14 Green Desserts to Enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day

These sweet treats might not be Irish in origin, but they're the perfect colour to celebrate the Emerald Isle!

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St. Patrick’s Day Desserts to Celebrate March 17th

Pistachio Mallow Fluff

“This pistachio fluff is a real treat since it’s creamy but not overly sweet. It’s easy to mix up, and the flavour gets better the longer it stands. It’s one of my favourite St. Patrick’s Day desserts.” —Pattie Ann Forssberg, Logan, Kansas

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Minty Ice Cream Shamrocks

“With a soft, chewy chocolate cookie and festive mint shamrock ice cream, these fun desserts are a sweet delight on St. Patrick’s Day. You can cut out the cookie wafers in any shape you choose and use any flavour ice cream. Try heart shapes for Valentine’s Day filled with strawberry ice cream.” —Beverly Coyde, Gasport, New York

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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
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Mint Chocolate Cheesecake

“I created this mint chocolate cheesecake for our high school’s annual fundraiser. We were told that it brought a hefty price and was one of the first desserts to go! If desired, you can stir the cookie pieces into the batter instead of adding them in a layer. Keep the pieces fairly small; if they’re too large they have a tendency to rise to the top.” —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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St Patrick's Day desserts - Coconut Pistachio Pie
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Coconut Pistachio Pie

We simply love the lightly toasted coconut crust that pairs so well with the pistachio pudding in this quick pie. It’s one of those St. Patrick’s Day desserts we can’t get enough of—no matter what time of year. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

“These St. Patrick’s Day desserts go super-quick. The pistachio pudding mix gives them a mild flavour and their pretty pastel colour makes them a perfect green treat for this lively holiday.” —Kathy Meyer, Almond, Wisconsin

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Pistachio Cookies

“This wonderful pistachio cookie recipe is fun to make and everyone will be impressed with how pretty the green colouring is. They’re one of my favourite holiday cookies.” —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas

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Fluffy Key Lime Pie
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Fluffy Key Lime Pie

“For a taste of paradise, try this no-bake Key lime pie recipe. It’s low in fat, sugar and fuss. It truly is the best Key lime pie recipe ever!” —Frances VanFossan, Warren, Michigan

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Pistachio tube cake
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Easy Pistachio Tube Cake

“Mixes make this light cake easy, and a fluted tube pan gets it party-ready. Go for the pistachios on top—the extra crunch is worth it.” —Dina Crowell, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Lime-in-the-Coconut Almond Bark

“I love the combination of flavours in this tropical treat, and it takes mere minutes to make. If you need something for a school or church bake sale, this will get you out of the kitchen in a flash.” —Julie Beckwith, Crete, Illinois

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St Patrick's Day desserts - Pistachio Coconut Cake
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Pistachio and Coconut Cake

“This coconut cake is good any time of the year, but the colour is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. The secret is adding instant pistachio pudding mix into the cake mix and the frosting.” —Dora May Meredith, Rockford, Illinois

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Good Luck Irish Cookies

To top off a St. Patrick’s Day meal, Connie bakes these appropriately Irish cookies. “But they taste good anytime,” she says. “You can even change the food colouring to fit other holidays.” —Connie Lou Blommers, Pella, Iowa

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Clover Crispies
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Clover Rice Crispy Bars

These sweet snacks are like the pot of gold at the end of your family’s feast. With their yummy peppermint and marshmallow flavour, they’ll make even those without Irish hearts happy. These rice crispy bars will have the cook smiling, too, because they’re so easy to assemble. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Mint Swirl Fudge Cake
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Mint Swirl Fudge Cake

“This might not look like a green dessert at first, but slice into this Bundt cake and find a beautiful green ribbon of mint.” —Heidi Kelly, Norwood, Missouri

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St Patrick's Day desserts - Shamrock Cookies
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Shamrock Cookies

“A list of St. Patrick’s Day desserts without shamrock cookies? Not a chance! A handy cookie cutter shapes these sensational sweets. With a hint of mint flavour, these shamrock cookies are especially yummy with cocoa or chocolate milk.” —Edna Hoffman, Hebron, Indiana

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