Saint Patrick’s Day Recipes

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In the U.S. we like our holidays like we like our fountain sodas…BIG! Even those holidays which may or may not even directly apply to us are celebrated as though they the are. Take Saint Patrick’s Day. Irish ancestors or not, I bet you are careful to don green when March 17th rolls around. And I’m sure you readily pinch anyone who forgets. And while you might have a hard time finding a green beer (try the English pubs) in France or ordering a Shamrock Shake from McDo, here are some homemade treats that will have you seeing all the colors of the rainbow, with special paid to – what else?- GREEN!

Saint-Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

 

Rainbow Cupcakes :

  • Prepare your cupcake batter as you usually would. Or use a cake mix.
  • Divide the batter in four or however many colors you would like to use.
  • Add food coloring and mix until you get the desired color.
  • Pour the batters carefully one by one on top of eachother into a cupcake tin and bake in oven.
  • For green cupcakes, no need to divide the batter. Simply use green food coloring.

Decorate your cupcakes with your favorite homemade frosting or call on Betty Crocker for some help. Don’t forget the sprinkles!

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Pancakes for Saint Paddy’s

 

 Same idea as cupcakes…

  • Prepare your pancake batter from scratch or use a pancake mix.
  • Add food coloring to the batter and mix until you obtain the desired color.
  • Serve with syrup, or, for an Irish touch, Lucky Charms cereal.

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St Patrick’s Day Cakes

 

These look complicated, but they are as easy to make as the are to eat!

  • Prepare your cupcake batter as you usually would. Or use a cake mix.
  • Divide the batter into several different bowls.
  • Add food coloring to the batters and mix until you obtain the desired color. For the green cake, simply add more and more coloring to achieve a spectrum of green ranging from almost pastel to deep green.
  • Bake each single layer separately.
  • Once cooled, layer the cakes, frosting them between each layer and then frosting the entire cake, including sides at the end. Need frosting? Or try using Durkee Fluff!

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St-Patrick’s Day Cookies

 

For green chocolate chip cookies, simply add food coloring to your dough. Or purchase store-bought cookies and make them original with edible decorations from the  Original Store !

 

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Lucky Charms for Saint Patrick

 

Lucky Charms are the perfect way to decorate your Saint Patrick’s Day culinary creations. Use them in trail mixes, Rice Krispie treats, or as cupcake toppers. The sky, or the end of the rainbow is the limit!

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Saint-Patrick’s Day Drinks

 

Food coloring is your best friend again here. Simply add some to your beer or your Martini. If you want a multi-colored cocktail though, you’ll have to have a little more time.

  • Make colored ice-cubes with the help of -what else?- food coloring.
  • Place the colored ice cubes in a glass so as to create a rainbow effect. Add your favorite clear drink, and VOILA! A rainbow cocktail!

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Jell-O Creations for St Patrick’s Day

 

With the help of some creative cookie cutters, these treats are a cinch to make!

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St Patty’s Day Popcorn

 

Add a little color to your popcorn!

  • Prepare your popcorn following the instructions of the packet. Set aside.
  • In a saucepan, mix together sugar, a little butter, and a little water to make caramel. Mix until the caramel becomes slightly golden and frothy. Don’t overdo it! Caramel can be pretty tricky!
  • Add some food coloring to the caramel and pour over the popcorn.
  • Mix.

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 St-Patrick’s Day Themed Gifts

 

With the help of some M&M’s, Skittles, Reese’s cups, or other sweet treat and a little creativity, you can offer your friends a family a little edible treasure!

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If you make anything special for Saint Patrick’s Day, be sure to share pictures of your creation on our Facebook page or send them to us by email at !

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