12 Easy St. Patrick's Day Treats for Kids

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St. Patrick's Day desserts for kids are all about the colors! Rainbow treats and festive green desserts with chocolate or sprinkles are always easy to bake.

A photo collage shows several easy desserts to make for St. Patrick's Day with your kids.

St. Patrick's Day is always such a fun time to celebrate with your kids.

When my kids were little, I enjoyed baking the rainbow treats for them, but now that they are older they love to get in the kitchen and bake the desserts on their own!

Whether you're looking for an easy dessert for St. Patrick's day to bake on your own quickly, or you want an easy treat for kids to bake themselves, you're going to love this list of our favorite St. Patrick's Day desserts!

How to Make an Easy St. Patrick's Day Dessert

My favorite holiday baking trick is to focus on the color palette of the day.

Take your favorite cookie, cupcake, or brownie recipe and just add a simple bit of green or rainbow flair and voila, it is now a St. Patrick's Day treat!

St. Patrick's Day Brownies

You could tint my favorite cream cheese frosting green and use it to decorate an easy box mix of cupcakes or sheet cake or even frost a pan of easy brownies!

Decorate the bars with rainbow sprinkles or St. Patrick's Day themed sprinkles and you're all set.

Easy Brownies for Kids
These are the BEST brownies for kids to bake for their families. Chewy centers with crispy edges and loaded with extra chocolate chips for the fudgiest brownies ever.
4.70 from 49 votes
A round platter of a pile of chocolate brownies with a bite taken out of the one on top and a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the side.

Lucky Charms Treats

These adorable mini Lucky Charms krispie treats have the perfect texture and are filled with those fun and festive lucky marshmallows.

Mini Lucky Charms Krispie Treats
Sweet and simple mini Lucky Charms krispie treats are the cutest St. Patrick's Day desserts to make with kids. This delicious no-bake treat recipe takes just a few minutes to stir together.
5 from 1 vote
A blue plate has a pile of Mini Lucky Charms Krispie Treats with rainbow marshmallows.

Rainbow Trix Treats

Instead of plain rice crispy treats, make a rainbow colored marshmallow treat using Trix Minis!

These easy dessert bars took me 10 minutes to make in just one bowl:

Mini Trix Rice Krispie Treats
Use the new Trix Minis cereal to make these adorable rice krispie treats style dessert. The rainbow fruity cereal pieces make a colorful marshmallow treat that is easy for kids to make on their own. This is a perfect lunchbox treat or could be used as a fun St. Patrick's Day dessert for kids!
4.94 from 49 votes
A cake plate has several squares of cereal bars in rainbow colors with mini marshmallows scattered about.

Sugar Cookies

Use our easy sugar cookies recipe for kids along with this royal icing for beginners to make simple but gorgeous 2-color sugar cookies for St. Patrick's Day.

These cookie cutters are the best for baking with kids and have simple shapes that are easy to decorate.

2-Color St. Patrick's Day Cookies
Fun and easy 2-color sugar cookie designs for St. Patrick's Day. From simple shamrocks to fun leprechaun hats, get the cutest ideas here.
A photo collage shows several easy St. Patrick's Day sugar cookie ideas.

Rainbow Sundaes

Use rainbow sprinkles and rainbow treats to make an ice cream sundae even the leprechauns would love:

Mud Puddles & Rainbows Ice Cream sundae
This adorable ice cream sundae is one of the most fun desserts to make with kids! Put them in charge of prepping the toppings and let them assemble the final dish.
5 from 1 vote
Two bowls of chocolate ice cream with rainbow sprinkles scattered all around. The sundaes are topped with chopped up Lucky Charms cereal bars.

Green M&M Cookies

Use just green and white M&Ms to make festive M&M cornflake cookies! Your kids can help sort the candies by color for you or you could special order the colors you need.

Festive M&M Cookies
Adorably festive and perfectly crunchy, these delicious M&M cookies have cornflakes and oats for a wonderful texture. Mix and match the colors of candies for any holiday. Bake them ahead and freeze for easy entertaining later.
5 from 34 votes
A plate of festive M&M cookies feature red, pink, green, and white candies for the holidays.

Easy St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes

Bake your favorite box mix cupcakes and top them with this easy vanilla glaze tinted a festive green.

Use rainbow sprinkles over the top for extra flair.

Vanilla Glaze
This easy one-bowl vanilla glaze takes just a couple minutes to whisk together and is perfect for topping "vanilla donut" cupcakes. Add a dash of sprinkles for the perfect treat that travels well.
4.69 from 19 votes
A vanilla cupcake in a white wrapper has white vanilla glaze and rainbow sprinkles on top. More cupcakes are in the background.

Rainbow Cake

Want a fun project? This stunning rainbow layer cake is actually easier to make than you'd think!

Rainbow Layer Cake
This cheerful rainbow layer cake with stunning white frosting is a show stopping birthday cake that is deceptively easy to recreate.
5 from 1 vote
A slice of rainbow cake shows the 6 layers of colors next to a scoop of ice cream.

Green Pistachio Fluff

You can't beat the festive color that pistachio pudding gives!

If your kids don't like pecans, you can skip them. For St. Patrick's Day, maybe consider adding rainbow sprinkles or mini chocolate chips for a kid-friendly twist on this vintage pistachio fluff recipe:

Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad
This light and creamy pistachio fluff fruit salad makes a great holiday side dish or no bake dessert. Top it with chopped pecans for color and crunch.
4.98 from 44 votes
A large serving bowl of pistachio fluff has chopped pecans sprinkled over the top and a blue napkin on the side.

St. Patrick's Day Brownie Pops

Use a box mix of brownies and green candy melts to make festive St. Patrick's Day brownie pops.

My cute Valentine's pops can easily be tweaked for this holiday if you use:

Easy Brownie Pops
These easy brownie pops are so fun to make as a sweet treat with kids. Color them pink for Valentine's Day or swap the color to match any holiday or party you're celebrating.
5 from 4 votes
A mason jar filled with pink brownie pops on white sticks with red and white sprinkles.

Shamrock Shake Torte

If your kids love holiday baking, they'd have a ton of fun helping you make this easy no-bake mint chocolate lasagna dessert with an Oreo cookie crust.

The cool and creamy minty green layer tastes just like a Shamrock Shake, especially when you add that pretty red maraschino cherry on top!

Mint Chocolate Lasagna {Shamrock Shake Torte}
Cool and creamy mint chocolate lasagna, also known as Shamrock Shake Torte around St. Patrick's Day, is a no bake dessert that is perfect to bring to a potluck. A mint Oreo cookie crust is topped with a minty cream layer and rich chocolate pudding cream.
5 from 1 vote
A layered dessert with oreo cookie crust, creamy green layer, chocolate pudding layer, and whipped topping with a cherry on top on a shamrock plate.

Black and Green Cookies

Instead of the classic black and white cookies, just tint the white side with green food gel!

For extra flair, you could sprinkle rainbow sprinkles or St. Patrick's Day sprinkles over the black side only.

Black and White Cookies
This classic New York cookie is actually really easy to make at home with a few simple tricks.
5 from 36 votes
A serving platter filled with black and white cookies.

Pistachio Macarons

Baking with kids? Try this fun macaron recipe made from cake mix!

We made three different flavors but you could just make the fun green pistachio macaraons listed in the recipe card here:

Homemade Macarons for Kids
Got a little baker who wants to make French macarons? This easy recipe is perfect for playing with different flavors of sandwich cookie fillings.
4.60 from 5 votes
A trio of macaron-inspired cake sandwich cookies in green, pink, and blue colors on a polka dot napkin.

Fun St. Patrick's Day Ideas

Your St. Patrick's Day dessert is just the tip of the rainbow. Set your family up for a super fun night of celebrating this festive holiday with these easy ideas:

Best Cookbooks for Kids

Does your kid love to bake holiday recipes as much as I do?

Don't miss The Ultimate Kids' Baking Book which is filled with 60 of my best holiday recipes for kids to bake for their families.

A photo collage shows 4 easy St. Patrick's Day desserts for kids to bake.

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