St. Paddy's Day Recipes

March 16, 2015

Happy Monday, friends! Today I wanted to share some St. Paddy's Day recipes with you that I prepared over the weekend for our first Supper Club (that post is coming tomorrow!). So if you're hunting for some festive food to serve up tomorrow, I've got you covered!

I love holidays and getting festive for them. The appropriate décor was up and making themed food was next on the list. When making St. Paddy's Day food, there are two things that I believe you must take into mind. First, there must be some green food. Second, the other food must have an Irish flair. 

I started with the desserts, my favorite. I went for a classic...rice krispies treats. And because one just didn't seem like enough I decided on making butter cookies too!

For the rice krispies treats, I knew I wanted to go green, but I also knew Lucky Charms were necessary. After picking out a cup worth of the marshmallows, I struggled not to eat them all. Because the marshmallows are my favorite part. And as a adult kid I would have loved to pick them out and just snack on them if my mom would have let me. Let's be honest, I'd still be overjoyed with a box of just the marshmallows. 

Now for making these delicious and St. Paddy's Day inspired treats...

  • What You'll Need
    • 1/4 cup butter (half of a stick)
    • 4 cups of small marshmallows
    • 1 TSP vanilla extract
    • 5 cups of Rice Krispies
    • 1 cup of Lucky Charms marshmallows
    • Green food coloring

  • What You'll Do
    • Melt the butter over medium heat in a saucepan. 
    • Add the marshmallows, two cups at a time, stirring constantly so that they don't burn. When all the marshmallows have been added and have melted, add the vanilla extract. Keep stirring. Then add the green food coloring to your color preference.
    • Remove the saucepan from heat and add the Rice Krispies two cups at a time. When they are all added and mixed well, add the Lucky Charm marshmallows. Stir gently.
    • In a 9 x 13 pan, spread the mixture out evenly. Store covered and cut when ready to serve. 

These rice krispies treats are the perfect dessert to make for tomorrow. They take little time to make, and taste just as wonderful as they did when you were a kid!

Like I said, two desserts seemed better than one. So theses butter cookies were next to make. You really can't go wrong with these crazy, good cookies. I used my original recipe and added green food coloring and some sprinkles to spruce them up for the holiday! They're easy to make, you can prep ahead of time, and not one person that tries them will dislike them (guaranteed). 

Of course we ate dinner too. For dinner, husband and I made crock-pot corned beef with an optional apricot glaze, pan-seared cabbage, and whipped mashed potatoes. We had the green food and the Irish flair, requirements filled. And with some appetizers, it turned out to be the perfect dinner for a little St. Paddy's Day celebrations at our first Supper Club (come back tomorrow for more on that)!

p.s. the giveaway for the Motif Pillow covers ends tonight! If you haven't entered, be sure to do so!! I'll be announcing the lucky winner tomorrow!