15 Sweet Treats for St. Patrick’s Day
Looking for some yummy and easy to make treats to help you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Well then, you’re in luck (of the Irish)! Check out this list of 15 Sweet Treats for St. Patrick’s Day that are guaranteed to make you and your little Leprechauns smile! Enjoy!
Lime Sherbet Floats (St Patrick’s Day Floats) from Home Cooking Memories
Recipe for Mint Chocolate Grahams from This Worthy Life
Shamrock Pretzel Pops from Mommy’s Bundle
St. Patrick’s Day Treats: Leprechaun Popcorn from This Mama Loves
St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats Recipe from Live Love Texas
Homemade St. Patrick’s Day Gum Drops Recipe from Thrifty Jinxy
Pot O Gold Cupcakes from My Thoughts Ideas and Ramblings
“Pot of Gold” St. Patrick’s Day Cookie Cups from The Soccer Mom Blog
Shamrock Pretzel Bites from That’s What Che Said
Simple Shamrock Cupcakes from Moscato Mom
St. Patty’s Day Minty Pudding Parfaits from See Mom Click
Mint Chocolate M&M’s Cookies Recipe from Not Quite Susie Homemaker
Leprechaun Candy Bark from Simply Being Mommy
Mint Oreo Cookie Bars Recipe from Mommy Musings
Irish Cream Cupcakes from Quirky Inspired
Fun Facts about St. Patrick’s Day:
- St. Patrick’s Day originated as a religious feast in observance of the death of St. Patrick. It has since evolved into festivals across the globe celebrating Irish traditions, music, and food.
- New York City hosts the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day parade with millions of viewers and parade participants.
- Wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day came from the legend that wearing green would make you invisible to Leprechauns. If they couldn’t see you then they couldn’t pinch you.
- Before St. Patrick’s Day Leprechauns were known for wearing red, not green.
- St. Patrick wasn’t Irish, he was born in Great Britain.
- Shamrocks are one of the national symbols of Ireland. St. Patrick used them to teach the Irish about the Holy Trinity; the Father, the Son, and The Holy Spirit. Four leaf clovers ( shamrocks ) are considered to be a sign of good luck. Each leaf is said to have a meaning; Hope, Faith, Love, and Luck.
- March 17th is the first day of Spring and the color green goes hand in hand with Spring.
- The very first St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the United States took place in Boston in 1737.
- The city of Chicago dyes a portion of the Chicago River green every St. Patrick’s Day.
- On St. Patrick’s Day about 13 million pints of Guinness stout are consumed.