Saint Patty’s Day is on its way, and so are its fun parties and other festivities. Perhaps you’ve got the green attire down pat, but are struggling with what to feed your fellow leprechauns. These five Saint Patrick’s Day recipes are sure to be the gold at the end of your guests’ rainbow!

Text by Kassie Roberts

Leprechaun Bark

This easy recipe contains all your sugary favorites. The rainbows are AirHeads Xtreme, and M&M‘s provide that needed green. This chocolatey goodness is sure to satisfy any craving. This recipe is easy to make and only requires time enough to melt chocolate.

serving of shepherd's pie.

Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s pie is a traditional Irish dish and is the perfect comfort food. This particular recipe uses ground beef instead of lamb, which costs less and is easier to get from your local grocery store. Although it takes a bit of time in preparation and cooking, it makes up for it in taste and creates a foodie experience that everyone will enjoy. 

Green Mac n’ Cheese

This fantastic mac n’ cheese recipe cooks up as a wonderful green color — without using food dye! By using broccoli florets and spinach, this recipe adds a new twist on a beloved dish. It’s a great option for any vegetarian guests and adds that much-needed vegetable portion for the day. 

fresh irish potato bread.
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Potato Bread

Did someone say potatoes AND bread? Those are two of our favorite things. Potato Bread is for anyone who also loves these two. It’s a traditional side in Ireland. Plus, it doesn’t contain yeast, so it’s easy to make and enjoy.

Cute Pot-o’-Gold Cauldron Cake Balls

These Cauldron Cake Balls are sure to bring a smile to your face. No need to follow a rainbow to get a little gold. This recipe combines a mint cheesecake with chocolate brownie batter and is covered with a melted chocolate shell. The “gold” coins are little gold sprinkles. Clever, creative, and delicious!