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.
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
- Rainbow Trix Treats
- Sugar Cookies
- Rainbow Sundaes
- Green M&M Cookies
- Easy St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes
- Rainbow Cake
- Green Pistachio Fluff
- St. Patrick's Day Brownie Pops
- Black and Green Cookies
- Pistachio Macarons
- Fun St. Patrick's Day Ideas
- Best Cookbooks for Kids
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!
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.
Rainbow Trix Treats
Instead of 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:
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.
Use rainbow sprinkles and rainbow treats to make an ice cream sundae even the leprechauns would love:
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.
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.
Want a fun project? This stunning rainbow layer cake is actually easier to make than you'd think!
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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