale on your list. Then visit Pocket Change Gourmet for the recipe.
If you really want to make them festive, pick up some chocolate coins wrapped in gold foil, Airheads Sweetly Sour Belts (which look just like little rainbows), and make this punch the pot at the end of the rainbow for your little leprechauns to find.
We hope you have a safe and happy St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re really looking for a little Irish luck, remember that all of our lots are discounted $1,700 this month in honor of the holiday. You could have more than one thing to celebrate if you buy before the end of the month!