Shamrock shaped treats make easy St Patrick’s Day desserts for kids. These St Patrick’s Day snacks were one of my daughter’s favorite recipes. It’s an easy holiday dessert for kids and a fun green food for St. Patrick Day recipes. Great if you’re looking for kids St Patricks Day activities to make together or fun kids food crafts!
Fun St Patrick’s Day Shamrock Shaped Treats Desserts Ideas
These shamrock shaped recipe ideas are a fun St. Patrick’s Day food craft for kids to make for the holiday! Definitely add these to your St. Patrick’s Day shamrock snacks recipes, leprechaun food ideas, or themed treats for your kids St. Patrick’s Day party! These are a great alternative to shamrock shaped cookies or a full shamrock shaped cake — no shamrock shaped cake pan needed for this St. Patrick’s Day recipe!
Easy Shamrock Treats Recipe (Shamrock Shaped Snacks)
To Make These Lucky Shamrock Shaped St Patrick’s Day Recipes / St Patrick Day Treats:
- Crescent rolls
- Cream cheese
- Powdered sugar
- Green food coloring
- Green sprinkles (optional)
See the full recipe for shamrock shaped food dessert recipe below. KEEP SCROLLING for the printable recipe card for these shamrock shaped desserts! I love that it’s an easy dessert that kids can make with you and fun idea for a festive dessert!
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What do you give kids on St. Patrick’s Day?
What do kids eat on St Patrick’s Day?
If you’ve been wondering what to give your kids on St. Patrick’s Day, look no further. These fun desserts St Patrick’s Day cakes shaped like shamrocks are perfect! And, it doesn’t get much easier with recipes for Saint Patrick’s Day desserts than this!
This cute shamrock food totally rocks for a fun holiday project and tasty treats!
(See what I did there? Sham rocks! No charge for the easy Saint Patrick’s Day treats jokes!)
Before we get to the St Patrick’s Day inspired food recipe and snacks for St Patrick’s Day, you may be wondering…
Why are shamrocks associated with St Patrick’s Day?
St. Patrick’s Day legend says that Saint Patrick used shamrocks with their three leaves to explain the Holy Trinity. The three shamrock leaves represented the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is also said that Celtic Druids believed that carrying shamrocks would protect them against evil spirits and and keep bad luck away.
(Perhaps that’s where the lucky shamrocks legend came from?)
After the easy St. Patrick’s Day recipes and St Patrick’s Day treats, check out more St. Patrick’s Day ideas for kids:
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Shamrock St. Patrick’s Day Desserts (Super Cute Shamrock Shaped Treats For Kids)
Let’s get to the green desserts for St Patrick’s Day – yummy shamrock snacks / shamrocks food!
(These are easy toddler finger foods for St Patrick’s Day, too!)
We liked the filling mixture, but you could easily fill them with chocolate pieces (think chocolate croissant) or anything else that you like for fillings.
These mini green cakes are fun additions to your St. Patty’s Day desserts, green appetizers St Patrick’s Day ideas, shamrock charcuterie board (especially a St Patrick’s Day dessert charcuterie board), even a simple snack for the holiday. (These also make a fun St Patricks Day goodies basket for friends, too!)
RECIPE TIP: You’ll need a shamrock cookie cutter for shamrock cookies for this recipe (like you would use for shamrock decorated cookies). Also, the amount of shamrock snacks this makes is based on the size of your shamrock cookie cutter. (You can even make bite-sized snacks with small cookie shamrock or clover cutters.)
Here’s how to make a shamrock cake that are mini green treats for kids and a fun snack for St Paddys Day (you could even call these leprechaun cookies or a leprechaun dessert)…
- 2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls
- 1 block plain cream cheese, softened
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- green food coloring
- ½ Tablespoon milk
- ½ cup powdered (Confectioner's) sugar
- St Patrick's Day sprinkles (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Make filling by mixing together softened cream cheese, honey and green food coloring. Set aside.
- Unroll the first crescent roll dough flat and press seals together to make on long, rectangle dough. Cut dough with shamrock cookie cutter. Place shamrocks onto baking sheet.
- Spread cream cheese mixture on top of each shamrock-shaped dough.
- Unroll the second crescent roll dough flat and press seals together. Cut dough with shamrock cookie cutter. Place these shamrocks on top of the ones on the baking sheet. Press edges together around each shamrock to seal.
- Bake shamrocks at 350 degrees for 12 minutes, or until slightly brown on top. Cool.
- Make icing by mixing milk, powdered sugar and green food coloring in another bowl. Once shamrocks are cool, ice them, dust them with St. Patrick's Day sprinkles (optional), and let them sit for a few minutes before eating.
You'll need a shamrock cookie cutter for this recipe.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 244mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 10gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is estimated. Changes to the recipe and use of different brands may cause changes to the nutritional information to vary slightly from the ones provided here.
File under: St Patricks Treats
RECIPE AND READ FOR KIDS: The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day Children’s Book
Here’s a fun book to pair up with your shamrock desserts, St Patrick’s snack ideas, or St Patricks Day themed food! It’s a fun way to pair a St Patrick’s Day craft (or our St Patrick’s Day treats to make with kids) with a children’s book for the holiday.
When we first made this recipe, my kid had no idea about St. Patrick’s Day but my St Patrick’s Day treat ideas got her interested. (She liked our shamrock cakes better than the St Patricks Day cookies we made!)
I wanted to get a book for her and then spend a little time on a fun St. Patrick’s Day related cooking project.
When I chose The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day (by Natasha Wing and illustrated by Amy Wummer) I was hoping that it would cover a little history of the holiday.
Unfortunately, it did not, so we had to do a little more discussion about the holiday. But, this book is still a cute addition to your holiday books.
If you’re looking for something with more St. Patrick’s Day facts and traditions, check out:
The story is written in the same form as Twas the Night Before Christmas.
However, instead of Santa, the kids are setting up some traps so that they can catch one of those pesky elusive leprechauns.
The kids are surprised when one of the traps work, but the leprechaun manages to trick them anyway!
This book inspired by daughter to make a leprechaun trap every year, so be prepared for that. (You’ve been warned!)
Have fun reading this while eating your shamrock dessert recipes!
Listed age ranges: 4-8 years
Let us know how your desserts for Saint Patrick’s day turn out!