When we think of St.Patty’s Day, green beer, corn beef and cabbage, and of course Leprechauns are what usually comes to mind. The original purpose of the holiday was to celebrate the life of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. However, over the centuries the day has become a celebration of Irish culture not just in Ireland, but all over the world. And of course, here in the U.S. is no exception…we love St. Patty’s Day!
You definitely don’t have to drink green beer to celebrate this holiday. In fact, we think you’ll enjoy these savory and sweet treats much better. If you have kids, these recipes are ideal to make with your little ones to celebrate. Do your own take on a traditional Irish dinner with savory recipes like potato pancakes, Irish tacos, and Guinness beef stew. Having your own party to celebrate St. Patty? You might want to also try the Irish jello shots (with or without alcohol) below!
11 Savory and Sweet Saint Patrick Day Treats
- These french vanilla Green Crinkle Cookies are easy to make and are perfect for parties or school celebrations for the kids.
- Mini potato bites are ideal appetizers for your St. Patty’s Day party…they will go fast!
- If you’re looking to create an authentic Irish dish, try these yummy golden brown and savory potato pancakes with chives.
- Our mouths are watering for these Irish & Mexican fusion Guinness braised pork tacos.
- We’re suckers for a mint chocolate combo and these shamrock mint brownie bites are no exception.
- Shamrock sugar cookies filled with Bailey’s Irish Cream? Yes, please.
- Fun for the kids without alcohol and fun for the adults with, these Irish Jello Shots are a must for any St. Patty’s party.
- You can never just take one handful when it comes to candied popcorn, especially this green, minty and sweet combo!
- This quick and easy, and super yummy Mint Oreo Truffles recipe will make your friends gleeful this St. Patty’s Day.
- Why go to McDonald’s for the Shamrock Shake once a year when you can make a better version at home?
- Last, but definitely not least, this Slow Cooker Guinness Beef Stew sounds like the ideal dinner recipe for this year’s celebration…who’s in?