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Delicious St. Patrick's Day Desserts

Satisfy your sweet tooth with festive St. Patrick's Day desserts, including darling shamrock cookies, Irish creme cheesecake, and colorful rainbow cupcakes. Make 'em green, minty, or infused with creme de menthe -- no matter what recipe you choose, this charming lineup of Irish desserts guarantees a lucky day.


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    • Lucky You!

      Rainbows, shamrocks, and plenty of mint -- it just isn't St. Patrick's Day without a green-decked treat. So try one of our dessert recipes to celebrate the Irish festivities.

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    • Chocolate Mojito Cupcakes

      Embrace the bright, citrusy flavor of lime mojitos in our St. Patrick's Day-perfect cupcakes. The rich, chocolaty cake base makes a great counterpart to our airy whipped cream topping.

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    • Key Lime Pie Tassies

      A bright, zesty filling adds irresistible flavor to these bite-size tassies; a few drops of green food coloring give the filling its St. Patrick's Day hue. Top each of the Key lime treats with a dollop of whipped cream.

    • End-of-the-Rainbow Cupcakes

      With this dazzling array of cupcakes, you can finally see what's at the end of the rainbow. All you need to make the easy treat is around 30 cupcakes, creamy white frosting, food coloring, and mini marshmallows.

    • Lime Lights

      A lime cream cheese frosting and shredded lime peel top our cookies with a satisfying zest. The scrumptious bites start with crunchy chopped macadamia nuts.

    • Shamrock Cookies

      Our adorable slice-and-bake treats are a snap to make. Be sure to chill the dough for at least 2 hours first. For a playful shamrock edging, roll the dough logs in green colored sugar.

    • Jelly Bean Shamrock Cake Decorating

      Watch to learn how to make a shamrock-decked cake (keep an eye out at 0:12) using just jelly beans, plus 10 other fun cake decorating techniques.

    • Creme de Menthe Brownies

      Our fancy, indulgent brownies are the perfect choice for a grown-up St. Patrick's Day dessert. A layer of creme de menthe amplifies the fudgy decadence in this treat.

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    • Spearmint Whoopie Pies with White Chocolate Mascarpone

      Rich white chocolate mascarpone fills our festive spearmint whoopie pies for an added hint of richness. Crushed spearmint candies add crunchy flavor and an extra touch of St. Patrick's Day color.

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      Black-and-White Irish Cream Cupcakes

      Irish cream ganache and crunchy chopped coffee beans top this rich chocolate-and-vanilla cupcake. Use a toothpick to create intrictate frosting designs.

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      Creme de Menthe Brownie Bites

      Do a little boozy baking this St. Patrick's Day. Whip some creme de menthe -- a mint-flavor liqueur -- into both your batter and green frosting for darling brownie bites that crumble with cool flavor.

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      Watch: How to Make Key Lime Pie

      Want to know how to make the perfect Key lime pie? We show you our time-tested secret for getting the crisp, fresh taste of limes to shine in your recipe.

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      Chocolate-Mint Thins

      Make half-mint, half-chocolate cookies as the perfect St. Patrick's Day treat. We one-up these Girl Scout-inspired goodies with a drizzle of melted chocolate for an extra-special touch.

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      Chocolate Irish Cream Cheesecake

      Irish liqueur gives creamy chocolate cheesecake a St. Patrick's Day spin. Make it the night before -- the cake needs time to chill before serving.

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      Shamrock Milk Shake Cupcakes

      Swirls of white chocolate frosting top these moist, minty cupcakes. Wrap them with a green cupcake liner for the ultimate holiday finish.

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      Spearmint Dips

      Nothing says festive like our adorable spearmint dips. A little food coloring and simple mint extract will help you bake a batch of these double-sided cookies. Dunk 'em in white chocolate then sprinkle with green jimmies.

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      Creme de Menthe Cookies-and-Cream Tassies

      Store-bought phyllo shells and a 20-minute prep time make these no-bake tassies a fabulous treat for St. Patrick's Day. Infuse the filling with with creme de menthe, then top with chopped sandwich cookies to finish.

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      Mint Chocolate Cookies

      Dig out that box of plain sugar cookie mix hiding in your pantry and give it an Irish makeover. Mint-flavor chocolates and emerald-green candy toppers add charming St. Patrick's Day appeal.

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      Grasshopper Cupcakes

      There's no flavor combination better than chocolate and mint -- our cupcakes are the perfect proof! Fluffy creme de menthe frosting and a chocolate kiss sit atop a chocolate cupcake base in our scrumptious St. Patrick's Day dessert.

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      Lemon-Pistachio Checkerboards

      Celebrate St. Pat's in style with these gold-and-green checkerboard cookies. Lemon peel adds fresh flavor and color, while pistachio nuts give the tender cookies a slight crunch.

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      Green Tea Ice Cream

      Forget tea party celebrations and host a St. Patrick's Day ice cream social instead. We turn natural green tea into chilly scoops of ice cream, then garnish each bowlful with cream-filled wafer cookies.

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      White Chocolate and Creme de Menthe Shortbread

      A frosty splash of creme de menthe livens up these dreamy white chocolate treats. Take the shortbread cookies over the edge by stirring a spoonful of mint extract into the glaze.

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      Pecan-Crusted Mojito Bars

      Lime and fresh mint pair up in these cheery mojito bars. A sprinkling of powdered sugar adds subtle sweetness to the tart treats, while green garnishes give them sophisticated Irish flair.

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      Cornmeal-and-Lime Butter Cookies

      Green sugar tops off these melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies, while a pinch or two of lime peel tossed into the batter adds refreshing zing. The best part? You can enjoy one of these cookies for only 64 calories.

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      Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

      There's no better way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day than with a dessert that's naturally green, like these Key Lime Cheesecake Bars. The best part? They have only 150 calories per serving -- great for an office party.

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      Irish Creme Delights

      Like snickerdoodles, these little delights are rolled in cinnamon-sugar just before baking. The difference? A peppy splash of coffee liqueur added to the batter. Spread the sweet morsels with our luscious Irish Creme Frosting.

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      Lime and Ginger Chewies

      If you want to add just a bit of green to your sweets for St. Patrick's Day, try these chewy cookies -- the color comes from shredded lime peel added once they're done baking.

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      Baked Goods with Beer

      Think outside the pint glass with these 10 recipes for baked goods that include beer! Here's how to take a bite of your favorite brew.
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