10 delicious St. Patrick’s Day desserts that are so good, you can eat them any time


Throwing a St. Patrick’s Day bash? Let your friends bring the green drinks while you bring the sweet treats. These delicious St. Patrick’s Day desserts are so good you’ll want to make them all year long. From a sweetened rendition of Irish soda bread, to boozy cupcakes, any one of these Irish-inspired desserts will have your family and friends thinking it’s their lucky day.

Guinness brownies with Baileys cheesecake swirl

St. Patrick’s Day is simply incomplete without a round of Guinness and Baileys Irish Cream. However, these Guinness brownies with Baileys cheesecake swirl from Matt Robinson at Real Food by Dad will make you want to hold off on the drinks and eat dessert first.

Akin to an Irish Car Bomb cocktail, these knee-weakening Extra Stout Guinness-kissed brownies show up to the party sporting a luscious swirl of cheesecake made with Original Baileys Irish Cream.

This St. Patrick’s Day dessert may not be green, but your family and friends will take one bite and not even notice. These brownies will be the highlight of your party-hardy holiday.

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Irish fifteens

Is your sweet tooth demanding a St. Patrick’s Day dessert that doesn’t require turning on the oven? Make this Irish fifteens fridge cake from Adore Foods.

If you’ve never heard of this Irish-inspired sweet, you’re in for a real treat. Traditionally made with 15 of each ingredient, this no-bake cake comes together quickly and rarely disappoints.

Start by chopping 15 digestive biscuits (you can swap in graham crackers if you don’t want to get the imported cookies), marshmallows and glacé cherries, then mix with sweetened condensed milk until sticky. Roll the mixture in shredded coconut to make a log and refrigerate until firm. Cut into slices and serve.

This fuss-free dessert is a fun treat to make with your kids on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you need a sweet.

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Chocolate stout bundt cake with Irish cream glaze

Instead of just indulging in St. Patrick’s Day drinks, dive right into this chocolate stout bundt cake with Irish cream glaze from Aimee Mars, the Dessert Chef. An over-the-top decadent dessert, this impressive cake is made with Guinness, lots of butter, cocoa, sour cream and vanilla. The thick, rich glaze is a dark chocolate ganache kicked up with Irish cream liqueur. Every single exquisite slice of this chocolate cake will have you excited to have yet another sweet-tooth-whetting slice. St. Patrick’s Day may be most celebrated with corned beef and cabbage and myriad Irish-inspired drinks, but this dessert is the holiday treat your guests will most remember.

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Phyllo eclairs

Enliven your St. Patrick’s Day dessert menu with these fun and festive phyllo eclairs from Melissa at Best Friends for Frosting. Featuring crispy, flaky phyllo dough wrapped around luscious sweet vanilla cream and topped with royal icing shamrocks, this scrumptious Irish-themed treat is irresistibly delicious. Classic eclairs are made with a fussy dough called choux pastry. This streamlined recipe swaps in phyllo dough — papery thin layers of unleavened dough — which you brush with coconut oil, stack and bake into a delicate shell. The lush vanilla cream is essentially a custard that is hued with green food coloring. Leave out the food coloring and shamrocks and serve this treat all year long.

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Pot of gold cupcakes

If you love celebrating all things Irish, you’re going to adore these pot of gold cupcakes from Alaina at Bullock’s Buzz.

These St. Patrick’s Day treats are almost too cute to eat. The cupcake is a basic vanilla butter cake recipe that is tender and delicious all on its own. The decorations, however, really steal the show. You start by sticking a rainbow candy sour strip over the top of each cupcake to form a rainbow, then frost the tops of the cupcakes with green icing and make a couple of clouds with white icing.

An individually-wrapped Rolo candy becomes the “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow. Ideal for St. Patrick’s Day, these eye-catching cupcakes can also be served to celebrate the coming of spring.

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St. Patrick’s Day chocolate-dipped Oreos

Looking for a super-simple yet impressive St. Patrick’s Day dessert that you can make in minutes? You’re in luck!

These St. Patrick’s Day chocolate-dipped Oreos from Leigh Anne Wilkes at Your Home Based Mom require nothing more than candy melts, Mint Creme Oreos, sprinkles and M&M’S. You don’t even need to turn on the stove. You melt the green and white candy melts in the microwave, dip half of each Oreo into the ooey, gooey candy, then decorate with sprinkles and M&M’S. How’s that for easy?

As soon as the melted candy sets, you can put these tasty treats on a plate and serve. For a year-round treat, use different colors of candy melts, sprinkles and M&M’S. If you’re not a fan of mint, simply buy the plain Oreos and you’re good to go.

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Irish whiskey ice cream with salted caramel

Ready to let your hair down, dance an Irish jig and dig into a decadent St. Patrick’s Day dessert? Make this Irish whiskey ice cream with salted caramel from Erin at Well Plated, and you’ll want to celebrate St. Patty every chance you get.

Boisterous, indulgent and boozy, this homemade ice cream begins as a luscious vanilla custard that is magically transformed into the best ice cream you’ve ever tasted with the addition of Irish whiskey and the churning of your ice cream maker.

But the magic doesn’t stop there. You swirl salted caramel sauce through the ice cream and serve it with even more caramel sauce and chopped pecans.

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Leprechaun chow

This leprechaun chow from Dana DeVolk at This Silly Girl’s Kitchen is the perfect treat to feed your little leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day.

An Irish-themed riff on muddy buddies, this chow is made with Crispix and Lucky Charms cereal, chocolate chips, butter, peanut butter and powdered sugar. Never made chow before? Don’t fret! All you need to do is melt the chocolate, butter and peanut butter, and coat the Crispix.

Once the cereal is cool, shake it with powdered sugar and add the Lucky Charms marshmallows. Set it out and watch your leprechauns happily devour every last tasty bit.

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Nutty Irishman cupcakes

Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like these nutty Irishman cupcakes with Baileys buttercream frosting from Kelly at The Suburban Soapbox.

A yummy twist on the nutty Irishman coffee — a popular after-dinner cocktail — these cupcakes will have you raising your dessert to toast the Irish. Instead of sipping, you’ll be ecstatically nibbling a moist sweet cake that melts in your mouth with Kahlúa, Irish cream and Frangelico flavors, and licking the fluffy Baileys buttercream from your lips.

The green sprinkles give these heavenly cupcakes a St. Patrick’s Day look, but you will want to leave them off or sprinkle with different colors so they fit any holiday theme.

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Irish bread pudding with caramel whiskey sauce

Can’t get enough Irish whiskey on St. Patrick’s Day? Then make this Irish bread pudding with caramel whiskey sauce from Lori Lange, the Recipe Girl, and enjoy your drink in dessert form.

It’s your lucky day! Every dense, delicious bite of the bread pudding is sumptuously rich from whiskey, sugar, butter, milk and eggs. The sauce is a luscious combination of cream cheese, butter, a generous amount of sugar and more whiskey.

Studded with raisins and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, this Irish bread pudding will become one of your favorite sweet treats.

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