Find your pot of gold this St Patrick’s Day with these yummy party treats. You will have the Luck of the Irish serving any of these St. Patrick’s Day treats at your party.
St. Patrick’s Day Edible Picture Cupcakes
There are many bakeries around now that have edible images to place on cakes. An edible image is a photo that is made completely out of sugar. Here is what you can do to make custom cupcakes for St. Patrick’s Day treats.
1 Box of your favorite brand of vanilla cake mix (add a few drops of green food coloring to batter)
1 tub of your favorite brand of vanilla Cream cheese frosting (add a few drops of green food coloring to icing)
Before you bake the cupcakes you will need to call around your town and see who which bakery has the edible images available. Or you can get these cute little leprechaun ones on Etsy. The shop usually needs at least a 24 hour notice so be sure and place your order early. If using a bakery, you will need to go to that store and take a picture with you. Choose a photo relating to St Patrick’s Day and then tell the bakery employee what size you want the pictures to be. Just make sure they are small enough to sit on top of a cupcake.
Bake the cupcakes according to the directions and let them cool completely before you frost them and before you place the edible photo on top of each one.
St. Patrick’s Day Mini Fruit Tarts
Surprise all of your party guests with these sweet St. Patrick’s Day treats.
Here is what you will need:
mini pastry shells
white bakers chocolate
1/2 pound fresh or frozen raspberries
1/2 pound fresh or frozen strawberries (smaller sizes are best)
1 can of mandarin orange slices
1 box of vanilla instant pudding (add a few drops of green food coloring when mixing)
Make the pudding according to the directions on the box. Set aside. Melt the white chocolate and use a pastry brush to coat the bottom of each pastry shell with white chocolate. Spoon some of the vanilla pudding into each shell and be sure to fill the shells right up to the rim. Cut the strawberries into quarters and then all you do is arrange one slice of the strawberries, one mango and one raspberry on top of the pudding in each pastry shell. Brush the top of each finished tart with simple syrup to add a shiny glaze to each tart. All you do to make the simple syrup is fill an 8 ounce spray bottle about 3/4 full of water and then add 3 tablespoons of Karo syrup and shake well. Chill the tarts at least one hour before serving.
No-Bake St. Patrick’s Day Bite Sized Cheesecakes
Who can resist the creamy confection of the cheesecake? These tiny St. Patrick’s Day treats will be a hit at any party. Nobody can eat just one of these.
Here is all you need:
1 box graham cracker crumbs
1 box mini pastry baking cups (these silicone ones are reusable and nonstick!)
1 tub of cheesecake filling (plain flavored and add a few drops of green food coloring)
1 kiwi (peeled and sliced into quarters)
1 tub of strawberry glaze topping
Line the bottom of each baking cup with graham cracker crumbs and then spoon in some of the cheesecake filling. Fill each mini cup almost to the rim with the cheesecake batter and place one quarter piece of kiwi on top and drizzle the tops of each mini cheesecake with the strawberry glaze. Chill for one hour before serving.
Bite Sized Yogurt Pies
This is the perfect dessert to make for all of your St Patrick’s Day parties. it is light and refreshing with does not have a lot of sugar.
Here is all you need:
1 Box of Ready Made Graham Cracker Mini Pie Shells (there are usually 6 to a package)
1 Tub of Extra Creamy Cool Whip (add green food coloring)
Strawberry Yogurt (3 six ounce cups) You can use any flavor of yogurt that you want
In a large bowl, mix together the cool whip and the three containers of yogurt. Blend well until light and fluffy. The cool whip will mix more smoothly if it is at room temperature. Spoon the entire mixture into the graham cracker pie crust and cover with lid. Chill at least 1 hour before serving. You can also add fresh slices of strawberries on top and drizzle with strawberry topping.