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Green St. Patrick's Day Desserts and Treats

Fun Treats for This Irish Holiday

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Here are some green desserts and treats that are perfect for any St. Patrick's Day parties.

1. St. Patrick's Day Cookies

2010 St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 St. Patrick's Day Sugar Cookies Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Don't have a fancy shamrock cookie cutter? Follow these tips to make your own St. Patrick's Day cookies.

Tips for Making St. Patrick's Day Cookies
Frosting Recipe and More Decorating Tips

2. Pistachio Cake

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

This Pistachio Cake is incredibly moist and quite tasty. You can bake it in a 9x13 pan or in regular cake pans.

Pistachio Cake Recipe
Cake Mix Magic

3. Sugar Cookies

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

To make these green sugar cookies all you need is a shamrock cutter (this actually is a Boy Scout's cutter) and some green sprinkles.

Step-by-Step Photos for Making Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cookie Shopping List
Sugar Cookie Flavor Variations

4. Green Popcorn

2010 Green Popcorn Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Green Popcorn Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com

Looking for a fun St. Patrick's Day treat? Try this recipe for Green Popcorn. It's a tasty and fun treat everyone will enjoy.

Green Popcorn
Making Green Popcorn with Photo Instructions

5. Key Lime Cake

Add this cake to your collection of Key Lime Recipes.
Photo © 2008 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Key Limes are actually yellow. This Key Lime Cake gets its color from green food coloring, but its great taste is from real key limes.

Key Lime Cake
Key Lime Pie (need to add green dye as well)

6. Mint Jelly

2010 Mint Jelly Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
2010 Mint Jelly Photo by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Have recipes that need "green" jelly? Well, mint jelly isn't just for lamb. Two of the cookies that use jelly are:
Thumbprints
Linzer Cookies

7. Watergate Salad

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Pistachio pudding mix is what gives this tasty, yet simple salad it's green color.

Watergate Salad
Create Your Own Green Gelatin Salad

8. Poke Cake

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.

The beauty of this Poke Cake is that any flavor or color of gelatin may be used. Use green gelatin for your St. Patrick's Day festivities.

Poke Cake, Made with gelatin mix From Scratch Lemon Poke Cake, just switch the lemons for limes

9. Real Irish Desserts and Treats

Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo © 2010 Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Typical Irish desserts and treats are made with simple ingredients like apples, barley, steel cut oats, dried fruits and more. For a more authentic Irish dessert, try one of these recipes.
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