How to Make the Most Colorful Rainbow Food Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day

From healthy snacks to colorful sweets, these recipes will put you over the rainbow.

Luck must be on your side, because this year, the rainbow trend has shed its bright light on everything, including food. Chefs and bloggers from all over are embracing the colorful style trend in their recipes and just in time for St. Patrick's Day, too. From sugary desserts to healthy snacks, these vibrant foods are exactly what you need to celebrate the Irish holiday. We found our favorite recipes to help you plan your rainbow-filled menu. The only thing missing is the pot of gold.

1. End-of-the-Rainbow Cupcakes

Did you know that you can frost an entire batch of cupcakes like a cake? As we did in this delicious rainbow cupcake display, place cupcakes next to each other so the edges touch. With a thick frosting, you can pipe a fun, festive rainbow across all the cupcakes at once!

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2. Rainbow Fruit Kabobs

Dinner at the Zoo

We are huge fans of anything on a skewer, so when we found this rainbow fruit kabob recipe, we tried it out right away! Not only do these looks so cute, but they're healthy, too. Perfect for a family-friendly St. Patrick's Day celebration.

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3. Rainbow Pinwheel Cake

Who said cakes are just for birthdays? Celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year with our scrumptious recipe for rainbow pinwheel cake. If the decorative rainbow sprinkles weren't enough, we added a colorful swirl to the cake inside!

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4. Rainbow Wands

Mom on Time Out

This salty-and-sweet treat is a perfect recipe to elicit some help from the kids. Pretzel rods dipped in candy coating and then rolled in a rainbow of sprinkles is so easy and fun to make. This blogger also made leprechaun wands using only green sprinkles -- great idea!

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5. Rainbow Funfetti Dip


If the little clouds on the ends of rainbows had a flavor, this is what they would taste like. This rainbow dip is made with Funfetti cake mix, low-fat yogurt, and fluffy cool whip. And yes, it really does taste as amazing as it sounds.

Get the recipe from Twinspiration

6. Rainbow Grilled Cheese

Brit + Co

Looking for something slightly less sweet and more savory? This magical rainbow grilled cheese is for you. It looks like a normal grilled cheese sandwich on the outside, but there is a cheesy rainbow waiting for you in the middle. St. Patrick's Day lunch is served.

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7. Make it Mini -- Rainbow Pancakes


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