The Best Green Desserts for St. Patrick's Day
St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner and in addition to the flowing pints of Guinness and traditional music, there's no better way to celebrate than with tasty green-colored desserts. While you can easily dye almost any cookie, cupcake or treat the festive green hue, consider these creative dessert recipes instead!
Irish Cream Brownies with Toffee
These delectable brownies are perfect for enjoying any time of the year, but they're especially fun to make for St. Patrick's Day. The mouth-watering explosion of crushed, toffee milk chocolate candy and Irish cream liqueur are impossible to resist.
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 2/3 cup flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2/3 cup Irish cream liqueur
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup crushed toffee milk chocolate candy bars (about 3 1/2 bars)
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar.
- Coat the inside of your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt.
- In another bowl, combine the Irish cream liqueur, melted butter, egg and vanilla.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix well.
- Slowly stir in the crushed Heath bars, then pour batter into your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low for 2 to 3 hours.
- Allow brownies to cool before dusting them with powdered sugar.
- Slice and enjoy!
Lucky Green Cake
With the 3.5-quart crock of your Crock-Pot® Hook Up® Connectable Entertaining System you can create a terrifically moist cake. With the help of some green food coloring and cereal charms, you'll have the most festive cake in town this St. Patrick's Day.
- 1/2 pound unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 3 large eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Green food coloring
- Multiple colored frosting tubes
- 1 jar cream cheese frosting
- 1 cup colorful cereal with marshmallow charms.
- In a large bowl, mix together all but 1 tablespoon of butter and the sugars and cream with paddle attachment for several minutes until the batter is smooth and pale.
- Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until fluffy.
- Then, add buttermilk and oil and continue to mix well.
- Bring the mixer to a low speed and add in the cake flour, baking powder and salt.
- Mix until the batter has come together with no lumps, scraping down the sides of the bowl once or twice.
- Add 4 drops of green food coloring to cake batter and then more, if deeper color is desired. Mix well.
- Grease the inside of your slow cooker with remaining butter.
- Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours, until cake has set and is cooked through at the center.
- Once cake has cooled, frost it completely with cream cheese frosting.
- Using the marshmallow charms, form a colorful rainbow over the cake.
- If desired, use colored frosting tubes to add a pot of gold at one end.
Using a green creme de menthe in this cheesecake makes it both festive in color and amazingly minty in taste. You'll need a large, 6-quart slow cooker for this recipe.
- 30 fudge mint cookies, crushed (about 1 3/4 cups)
- 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup green crème de menthe
- 3 eggs
- 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup whipping cream (for frosting)
- 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips (for frosting).
- In a small bowl, use a fork to mix crust ingredients. Press into the bottom and along the edges of your slow cooker.
- In a large bowl, combine sugar, green creme de menthe, eggs and cream cheese. Use an electric mixer to blend completely.
- Fold in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into the crust in your slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high for 1 to 2 hours or on low for 3 to 4 hours.
- Heat whipping cream and miniature semisweet chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat.
- After removing cheesecake from slow cooker and allowing to cool, pour sauce on top.