Delicious and Easy St. Patrick’s Day Treats that Don’t Need Green Food Coloring

posted: 03/15/18
by: Amanda Mushro
Pecan cookies and a cup of tea on a tablecloth embroidered with Irish shamrocks.See similar images in my Food & Drink Lightbox


With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, it's time to break out the green and get a little festive. From hats, shirts, and even your socks, green is the way to go. But when it comes to St. Paddy's Day food, this year you can skip the green food coloring. For a Leprechaun friendly treats that don't need a drop of food dye, here's a rainbow of inspiration.

  1. Shamrockin Cupcakes- Using store bought cupcakes, make a yummy treat that lets everyone find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
  2. Leprechaun Candy- Make these sweet and sour candies your little Leprechaun will love getting their hands on. Just roll green grapes into lime flavored gelatin and freeze.
  3. Shamrock Pretzel Pops- Melted chocolate is the magic behind making these pretzel pops. So cute!
  4. Rainbow Pizza- It's time for a delicious and colorful dinner, and this pizza is perfect for a St. Paddy's feast.
  5. Leprechaun Cookies- These cookies are so cute, you might not want to eat them. But go ahead because they are delicious and so festive.
  6. Fruit Rainbow- Healthy, colorful, and easy to make, this fruit rainbow will be a hit at any St. Patrick's Day party.
  7. Shamrock Party Punch- This green punch takes just a few ingredients to make, and is perfect for big and little leprechauns alike.
  8. Leprechaun Bark- This one is so fun to make, your kids will want to join you in the kitchen to help.