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:

CLOVER PATCH BROWNIES

Ingredients:
•       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:

LEPRECHAUN KEY LIME CAKE

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.