You can make these adorable clover-topped treats using your favorite cupcake recipe or mix. Green candy spearmint leaves add St. Patrick's Day flair.
- 24 cupcakes
When your little leprechauns get hungry, give them this healthy treat. Luckily, it delivers plenty of vitamins A and C.
1. Remove the seeds from a long, thin sweet pepper and slice into several rings.
2. Jazz them up more by slicing a few of the rings into smaller pieces for stems.
3. Arrange shamrocks on a plate with a dollop of honey-mustard dip -- your kids' own tiny pot of gold.
Get your kids in the St. Patrick's Day spirit with these super fast no-bake treats. Just pick up a package of soft-baked sugar cookies and press out shamrocks with a 3-inch cookie cutter. Add a bit of color by pressing green sprinkles onto the cookies, and you're done!
Taters for Tots
Pint-size potatoes, such as fingerling and red bliss, make a high-energy after-school snack or a great kiddie side dish with dinner. With this green pesto topping, they're perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
1. Pierce potatoes and microwave on medium-high for 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool.
2. Cut in half and scoop out flesh of potatoes into a bowl (leaving the skin in shape). Add 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons of prepared pesto, and mash together. Spoon potato mixture into skins and serve.
Luck O' the Irish Cookies
It's easy to transform simple sugar cookies into an assortment of lucky-charm cutouts. Just follow a basic sugar cookie cutout recipe (below) and top with bold icing and coordinating colored sugars.
- about 3 dozen cookies
- 20 mins
- 2 hrs
- 2 hrs 7 mins to 9 mins at 350°F per batch
Creamy Broccoli Soup
Serve up a green-themed dinner with this hearty broccoli soup. Use a clover-shape cookie cutter to make the crouton topping extra special.
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- 5 cups