St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Try making these yummy and easy St. Patrick's Day desserts with your kids.

St. Patrick's Day Pistachio Cupcakes


1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 box instant pistachio pudding mix
2/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
green food coloring
1 cup of green vanilla frosting

Cooking Instructions

In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients. In a small bowl, combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Stir in your small bowl of liquid ingredients into dry ingredients. Add green food coloring a little at a time until you achieve your desired shade of green. Pour cupcake mixture into greased cupcake pan about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees F for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. While cupcakes are baking make frosting.

Green Vanilla Frosting

1 cup margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups confectionary sugar (sifted)
4 tablespoons milk
green food coloring

Mix margarine, milk, and vanilla with fork or electric mixer. Slowly add confectionary sugar and green food coloring a little at a time while mixing. Keep adding confectionary sugar and mixing until you reach desired consistency for frosting. Let cupcakes cool on rack. Then frost with green vanilla frosting.

Very Green Shamrock Cheesecake

Cheesecake ingredients

2 eight oz packages of cream cheese
1 tsp of vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
green food coloring
green cake decorating gel

To make crust

1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons margarine

Make graham cracker crust by combining graham cracker crumbs and margarine and pressing into round baking pan. Set aside.

Soften cream cheese in microwave. Then mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl. Add in green food coloring a little at a time until you achieve desired shade of green. Pour ingredients into graham cracker crust. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake in oven on 325 degrees F for 45 minutes. Let cool and then refrigerate. Refrigerate for at least three hours before serving.

Once well cooled add decorative shamrock. Use green cake decorating gel to draw your shamrock and fill the inside with white vanilla frosting. (Use Green Vanilla frosting recipe above leaving out the food coloring) You can print out our shamrock pattern as a guide or draw this freehand.