5 St. Patrick's Day Snacks Better Than a Pot of Gold

These homemade St. Patrick’s Day snacks are sure to make your little ones’ holiday—and give you ideas for treats, too.

St. Patrick's Day snacks, party food, and treats - Rice Krispies Treats
Photo: Dawn Perry

The best way to get in the Irish spirit on March 17 is to snack on St. Patrick's Day treats all day. (Irish desserts work too!) We created five fun St. Patrick's Day snacks for kids and adults alike, including a DIY Shamrock Shake. Though you can whip up healthy St. Patrick's Day snacks (healthy green-colored snacks include kale chips or an herby yogurt dip), we prefer more traditional St. Patrick's Day party food and treats—you know, the sweet-and-salty stuff you can't put down.

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Mini Irish Soda Bread

St Patrick's Day Snacks for Kids: Mini Irish Soda Bread
Dawn Perry

What's better than traditional Irish soda bread slathered with plenty of salted butter? These mini Irish soda bread. Reminiscent of a scone, these little biscuits are perfect right out of the oven or cooled with a dollop of jam. Either way, serve with a proper cup of tea.

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Easy Guacamole

Easy Guacamole and Pico de Gallo
Dana Gallagher

With 15 minutes of hands-on time, this easy guacamole assembles for a deliciously green appetizer. Adjust the amount of jalapeno to match your desired heat preferences. This recipe makes about two cups.

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DIY Shamrock Shake

St. Patrick's Day Snacks for Kids: DIY Shamrock Shake
Sarah Karnasiewicz

Our homemade take on the St. Patrick's Day-themed treat from McDonald's maintains the famous green color and minty flavor of the tasty favorite without food coloring and corn syrup. It's a St. Patrick's Day snack everyone can enjoy.

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Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies

The most challenging part of making these cookies will be allowing the dough to chill overnight before diving into these soft, chewy, and flavorful treats. The chill time prevents the dough from being too sticky to roll. Create festive shapes and top them with green frosting after the cookies cool.

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Leprechaun Bark

Leprechaun Bark

This fun Leprechaun bark has everything you want in a St. Patrick's Day dessert, from tiny marshmallows and chocolate-covered candies. Complete the dish with gold, green, or white sprinkles and candies that resemble mini hats.

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