7 St. Patrick's Day Desserts That Give New Meaning To The Phrase "Go Green"

Pucker up and pour a pint of your favorite ale, because St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and with it comes plenty of drinks, plenty of cheer, and plenty of green St. Patrick's Day treats. In a few weeks, millions of Irish men and women (and an equal amount of non-Irish descendants) will pay tribute to the patron saint of Ireland. Though the holiday was once a religious celebration, and still is to some, it has since become an excuse for people to drink all day and don their greenest attire.

Of course, dressing yourself like a shamrock is not the only way to show your St. Paddy's Day spirit. Those who consider themselves foodies, for example, may honor Ireland's saint in a more edible way. And no, we don't mean St. Patrick-shaped pancakes. Some may cook an Irish feast, while others try to turn booze into something more substantial. But if you prefer the sweet over the savory, then you may want to whip up a St. Patrick's Day dessert. And not just any dessert, but one that screams green. 

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we have rounded up seven delicious desserts that highlight the holiday's hue. From chewy brownies to creamy milkshakes, these treats are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth on St. Patrick’s Day. 

Image: Averie Cooks

Shamrock Shake

You’ll be drinking a lot on St. Patrick’s Day, but none of your libations will be as sweet as The Merry Thought’s shamrock shake. The touch of mint combined with a silky smooth texture makes this the perfect way to end your festivities. Of course, if you want to make this an adult drink, simply add a little Baileys to the blender.  

Image and recipe: The Merry Thought

Shamrock Shake Cupcakes

When you combine McDonald’s most beloved beverage with a classic cupcake, you get the most mouth-watering festive treat imaginable. Your Cup of Cake’s shamrock shake confections can either be made from scratch or from a box, making them the perfect treat for all levels of bakers.  

Image and recipe: Your Cup of Cake

Chocolate Marshmallow Shamrock Pops

Not a mint fan? Not a problem! Bake Love Give’s shamrock-shaped treats are a light, chocolatey way to enjoy the holiday’s hue without adding unwanted flavors. 

Image and recipe: Bake Love Give

Green Velvet Cake Balls

No, that’s not a typo. Bakerella found a way to give red velvet confections a St. Patrick’s Day makeover.  

Image and recipe: Bakerella

Triple Layer Mint Oreo Brownies

Fudgy and flavorful don’t even begin to describe Averie Cooks’ St. Patrick’s Day brownies. The chewiness of the brownie combined with the crunch from the Oreos makes for a minty blend of textures that is sure to satisfy your stomach.  

Image and recipe: Averie Cooks

Grasshopper Mint Chocolate Bark

Brown Eyed Baker gives this simple dessert a St. Paddy’s Day twist. Perfect as a party favor or sweet snack, this treat is a great way to satisfy your mint chocolate craving.  

Image and recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Irish Cream Puffs

If you want to show off your culinary skills, bake up a batch of Lick My Spoon’s Irish cream puffs. These bite-sized treats are not only packed with flavor, but also a touch of alcohol. 

Image and recipe: Lick My Spoon