From simple to decadent, milk shakes to cakes, think green, gold, and all the colors of the rainbow. Bring a little charm to your St. Patrick's Day with eight of our favorite picks for magically delicious desserts including Shamrock Cookies, Grasshopper Pie, Matcha Bundt Cake, Guinness Double-Chocolate Malted Milk Shake, and more.

By Coryanne Ettiene

Baileys, chocolate, and cookies? A St. Patrick's Day trifecta! These bite-size, chocolate-dipped shamrock cookies are layered with a sweet Baileys-and-coffee blend that makes them the perfect after-dinner treat or decadent snack to have with your afternoon coffee. Get the recipe from Buttercream Blondie.

Matcha Almond Bundt Cake

Love those bright green St. Patrick's Day desserts but not the artificial color? Matcha is a great way to add that bold green hue naturally while also adding a crisp flavor to your dessert. The drizzle of matcha icing is a festive take on this classic Bundt cake. Get the recipe from Kitchen Living with Coryanne.

Rainbow Doughnuts

Start your St. Patrick's Day celebration bright and early with these fun rainbow doughnuts. We love this idea -- just remember to set aside time to sort out all the colors to ensure that you have plenty of time to create a magically delicious morning. Get the recipe from The First Year.

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Green Ombre Cake

Not only do we love how elegant this cake looks on the outside, but we love the surprise when you look inside. Ombre is still a hot trend, and this Green Ombre Cake adds a twist to your St. Patrick's Day celebration that your guests won't be expecting. Get the recipe from i am baker.

Guinness Double-Chocolate Malted Milk Shake

You can't celebrate St. Patrick's Day without a pint of Guinness. Or in this case, a Guinness Double-Chocolate Malted Milk Shake. Even the title has us dancing the jig. Just remember to put that blender lid on tight, because the carbonation from the stout has a tendency to escape. Get the recipe from Foodie with Family.

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Grasshopper Pie

It's green. It's minty. It's oh, so irresistible, and it packs a festive kick, too. This Grasshopper Pie is a classic crowd-pleaser, even if that crowd is a table for one. We love that it stays fresh in the refrigerator up to four days, so your St. Patrick's Day celebration can linger just a little longer. Get the recipe from Milk and Honey.

Shamrock Cookies

Looking for a make-ahead St. Patrick's Day dessert that even your youngest children can help with? These Shamrock Cookies put a fun spin on traditional sugar cookies. The baked cookies can be stored in the freezer up to 2 weeks beforehand. Get the recipe from Better Homes & Gardens.

End-of-the-Rainbow Cupcakes

Everyone knows that at the end of every rainbow is a pot of gold -- and with this crowd-pleasing cupcake display, your guests will think they've struck gold! Get the recipe from Better Homes & Gardens for this fun and unexpected St. Patrick's Day dessert display.


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