Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

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St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and you know what that means…preschool class parties! Kora and Logan seem to have parties in their classrooms for every leaf that falls or flower that grows. I think it’s how the teachers get out of teaching for the day! Just kidding.

The kids love the parties though, it really gives them something to look forward too. They always wear cute hats they’ve made, sing a new song they’ve learned, and enjoy special treats at snack time.

I’ve been looking around for St. Patrick’s Day party recipes trying to find something fun but a little different. Duncan Hines has a couple of cute ideas that I think I’ll give a try.

I’ve never worked with fondant before and thought this one might be a good introduction:


•       1 pkg Duncan Hines® Family Style Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
•       1 pkg pre-made marzipan or fondant
•       green food coloring
•       green toothpicks
Baking Instructions:
1.      Bake brownies according to instructions on box. Remove from oven and let cool. Cut brownies into squares.
2.      Meanwhile, knead green food coloring into marzipan or fondant until desired shade of green is achieved.
3.      Form small (1-inch) 3-leaf and 4-leaf clover shapes out of fondant or marzipan. Be realistic and make a lot more 3-leaf clovers than 4-leaf clovers.
4.      Stick clover shapes on top of green toothpicks.
5.      Insert little bunches of clovers onto each brownie.

And my mom loves Key Lime Pie, so I thought I might give this one a try too:


What do you think? Do either of these look good enough to try or do you have your own St. Patrick’s Day treat that you like to make?

Thanks to Duncan Hines for providing these recipes. No compensation was provided for this post, I just thought they looked good enough to share.

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  2. Cindy Nerrill says:

    I have been looking for some Christmas Irish recipes as well.

  3. I’m planning the St. Patrick’s Day party for my daughter’s class. I can’t wait to make these..they will be a hit with the kids! I found some cello candy bags from Box and Wrap that have shamrocks on the bags….so cute. It’s the extra special touches that make the party great. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  4. What a great post. I’m emailing this to my friends.
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  5. I love the marzipan shamrocks. I kids and I will have fun making them.

  6. Yum! I absolutely looove Key Lime cake!

  7. I guess I am going against the grain here and saying those brownies look to. die. for.

  8. Those both look delicious – especially the cake – looks like something different.

    For ST. Patty’s day I think more of meat – lol. One thing we always get is a corned beef. Because they are usually on sale around this time.

    Thanks for sharing these recipes :)

  9. Oh.. that key lime cake sounds like a must try! Yum!

  10. They both look completely up my alley! YUM!!!!

  11. Weeeellll I like to make a big ole cake on St Paddy’s Day. But that’s because it’s my birthday ;-) hee hee hee

  12. I love the Key Lime cake. I think I would color the icing green. Great idea it would feed all the kids in the class and not as much work as glazed cookies or cupcakes.

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