30+ St. Patrick's Day Desserts That Are Better Than a Pot of Gold

March 17 is your family's lucky day.

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Time to do a little jig, because we have your St. Patrick's Day dessert menu handled. We've kept the Irish cream flowing, of course — but included a few chocolatey, healthy, and colorful (not just green!) options for good measure.

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Shamrock Pretzels

This adorable dessert combines sweet and salty flavors into something that's totally perfect for St. Paddy's Day. 

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Courtesy of Southern Made Simple
St. Patrick's Day Sugar Wafers

These sweet, crispy wafers are easy to make, so get the kids involved. 

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Courtesy of Gimme Some Oven
Whiskey Chocolate Truffles

These five-ingredient truffles are a simple, sophisticated way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. 

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Shamrock Bark

Make your friends and family feel extra-lucky with a big batch of this shamrock bark.

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Peek-a-Boo St. Patrick's Cake

This delicious cake has a sweet surprise once you cut into it. 

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Courtesy of The Cake Blog
Leprechaun Hat S'mores

These leprechaun hats are almost too cute to eat — but they're so delicious, we can't resist. 

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Courtesy of Inspiring Cooks
Mint Chocolate Lasagna

The best part about this minty, chocolatey lasagna is that there's no baking required. Just refrigerate for 30 minutes and you're done. 

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Green Velvet St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

There may not be a literal pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but these cupcakes topped with chocolate gold coins are pretty darn close. 

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Well Plated
Rainbow Fruit Pizza

What's on the other side of this rainbow? Fruity satisfaction.

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About a Mom
Green Velvet Cheesecake Bars

If red velvet is the cake of choice on Valentine's Day, green velvet is the thing to bake on St. Patrick's Day.

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Sprinkles for Breakfast
St. Patrick's Day Oreos

If you're pressed for time, but still need to make a dessert, you're in luck — these dip-and-go Oreos, splattered with "green" white chocolate, are ready in flash.

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Sweet Recipeas
Grasshopper Fudge

Don't let the color and the bite sized pieces fool you — this boozy fudge is not for kids.

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Plaid and Paleo
Paleo Irish Cream Mocha Pudding

Featuring decadent coconut cream and espresso, this pudding recipe will satisfy your vegan and dairy-free guests.

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I Am Baker
Green Ombré Cake

This ombré layer cake — it deepens from cream to mint to emerald — beats out any rainbow treats, hands down.

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Mom on Time Out
Pistachio and White Chocolate Pudding Cookies

Forget green food dye, these nutty cookie-meet-pudding hybrids are green all on their own.

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One Artsy Mama
Turtle Coffee Cocktail

Complete with vanilla ice cream and Bailey's Irish cream, we're pretty confident that this cup of joe belongs on the dessert list.

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Blahnik Baker
Irish Cream Macarons

Topped with a drizzle of melted chocolate, these boozy bites accompany Irish coffee perfectly.

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Chef Savvy
Chocolate Mint Andes Brownies

It's your lucky day: Your favorite mint-chocolate bar (seriously, those green wrappers are iconic) has been turned into a decadent brownie recipe.

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Erin Phraner
Lucky Charm Cookies

If there's cereal in these cookies we can eat them for breakfast, right?

Get the recipe »

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Beer Brownies

You might not know this but beer loves chocolate. Feel free to sub coffee if that isn't your thing.

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Rainbow Donuts

This might be the most genius application of Fruity Pebbles we've ever seen. Use store-bought donuts to make it even easier.


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Shamrock Shake

One advantage of whipping up this nostalgic drive-through milkshake at home is the option of spiking it. We encourage it.


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Pint of Guinness Cake

Cake shaped like booze? We're all in.


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Healthy Key Lime Pie

This creamy citrus pie is made with fat-free sweetened condensed milk and yogurt so you can save your calories for all that green beer.

Get the recipe for Healthy Key Lime Pie »

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Sprinkle Bakes
Guinness Pretzel Truffles

Are you sensing that we like to spike our desserts on this holiday? Malty Guinness is the perfect match for salty pretzels and smooth dark chocolate.


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Courtesy of Homemade Interest
Leprechaun Cookies

No baking required for this lazy food craft. All you need is Nutter Butters and candy melts.


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Skip to My Lou
Rainbow Cupcakes

Wait. Did you guys know these sour candies look exactly like rainbows? You know what to do.


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A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
No Bake Mini Grasshopper Pies

Here's a cute mini pie recipe for all the cute little leprechauns in your life. Did we mention you don't even have to turn on your oven?


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Bubbly Nature Creations
Irish Cream Ice Cream Cupcakes

Once upon a time, an Irish cream mocha cake got topped with Irish cream ice cream, toffee bits and whipped cream...


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American Heritage Cooking
Bailey's Irish Coffee Caramel Brownies

You are going to want to smother everything you eat in that Bailey's ganache for the rest of your life.


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