Treats for St. Patrick’s day

St Patrick'S Day, Holiday, Clover

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this year with some of these fun and of course mostly green St. Patrick’s Day Treats.

Leprechaun Ale

Place a scoop of lime sherbet into a tall glass, pour ginger ale over it and watch it fizz. This can be made even fancier by rubbing some lime juice onto the rim of the glass and then dipping it in green sugar crystals before you pour the leprechaun ale.

Lucky Clover Cake

Prepare 9 x 13 inch cake using a boxed cake mix. Get a can of vanilla frosting and use a few drops of yellow and blue food coloring to color the frosting green. After the cake is baked and cooled down, cut three heart shaped pieces from the cake. We use a cardboard template to produce the hearts even. It will seem like a clover leaf. Frost the entire cake with the green vanilla frosting.

Mini Mint Ice Cream Tarts

Buy a roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Roll the dough into small balls (a little smaller than a golf ball), and press them in the bottoms of mini muffin pans. Bake according to package instructions. Press the center of the cooked dough down once you take them out of the oven. Let them cool for 10 minutes, then move them to a baking rack and allow them to cool completely. To serve, scoop mint ice cream in all your mini tart shells.

St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Purchase or make simple sugar cookie dough. Allow the kids cut out shamrock shaped cookies with a cookie cutter. Bake them. While they are cooling, use food coloring to turn vanilla frosting or a simple powered sugar and milk glaze green. Allow the children decorate the cookies with frosting and a good deal of green sprinkles.

Prepare a pack of instant pistachio pudding according to package instructions. Cut up some kiwi fruit. Layer chilled pudding, kiwi fruit and green cool whip for a completely green St. Patrick’s Day Parfait.

Give some of these yummy sweet St. Patrick’s Day treats a try this year. They are always a big hit with our families. Captain Ellis, He’s our Hero, Gonna Take Pollution down to ZERO!

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